Chad Callahan is chair of the firm's Trusts and Estates Group. His practice is primarily devoted to estate planning, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer, tax planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, tax controversy matters against the Internal Revenue Service and matters involving the administration of trusts and estates.

Chad enjoys working with families to achieve their various estate planning objectives including succession planning closely-held businesses, life insurance, wealth preservation, planning with private foundations, and planning for families with young children. He also works with family members and professional fiduciaries through the probate and trust administration process after a death and the related post-mortem tax issues.


  • Florida Super Lawyers (2014-2023)
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2013)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2013-2016, 2020, 2022)
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Class of 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2013-2024)

Credentials & Experience


Florida State University, B.S., 1995

Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1998

University of Miami, LL.M., 2004

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Estate Planning and Administration for Business Owners, Farmers and Ranchers Committee

The Florida Bar

  • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
    • Executive Council  
    • IRA, Insurance and Employee Benefits Committee
    • Probate Law and Procedure Committee

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Wills Trusts and Estates Certification Committee

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association:
    • Estate Planning and Administration for Business Owners, Farmers and Ranchers Committee
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • The Florida Bar:
    • IRA, Insurance and Employee Benefits Committee: Chair
    • Wills, Trusts, and Estates Law Certification Committee
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Leadership Tampa Graduate
  • Success 4 Kids and Families, Inc.: Immediate Past Chair of the Board
  • Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
  • The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation: Vice President, Board of Directors
  • Tampa Bay History Center: The Advancement Committee
  • The University of Tampa: Financial Ambassador Council


News & Insights

Board Certified by the Florida Bar

Board Certified in Wills Trusts & Estates

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