Darren J. Mills is an accomplished attorney and Certified Public Accountant in the States of Florida and New Jersey as well as a holder of the ChFC® and CLU® designations from The American College. He was recently designated a Trust & Estate Practitioner, knowledgeable in inheritance and succession planning. Through both formal and informal education, he has the qualifications, desire, and commitment to assist you and your family with specific issues when it comes to properly planning your estate, including the impact of taxes, asset protection planning, and long-term care.

Throughout his career, Darren has been a frequent speaker on various topics including asset protection, taxes, bankruptcy, and estate planning. In addition, he has authored numerous articles that have appeared in professional journals. Darren has taught graduate tax classes on Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates, Corporate Reorganizations, and S Corporations. Prior to practicing law, he began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP, worked for KPMG LLP, and was a tax partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Darren continually challenges himself to learn and grow so that he can use that knowledge to make a difference in the lives of his clients.

On a personal note, Darren has two daughters and two dogs. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus and is a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Vincent DePaul’s.


  • Seton Hall University
    J.D. | 2005

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Masters of Science and Taxation | 1997

  • Seton Hall University
    B.S. | 1990
    Major: Accounting


  • Trust & Estate Practitioner | 2022

  • Certified Public Accountant – Florida | 2017

  • Chartered Life Underwriter | 2014

  • Chartered Financial Consultant | 2013

  • Certified Public Accountant – New Jersey | 1993

Professional Associations + Memberships

  • Tau Alpha Chi Tax Honor Society | Member

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “New Florida Law: Effects on SLATs” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2022

  • “Proactive Longevity Planning” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2022

Published Works

  • “Preventing Duplicated Losses: No More than One Bite at the Apple”
    TAXES – The Tax Magazine

  • “Do You Know the Balance in Your OFL or ODL?”
    TAXES – The Tax Magazine, Co-Authored with J. Sites | July 2013

  • “Personal Goodwill, A Corporate Asset or No Asset at All?”
    TAXES – The Tax Magazine | February 2013

  • “Revisiting the Finalized Uniform Stock Loss Regulations”
    Practical Tax Strategies | May 2012

  • “Hum, The Case of Disappearing Basis?”
    TAXES – The Tax Magazine | November 2011

  • “Finally: Parity in the Resourcing of Income under Section 904!”
    TAXES – The Tax Magazine, Co-Authored with M. Gaddy | Summer 2009

  • “To Credit or Not to Credit”
    tax notes, Volume 122, Number 11, Co-Authored with M. Gaddy, C. Shein | March 16, 2009

  • “FIN 48: Where are We Now and Other Issues to Consider”
    TAXES – The Tax Magazine, Co-Authored with K. Bruno | August 2007

  • “New Developments in Bankruptcy Tax”
    American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXVI, No. 5, Co-Authored with J. Sorrentino | June 2007

  • “FIN 48: Implementation Considerations and Practical Issues”
    New Jersey State Bar Association: Taxation Law Section Newsletter, Volume 32, Number 2, Co-Authored with K.Eschelbach, R.Fiorentino | April 2007

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