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Philosophy



Trent believes in partnering with his clients by truly understanding their business, their needs, concerns, and goals.  He takes a sincere interest in his clients and strives to understand what is truly important to them.  This philosophy comes from his experience sitting on the opposite side of the desk from attorneys, as a client.  As an operations manager of a multi-million dollar construction company, Trent worked closely with numerous attorneys for nearly ten years.  He knows what it is like to sit in the client’s chair, and as a result, he strives to be the attorney he wished he always had.


 


Trent grew up in a family business—a commercial and residential general construction company.  Growing up he had a hand in every aspect of the family construction business, Trent is ingrained with a deep appreciation for successful business operations.  As the years passed, Trent’s responsibilities in the company grew and he worked his way up from a laborer, tradesman, foreman, superintendent, project manager, and finally to operations manager.  While a project manager, Trent was responsible for simultaneously managing several multi-million dollar commercial and residential construction projects and successfully completed more than $50 million worth of construction.  After being promoted to operations manager, he was responsible for the successful on-time, under-budget completion of as many as 30 projects per year.  This experience taught Trent a lot about business, but more inportantly, it taught him about developing and maintaining healthy relationships.  Trent has seen how easy it is for businesses to suffer as a result of internal or external conflict, including lawsuits or threats of suit. He has learned that preventing problems through proper planning is the key to protecting wealth and family harmony. Trent takes that approach with all estate planning, business, and probate clients.  He carefully explains the law and how it relates to the client's situation so that each and every client can make the best decisions for their lives.  Trent always puts his clients first and strives to ensure their needs are met.


  


As an avid outdoorsman, Trent enjoys shooting sports and firearms collecting.  His interest in the law and love of firearms has left Trent with an intense interest in firearms law- in particular, the National Firearms Act (NFA).  Trent drafts custom gun trusts which allow firearms owners and collectors to safely and legally own NFA weapons, including machine guns, short barrel rifles (SBR), short barrel shotguns (SBS), suppressors (silencers), destructive devices, and Another Other Weapons (AOW).  Gun trusts ensure that those weapons are purchased and transferred properly to prevent accidental felony charges.


 


Personal



Trent knows what is most important in his life: his wife and three children.  He loves spending time with them and strives to be a good husband and father.  Trent loves the outdoors and enjoys scuba diving, camping, sports, and shooting (but not hunting).  Trent maintains an informative website, www.azgunlaw.com, which is dedicated to Arizona firearms law, the National Firearms Act (NFA) and gun trusts.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Business: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nathan Carr

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Woods is a great resource to have for probate matters and estate planning matters. He is very knowledgeable and takes care of his clients.

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    Nathan Carr Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Karen Anne Richman

    I am very happy to provide an endorsement for Mr. Woods. Trent is an intelligent, experienced, and hard-working advocate who truly cares about his clients, and always makes himself accessible to them. He is well-respected in the estate planning community for his solid advice and extensive knowledge in the area of NFA Gun Trusts. He is genuinely devoted to the best interests of his clients and a great selection in an attorney.

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    Karen Richman Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

4140 E. Baseline Road
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85206

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 201307/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Advocacy FellowSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2013
Law, Science and Technology CertificateSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2013
Willard H. Pedrick ScholarSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2011
Hall of FameBoy Scouts of America - Picacho Peak district2007
Spark Plug AwardBoy Scouts of America2007
Spark Plug AwardBoy Scouts of America2006
Spark Plug AwardBoy Scouts of America2005
Masonry Building of the YearArizona Masonry Guild2004
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ManagerWoods Law Group, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyDavis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC2013 - 2014
Rule 38 Limited Practice AttorneyMaricopa Country Attorney's Ofc2012 - 2013
Operations ManagerWoods Construction Company, Inc.2007 - 2010
Project Manager / EstimatorWoods Construction Company, Inc.2002 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law SectionMember2014 - Present
WealthCounselMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Rifle AssociationMember2012 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner NewsletterArizona Lien Laws: What Every Contractor, Subcontractor or Material Supplier Needs to Know2014
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC NewsletterMachine Guns and Bigfoot: National Firearms Act Myths2014
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner NewsletterMedical Marijuana and Guns: Do they Mix?2014
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner NewsletterWhat is a Gun Trust?2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business Institute: Gun Law in ArizonaGun Law in Arizona2016
Encanterra Country Club Veterans and Shooting Club: Guns in ArizonaGuns in Arizona2016
Gun Trusts: The Best Way to Own, Use, and Share Machine Guns, Silencers, and ALL of Your GunsNFA Gun Trusts2014
Gun Trust SeminarGun Trusts2014
Gun Trust SeminarGun Trusts2014