Alan S. Gassman

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Clearwater, FL

Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A.
 | 1245 Court Street, Suite 102
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-442-1200
Fax: 727-443-5829
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Health Care (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Alan S. Gassman is a partner at Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A., in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. Gassman handles matters involving business and corporate law, creditor protection planning, estate planning and physician representation throughout Florida. He has been licensed to practice law since 1983 and has more than 30 years of experience.

Mr. Gassman is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is AV Preeminent* rated by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Gassman has authored hundreds of articles on topics such as estate and tax issues, creditor protection planning, medical practice strategies and trust planning. He has lectured at seminars and webinars through The Florida Bar, Bloomberg BNA and many others. Affairs, Inc.

He is a past President of the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, Inc., is board certified in wills, trusts and estates law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education, He is also an accredited estate planner (AEP) with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Mr. Gassman earned a bachelor's degree from Rollins College and obtained his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He also holds a master of laws degree in taxation from the

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning

Health Care (30%)

Business/Corporate (20%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning


Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Alan Gassman

Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Who's Who in America, 1991–1998 
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® Florida Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who in Science and Industry and Law and Leading Lawyers Tampa Bay Top Lawyers, 1998
  • Florida Trend's 2004 Top 1.8% of the Best Lawyers in Florida Who's Who in American Law, 2006–present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization Accredited Estate Planner, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Advisors, Journal of Asset Protection
  • Pinellas County Estate Planning Council
  •  Fellow, American Bar Association National Association of Estate Planners & Councils President, 1996–2000
  • Florida, 1983
  • Law & Leading Attorney, 1994–1997
  • Florida Bar, 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contributing author, Leimberg Information Services (LISI)
  • Contributing author, 2005 American Law Institute-American Bar Association Practice Checklist Manual on Advising Business Clients
  • Contributing author, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Representative Publications: "It's All in the Math: Financial Mechanisms, Structures and Questions Under the Accountable Care Organization Proposed Regulations," ABA Health eSource, April 2011 Special Edition
  • "Accountable Care Organizations Proposed Regulations Reveal Significant Financial Opportunities and Structural Requirements," ABA Health eSource, April 2011
  • "After Olmstead: Will a Multiple-member LLC Continue to Have Charging Order Protection?" The Florida Bar Journal, December 2010
  • "Unconventional Uses of 529 Plans Should Not Be Ignored by Taxpayers and Their Advisors," BNA Tax & Accounting, March 11, 2010
  • "Creditor Rights Under Private Annuities and Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts in Florida," The Florida Bar Journal, July/August 2009
  • "Recent Adventures in Florida Tenancy by the Entirety — Important Developments," Leimberg Information Systems, Inc, June 18, 2009
  • "Mistakes Doctors Make Managing Their Practices and Investments," Leimberg Information Systems, Inc., May 20, 2009
  • "The Estate Planner's Guide to New Parent F Reorganizations," Estate Planning Magazine, May 2008

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, LL.M., Major: Taxation, 1983
  • Rollins College, B.A., Major: Business Administration and Accounting, Honors :with distinction, 1979
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Office Location for Alan S. Gassman

1245 Court Street
Suite 102
Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-442-1200

Fax: 727-443-5829

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Last Updated: 1/4/2019

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