James O. Fergeson, Jr., J. Ronald Skipper and Richard R. Gans, shareholders in the law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Fergeson was recognized in the field of Tax Law, and Skipper and Gans for Trusts and Estates Law. Gans was also recently named the Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates Law in the Sarasota metro area, which includes Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered an esteemed honor.
All three attorneys are board certified by The Florida Bar, have been recognized as Florida Super Lawyers® by Super Lawyers, the Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, and each holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from the attorney rating site Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available for an attorney’s legal ability and professional ethics. In addition, they are members of numerous professional associations and have served on the boards of many local non-profit organizations.
About Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A. – Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has provided legal support to clients for over 39 years. Founded in 1976, it is a full service law firm concentrating in the areas of federal taxation, wills, trusts and estates, civil, trial, business, and real estate law. All ten attorneys at the firm are certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in their areas of expertise. The Florida Bar’s certification process is rigorous, requiring years of legal experience, extensive peer review, and passage of a comprehensive written examination. The firm is located at 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida; telephone 941-957-1900. For information, visit www.fergesonskipper.com.