Bill Muirhead and Chip Gaylor established the firm Muirhead & Gaylor in 1992. Prior to Practicing law, Bill was a Bank Trust Officer and was an elected official in Sarasota County serving on the Sarasota County Commission,Sarasota County School Board and 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 administration 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 of legal services while bringing clarity to the complex and personal issues of estate planning. We strive to be a leader in the field and to forge enduring relationships with our clients while contributing to our community.
We are 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 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 question.
W.E. CHIP GAYLOR
Attorney Gaylor received his B.A. from Asbury College in 1986, his J.D. from the Washington College of Law at the American University in 1989, and his LL.M. ( Master of Laws in Estate Planning) from the University of Miami Law School in 1990. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association (President 2017-2018), and is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of both Bar Associations, and was a Past Chair of the local bar section. He is also a member of the Venice Estate Planning Council. Find out more
Attorney Waskom received her B.A from the University of Florida in 1988 and her JD from the University of Florida College of Law in 1991. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association and Sarasota County Bar Association, and is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of both bar associations. She is also a member of the Venice Estate Planning Council. Find out more
David A. Steves
Attorney Steves received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1968 and received his J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase School of Law which is now part of the Northern Kentucky University in 1971. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Ohio Bar and the Sarasota County Bar Association. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association, a member of the Florida Bar Section for Tax and Estate Planning. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council and the Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council. Find out more