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F. Gant McCloud

F. Gant McCloud

Estate and Probate Lawyer
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Kirk-Pinkerton, P.A.
Sarasota, FL

About F. Gant McCloud

Attorney Biography

F. Gant McCloud is an experienced, Board Certified estate planning attorney and a shareholder of Kirk-Pinkerton, P.A., which has been serving the Sarasota community with distinction since 1926.

Gant specializes in the practice areas of estate planning, taxation, estate administration, probate, and trust administration. He also assists clients with business succession planning and related business entity transactions, as well as will contests and trust & estate litigation matters.

Gant is an expert in the preparation of wills, trusts, and related estate planning documents and counsels his clients to help them achieve their specific tax and estate planning goals. He represents individuals in planning for the distribution of family wealth and the minimization of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes.

Gant is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates by the Florida Bar.Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar, identifying those attorneys who have substantial experience and who have demonstrated special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the certified area of practice, as well as ethics and professionalism in the practice of law. Less than 0.4% of all Florida attorneys are Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates.

Gant is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell . The AV Preeminent rating is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell and is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Gant is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP professional). CFP certification is the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.

Gant is a graduate of Duke University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) with a double major in Political Science and Music. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, with honors, from the Northwestern University School of Law.

For more information, please visit http://www.gantmccloud.com.

Practice Areas

Estate and Probate Law (50%)
Wills (13%)
Real Estate Law (13%)
Estate Planning (12%)
Business Law (7%)
Tax Law (5%)
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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Pennsylvania State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Illinois State Bar
Member in Good Standing

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Work Experience

Kirk-Pinkerton, P.A.
Shareholder of Kirk-Pinkerton, P.A.


Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
Juris Doctor

Duke University
Bachelor of Arts

Northwestern University School of Law
Master of Laws

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Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Wills, Trusts & Estates
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


The Florida Bar

American Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Contact F. Gant McCloud

F. Gant McCloud
Kirk-Pinkerton, P.A.
240 S Pineapple Ave 6th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Office: 941-364-2402

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Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Wills, Trusts & Estates - Lawyers certified as specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.

Under Rule 6-7.2, the term "wills, trusts and estates" is defined as the "practice of law dealing with all aspects of the analysis and planning for the conservation and disposition of estates, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences, both federal and state; the preparation of legal instruments to effectuate estate plans; administering estates, including tax related matters, both federal and state; and probate litigation."