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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Tax: 10%
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Trusts: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact info

Kirk Pinkerton, PA

240 South Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing200901/11/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200311/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2014
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2012
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2011
HonorsNorthwestern University School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderKirk Pinkerton, PA2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2014 - Present
Sarasota Concert AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
Key Chorale of SarasotaBoard Member2011 - 2014
Florida Bar, Tax SectionMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate SectionMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2003 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
21st Century Estate Planning(Book Contributor)2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawTaxation, with honorsLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Duke University School of LawDouble Major - Political Science & MusicBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Financial Planning AssociationA Step Too Far: Staying Within Your Legal Authority2015
Sarasota Talk Radio/Let's Talk LawEstate Planning & Financial Planning2013
Sarasota Talk Radio/Let's Talk LawEstate Planning & Tax Issues for 20122012
Sarasota Talk Radio/Let's Talk LawWills, Estate Planning & Probate2012