Bishop L. Toups


Bishop L. Toups is an estate planning, elder law, and tax attorney in Southwest Florida.

He helps clients with their various estate planning needs and helps clients navigate the Medicaid system here in Florida. He also represents clients nationwide and worldwide in front of the IRS. Bishop is also a V.A. accredited attorney and helps Veterans obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He graduated from The Florida State University, Stetson University of College of Law, and he received a tax law degree (LL.M.) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, which is consistently ranked a top 3 tax program nationwide.

Bishop had the privilege of learning how to represent clients in front of the IRS from his good friend, mentor, and partner, Frederick W. Daily (Fred). This firm was formed by Fred and Bishop to carry on Fred’s legacy of helping clients stand up to the IRS.

Bishop has been quoted in many publications: Nolo, Forbes, US News and World Report, Realtor.com, and The Street. Bishop has also co-authored two tax books with Fred: “Surviving an IRS Tax Audit” and “Tax Savvy for the Small Business.”

Bishop is also a practicing Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Army, Florida National Guard where he practices in military operational law and criminal law.

In his spare time, Bishop enjoys traveling, volunteering, collecting vinyl records, playing chess poorly, and spending time with his border collie mix Buddy.


  • Jesuit High School, Tampa
  • B.S. Florida State University
  • J.D. Stetson University College of Law
  • Tax LL.M. University of Florida Levin College of Law


  • State Courts of Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • All Military Courts


Stand Up To The IRS

A NOLO published book

IRS Bills? The Internal Revenue Service can wreak havoc on your life. This book has the information and strategies you need to confront America’s most intimidating agency.

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Tax Savvy For Small Business

A NOLO published book

Create a business tax strategy that will save you time, energy and money. Getting your tax on track will free time to do what really counts - running a profitable business.

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Surviving An IRS Tax Audit

A NOLO published book

Worried about escaping an audit intact? Then you need Surviving an IRS Tax Audit. This book explains what to say, what to do, even what to wear, so that a visit from the auditor doesn't turn into a disaster.

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I’ve had the pleasure to work with Mr. Daily for over 20 years, and he has always found the time to counsel and explain the best course of action.

JG | Tax Law Assistance And Counsel

Mr. Daily helped me get out of a tax situation that could have forced the dissolution of my business and ruined my credit.

Anonymous | Representation And Defense In Front Of The IRS

Fred assisted us through a multi year audit with ease and professionalism. His guidance was excellent and it was obvious he knew exactly how to handle the IRS

Richard | Multiyear Tax Audit Defense


We have provided a lot of free tax information on our website. You can handle the majority of tax and IRS problems simply by reading through our content section.

In addition to the books, our Firm has been featured in numerous publications, television shows, and have provided tax programs to Enrolled Agents, CPAs, and IRS Agents.


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