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Jolyon D. Acosta

Shareholder, Executive Committee Member, Practice Group Leader,
Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates
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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6462
F: 813.223.9620

Jolyon Acosta’s practice focuses on private wealth services for high net worth individuals, families, and multi-generational business owners. Mr. Acosta counsels clients in a variety of complex estate and business planning matters related to their wealth management needs. He has extensive experience advising clients on matters involving estate, gift, and income taxes, and routinely assists family businesses in succession and other planning matters.  Mr. Acosta represents clients across a wide range of industries, including franchising, private equity and venture capital, real estate and sports and entertainment.

Mr. Acosta is well-versed in federal and state taxation, corporate law, partnership law, wills, trusts, estate planning and estate administration. His practice includes transactional planning as well as representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities in a variety of tax matters.

Mr. Acosta is a Certified Public Accountant, although he does not currently practice public accounting, and, prior to entering the legal profession, he practiced as a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tampa, Florida and a consultant with Accenture out of the Washington D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia offices.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member

The Florida Bar
     • Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member, Past-President of West Coast Chapter

Florida Tax Institute, Executive Committee

Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Class of 2016

Leadership Tampa, Class of 2018

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates Law, since 2015

Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2017-2022)

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2010 - 2016)

Named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine (2017)

Recognized as Florida's "Up & Coming Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine (2014, 2017)

Named the Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa for Trusts and Estates Law (2020)


Mr. Acosta was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.



University of Florida, LL.M, Taxation, 2007

  • Florida Bar Tax Section Graduate Assistantship

University of Florida, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

  • University of Florida Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

Virginia Tech, M.S., Accounting, 1998

Florida State University, B.S., Accounting, magna cum laude, 1997

Bar and Court Admissions


United States Tax Court