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Brent practices primarily in the areas of businesstrust and estate planningtrust 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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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Immigration: 15%
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Business: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Gunderson, Denton & Peterson, P.C.

1930 North Arboleda Road, Suite 201
Mesa, AZ, 85213


AZActive 198703/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Marquis’ Who’s Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGunderson, Denton & Peterson, P.C.1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Community FoundationProfessional Advisory Board Member2008 - Present
Wealth Counsel Advisor's ForumMember2007 - Present
Wealth CounselMember2004 - Present
East Valley Estate Planning CouncilMember1996 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1989 - Present
Maricopa County Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees1991 - 1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mesa Arizona Estate Planning Law TalkMesa Arizona Estate Planning Attorneys2010
Arizona Business Attorney ConferenceArizona Business Attorneys2009