Education1978 Ohio State University, B.A.
1980 Ohio State University, M.Acc.
1984 University of Cincinnati, J.D.
Courses TaughtFederal Taxes
Career SpecialtiesWithin the field of law, Platau specializes in professional
liability/malpractice of accountants and attorneys; arbitration and
mediation ADR for commercial and professional disputes; and the
formation, organization and taxation of business enterprises.
Professional and Community Activities:Platau has served with the Board of Governors, Florida Institute of
CPAs, 1994-2002; State Legislative Policy Committee; Professional
Liability Committee; Florida Institute of CPAs; and the Dale Mabry
Honors and Awards2003 Outstanding Educator, Florida Institute of CPAs
Outstanding Discussion Leader, Florida Institute of CPAs
Teaching Excellence, UT's Sykes College of Business
Committee Chair of the Year, Florida Institute of CPAs