Estate Planning

Davis Miles understands the strong connection between business success and careful estate planning. We help many business owners and professionals every year protect their legacy. Our planning is sophisticated and tailor-made for your needs, no matter how complex or simple they may be.

Protect your legacy.

Davis Miles knows that estate planning is a very personal exercise. We’ll guide you through the process of identifying and valuing your assets, deciding how to maximize those assets during your lifetime, and designating who will receive them upon your death. Whether you’re creating your first estate plan or modifying an existing plan, we’ll make sure it’s tailored to fit your specific needs and structured to help you and your loved ones get the most out of it.

We offer help in all aspects of business related estate planning:

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business Structure Planning
  • Business Sale Transactions Including Tax Minimization Planning
  • Buy-Sell and Cross Purchase Agreements
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable Giving, Charitable Foundation and Legacy Planning
  • Executive Compensation Planning and Employment Agreements
  • Estate and Probate Litigation

Trusts

Trusts are not exclusively reserved for the wealthy. A Trust gives you control over how your assets are distributed and it can help your beneficiaries avoid estate taxes and probate proceedings. Our clients range from the suburban homeowner to uber high net worth individuals with billions in assets to preserve, protect and plan for transfer. The sophistication and structure or your particular trust will vary on your needs and objectives.

No matter who you are, a cookie cutter solution is highly unlikely to work and very likely to create more problems than it solves. That’s why our trust solutions are geared toward individual circumstances. Our team has helped transfer billions in wealth for our clients. Our primary goal…and what we sell is peace of mind.

Asset Protection

Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation practice is a multidisciplinary science that involves traditional risk management and defensive planning, tax and estate planning, the right corporate structures, and protecting our business client’s valuable intellectual property, are just a few examples.

In response to the increasingly onerous American business landscape and the specific needs of our successful business-owner, executive, and physician clients across the country, we created a dedicated team in the area of Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation, led by attorney Ike Devji, adds over a decade of distinguished asset-protection-only legal practice experience with a national client base of several thousand physicians and business people nationwide.

Our team includes exceptionally experienced counsel in this area with well over a century of combined experience in areas including Domestic Asset Protection Structures, Offshore and International Trusts, Risk Management Planning, Captive Insurance Companies, Estate and Tax Planning, Business Succession and Continuation Planning, and Wealth Preservation.

Probate Litigation

Disputes often arise over the transfer of wealth. Regardless of the size of the estate, our leading probate litigation team helps families and family members who have accumulated wealth in their lifetimes carry out their wishes upon death. Our team is led by one of the leading probate litigators in the Southwest, who also services as a mediator, arbitrator and host of an international podcast heard in 90 countries. Don’t let success in life become a burden and a fight in death. Choose Davis Miles for probate needs.

Guardianship / Conservatorship

Anybody can become incapacitated due to age, illness, disability, or accidents. We can provide the legal tools to enable your loved ones to help and protect you if you’re unable to make your own decisions due to a physical or mental condition. Don’t wait until you need help or protection. Explore your options and plan ahead today.

Meet Our Estate Planning Team

Davis Miles estate planning attorneys work with you to create the right instruments to help you protect and pass along your wealth. Our team is experienced in establishing guardianships and conservatorships, healthcare and financial directives, and other tools like medical and financial powers of attorney and living wills. We’ll help make sure your personal matters and financial affairs are appropriately structured and protected.

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What Our Clients Say

“We were referred to Davis Miles for our Estate Planning. We could not be happier with our service! Alan was great, walked us through everything, and made us feel comfortable throughout the process.”

Mandy S.

One of the best in the state

“I am very happy with their services. They are very professional. They are what they say they are. They helped me…thank you! Very professional and one of the best in the state. Again, thank you very much.”

Lee

Over $3,645,000,000 Value Created or Managed for Our Clients

$350M

Car Accidents

$550M

Commercial Litigation

$775M

Estate Plans

$900M

Asset Protection

$615M

Personal Injury

$420M

Real Estate

** These stats are approximations and based on a recent 18 month timespan

Lawyer Speak

The law and circumstances change. Knowledge is power and we love sharing ours. Take a look at the blog posts below and engage with the lawyer authors if you have a legal matter needing attention and wish to get a consultation scheduled.

FTC’s Final Rule on Non-Compete Agreements: Key Implications for Employers

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Arizona First Offense DUI Penalties

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Understanding Domestic Violence Offenses in Arizona

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When M&A Meets the CTA: What The Corporate Transparency Act Means for Your Merger or Acquisition

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The Importance of Estate Planning in Arizona: Why Now is the Right Time

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Hospital obligations upon discharge of care home or assisted living residents

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Assisted Living Facilities – Emergency Hospital Admissions and Discharges

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Does The New Corporate Transparency Act Impact You?

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Should you reaffirm your mortgage when going through bankruptcy?

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Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC Announces Alan Soelberg as New Managing Partner

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PRESS RELEASE: 11 Davis Miles McGuire Gardner Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® List

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How do I Avoid Probate?

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Decoding the Enigma: Fascinating Real Estate Law Revealed

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Secure Your Legacy: Celebrate National Make a Will Month by Protecting Your Loved Ones

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Arizona Adopts New Spousal Support Guidelines: What You Need to Know

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Are All Living Trusts Really the Same?

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Reaffirmation Agreements in Personal Bankruptcy

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Understanding Essential Estate Planning Documents and Their Significance

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What is “Asset Protection”?

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Breaking Down Bankruptcy with Eight Simple Questions

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How To: Probating an Estate and Administering a Trust

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Understanding Community Associations in Arizona: Planned Communities and Condominiums

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Beyond the Courtroom: The Advantages of Mediation and Arbitration in Resolving Business Disputes

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Assisted Living Facilities Need to Get Ready for a New Arizona Law Addressing Emergency Hospital Admissions and Discharges

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New Mexico Steps Up to Support Individuals in Bankruptcy: A Fresh Start

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Is an Estate Plan Necessary? Part 2.

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Exploring Trust Laws in Arizona: Safeguarding Your Assets with Confidence

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I’m Behind on House Payments, Can I Still File Bankruptcy?

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Impact of a Divorce on a Business

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What Every Arizona Executive and Business Owner Should Know About White Collar Crime

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Buy Sell Agreements Are an Important Tool for Small Business

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The Bed Bath and Beyond Bankruptcy…Signal of Things to Come?

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Don’t Let Your Short-Term Rental Be a Long-Term Headache

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DIVORCING FROM OR CO-PARENTING WITH A NARCISSIST: How to Deal with a Narcissist in a Divorce Situation

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When Pulled Over in New Mexico…ALWAYS Ask for a Court Date

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Arizona law allows individuals to Set Aside Convictions and Seal Convictions

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Should I Change My Job (While A Divorce Is Pending)???

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Road Rage and Other Incidents…Should You Call 911?

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HOW ASSETS ARE DIVIDED IN HIGH PROFILE DIVORCE CASES IN ARIZONA

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Is an Estate Plan Necessary? Part 1. 

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What to Do When You Want to Quit! Lessons from the Jack and Jill Marathon

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Why Filing for Bankruptcy Despite Rent Relief Can Be Your Best Option

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David Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge Take 2 What Is It; Why Is It?

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Who Gets To Shout? What You Need to Know about Bike, Pedestrian, and Vehicle Laws.

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Child Custody: Rich People Problems? What you share in common with Kanye West

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Elizabeth Nañez is 2022 Diversity Legal Writing Program Intern and Scholarship Recipient

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Is Accrued Vacation Pay Community Property? AZ Court of Appeals Says: It Depends!

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If I pay off my credit card before filing Bankruptcy, can I keep it?

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Family Law Team Creates New Paternity Case Law in Arizona Appellate Win

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I Wasn’t Invited To the Will Reading!?

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I Can’t Find The Will! What Do I Do?

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Boston Virtual Marathon – Which Provides More Power – Your Will or Your Support Group?

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Estate/Gift Tax Exemption Could be Reduced by 50 Percent by 2022

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What Blended Families Need to Know About Intestacy and Estate Planning

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