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Hillary P Gagnon

Of Counsel

is certified as a specialist in Estate and Probate Law with the State Bar of Arizona. Hillary has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1998. Her practice has focused primarily on estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, protection of incapacitated and vulnerable adults, probate administration, trust administration, and litigation in contested probate and trust administration matters since 2006.

Hillary's estate planning practice consists of assisting clients develop and prepare a personalized estate plan appropriate for their individual and family needs. An estate plan may include, among other things a will, revocable living trust, special needs trust for a disabled family member, irrevocable trust, life insurance trust, estate tax planning, power of attorney, health care power of attorney, and living will. She also works with small business owners to prepare a succession plan and buy-sell agreements.

She is skilled in handling a variety of contested and uncontested probate and post death administration matters including, but not limited to:

Assisting families and individuals establish guardianships and conservatorships for a disabled or incapacitated family member;
Representing disabled and incapacitated adults in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings;
Representing private fiduciaries in guardianships, conservatorships, trust administration and probate estate administration;
Advising Trustees in the administration of a trust;
Representing personal representatives in the probate of a will or intestate estate;
Representing trust beneficiaries or estate heirs in the protection of their rights as a beneficiary or heir; and
Litigation and trials in contested probate matters.