Mr. King was born in Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting in 1982. He then attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1985. While attending law school, Mr. King was an Editor of the Cooley Law Review. Following law school, Mr. King worked in the tax department of Coopers & Lybrand, Certified Public Accountants, from 1985 to 1987. Mr. King then attended the University of Florida College of Law, where he obtained his Master of Laws in Taxation in 1988. Mr. King was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1986 (no longer admitted in Michigan), the Florida Bar in 1988, and the Illinois Bar in 1988 (no longer admitted in Illinois).
He is a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Michigan, inactive status). Mr. King has taught federal taxation at the University of South Florida, College of Business as an adjunct professor, and he has served as a board member for several local not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. King resides in Sarasota, Florida with his wife, Mary King. Together the couple have two children, Elizabeth and Matthew.