F. Gant McCloud
Wills, Tax, Trusts & Estate Planning

F. Gant McCloud 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 taxes.

Expert in Estate Planning

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 attorneys who have substantial experience, 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.

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

Prior to making his home in Sarasota, Gant practiced in the trusts and estates departments of international and national law firms in Chicago and Philadelphia. He maintains licenses to practice law in Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.


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

Professional Memberships

Gant is a member of the Estate Planning & Probate Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association. He is also a member of both the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law and Tax Sections of the Florida Bar. In addition, he is a member of both the Trust & Estate Law and Taxation Sections of the American Bar Association.

Sarasota Community Involvement

Gant serves on the Board of Directors and as legal counsel for the Key Chorale of Sarasota and is also on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota Concert Association. He is also a member of the Key Chorale of Sarasota.

AV Preeminent 2013

Board Certified WillsTrustsEstates

Sarasota County Bar Association