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.
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.
Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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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.
Karen Richman Estate planning Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trial Advocacy Fellow||Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2013|
|Law, Science and Technology Certificate||Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2013|
|Willard H. Pedrick Scholar||Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2011|
|Hall of Fame||Boy Scouts of America - Picacho Peak district||2007|
|Spark Plug Award||Boy Scouts of America||2007|
|Spark Plug Award||Boy Scouts of America||2006|
|Spark Plug Award||Boy Scouts of America||2005|
|Masonry Building of the Year||Arizona Masonry Guild||2004|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1996|
|Manager||Woods Law Group, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC||2013 - 2014|
|Rule 38 Limited Practice Attorney||Maricopa Country Attorney's Ofc||2012 - 2013|
|Operations Manager||Woods Construction Company, Inc.||2007 - 2010|
|Project Manager / Estimator||Woods Construction Company, Inc.||2002 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Rifle Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Davis Miles McGuire Gardner Newsletter||Arizona Lien Laws: What Every Contractor, Subcontractor or Material Supplier Needs to Know||2014|
|Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC Newsletter||Machine Guns and Bigfoot: National Firearms Act Myths||2014|
|Davis Miles McGuire Gardner Newsletter||Medical Marijuana and Guns: Do they Mix?||2014|
|Davis Miles McGuire Gardner Newsletter||What is a Gun Trust?||2014|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|National Business Institute: Gun Law in Arizona||Gun Law in Arizona||2016|
|Encanterra Country Club Veterans and Shooting Club: Guns in Arizona||Guns in Arizona||2016|
|Gun Trusts: The Best Way to Own, Use, and Share Machine Guns, Silencers, and ALL of Your Guns||NFA Gun Trusts||2014|
|Gun Trust Seminar||Gun Trusts||2014|
|Gun Trust Seminar||Gun Trusts||2014|