John practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and business transaction law.
He is an experienced attorney who always seeks to provide a top quality, cost-effective, results-driven approach for each one of his clients.
In addition, John seeks to provide the best possible value for his clients in reaching a resolution to their legal issues as quickly as possible.
John welcomes the opportunity to serve you in solving your legal needs.


Estate Planning | Probate | Trust Administration | Guardianships and Conservatorships | Business Planning | Business | Succession Planning

Over the course of his career, John has helped a variety of clients draft their wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. He is able to handle all estate planning matters from smaller estates up to multi-million dollar estates with significant tax issues. He has also assisted families with various probate and trust administration matters, whether contested or uncontested, that they encounter after the death of a loved one. Finally, John has assisted families in navigating through the court process when a loved one becomes incapacitated and is in need of a guardian or conservator.
Moreover, John has also served as outside counsel for various Arizona businesses, assisting business owners with the purchase or sale of their businesses, negotiating and drafting countless business contracts, forming various business entities to meet his clients’ particular needs, and helping Arizona business owners with a wide range of other legal issues. Finally, because John handles estate planning issues for business owners as well, he can assist business owners with their business succession planning to help them develop an exit strategy for their businesses.
John is a frequent speaker on various topics in the areas of his expertise for National Business Institute, the State Bar of Arizona, and other organizations. He also writes a monthly blog on these topics.
Business Transactions


Stanford University, B.S. Industrial Engineering, 1985
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1991


State Bar of Arizona, Trust and Estates Section and the Business Law Section
State Bar of Colorado
Valley Estate Planners
Founding Chairman of Catholic Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board


Catholic Community Foundation, Board Member and Member of Executive Committee
Order of Malta, Member, Membership Chair for Phoenix Location, and Treasurer for Phoenix Location
John is married to Rebecca and has three wonderful children.  In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, watching his childrens’ activities, hiking, traveling, and spending time at the beach each summer.

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