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Alan Scott Gassman

Estate planning Attorney at Clearwater, FL

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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
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Alan S. Gassman is an attorney practicing in Clearwater, Florida with the firm of Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A. Mr. Gassman’s primary practice focus over the past 23 years has been on the representation of physicians, business owners, and high net worth individuals in estate planning, taxation, and business and personal asset structuring.  Mr. Gassman has a law degree and a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Florida, and a business degree from Rollins College.

 

He is board certified by the Florida Bar Association in Estate Planning and Trusts Law, and is a commentator for the Leimberg LISI Estate Planning Network, past President of the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, and co-chair and lecturer for two annual Florida Bar Tax Section conferences  (Physician Representation and Wealth Conservation). He is also an Executive Council Member of the Florida Bar Tax Section. 

 

Mr. Gassman has published over 150 articles in national publications on estate tax planning, limited partnerships, asset protection, and medical practice planning.  Mr. Gassman is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been quoted on many occasions in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Florida Trend, Modern Healthcare, Medical Economics, Modern Health Care, and many other publications. 

 

In 2004, Mr. Gassman was selected for inclusion in the Florida Trend magazine “Legal Elite”, which selected “the top 846 lawyers” in Florida based upon independent specialist lawyer evaluation.  In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Gassman was selected for inclusion in “Florida Super Lawyers”, which profiles the “top 5 percent of Florida lawyers” based upon peer review surveys and advisory boards.  He has also been listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Southeast, Who’s Who in Science & Industry, and Who Buys All the Who’s Who Books?

 

 

 

 

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Location

Gassman Law Associates, P.A.
1245 Court St
Ste 102
Clearwater, FL, 33756-5856

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Posted by John | February 6, 2013
Estate planning
Alan Gassman was recomended when my wife and I were looking to update our wills. He worked very closely with us on setting up a trust. This was several years ago. We have continued working with him on updating the trust. Alan and his staff got us through an inheritance situation when a relative died and the original will could not be found. We also used his offices for some insurance problems regarding my wife,s mother. He got results when we were getting nowhere with the insurance company. In all cases we have found that he and his staff have always met or exceeded our expectations. My wife and I would be more than happy to recomend Alan Gassman.
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Posted by Srikumar S. Rao | February 6, 2013
Excellent to have Alan on your team
I had a long running - 4 years - problem with a business partner involving intellectual property issues and I consulted Alan about this. He was knowledgeable but it was not his area of expertise so he roped in a colleague who specialized in the area. What impressed me is how Alan shepherded the process and kept it on track. He was always on top of actions that needed to be taken and worked actively to keep the billing hours as low as possible. Eventually the strategy he devised with his partner resolved my issue in ninety days. Subsequently I have retained Alan as my attorney for all my business and personal affairs including wills and estate planning and have been very happy with the service I get. An earlier reviewer reported that Alan did not return phone calls and his staff were discourteous. I cannot believe this because my experience has been the exact opposite. I have frequently received a response from Alan to my emails within seconds. His staff is most courteous and eager to help. On one occasion I pointed out an error to his assistant and she felt so bad that Alan called me to find out exactly what had happened. His staff take pride in work well done and he sets the tone himself. I am not competent to evaluate a lawyer's expertise. But I have been around long enough to judge a professional and I am highly confident that Alan is a super attorney - confident in what he knows in the areas in which he specializes, and well connected enough to assemble a competent legal team for whatever problem you are confronting. On one occasion I had a friend who needed legal help in the not-for-profit arena. Alan gave me a recommendation that my friend was thoroughly happy with. Finally, Alan is an attorney and will bill you for his time. But he has also helped many clients in different ways that go way past legal issues. I have met many of these clients personally and their testimonials are the reason I use him as my own attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 595-595 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, PA
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980
  • Universrity of Florida
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • N/A

Associations

  • Tampa Bay Legal Studies Foundation, Inc.
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - Present
  • The Florida Bar Tax Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Leimberg Information Services
  • Commentator
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Tax Section Conference
  • Co-Chair
  • N/A
  • All Children's Hopsital Foundation Annual Estate, Tax Legal and Financial Planning Seminar
  • Board of Advisors
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Health Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • BNA Tax and Accounting
  • Commentator
  • N/A
  • Leadership Planning Committee for the Annual Estate Tax Legal and Legal Financial Seminar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Law & Leading Attorney
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Journal of Asset Protection
  • Board of Advisors
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Pinellas County Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 5% of Florida Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 5% of Florida Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Top 5% of Florida Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Top 1.8% of the Best Lawyers in Florida
  • Florida Trend's
  • 2004
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1998
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • 1997
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1996
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1995
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1994
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1993
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1992
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1991
  • Board Certified - Estate Planning and Trusts Law
  • Florida Bar
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Probate Practice Reporter
  • Re-Tooling Estate Plans After ATRA 2012 for Married Couples with Estates Safely Under $10.5 Million
  • 2013
  • Leimberg Information Systems, Inc.
  • Recent Adventures in Florida Tenancy by the Entirety- Important Developments
  • 2009
  • The Florida Bar Journal
  • Creditor Rights Under Private Annuities and Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts in Florida
  • 2009
  • Leimberg Information Systems, Inc.
  • Mistakes Doctors Make Managing Their Practices and Investments
  • 2009
  • ABA Health eSource
  • How the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Affects the Planning for Physicians and Physician Practices
  • 2006
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Estate Planning Checklist for the Successful Professional
  • 2005
  • Leimberg Information Systems, Inc.
  • New Bankruptcy Bill- Who Pays It?
  • 2005
  • Leimberg Information Systems, Inc.
  • Freeman v. First Union National Bank: Florida Supremes Tell Creditors to take a Midnight Train to Georgia
  • 2004
  • Leimberg Information Systems, Inc.
  • FLP Strategies: Ten Ways to Avoid A Strangi-Ling
  • 2003
  • Leimberg Information Systems, Inc.
  • Bosonetto- The Latest Asset Protection Planning Dance Craze
  • 2002
  • SunTrust Bank, Nature Coast and the Hernando County Medical Society
  • What Every Doctor Should Know
  • 2001
  • The Practical Lawyer
  • Tax Aspects of Stock Options: Questions, Answers, and Planning Tips
  • 2001
  • The Practice Tax Lawyer
  • Alaska Spawns a New Trust: Alaskan and Other Asset Protection Trusts (with Sample Clauses)
  • 1998
  • Florida Healthcare Report and Hosptial News
  • Prescription for Avoiding Disaster in your Medical Practice
  • 1997
  • The Practical Tax Lawyer
  • How to Use and Maintain Family Limited Partnerships
  • 1996
  • Journal of Asset Protection
  • Implementing Asset Protection Strategies to Protect the Medical Practice
  • 1996
  • Journal of Asset Protection
  • Planning With S Corporations After the Small Business Act of 1996
  • 1996
  • ABA The Practical Tax Lawyer
  • A Client's Guide to Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • 1995
  • The Medical Staff Counselor, Volume 7, Number 2
  • Structuring Group Medical Practices: Liability Insurance, Retirement Plan Considerations, and Ownership Transition
  • 1993
  • ABA The Practical Tax Lawyer
  • Explaining Crummey Powers to Clients
  • 1993
  • The Medical Staff Counselor
  • Employee v. Independent Contractor: Tax and Other Considerations for Group Practices
  • 1992
  • The Medical Staff Counselor, Volume 6, Number 4
  • Structuring Group Medical Practices: Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
  • 1992
  • ABA The Practical Tax Lawyer
  • An Introduction to Generation Skipping
  • 1990
  • The Practical Lawyer
  • Using Two Trust Estate Plans
  • 1990
  • Prentice Hall Law & Business
  • Protecting the Shareholders of S Corporations
  • 1989
  • The Practical Lawyer
  • What You Need to Know About TAMRA 1988
  • 1989
  • ALI/ABA publication
  • Tax Planning for Corporations under TRA 1986
  • 1988
  • ALI/ABA publication
  • Planning with QTIPs
  • 1986
  • Estate Planning Magazine
  • The 10 Most Common Mistakes that Estate Planners Make in Asset Protection Matters
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Representing the Physician
  • Ten Common Mistakes That Physicians Make and How To Communicate These to Them
  • 2010
  • Florida Bar Wealth Preservation Conference
  • Exemption and Debtor Rights Planning for the Floridian. Issues, Strategies, and Planning Considerations
  • 2010
  • BNA Tax & Accounting
  • Individual and Group Medical Practices: Tax, Health Law, and Creditor Protection Planning
  • 2010
  • Representing the Physician
  • The Nuts and Bolts of How to Structure Individual and Group Medical Practice Entities
  • 2009
  • Florida Bar Wealth Preservation Conference
  • Protecting Business and Investments with Effective Planning
  • 2009
  • Trust Drafting and Design
  • Trust Drafting and Design
  • 2008
  • Florida Bar Wealth Preservation Conference
  • Creditor Planning Under the New Trust Code
  • 2008
  • Florida Bar Wealth Preservation Conference
  • Florida Creditor Exemption Planning
  • 2008
  • Florida Bar Annual Wealth Conservation Seminar
  • Wealth Conservation
  • 2008
  • Florida Bar Annual Physician Representation Seminar
  • Physician Representation
  • 2008
  • All Children's Hosptial Foundation
  • How Our Trusts Are Different Than They Were Two Years Ago
  • 2008
  • What Estate Planners Should Know About Asset Protection
  • Asset Protection
  • 2007
  • Northwest Florida Estate Planning Council
  • Asset Protection Planning- Hot Topics and Essential Information for the Estate Planner
  • 2006
  • Annual Wealth Protection Seminar
  • Annual Wealth Protection 2006, The Hot Topics in Asset Protection Planning; Exemptions and Immunities Now More Important Than Ever
  • 2006
  • The Florida Bar
  • How to Put Together Protection Systems That Work: Strategic Planning With Wealth Protection Systems
  • 2005
  • Representing the Physician
  • Survival of The Fittest or Smartest? What the Physician's Advisor Should Know About Malpractice Insurance Tort Reform, Going Bare and Asset Protection Developments
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Fully Utilizing the Advantages of Limited Liability Companies in Florida
  • 2005
  • All Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Dynamic Strategies for Wealth Management with an Update on Recent Law Changes
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Survey of Practice Planning Techniques for the Large Estate Plan in Florida
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Family Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Companies in Florida
  • 2004
  • Florida Bar Tax Section of Wealth Preservation
  • An Asset Protection Lawyer Looks at 40 (Asset Protection Techniques)
  • 2004
  • FICPA
  • Estate Tax Planning: Hot Topics and Recent Developments
  • 2004
  • Annual Florida Bar Taxation Health Law Seminar
  • Asset Protection for Physicians and Medical Practices
  • 2004
  • Sterling Education Services Seminar
  • Physician and Medical Practice Asset Protection Planning, A Survey of Planning Techniques, Tax, Creditor, and Other Legal Concerns, and Recent Development Updates
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Legal Ethics for Professionals Handling Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
  • 2003
  • Marion County Medical Society
  • What Every Doctor Should Know
  • 2002
  • Hernando County Medical Society
  • What Every Doctor Should Know
  • 2001
  • Florida Bar CLE Elder Law Seminar
  • Limited Liabilities and LLCs, A Practice Guide for Estate Planners
  • 2001
  • Numerous Events 1999- Present
  • Asset Protection In the Estate Plan
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Other
"I have not worked with this lawyer but I follow the law firm's Thursday Report (e-mail newsletter) and am always very impressed by the scope and detailed legal (tax) analysis that this firm employs with respect to their practice. If and when I have a Florida estate planning or tax issue, this would be one of my first calls."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"Alan Gassman is one of the leading thinkers in Florida and nationwide on estate tax planning. As a fellow estate planning attorney, I regard Mr. Gassman as the most innovative estate planning attorney in Florida. Every physician should read his book Creditor Protection For Florida Physicians."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Alan more than twenty years. Alan is a recognized expert in estate planning, asset protection planning and related fields. He organizes several Florida Bar continuing education seminars and publishes frequently in traditional as well as online professional journals. I highly recommend Alan."

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Clearwater Estate planning Lawyer Alan Scott Gassman
Alan Scott Gassman
Estate planning Attorney
Clearwater, FL
Licensed for 40 years