OUR ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS

At Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom, we help you think about your legacy and plan for the future. By design, our law practice is limited to Trust and Estate Planning and Administration. When you need advice about a Trust, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Advanced Directive, Probate, or Estate Tax, we are experts in our field.

W. E. "Chip" Gaylor

W. E. “Chip” Gaylor

SENIOR PARTNER

Chip Gaylor received his B.A. from Asbury University in 1986, his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 1989, and his Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.) from the University of Miami School of Law in 1990. Chip is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Sarasota County Bar Association, where he served as President in 2017-2018. He 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. Chip is also a member of the Venice Estate Planning Council.

Elsbeth "Beth" G. Waskom

Elsbeth “Beth” G. Waskom

SENIOR PARTNER

Beth Waskom received her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1988 and her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1991.
Beth is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Sarasota County Bar Association, and is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of both bar associations. She is the Past President of the South County Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association and is a member of the Venice Estate Planning Council.

David A. Steves

David A. Steves

SENIOR PARTNER

David A. Steves was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and the Salmon P. Chase School of Law, which originated in Cincinnati, but is now part of the Northern Kentucky University. He focuses his practice in Wills, Trusts, Estate Taxes and Estate Planning, and represents charitable organizations. David is admitted to both the Ohio Bar and the Florida Bar, where he is a member of its Tax and Estate Planning section. He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association, and serves in its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section. He is a member of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council and the Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council.

OUR STAFF

Patricia J. Danforth

Patricia J. Danforth

Paralegal – Probate and Trust Administration
Janice P. Trippiedi

Janice P. Trippiedi

Paralegal – Probate and Trust Administration
Stephanie Shambora

Stephanie Shambora

Paralegal – Estate Planning
Kathy Vanderstel

Kathy Vanderstel

Office Coordinator

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