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REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: November, 2018
Is The Way Houses Are Bought And Sold
Going To Change?

November 16, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

An article that appeared recently in the Arizona Republic newspaper reminded me that it is time for an update on a subject that I wrote about a few months ago. The newspaper article was about a residential real estate brokerage operating on what has been loosely described as a “peer-to-peer” platform. If you don’t know […]

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy
Welcomes New Associate Attorneys

November 2, 2018

by Veronica Reese

Tucson, AZ – DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.  has grown its Tucson office law practice with the addition of associate attorneys Kimberly C. Soto and Tyler H. Stanton. Kim Soto attended the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona where she graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor in May […]

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REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: October, 2018
What Is The Homestead Exemption, and How Does It Work?

October 30, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

Most homeowners have probably at least heard of the homestead exemption. Many probably don’t fully understand how it works, however. The homestead exemption protects up to $150,000 of equity in your home from the claims of creditors (with some important exceptions that I will discuss in a moment). What do I mean when I say […]

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy Announces
Jody A. Corrales Invited Panelist for Tucson Chapter of Federal Bar Association CLE

October 19, 2018

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. today announced that Jody A. Corrales will be a guest panelist for the Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Lunchtime CLE: A Discussion On Recent Amendments To Local Rules.  This bench and bar discussion will be held Monday, October 22, 2018, at Tucson Bankruptcy Court, room 240.  […]

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy Announces
Jody A. Corrales Invited As UA College of Law Guest Panelist

October 11, 2018

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. today announced that Jody A. Corrales will be a guest panelist for the upcoming presentation, ”Developing a Successful Bankruptcy Center: Arizona Judges and Lawyers Share Their Stories.”   The presentation is hosted by the UA James E. Rogers College of Law’s Black Law Students Association, Latino Law Student Association, and […]

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ESTATE PLANNING LAW REPORT: September 2018
Will My Trust Shield My Assets From The Claims Of My Creditors?

October 1, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

The main purpose of a revocable living trust is to hold your assets in an entity that is separate from you personally, so that if you die or become incapacitated, the assets can be controlled and managed by someone else (your successor trustee) without the need for a legal proceeding to appoint either a personal […]

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Attorney Steven J. Itkin, Guest Speaker at the 67th Annual NALS Conference

September 25, 2018

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce and congratulate attorney Steven J. Itkin for a successful presentation at the 67th Annual NALS Education and Networking Conference. Attorney Itkin’s presentation, “The Devil is in the Details: Creditors’ Rights & Remedies,” presented pre and post-judgment state law collection remedies and the application of state […]

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Nine DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy Attorneys
Named to 2019 “Best Lawyers®” List

September 12, 2018

by Veronica Reese

The law firm of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. is honored to announce that nine of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by their peers for their professional excellence in their practice areas.  The following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 25thEdition of The Best Lawyers in America©: Denise M. Bainton – […]

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ESTATE PLANNING LAW REPORT: August 2018
What Is “Funding” A Trust and What Are Other Ways To Leave Things To People Without Using A Will?

August 23, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

I have written at various times in the past about re-titling your assets after you have established a trust, and emphasized the importance of this process. Nevertheless, I still get more questions about it than just about any other topic. So, at the risk of redundancy, I decided that it’s time for a quick review. […]

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REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: July, 2018
Is There A New Trend In Residential Real Estate Transactions?

July 23, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

I’m reluctant to pick anything out of the news to write about these days because I find so much of what’s in the news to be neither entertaining nor enlightening. Maybe I’m just starting to get tired of summer already. Real estate prices seem to be on the rise again. I’m hopeful that the problems […]

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Tax Law Special Report: June 2018
Why Can’t There Be More Opportunities for Tax-Advantaged Savings?

June 25, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

I have previously presented the following question to you, my loyal readers: should the income earned on savings be exempt from income tax regardless of the purpose of the savings? I think so, and I’m not alone, but the idea doesn’t seem to have gained much traction, yet. Under the federal tax code, there are […]

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Shareholder James Susa Article Published in Current Edition of Journal of State Taxation

June 18, 2018

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PLC is pleased to announce the publication of Shareholder James M. Susa’s article entitled “Taxation On The Reservation – Post Script.”  The article, co-authored by Tucson Attorney, Elise S. Pecchenino, provides an overview of the taxation of Native American tribes on reservation land.   The article is featured in the […]

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ESTATE PLANNING LAW REPORT: May, 2018
A Primer On How To Make A Will, Including A Holographic Will

May 21, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

Arizona law requires that a will be in writing, signed by the testator and by two witnesses. A will that does not comply with those requirements can nevertheless be valid if the signature and the material provisions are in the handwriting of the person making the will (that’s the “testator”). A will that is handwritten […]

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of Super Lawyers®

May 11, 2018

by Veronica Reese

TUCSON (May 2018)  Shareholders Jody A. Corrales and James M. Susa have been recognized in the 2018 Southwest Super Lawyer® list of top rated attorneys. Jody Corrales has been honored as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® for the past six consecutive years in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law.  She is Board […]

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ESTATE PLANNING LAW REPORT: April, 2018
If A Rescue Organization Presents You With An Adoption Contract For A Pet, I Suggest You Read It Carefully

April 28, 2018

by Nathan Hannah

Reading a blog post about pet rescuers, I came across a link to an adoption contract. It’s a contract that is intended for use between a pet rescue organization and individuals adopting pets from the organization. The contract includes this provision (the typos are in the original as I found it): It is agreed that […]

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Article Authored by Attorney Susa Published in Journal of State Taxation

December 8, 2017

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PLC is pleased to announce the publication of attorney James M. Susa’s article entitled “Arizona Revises Tax Incentive Program: Does an Incentive Still Exist to Do Urban Infill Development?”  Susa’s article is featured in the 2017 winter edition of the CCH Journal of State Taxation. A copy of this article […]

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