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This practical guide is designed to provide you with detailed knowledge of probate processes and best practices for handling the various issues that may arise. Learn how to navigate those crucial first steps; handle the personal executive; gather, value and distribute all assets; and successfully complete the final accounting. Understand how to anticipate tax pitfalls and handle special issues that may arise. Arm yourself with the foundational knowledge and best practices you need to ensure a smooth administration from start to finish. Order today!
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GEORGE S. PEEK is a shareholder with Crivello Carlson, S.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of secured lending and transactions, creditor/debtor litigation, business and commercial litigation, and products liability litigation. In the course of his practice, Mr. Peek also provides transactional services in the areas of business entity creation and dissolution, real estate, and trusts and estates. He is a member of the American and Milwaukee bar associations. Mr. Peek's bar admissions include the state of Wisconsin, the state of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his J.D. degree from Marquette University.
FRANK G. PODESTA is a tax and litigation attorney with FGP Law, LLC, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, tax litigation, appeals, and civil litigation. He effectively utilizes his accounting and finance background and experience to handle complex tax litigation cases. Mr. Podesta has successfully resolved scores of tax controversy and tax audit matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the Georgia Department of Revenue, and the Alabama Department of Revenue. He has also taken tax matters to the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Tax Court, where his unique blend of litigation and tax experience has proven to be invaluable. Mr. Podesta earned his B.A. degree in history and English, as well as his M.A. degree in theology from Boston College. He earned his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law, winning the Pro Bono Service Award. He also attended Rutgers University School of Business in pursuit of his M.B.A. degree, majoring in accounting and finance. Mr. Podesta is a member of the American Bar Association (Financial Institutions and White Collar Crime committees), as well as the Federal Bar Association and several local bar organizations.
LOUIS A. SILVERMAN has been practicing law in Arizona since 1981. From 1981 through 2005, Mr. Silverman’s practice included many aspects of litigation, including family law, civil litigation, and personal injury and wrongful death. In addition, it also included estate planning and estate administration. Mr. Silverman has narrowed his practice focus to estate planning, estate administration, and probate law. He accomplished this transition through affiliations with professional estate planning associations, ongoing continuing education, and accepting only estate planning and estate administration matters. In 2015, 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. He is a frequent speaker on National Business Institute’s educational panels and also lectures to local groups on estate planning issues. 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.