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Estate Planning

Larry Schafer

AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell  

Larry C. Schafer

Larry Schafer's practice encompasses services of value to a wide variety of business and individual clients.

Business owners and high net worth individuals benefit from Larry's experience and skill in tax law, estate planning, and corporate and business law, and a broader group of clients dealing with end-of-life issues have also been served in the areas of guardianship, conservatorship, and probate and trust administration.

He has served his country as an officer in the United States Army (Judge Advocate General Corps, 1973-1978). In the community, he is a member of the Free & Accepted Masons of Arizona.

An AV-Preeminent peer-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, Larry is a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Taxation. In addition to this law degree, which he earned at Arizona State University, Larry holds an LL.M. degree in Taxation from Georgetown University.

Articles by Larry Schafer

The Problems with Joint Tenancy Ownership  In most cases, parents should not enter into joint tenancy ownership with their children. If you want to avoid probate, you can designate your children as the beneficiaries upon your death.

When Joint Tenancy Ownership Isn't Enough  Joint tenancy designations are not perfect. Joint tenancy tends to give people a false sense of security. Remember that joint tenancy deals with only the transfer of title on death.

POD Accounts as an Alternative to a Trust  Advantages include avoiding the cost and time associated with probate, and the ability to set up a POD account without the help of a lawyer.



Areas of Practice

Estate Planning


Corporate and Business Law

Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Probate and Trust Administration

Honors and Awards

AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association: Section on Taxation

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association


LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University, 1979

J.D., Arizona State University, 1973

B.S., Arizona State University, 1970

Court Admissions

Arizona, 1973

U.S. Tax Court, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


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