Eric Gurgold
Stockholder - Fort Myers Office

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Direct Dial: 239.344.1162
Direct Fax: 239.344.1510

Eric Gurgold currently serves as Chair of the Estate Planning and Administration division and is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates by The Florida Bar. For over twenty-five years, Eric has concentrated his law practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, probate litigation, title insurance claims related to probate issues, business law and taxation. He assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, family limited partnerships, inventories, inheritance and estate tax returns, as well as providing counsel to minimize income and estate taxes. Eric is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Florida and the United States Tax Court.

Eric often lectures for accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, life insurance underwriters and community groups. He has also authored the following article:

Eric has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine for his work in estate and probate law (2013-2017). He is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

A native of New York, Eric presently resides in North Port with his wife, Susanne.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

Eric is a member of the Florida, New Jersey and New York Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Charlotte County Estate and Tax Planning Council, Charlotte County Bar Association, Lee County Bar Association and Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.

Eric is very active in the community and currently serves as a member of the Grant Advisory Committee and Scholarship Review Committee of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the Professional Advisors Network of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, the Planned Giving Committee for Habitat for Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties, and the Endowment Advisory Committee for the Charlotte County Community Foundation. Eric is past chair of the Charlotte County Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial Circuit. He has also been an active member of Rotary International and has served as president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary on behalf of local Rotary Clubs. 

 

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Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Boston University, B.A., 1981
  • Law Degrees: New York Law School, J.D., 1984; Boston University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1988
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar 2002
  • Admitted to The New York Bar 1985
  • Admitted to The New Jersey Bar 1985

 

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