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Ilene L McCauley

Ilene L McCauley

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Tax

Ilene McCauley

About Me

Ilene L. McCauley is a full time attorney with 35 years experience in estate, business and tax planning. She has been a member of the State Bar of Arizona since 1982 and has been certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Taxation since 1983. She is a member of Wealth Counsel. 


In her words, "I am a full time attorney and mother of a lovely 19 year old daughter. My husband passed away 12 years ago and I have seen first hand the importance of planning ahead."


Perhaps this explains that, along with her exemplary educational background and expertise, her clients receive something equally important; her warmth, enthusiasm and empathetic nature. This is evident in the fact that her clients are multi-generational and that she is regularly invited to the most important, intimate events in their lives. She is experienced in advising how to provide for children with special needs in your trust. And, oh yes, even how to include your pets whether they are a valuable race horse, or your dog, Spot!


Ms. McCauley was editor and contributor to the publication Conspectus Current, produced by the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. She is a Fellow of the Esperti-Peterson Institute for Advanced Estate Planning and has completed her second post-doctoral degree in advanced Tax and Estate Planning. She has served an appointment to the Tax Advisory Commission of the State Bar of Arizona and has recently been appointed to the position of Adjunct Professor at the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University.


Ms. McCauley is a noted speaker and is well sought after for speaking and radio engagements. Some of her topics include: "Tax Planning for Small Business"; "Bridge the Gap; Basic Legal Skills"; "New Tax Legislation"; "The Charitable Remainder Trust as an Executive Benefit Tool"; "Goals and the Consultative Process"; and "Converting Stock Options to Other Employee Benefits". In addition she is certified to offer continuing education credits for insurance professionals and certified financial planners.


Ms. McCauley earned her BA from Binghampton University, her JD from Hofstra University School of Law, and her LLM (Master of Laws in Taxation) from DePaul University School of Law. She was named Arizona’s Outstanding Young Lawyer in 1991.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Business: 40%
    37 years
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    37 years
  3. Tax: 20%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Angela C Moore

    I endorse Ilene McCauley as an estate planning attorney. Ilene is very detailed and thorough in her work. She listened to our mutual clients' goals and concerns. Ilene educates others and answers questions. She has been a mentor to me since I became an attorney.

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    Angela Moore Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kristel K Patton

    Ilene is a wonderful friend and colleague. She is a very fine and well-respected attorney in our field. She is always willing to share her wisdom and skills with her colleagues. Ilene exemplifies the best of our profession.

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    Kristel Patton Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goldinov & McCauley, PLC

9777 N 91st Street Suite C-103
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-0001

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 198202/15/2015
WISuspended Dues197803/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorneys in the ValleyNorth Valley Magazine2012
Top Attorneys in the ValleyNorth Valley Magazine2011
Certified Specialist - Tax LawState Bar of Arizona2010
MembershipWealth Counsel2008
Certified Specialist in Tax LawState Bar of Arizona2005
Certified Specialist in Tax LawState Bar of Arizona2000
Master of Estate PlanningNational Network of Estate Planning Attorneys2000
MembershipNational Network of Estate Planning Attorneys1997
Certified Specialist in Tax LawState Bar of Arizona1995
Certified Specialist in Tax LawState Bar of Arizona1990
Outstanding Young LawyerState Bar of Arizona1988
Certified Specialist in Tax LawState Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGoldinov & McCauley, PLC2005 - Present
PresidentIlene L. McCauley1984 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wealth CounselMember2005 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1982 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1978 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Arizona ChapterPresidentN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bridle and BitHorse Trusts Make Horse Sense2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1982
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and SciencesN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trustee Training Camp: Get your Boots on the GroundTraining for Trustees & Professionals2013
Planning for IRA's After The "Fiscal Cliff"Planning for IRA's After The "Fiscal Cliff"2013
Business Succession Planning for the Future..Industry & The Affordable Care Act: What Business Needs to KnowBusiness Planning & Affordable Care Act2013
Trustee Training CampTrustee Training2012
Trustee TrainingTrustee Training2012
The Widowed Community 2012 ConferenceEstate Planning2012
Stretch IRA TrustsStretch Ira Trusts2012
Estate Planning Boot CampEstate Planning2012
Business Planning Boot CampBusiness and Tax Planning2012
Business Planning Boot CampBusiness Creation & Tax Planning2012
The Widowed Community 2011 Annual MeetingEstate Planning for the Futire2011
Downs Syndrome Network Estate Planning ConferencePlanning for Special Children2011
Stretch IRA TrustsStretch IRA Trusts2010
State Farm Insurance10 Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning2010
EP Update in Estate Planning for 2010Estate Planning2010
The Arizona InstituteTax Planning for Small Business2007
Naifa Annual Meeting10 Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning2005