Ronald P. Adams
Business Transactions |
Corporate Law |
Real Estate Law |
Probate and Trust Administration | Asset
Like hundreds of other
Phoenix-area families, high net worth individuals and business and property
owners, you can count on Ron Adams' skill, creativity and responsiveness in addressing
your legal needs and objectives, whether in business planning, business and real
estate transactions, or estate planning.
Ron is a Best Lawyers in America® honoree and is the only East
Valley attorney to hold that recognition in the Trusts & Estates category.
Ron describes complex concepts in clear terms that
help you make planning decisions that are right for you.
In estate planning, it is critical that you know what you want your plan to
accomplish for you and your loved ones, and that you are aware of your many
planning options. In helping you focus on your objectives and options, Ron
offers extensive estate planning knowledge and experience.
Ron's principal goals are to (a) guide you and your loved ones through the estate
planning process; (b) ensure that you are able to care for yourself and family
members while you are alive and well, and in the event of disability; and (c) give you confidence in knowing you will leave your estate to
whom you want, when you want and in the way you want.
To schedule an appointment with
Ron to review or help you create your estate plan, call 480-345-8845.
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® (Trusts & Estates),
State Bar of Arizona: Sections on Business Law, Probate and Trust, and Tax Law
Maricopa County Bar Association
Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
East Valley Estate Planning Council
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors,
East Valley Chapter
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
"2011 Tax Law Changes and How They May Affect You,"
Northern Illinois University Foundation, 2011
"Smart Legal Planning for Arizona Families," Connecting Generations Boot Camp,
J.D., magna cum laude, Northern Illinois University, 1989:
Notes and Comments Editor, Northern Illinois University Law Review, 1988-1989
B.S., University of Utah, 1984
Board of Directors, Chandler Chamber Community Foundation
Past Chairman and Ex Officio Member of the Board of
Directors, Chandler Chamber of Commerce
City of Chandler Transportation Task Force
Chandler Ostrich Festival
Member, LEED Program (Local Engines for Economic
Past Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Center for the
Blind and Visually Impaired
Past President, North Phoenix Lions Club
Born San Jose, California, 1961
Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Litigation. Assisted
numerous individuals in creating revocable and irrevocable trusts for estate
planning, tax savings and other purposes, including life insurance trusts,
marital deduction trusts and education trusts ... preparing wills, general and
special powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills ...
establishing conservatorships and guardianships for minors and adults with
disabilities ... and resolving various probate/trust/estate disputes through
probate court litigation and through alternative dispute resolution.
Business Transactions. Represented the sellers of a
family-owned manufacturing business in a transaction involving over $15 million
... the owners of a manufacturing corporation in a tax-free merger transaction
resulting in the transfer of cash and stock valued at several million dollars
... the buyer of a medical staffing company acquiring the assets of an operating
limited liability company ... the buyers and sellers of a variety of
professional practices ... the buyers and sellers in numerous other transactions
involving the sale or purchase of stock or assets in amounts ranging from
several hundred thousand dollars to several million.
Loan Transactions. Represented owner-operators of
multi-unit residential complexes in multi-million-dollar loan transactions ...
the owners of commercial and professional office buildings in obtaining
acquisition financing ... developers in obtaining interim, construction and
Entity Formation. Represented healthcare professionals in
the formation of corporations for the provision of managed health care services
... individuals in the formation of limited liability companies for real estate
brokerage ... individuals in the formation of limited liability partnerships for
acquiring and developing real estate ... a major grocery store chain in the
conversion of existing general partnerships into limited liability companies ...
several local hospital auxiliaries in creating non-profit corporations and
obtaining tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
... numerous other individuals and businesses in the formation of corporations,
limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships and
limited liability partnerships.
Tax Planning and Dispute Resolution. Represented a precious
metals business in the successful challenge to an Internal Revenue Service
assessment of several hundred thousand dollars of additional employment taxes
... a major automobile dealership in the resolution of additional income taxes
sought by the IRS ... individuals in obtaining "innocent spouse" relief to
proposed tax assessments ... a sole proprietorship in reversing an Internal
Revenue Service assessment of additional Social Security, Medicare and
unemployment taxes ... numerous parties in the formation of business entities
best suited to minimize income and employment tax liabilities associated with
Real Estate Transactions. Represented a corporation in the
$2 million sale of an apartment complex ... a limited partnership in the
acquisition of multi-unit residential complexes in transactions involving over
$5 million ... a limited partnership in the acquisition of mobile home park in a
transaction involving over $8 million ... a family limited partnership in the
sale of an industrial complex in a transaction involving over $2.5 million ...
numerous other individuals and businesses in the sale and purchase of improved
and unimproved commercial and industrial real property.
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