In addition to being included on the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers® list, Richard R. Gans, a shareholder in the law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has been selected to the 2016 Florida Top 100 List by Thomson Reuters-Legal Division. The Top 100 is a listing of attorneys who received the highest point totals during the Super Lawyers selection process, which is multistage and includes peer nominations by attorneys, independent research conducted by their research staff, and peer evaluations by practice area.
Gans specializes in wills, trusts and estates, and he is a member of The Florida Bar and the Sarasota County Bar Association. He 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. He was listed in 2016 Best Lawyers in America© and named Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates Law in the Sarasota area, which also includes Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch. He has been recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager, representing a level of excellence achieved by fewer than seven percent of the wealth mangers in the area. He is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to wills, trusts, and estate planning, and his published works have appeared in many legal and peer-reviewed publications.
His professional affiliations include serving as a former President of both the Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council and Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, and serving on various committees of The Florida Bar. He has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations and is currently Vice Chair of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and a Board Director of the Woman’s Exchange.
About Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A. – Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has provided legal support to clients for 40 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 of the firm’s shareholders 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.