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Maynard Cronin Erickson
Curran & Reiter, P.L.C.

3200 North Central Avenue
Suite 1800
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2443

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Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

Phoenix Estate Planning Lawyer

Maynard Cronin Erickson Curran & Reiter, P.L.C., has substantial knowledge and skill in advising our clients on sophisticated estate planning issues. We focus specifically on assisting owners of substantial wealth with protecting and distributing their estates.

For owners of larger estates, protecting wealth requires a complex array of estate planning tools, tailored to each client’s specific needs and wishes. Our Phoenix estate planning lawyer works closely with each client to determine the optimal combination of plans and strategies.

Estate Tax Planning

For example, one of the chief concerns for our clients is minimizing estate taxes. Deferred estate taxes can be accomplished through many of the below measures:

  • Marital deduction trusts
  • Credit shelter trusts
  • Gifting programs
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts (“GRAT”)
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Generation-skipping trusts

Probate and Trust Administration and Litigation

Our services extend beyond setting up estate plans. We help clients administer estates through the probate process and during trust administration, while dealing with the related income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. Our attorneys advise both executors and trustees, as well as beneficiaries, in both probate and trust administration, and engage in will contests and other probate and trust litigation.

Our firm’s Phoenix estate planning lawyer, Michael A. Cronin, has practiced for over 30 years. He is listed in the Best Lawyers of America. He focuses entirely on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and is recognized as an authority on saving and deferring estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, visit Maynard Cronin Erickson Curran & Reiter, P.L.C.’s contact page or call (602) 279-8500. You can also speed up the process by using our special probate and estate planning intake form.

From law offices in midtown Phoenix, our estate planning lawyers serve clients in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Surprise, Chandler, Anthem, Prescott, Sedona, East Valley, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, Carefree, Cave Creek, Goodyear, Buckeye, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Guadalupe, and throughout Arizona’s Maricopa County.