A Practical How-to Guide to Estate Planning Documents
This comprehensive legal instruction offers essential knowledge and resources to draft key documents used to plan for clients' trusts and estates. Establish heirs and plan distributions, choose and prepare fiduciaries, outline medical decisions and more. With experienced attorney faculty sharing their top approaches and sample documents, you'll save time drafting and advise clients on the wisest course of action for every unique situation. Register today!
Get sample language for wills, trusts, beneficiary designations, and more.
Understand when specific provisions and documents are used for best results.
Learn to draft to prevent unintended consequences.
Help clients make the tough end-of-life and organ donation decisions and communicate them clearly and properly.
Guard your professional reputation with a specialized legal ethics guide.
Compiling the Client's Assets/Accounts Inventory
Crafting Durable Powers of Attorney
Updating Beneficiary Designations
Wills: Drafting the Key Components
Drafting Living Trusts: Essential Provisions
Designing the Letter of Intent to Clarify - not Complicate - Testator Intent
Advance Directives: Planning for Medical Care, Incapacity, and End of Life Decisions
T. JAMES LEE is a shareholder and director in the Phoenix office of Fennemore Craig, P.C., and chairs the firm’s private wealth preservation (trusts and estates) practice group. He is certified as a trust and estate specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, and practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable giving, business design and structuring, international taxation, and commercial transactions. Mr. Lee is a member of the American Bar Association, the Utah State Bar, the ABA's Committee on Estate and Gift Taxes (Taxation Section), and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He earned his undergraduate degree in business management from Brigham Young University, with distinction as the top business school graduate in the area of entrepreneurship. He graduated, with honors, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU.
THOMAS J. MURPHY is an attorney located in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix. His practice emphasizes estate planning, elder law (including nursing home issues), all probate matters (including contested matters and guardianships), and tax controversies. Mr. Murphy has regularly appeared before the Arizona Court of Appeals, litigating many of the cutting-edge appellate cases in probate law and has successfully litigated cases in the U.S. Tax Court, the Arizona Tax Court, and the Arizona Board of Tax Appeals. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the State Bar of Arizona (Tax Law, Probate and Trust Law, Mental Health and Elder Law sections), and the Arizona Medicaid Planning Council. He serves on the advisory board of the Phoenix Tax Workshop and the editorial board of NAELA News. Mr. Murphy graduated from Tufts University, with honors, and he earned his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School.
LOUIS A. SILVERMAN is an attorney at Silverman Law Offices, where he practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, probate law, and related tax matters. Mr. Silverman became board-certified in estate and trust law by the State Bar of Arizona. His practice emphasizes estate planning, which includes wills and trusts and other estate planning devices, and trust administration and probate, which includes death probate, guardianship, and conservatorship. Mr. Silverman has served as judge pro tem on the Maricopa County Superior Court. He is a member of WealthCounsel and is a past member of the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Silverman is on the board of trustees of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and past president of the Board of Directors of Tempe Leadership. Mr. Silverman earned his B.S. degree in business from Arizona State University and his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Arizona and Texas, the U.S. District Court for Arizona, and the Western District of Texas.
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