also known as F. Gant McCloud
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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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||01/11/2016|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2014|
|Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2012|
|Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2011|
|Honors||Northwestern University School of Law||N/A|
|Shareholder||Kirk Pinkerton, PA||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2014 - Present|
|Sarasota Concert Association||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Key Chorale of Sarasota||Board Member||2011 - 2014|
|Florida Bar, Tax Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Sarasota County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Taxation Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|21st Century Estate Planning||(Book Contributor)||2004|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Taxation, with honors||LL.M - Master of Laws||2004|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Duke University School of Law||Double Major - Political Science & Music||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Financial Planning Association||A Step Too Far: Staying Within Your Legal Authority||2015|
|Sarasota Talk Radio/Let's Talk Law||Estate Planning & Financial Planning||2013|
|Sarasota Talk Radio/Let's Talk Law||Estate Planning & Tax Issues for 2012||2012|
|Sarasota Talk Radio/Let's Talk Law||Wills, Estate Planning & Probate||2012|