In 1985, Thomas A. Davis joined with Bill Harman to form Davis & Harman LLP. As a founding partner, he specializes in legislative and administrative law issues—particularly in the areas of tax, financial markets and agricultural policy. After serving in the Army as a Strategic Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, Tad began his legal career with the Internal Revenue Service. As a member of the Office of the Chief Counsel, he assisted in developing the IRS position in tax refund litigation and life insurance taxation. He worked in private practice for 15 years before forming Davis & Harman. Tad is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Law School and has served as a special Assistant Attorney General to the Florida legislature. Tad has published many tax articles and taught at ALI-ABA tax seminars. He is also the author of Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook, which is recognized as the leading authority on tax issues relating to the horse industry. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Tad received Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from the University of Florida. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.