Russell P. Hintze is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen, where he is a member of the Tax & International Law practice group.

A board certified tax lawyer, Russell focuses his practice in the areas of transactional tax and tax controversy. His areas of concentration include federal taxation, tax planning for the acquisition, ownership and disposition of real property, choice of entity, corporate and partnership taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and federal and state tax litigation and controversy.

Russell frequently lectures before CPAs and attorneys on various federal income tax issues, including tax-deferred exchanges, entity selection and legislature, regulatory and judicial developments.



  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1988
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987
    • First Place, Stetson National Tax Moot Court Competition
    • Member, Moot Court Board
  • University of Florida, B.S., with honors, Chemistry, 1984
    • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional and Civic

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Tax Certification Committee, 2000-2001
  • Former Treasurer and Board Member, Lake Brantley Youth Football Association, Inc. (Affiliated with Pop Warner)

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News & Speaking Engagements

Practice Areas


  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Lawyer of the Year, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
    • Corporate Law, 2024
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008-2024
    • Tax Law, 2018, 2021, 2023, 2024
    • Named “Lawyer of the Year,” Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Orlando, 2017
  • Orlando Magazine, “The Best Lawyers in Orlando,” 2020

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2010; 2012-2013; 2015-2016; 2018-2020
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, “Top Tier” Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Real Estate Practice Group of the Year,” 2011 and 2012
  • Orlando Magazine, “The Best Lawyers in Orlando,” 2010
  • Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010
  • Chambers USA Guide, National – Real Estate Law, 2006-2010
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” Real Estate Law, 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Tax Law

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