Heidi focuses on all aspects of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and... more
Heidi focuses on all aspects of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and estate and trust administration with an emphasis on personal planning for high net worth families and individuals. Heidi's practice also focuses on charitable planned giving for families and individuals and advising tax-exempt organizations with respect to incorporation, board structuring and education, federal and s... view profile
Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney. Practice areas include: Estate... more
Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney. Practice areas include: Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration; Estate and Trust Litigation; Federal Income, Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Taxation; Planning for Florida Domicile; Planning for Charitable Contributions and Foundations; Planning for Distributions from IRAs and other Qualified Plans.
I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson... more
I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson in 2004. Being married and having seven children, I don't find much time for many things except for a little music, martial arts, and surfing. Apart from my primary work as a father and husband, I practice law --- and I truly enjoy it. It is amazing how many peoples lives are touched daily. My backgrou... view profile
John Laster is a lawyer licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District... more
John Laster is a lawyer licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He limits his practice to wealth transfer planning, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, healthcare decision issues, estate administration, estate taxes, elder law, and disability concerns. An AV PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell , John is listed in The Best Lawye... view profile
I chose to be a lawyer because it is an honorable way to earn a living. In my... more
I chose to be a lawyer because it is an honorable way to earn a living. In my profession I help people solve problems that matter to them, and make a difference every day. I believe that, along with being an advocate for my client, I am in a unique position to be a counselor as well and provide direction and advice for the future. I am married to Rachelle, and we have two great ki... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.