Brian K. Gilroy is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil, County and Family Mediator in Pinellas County, Florida. As an attorney, Brian also represents clients in family law cases. Additionally, Brian is an IRS Appeals Officer in the Tampa Office of Appeals.Brian has an LL.M. in Taxation from University of Florida - Levin College of Law, a J.D. from Widener University School of Law, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration (MHRTA) from University of South Carolina and a B.S., Mathematics, from Villanova University. Upon graduation from Villanova University, Brian was commissioned into the U.S. Navy and began flight school in Pensacola, Florida. After flight school, Brian was a member of VP-16, a patrol squadron flying the P-3 Orion aircraft. With VP-16, Brian deployed to Bermuda and Sigonella, Sicily. Brian finished his Navy career in Columbia, South Carolina as Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of South Carolina. At the University of South Carolina Brian taught classes in Naval Engineering and Leadership and Management. After leaving the Navy, Brian owned a few restaurants and pursued advanced education. After law school, Brian operated a sole-practitioner law firm specializing in taxes, wills & estates and real estate law in St. Petersburg, Florida. Brian joined the IRS upon graduation from Florida’s LL.M. program. As an Appeals Officers Brian was trained in mediation by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Brian quickly developed a reputation for excellence in the Appeals Fast Track Settlement (FTS) program. Brian was recognized by both IRS Exam Managers and Taxpayers as being a fair, resourceful mediator in the FTS mediation environment. In fact, many IRS exam managers specifically requested Brian to mediate their cases because of his reputation for settling cases proactively and impartially. Brain was detailed to the Office of Appeals Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team tasked with developing mediation programs and guidelines for Appeals Officers. During this detail, Brian authored several articles detailing successes in Appeals FTS (mediation) cases, served as one of three developers for an Appeals Advanced Mediation Training program and was selected as one of the two classroom instructors to teach the Appeals Advanced Mediation Training course to 16 of the “best” Appeals Team Case Leaders and Appeals Officers in the IRS.