Phoenix estate planning attorney, John Goodson, and his team at Goodson Manley Forakis PLC handle challenging estate, business and philanthropic legal planning and use preventive law techniques to create and maintain legal structures that protect you and your family for generations.
For an estate planning attorney Phoenix presents laws and regulations that require creative strategies designed to favorably impact your asset protection. Arizona estate planning attorney John Goodson has over 49 years of successful estate planning experience to understand which business structures and the legal strategies most effectively protect you and your family. We will provide you with legal counsel, legal documents, and Preventive Law Alerts to guide you as you establish, nurture and care for your family, business or estate. When it comes to estate planning Arizona presents unique opportunities and challenges, and an attorney who understands both will provide you the confidence to know that your prosperity is in good hands.
The principals of Goodson Manley Forakis PLC are John Goodson and his two daughters, Colleen Manley and Christine Forakis, pictured above. Both Colleen and Christine have trained in the firm since they were eight years old. One of the firm's preventive law principles is to always have two attorney assigned to each case with a trained paralegal.
We provide the following legal services:
We structure estates and protections for small, middle-class families to the more complicated estates of billionaire business families, not only in Arizona but throughout the United States and internationally as well. We employ preventive law strategies to anticipate and prevent legal and non-legal challenges you may encounter.
Probate refers to the often-arduous process of proving the existence and validity of a will. We mitigate or eliminate potential difficulties and unnecessary expenses by ensuring that trusts, wills and other protective documents are in place and valid.
Each business structure provides different protections and benefits. Understanding which of these delivers the most benefit for your business and taking advantage of that knowledge can determine the success or failure of your enterprise. We provide business legal services designed to guide and assist you each step of the way from determining the most beneficial business structure to initiate to your business's optimal maintenance. We can even guide you through your exit strategies, if necessary.
We prepare and process charitable trusts and foundations of all types, including charitable annuities, charitable remainder and lead trusts, and the charitable-advised funds within sponsoring foundations.
Our more than half a century of knowledge and case history have given us the expertise to anticipate issue and create optimal, effective legal strategies and structures as we advise families, businesses, and philanthropies. As general legal counsel, we assist and advise our clients in avoiding unnecessary taxes, probates, legal proceedings and avoidable problems.
Wealth Preservation and Preventive Law Special Alerts, Alerts and Studies provide you with timely legal guidance and information relating to estate planning and asset protection, business and philanthropic planning, probate and after-death administration, and general legal document and counsel information. They give you the confidence that your legal counsel and decisions are the right ones.
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Wealth Preservation and Preventive Law Special Alerts provide information and guidance about issues or concerns that require your immediate attention. The highly important Special Alerts are released as often as necessary to ensure you're provided with the information you need.
Download our most recent Special Alert: Legal File Reviews Are Critical in 2010 – You Have ½ Year to Make the Critical Moves and then call Goodson Manley Forakis to talk about how to make sure you're protected.
Wealth Preservation and Preventive Law Alerts provide information and guidance of a less urgent nature. Alerts are released once a month or more frequently as necessary.
Download our most recent Alert: What Happens to Your Gold Teeth When You Die? and then call Goodson Manley Forakis to talk about how to make sure you're protected.
Wealth Preservation and Preventive Law Studies provide information and guidance designed to provide you with the ongoing information to protect yourself and your family and business. Studies are release as often as important information becomes available.
Download our most recent study: The Basic Legal Emergency Documents for Everyone In the United States 18 and Over