Michael Burns

Adjunct Professor



B.S., B.A., University of Florida Warrington College of Business

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law

LL.M., University of Florida Levin College of Law

Courses Taught

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Career Highlights

Michael Burns is an attorney focusing on estate and tax planning, small business representation, trusts, and estate administration. Michael is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. Prior to entering private practice, Michael graduated in 2008 with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance. He received his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 2011 and Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) in 2012 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Michael is a frequent speaker in the Atlanta area and is active in the Atlanta Bar Association.

Admitted to Practice

Florida, Georgia


Acosta, Bowers, & Burns, Summaries of Presentations from the 2015 Florida Tax Institute, Estate Planning Newsletter #2314 (June 18, 2015).

Burns & Scroggin, Tangible Personal Property is the Most Forgotten Part of an Estate Plan, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2283, (February 19, 2015).

Burns & Scroggin, Tax Basis Planning – The Basics, LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2194 (February 11, 2014); republished in the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning (Fall 2014); republished in Florida Bar State to State Magazine (Spring 2015).

Burns & Scroggin, Tax Basis Planning – Traps and Opportunities, NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning (Fall 2014).