Faculty - Cayman Islands Fall Intersession Program


Andrew Appleby
Assistant Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Professor Andrew Appleby focuses his teaching and scholarship on tax law. Professor Appleby currently teaches federal income tax courses. Professor Appleby has published in prominent law journals, concentrating primarily on state tax and sports tax issues. He has been featured in The New York Times and Bloomberg TV, discussing significant tax law developments.

Professor Appleby practiced tax law at leading law firms for nearly a decade. Most recently, he was special counsel in the tax group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s New York office. Professor Appleby was a partner in the tax group at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP’s New York office, and an associate in the corporate group at Alston & Bird LLP’s Atlanta office. He also taught advanced legal methods as a member of the New York Law School adjunct faculty. Prior to his legal career, Professor Appleby was an information technology and business consultant.

Professor Appleby earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he participated in the Graduate Tax Scholar fellowship program. He earned a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a B.S. from Florida State University.

Phyllis Taite
Professor of Law
Florida A&M University College of Law, Florida

Phyllis Taite is a tenured Professor of Law at Florida A&M University College of Law. She holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law and a B.S. from Florida A&M University. She teaches Wills and Estates, Trusts and Fiduciary Administration, Estate & Gift Tax, Federal Income Tax and other estates or tax-related courses. She has also taught, Property I and Property II, Partnership Taxation, Trial Practice, Torts, and Florida Constitutional Law. Prior to teaching, she practiced law for approximately eight years as a commissioned officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) where she provided estate planning needs to soldiers serving throughout the country and overseas.

Professor Taite focuses her scholarship on leading issues in tax policy. Her articles appear in law reviews across the nation and her articles have been cited by leading tax scholars. She has served as a speaker, panelist, and commentator at a number of national conferences. She has also served as the faculty advisor of the Volunteer Income Tax Program receiving several honors from the community and Internal Revenue Service. She is also a regular contributor to Tax Notes, a leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community.

Professor Taite is also a community leader. She serves on numerous boards and committees including the FAMU Foundation, Board of Directors, Faculty Senate, and the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Real Property and Probate Section of the Florida Bar, The Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the State Bar of Florida.