William Townsend

Mr. Townsend is a graduate of Florida State University (B.A. 1969) and received his law degree from the University of Florida (J.D. 1971). Mr. Townsend is presently a member of Steel, Hector, and Davis, International. Prior to joining Steel, Hector, and Davis, Mr. Townsend was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP at the firm's Tallahassee office. Mr. Townsend previously served from 1984–1989 as General Counsel to the Florida Department of Revenue. Mr. Townsend also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida from 1977–1980.


Mr. Townsend is a member of The Florida Bar and since 1989 has served on the Executive Council of the Tax Section. Mr. Townsend also serves on the Long Range Planning Committee of The Florida Bar. He handles state and local tax cases in all Florida administrative agencies and in all Florida courts, federal courts, courts in other states, and in the United States Supreme Court.