John H. Zehmer

Attorney – Shareholder
904.280.0005 x225

John Zehmer is resident in the Ponte Vedra Beach office and works in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, real estate, estate planning and probate. Mr. Zehmer also works on cross-border transactions and international investment. He has practiced in the Jacksonville area since 1985, and is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


  • New York University, LL.M. Taxation, 1982
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1980
    With Honors; Order of the Coif
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1976
    With Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Representative Experience

  • Planning of inbound investment structures, taking into account U.S. and foreign tax laws
  • Leasing transactions involving commercial and industrial properties in numerous states
  • Acquisition transactions involving large residential homebuilding companies in Florida, Ohio, Texas and other states
  • Estate Planning for resident and non-resident foreign nationals
  • Probate cases involving complex real estate and tax issues, post-mortem tax planning, and litigation involving disgruntled family members
  • Acquisition transactions in the health care field, involving hospitals, clinics and physician practices
  • Design of corporate business structures to optimize tax, legal and state-by-state considerations

Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    – Tax Section
    – Business Law Section
    – International Law Section
    – Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    – Past Chair, Tax Section

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