W. E. "Chip" Gaylor, Elsbeth "Beth" G. Waskom, and David A. Steves


Bill Muirhead and Chip Gaylor established the firm Muirhead & Gaylor in 1992. Prior to practicing law, Bill was a bank trust officer and an elected official in Sarasota County, serving on the Sarasota County Commission, Sarasota County School Board, and the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board. Community service is extremely important to the culture of the firm. Through a merger with attorney David Steves, the firm expanded to Sarasota in 1997 and became Muirhead, Gaylor & Steves. Attorney Beth Waskom joined the firm in 2006, after 15 years as an estate trust administrator with SunTrust and Northern Trust. In 2010, the firm was rebranded as Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom P.A.


Our clients are unique individuals and families. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services while bringing clarity to the often complex and highly personal issues of estate planning. We strive to be leaders in our field and to forge enduring relationships with our clients as we contribute to the well-being of our community.


Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom is all about our community, and it shows. We “practice what we preach” and embrace the power of charitable giving as a tool in tax planning and community building. The diverse interests and concerns of our attorneys are reflected in the many philanthropic organizations where we donate our time, money, and expertise.


One of our core values at Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom is bringing clarity to the complex and personal issues of estate planning for our clients. We hope this helps. Please contact us with any questions you may have.


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