John R. Kancilia - Attorney at Law

John R. Kancilia Attorney At Law

John R. Kancilia - Attorney at Law

Of Counsel

T 321-727-8100
F 321-984-4122
Melbourne 1795 West NASA Blvd. Melbourne, Florida 32901

John joined the firm in December 2000 as a shareholder. John has been designated as a board certified lawyer in both health law and tax law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. John was able to obtain certification because of his representation experience in health care and tax matters, compilation of a significant number of continuing legal education credits in law, and passing comprehensive examinations in health law and tax law. John's educational background also qualifies him to handle a number of corporate and tax-related matters, including tax representation before the Internal Revenue Service and complex mergers and acquisitions. As a board certified health and tax lawyer, John is able to use his corporate and tax law background in large medical ventures.

  • Background

    John was born in Trinidad, Colorado, and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1972. On active duty in the Air Force, John served as a contracting officer in armed forces procurement. He obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Butler University in 1975 and graduated from the Delaware Law School of Widener University, cum laude, in 1980. In law school, he was an associate editor of its law review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. John returned to law school at the University of Miami, where he received an LL.M. in taxation from the School of Law in 1990 with a grade point average of 4.0.

  • Education
    • U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S. (economics, 1972)
    • Butler University, M.B.A. (1975)
    • Delaware Law School of Widener University, J.D. (cum laude, 1980)
    • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation, 1990)
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • Colorado (inactive)
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Board Certified in Health Law
      • Board Certified in Tax Law
      • Health Law Section, Member
      • Tax Section, Member
      • Real Estate Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
    • Brevard County Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • City Attorney, Trinidad, Colorado, 1981
    • City Attorney, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1992-1994
    • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Associate Editor, 1978-1980
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2021
      • Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law, 2015
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2014-2020
  • Civic
    • American Heart Association, Board of Directors, Brevard County, President, 2006-2007
    • Florida Bank of Commerce, Board of Directors; Chair, Audit Committee
    • Kiwanis Club of Melbourne, Kiwanian of the Year 1997; and Ralph Davis Fellow of the Florida Kiwanis Foundation, 2000
    • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Melbourne, Florida, Chair, Finance Committee
    • Catholic Foundation of Central Florida (Orlando Diocese), Board of Directors; Treasurer