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Brent practices primarily in the areas of business, trust and estate planning; trust and probate administration; and immigration law. His business, trust and estate planning practice includes all areas of lifetime and testamentary planning concerning estate preservation and tax efficient property transfers among family members, business associates, friends and charities in the United States and around the world. His immigration practice encompasses the full range of business, investment and family immigration law.
Brent has Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV and is included in Marquis' Who's Who in American Law. Brent received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was the case note and comment editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.
Before opening his office in Mesa in 1996, he was the partner in charge of the estate planning and business immigration practice areas at Brown & Bain P.A. in Phoenix. He is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national collaborative business and estate planning organization; the East Valley Planning Council; and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation and other charitable organizations. He is currently on the Professional Advisory Board of the Arizona Community Foundation.
He has been very active as a leader in various capacities with the Boy Scouts of America and has coached several youth sports teams.
Languages spoken: Mandarin, English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||N/A|
|Attorney||Gunderson, Denton & Peterson, P.C.||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arizona Community Foundation||Professional Advisory Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Wealth Counsel Advisor's Forum||Member||2007 - Present|
|Wealth Counsel||Member||2004 - Present|
|East Valley Estate Planning Council||Member||1996 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Foundation||Board of Trustees||1991 - 1995|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Arizona Business Law Blog||How do I buy an existing business?||2012|
|Estate Planning Blog||The Estate’s Responsibilities to Creditors and the Basics of Transferring the Estate||2012|
|Immigration Blog||Despite the Lessons Presented from Arizona’s SB 1070, Georgia Passed its own Version, HB87||2012|
|Arizona Immigration Lawyers Blog||Arizona Attorney For Immigration||2012|
|Immigration Blog||Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Trial – The American Civil Liberties Union and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Step in to Assist||2012|
|Arizona Estate Planning Blog||Estate Planning: What are the risks of creating your own plan?||2012|
|Real Estate Law Publication||Negotiating Your Commercial Lease||2012|
|Immigration Blog||Family-Based Immigration||2012|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Brigham Young University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|