also known as John Skabelund, W. John Skabelund
Mr. Skabelund is a Partner at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner. However, he is not a typical lawyer. As a previous auditor and serial entrepreneur, he has real world experience in the internet, real estate development, consulting, and accounting industries. Having used attorney services before becoming a lawyer, he understands clients need a responsive attorney who is more interested in them and their goals than the retainer fee.
Mr. Skabelund is committed to contacting clients the same business day. He takes the time to know you and your situation. He develops innovative and cost effective solutions for clients.
His business background combined with a MBA and Accounting degree enables him to relate and understand his clients.
His estate planning and probate clients appreciate his personal experience of being in their shoes because both of his parents and an adult sister has died. He understands first hand the complexity of details and emotions involved in estates and trusts.
Contact him today for a free consultation.
Languages Spoken: Finnish
Licensed since 2012
Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Pedrick Scholar||Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2011|
|Founder & President||MyPrice.com||2006 - 2008|
|Founder & President||Altima Consulting||2004 - 2006|
|Cofounder & President||Stonewater Development||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2012 - Present|
|Central Arizona Estate Planning Council||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2011 - Present|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|1031 Exchange||Saved the client millions in deferred taxes|
|Asset Protection & Estate Tax Savings||Creditors will have great difficult reaching the client's assets and the client potentially saved approximately $15 million in future taxes.|
|Franchise Acquisition||A smooth acquisition both before and after the closing|
|Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business||Generate Referrals by Identifying Your Client's Blind Spots||2013|
|Law Matters||The Gift Your Loved One Really Wants for the Holidays||2013|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||N/A||J.D.||2011|
|Arizona State University - W. P. Carey School of Business||Executive Program||MBA||2007|
|Westminster College (Salt Lake City)||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|The Earthquake in Inherited IRAs||Estate Planning||2015|
|New Year’s Resolution: Review or Create Your Estate Plan||Estate Planning||2014|
|Business Plans: A Necessary Evil or Can We Burn Them?||Business Law||2014|
|Standing Out From the Crowd: Identifying Client Blind Spots||Asset Protection||2013|
|Software Startup Series: Building a Strong Foundation||Business Law||2013|
|Making Money Off of Real Estate||Real Estate & Business Law||2013|