2515 Countryside Blvd Suite G Clearwater, FL 33763
Gregory A. Fox
Fox and Fox, P.A. was founded in 1970 by Roland Fox, who began practicing law in the Clearwater area in 1958 and retired in 1999.
Gregory Fox joined the firm in 1984, sharing his father's commitment to providing thoughtful legal counsel to people in Florida.
• Real estate law
• Estate planning
• Corporate law
• Taxation law
• Florida, 1983
• LL.M. in Taxation, George Washington University, 1984
• J.D., University of Florida, 1983
• B.S., Management, cum laude, Tulane University, 1980
• BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
• Clearwater Bar Association
○ Treasurer, 1991–1993
• The Florida Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• Pinellas County Estate Planning Council
○ Member, Board of Directors, 2000–2009
○ President, 2005
• Temple B'nai Israel
○ Member, Board of Trustees
○ President, 1997–1999
• Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation, Inc.
○ Trustee, 1999–2009
○ President, 2006–2008
• Menorah Manor Foundation, Inc.
○ Member, Board of Trustees, 2011–present
• American Red Cross Planned Giving Committee for Pinellas County, 2009–2012
• St. Petersburg College Planned Giving Committee, 2009–2012
○ Chairman, 2011–2012
• Morton Plant Hospital Financial Counseling Services Committee
• Gulfcoast Jewish Community Services
○ Resource & Investment Committee, 2004–2010
About Fox & Fox
Effectively formulating and implementing your estate-planning objectives
Whether you are interested in establishing support for your family after your death or planning for your future medical care, a comprehensive estate plan can save your family a lot of money and frustration. In the event of incapacitation or death, estate planning is essential for ensuring that you and your family’s hard-earned assets are passed on in the manner that you feel is appropriate. Depending on your needs, Fox & Fox can create a very traditional estate plan that features a simple will, or we can use advanced estate-planning techniques to address family-owned businesses, tax implications and other unique issues.
At Fox & Fox, attorney Gregory A. Fox takes the time to learn about you, your family and your assets. He also works with your financial advisors to get a complete picture of your financial situation and long-term goals. With a Master of Laws in Taxation, he brings his knowledge of tax law to your entire estate plan, ensuring that the tax burden on your heirs is minimized. Let Fox & Fox help you create an estate plan that is designed to ensure the orderly administration of your estate, to minimize estate taxes, and to provide for the comfort and financial security of your family.
Your estate-planning tools
No two estate-planning issues are exactly the same. Fox & Fox has broad knowledge in estate and trust planning, and we can help you in a wide variety of matters — from simple wills to the administration of complex, multi-million-dollar estates. By working closely with you, Gregory can draft an appropriate plan that will make maximum use of your resources and will meet your personal goals. Your drafted plan may include:
Will — Transfers your property to selected beneficiaries upon your death
Living will — Enables you to tell medical providers and family members whether you would like artificial life support if you have a terminal condition
Trusts — Provides for the care of minors or disabled persons, minimizes estate taxes, avoids probate and preserves assets
Durable power of attorney — Appoints someone to manage your property and sign legal papers on your behalf if you become severely incapacitated
Advanced healthcare directives — Gives instructions on how you want your healthcare managed if you become incapacitated
The process of probate
Most executors have rarely, if ever, probated a will and know little about the process. Fox & Fox can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:
Filing the will with the Florida probate court
Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
Finding and collecting assets
Closing and opening bank accounts
Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
Paying estate taxes
Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
Hiring experts, when appropriate
What happens if I don’t have an estate plan?
When you do not have an estate plan, your loved ones must go to probate court, which will determine how your property and assets will be divided among your loved ones and in what proportion. The allocation may not reflect your desires. In Florida, if you pass away without a will, your assets go to your closest relatives under Florida “intestate succession” laws. Under intestate succession, who gets what depends on whether you have living children, a spouse, parents or other close relatives when you pass away.
Contact a Florida estate planning attorney today
Gregory did a will for my wife and myself and the cost was very reasonable . We asked a ton of questions, which he answered all of them at no extra charge. Very knowledgeable lawyer!
- Bob Fuchs. 8/5/2019
I'm a Certified Financial Planner. I refer clients for estate planning. One of my own clients referred me to Greg by virtue of including me in on a meeting with him to discuss their affairs. I was immediately impressed with the skill and breadth of knowledge Greg possessed. I soon learned he possessed an even greater attribute. He is as ethical and fair-minded as any attorney I have ever met. I would hesitate to refer a client to Greg Fox for real estate law or estate planning. I use him for my own needs.