About The Kantner Law Firm

Attorney Richard I. Kantner, Jr. focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Elder Law and Medicaid nursing home planning and protection, real estate matters, and business law. With nearly 25 years of experience in Florida, Mr. Kantner has the requisite experience and knowledge to advise you how to best accomplish your goals and desires, protect your assets, plan for your business, and handle all your real estate matters. Attorney Kantner is also available for complimentary speaking engagements on Estate Planning, Asset Planning and Medicaid Planning, for your church, homeowner's association, group or club.

Contact Attorney Kantner today for a complimentary 15 minute consultation at 727-781-8201, or email him at Rick@AttorneyKantner.com

Attorney Rick Kantner


Legal Accreditation

Admitted to Florida Bar, 1993; Tennessee Bar, 2007; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2000; U.S. Supreme Court, 2006; V.A. Accredited Claims Attorney; U.S. Court of Military Appeals

Primary practice areas

Real Estate (commercial and residential title closings, transactions, litigation; title agent for Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund); Estate Planning (wills, trusts, Probate, Elder Law issues); Business Entities; Medicaid Planning


Regent University School of Law (J.D. 1993), Virginia Beach, Virginia. Carson-Newman College (B.A. 1988), Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Membership and Activities

Florida Bar Association (Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and Elder Law Section), American Bar Association; Clearwater Bar Association; The Florida Bar 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (2008-2011 term), Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc.; Bay Area Real Estate Council; The Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay; Bayfront Hospital Council of Excellence; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Pinellas County Guardianship Association; Suncoast Hospice Professional Advisors Committee; Metropolitan Ministries Planned Giving Advisory Committee (2013-present); Board of Directors of Friends of the Sunshine Senior Center Foundation (2011-2013).

Publications and Appearances

Speaker for The Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay's Last Man Standing Seminar (2012). 2010 and 2011 Continuing Education credit presenter to the Florida Society of Accounts - Estate Planning 101: A Lifetime Process; A featured speaker for the 2007 Financial Professionals Expo, Tampa, Florida, and the 2000 Money Sense Live personal-finance seminar sponsored by the Tampa Tribune and the Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay. Frequent seminar speaker on the topic of estate planning. Several appearances on local television shows, including FLA Law (cable), Eight on Your Side (NBC Ch. 8). 1995-1997 host of radio show “Ask an Attorney.”

Practice Areas

Elder Law

  • Medicaid Qualification Planning
  • Disability Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship & Alternatives
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Veteran's Benefits

Estate Administration

  • Formal and Summary Probate
  • Personal Representative Services
  • Probate Avoidance Planning
  • Trust Administration

Estate Planning

  • Trusts
  • Deeds
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Special Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Tax Avoidance Planning
  • Health Care Surrogates
  • Last Wills & Testaments
  • Living Wills

Business Law

  • Choice of Entity Guidance
  • Set up Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships
  • Registered Agent Services
  • State of Florida Annual Filing Services
  • Coordination of Annual Meetings and Minutes Preparation


  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Credit Shelter Trusts
  • Insurance Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trustee Services
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Trust Terminations and Modifications
  • Land Trusts
  • Beneficiary Agreements

Real Estate Services

  • Contract Preparation
  • Contract Review
  • Residential Title Insurance Closings
  • Commercial Title Insurance Closings
  • Deed Preparation
  • Residential and Commercial Lease Review and Preparation
  • Land Trust Preparation
  • Land Trust Trustee Services
  • Escrow Services


Contact The Kantner Law Firm

We're ready to help you today! Please give us a call at 727-781-8201 or email us at Rick@AttorneyKantner.com to discuss your legal options.

Visit an office in Florida

St. Petersburg (Main Office)

St. Petersburg, FL

424 - 22nd Avenue N. 
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

(P) 727-781-8201
(F) 727-683-9422

Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor, FL

2134 Alt. 19 Suite B,
Palm Harbor, FL 34683


Largo/Belleair, FL

36 Tropic Blvd., W.
Largo/Belleair, FL 33770