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James M. Susa Appointed to Task Force on the Arizona Tax Court Rules of Practice 

June 7, 2024

by Veronica Reese

The Arizona Supreme Court has recently appointed James M. SusaJames M. Susa, a Shareholder at DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., to serve on a critical task force focused on the Arizona Tax Court Rules of Practice. This appointment is a significant recognition of Susa’s extensive expertise in tax law and his commitment to the […]

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Attorney Lisa Anne Smith Honored As Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2024

June 6, 2024

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy congratulates managing shareholder Lisa Anne Smith for being selected by the Volunteer Lawyers Program as the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2024.   This award recognizes extraordinary contributions by an attorney in making legal services available to the community who otherwise could not afford them.  Through their time and […]

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James M. Susa Named Best Lawyers® 2024 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Tucson

April 1, 2024

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. announced that attorney James M. Susa has been named to the Best Lawyers® 2024 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Tucson.  James M. Susa, a Shareholder in the Tucson office of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., was also named to the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Jim represents clients in state and local […]

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REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE:
ARE THERE BIG CHANGES COMING IN HOW YOU BUY OR SELL A HOUSE?

January 29, 2024

by Nathan Hannah

You may have heard talk about possible changes in the way real estate brokers and salespersons are compensated.  The talk has risen as the result of a successful class action lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors.  The court that heard that lawsuit ruled that the way real estate professionals are compensated results in consumers paying too […]

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy Announces Tyler H. Stanton as their Newest Shareholder

December 25, 2023

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC is honored to announce attorney Tyler H. Stanton as their newest shareholder, effective January 1, 2024.  Attorney Stanton joined the DMYL Tucson law office in 2018. Tyler is a 2022 Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education Top Pro Bono Attorney in Arizona award recipient.   His primary practice […]

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REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: November 2023
The Beauty of Dinosaur Statues is in the Eye of the Beholder

November 11, 2023

by Nathan Hannah

Compliance with zoning codes, building codes, and design guidelines is an evergreen topic for the real estate lawyer, and for this newsletter.  A situation that illustrates how those types of rules are enforced recently came to my attention. It involves a house in California that is, to put it bluntly, gaudy.  It looks like it’s […]

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Tax Law Special Report: September 2023
“Emails Claiming ‘Your Account Has Been Put on Hold’ Are Scams”

September 28, 2023

by Nathan Hannah

The above headline is quoted from a news release by the IRS last year (IR 2022-36). That news release discussed a spear phishing scam targeting tax preparers. It warned tax preparers to be on the lookout for bogus emails attempting to steal their tax preparation software credentials. The fallout from even one such theft could […]

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DeConcini McDonald Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024

August 26, 2023

by Veronica Reese

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. announced that seven lawyers have been named to the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The Firm congratulates the following attorneys:  About Best Lawyers® Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on […]

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DeConcini McDonald Attorney Named to Best Lawyers ® 2024 “Lawyer of the Year”

August 19, 2023

by Veronica Reese

TUCSON, AZ – The law firm of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. announced that one of its attorneys has been selected by his peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America ® . The following attorney was named in his respective practice area: James M. Susa […]

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ESTATE PLANNING LAW REPORT: June 2023:
How Will the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Apply To Your Estate?

July 2, 2023

by Nathan Hannah

Forty-five states in the United States have now adopted the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (the RUFADAA). As adopted in Arizona, the RUFADAA defines a “digital asset” as “an electronic record in which an individual has a right or interest.” What does that mean, and how is it going to be applied […]

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ESTATE PLANNING LAW REPORT: February 2023:
Do You Want To Give Your Decision Maker Control Over Who Can Visit You?

March 1, 2023

by Nathan Hannah

Do you want to give your decision maker in your health care power of attorney, or your durable power of attorney that includes health care decisions, the authority to limit, restrict or prohibit contact between you and any other person, without prior court approval? Well, now you can! I’m told that this new addition to […]

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Tax Law Special Report: November 2022
If You Own a Corporation, A Limited Liability Company, or a Limited Partnership,You Need To Know About This New Reporting Requirement

November 22, 2022

by Nathan Hannah

Rules to implement federal legislation called the Corporate Transparency Act were announced by the federal government on September 29, 2022. Those rules require all corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and limited partnerships formed in the United States to report the personal information of every individual who owns at least 25% of, or exercises “substantial control” […]

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. Welcomes Associate Attorney Julia Brown

November 8, 2022

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REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: August 2022
Be Careful About Buying Property In Co-Ownership

August 19, 2022

by Nathan Hannah

by Nathan B. Hannah When two or more people buy real estate together, they usually do it in such a way thatthere is a prearranged method for un-doing the ownership, at least in some circumstances.The most common example is when two people buy real estate as joint tenants with rightof survivorship. If one of the […]

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Associate Attorneys Kramer and Stanton Honored Recipients of Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona

June 6, 2022

by Veronica Reese

TUCSON (June 2022) DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. is proud to announce attorneys Clayton Kramer and Tyler Stanton as two of the 2022 recipients of the Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award.  Each year the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education bestows this prestigious honor to 50 Arizona attorneys who have volunteered their […]

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ESTATE PLANNING LAW REPORT: May 2022:
Ways To Leave Things to People Outside of a Will

May 23, 2022

by Nathan Hannah

by Nathan Hannah, Attorney Some of you have heard me say that probate is the process of changing the ownership of assets that are owned by someone who has died. More broadly speaking, that’s really what estate planning is all about.  It’s setting up mechanisms to pass ownership of your assets to your beneficiaries.  There are […]

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