Arizona's 2014 Top Lawyers

Top Lawyers List 2014: Estate & Trust Litigation

Az Business Magazine’s 2014 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from more than 20 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were vetted and considered by a panel made of the editorial team and industry experts to determine the exclusive 2014 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers List.


John R. Becker
John R. Becker
Partner
Becker & House
Company Website
Becker’s practice includes estate planning for clients of moderate means, to sophisticated estate planning for high net worth clients. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Trusts & Estates.


Hope E. Leibsohn
Hope E. Leibsohn
Member
Sherman & Howard
Company Website
Leibsohn advises clients on will, trusts, power of attorney, gift, and transfer tax planning, lifetime wealth transfer through qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity
trusts, family limited partnerships, planned giving, private foundations, and other sophisticated estate and gift tax planning strategies.


James A. Ryan
James A. Ryan
Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP
Company Website
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated, Ryan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, litigation involving direct sales companies and distributors, civil racketeering litigation, business torts, actions for breach of contract and class actions.


John C. Vryhof
John C. Vryhof
Partner
Snell & Wilmer
Company Website
Vryhof’s practice is concentrated in estate planning, charitable planning, foundation and nonprofit organizations, business succession planning, and international estate planning.


Richard H. Whitney
Richard H. Whitney
Gust Rosenfeld
Company Website
Whitney’s practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship’s, conservator-ships and nonprofit organizations. In particular, he represents clients with inter-generational family issues. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.


David L. Case
David L. Case
Shareholder
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
Company Website
Experience in estate planning; taxation; estate and trust administration; Probate Court petitions regarding will, estate and trust issues and modification or termination of irrevocable trusts; and assisting parties to resolve will, estate and trust controversies.


Phoebe Moffatt
Phoebe Moffatt
Shareholder
Sacks Tierney P.A.
Company Website
A Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law and a Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers selectee, Moffatt represents clients in estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship and conservator-ship, and beneficiary/heir matters.


Louis Silverman
Louis Silverman
Founding partner
Silverman Patton
Company Website
Silverman’s practice deals with all aspects of estate and wealth planning. He has been a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, an association of lawyers across the country whose practices are exclusively dedicated to or include estate-planning law.


Peter Wand
Peter Wand
Associate
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Company Website
Wand is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates, Taxation, and ERISA practices. He assists clients in identifying and implementing their estate planning and uses instruments and techniques best suited to their needs.


Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza
Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza
Associate
Polsinelli
Company Website
Zaragoza counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, international estate planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, probate, trust administration, and guardianship/conservator-ship. He is bilingual in Spanish and holds an LL.M degree in taxation.



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