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Kent S Berk

Probate Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 31 years
    Colorado - CO 30 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kent

Learn Kent’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    8%

  2. Debt collection
    8%

  3. Debt settlement
    8%

  4. Elder law
    8%
    All types of probate, estate, will and trust disputes - beneficiary claims and challenges. Exploitation of vulerable or incapacitated adults. Real estate and other disputes. Our aggressive and tenacious attorneys take pride in providing top notch service, and carefully evaluating each case.

    20 years

  5. International law
    8%

  6. Life insurance
    8%

  7. Litigation
    8%

  8. Mediation
    8%

  9. Power of attorney
    8%

  10. Probate
    8%
    All types of probate, estate, will and trust disputes - beneficiary claims and challenges. Exploitation of vulerable or incapacitated adults. Real estate and other disputes. Our aggressive and tenacious attorneys take pride in providing top notch service, and carefully evaluating each case.

    20 years

  11. Real estate
    8%
    All types of probate, estate, will and trust disputes - beneficiary claims and challenges. Exploitation of vulerable or incapacitated adults. Real estate and other disputes. Our aggressive and tenacious attorneys take pride in providing top notch service, and carefully evaluating each case.

    31 years

  12. Trusts
    8%

  13. Other
    4%

Berk Law Group, P.C.. is a Scottsdale, Arizona law firm of experienced lawyers committed to vigorous and tenacious representation, customer service, attention to detail, creativity, and integrity.  Our litigation attorneys handle virtually all types of disputes, including estate, probate, trust, elder law, vulnerable adult, real estate, property, personal injury and insurance.  We treat you the way that we would expect to be treated by an estate attorney.  That means we fight hard for you to protect your interests.  We treat you with dignity.  Our fees are fair.  We are available when you need us.  Our attorneys passionately focus on solving your goals and meeting your needs.

Berk Law Group, PC

 

Estate, Probate and Will Disputes

 

Elder Law

 

Real Estate Disputes

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Location

Berk Law Group, P.C.
14220 N. Northsight Boulevard
Suite 135
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by AK | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consummate professional of the highest integrity
When I learned that my father, 87 years old, incapacitated by advanced Alzheimer’s disease, and under the direction of his “new” wife, 19 years his junior, had made changes to his will/trust to disinherit his entire family (5 daughters and 5 grandchildren), I knew I needed expert help. I spent two weeks researching Trust/Probate attorneys online. I selected Kent Berk because of the excellent client and peer reviews I read. Copious peer reviews rated him 5/5 on legal knowledge, analytical capacity, judgement, communication and legal experience. Comments from peers such as “fair but formidable opponent and conservative ethical standards” were very impressive; and are indeed, very accurate. Abundant client reviews mentioned qualities such as: “compassion, high efficiency, sincerity, caring, superior knowledge, assertiveness, aggressiveness, fierce/relentless/strong/dedicated/zealous advocacy, creativity, accessibility, cost effectiveness, fees that are very fair, very thorough, no details left uncovered, real working knowledge of how things happen in probate cases, skillful, concern for his client, listening to his clients, keen sense for strategic planning and tactical execution, unfailing courtesy, committed, prompt, ethics and honesty are above reproach.” It sounded too good to be true. My actual experience with Kent and his team, from the first moment I spoke with him, confirmed that everything I had read was spot on. I knew immediately, by the way he answered questions, that he was someone I could trust. Our opposing counsel, on the other hand, consistently displayed incompetent, unprofessional and unethical behavior. In addition, he was a nasty piece of work, never missing an opportunity to insult, slander and outright lie. Kent remained courteous at all times. And then, Kent made mincemeat of his arguments, where it counted, in documentation and in front of the Commissioner and the Judge in court. Kent and his team delivered an excellent outcome. In addition to being the consummate professional of the highest integrity, Kent is also a compassionate, kind, patient and truly decent human being. My Dad became very ill and passed away during this time. I was blessed to have Kent’s support, both professionally and emotionally, during a very trying period. I cannot recommend him highly enough, and would hire him again without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elder Law in Arizona
Kent Berk came highly recommended to my siblings and I from our, out of state, estate attorney. We immediately hired him to represent us in a legal matter concerning our elderly mother who was incapacitated by advanced Alzheimer's Disease. Mr. Berk is a compassionate, highly efficient attorney who sincerely cares about our loved ones who are being mistreated by other family members. He has a superior knowledge and understanding of the legal process. If you need an assertive, conscientious advocate who will go all the way to protect you and your parent, he is the only person you need to call. I would rate him and his staff a 10+.
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Posted by Mary | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Rate Attorney
When my husband died leaving me and our minor son behind, his long-estranged adult children suddenly wanted a family reunion for the first time in many years - a reunion with the assets that were left to me and my minor son. Kent Berk fought fiercely and creatively on our behalf through 5 federal lawsuits that were caused by these greed-ridden criminals to get this resolved as quickly and humanely as possible with an excellent outcome for me and my son. He and his firm are extremely professional and kind and knowledgeable and the fees are very fair. Kent leaves no detail uncovered in his relentless pursuit of achieving the best outcome for his client. If I could give 10 stars here I would. I would hire him again in a minute if the need ever arose.
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Posted by Deborah | October 15, 2013
The Good Guys
When my sister died I found myself in a really bad mess trying to Probate her Estate. The worst part was an ex-spouse who did not want to fulfill a Divorce (he wanted to just keep all her money. . .to "help" him raise the kids. . .that is, to support himself and thereby "help" raise the kids). If you are Divorced or concerned about making sure your children receive what is theirs and not a future spouse's long after you've passed, you must meet with Kent. Kent is amazing in the courtroom and was able to cut through a lot of "smoke and mirrors" that the ex-spouse tried to use. He knows. . .really has that working knowledge. . .of how things happen in a Probate case. Lots of lawyers will "advise" you, and they will have never really worked a case based on their advice. I wish I had known Kent when the whole mess started, he would have saved me (probably more) $30,000.00 I gave to another firm. . .with NO real results. Kent ALWAYS had my back, he was always professional and really cared about how my case would affect me.
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Posted by Derrill | July 20, 2013
Highly experienced, knowledgeable; keen sense for strategic planning and tactical execution
I have known Kent for almost 20 years and have utilized his legal services for roughly the same. My legal service needs have been varied, spanning corporate, real estate, personal injury and family law, and I have utilized various attorneys depending on scope and area of practice. However, all of my litigation needs have been handled exclusively by Kent and his team, and most notably in the areas of intellectual property, corporate and personal injury litigation, and with favorable outcomes in every case. I would trust no other attorney for such. Kent is not only highly experienced and knowledgeable, but he has an uncanny sense when it comes to the application of strategic planning and tactical execution. He is very thorough and misses no details in his planning. I can highly recommend Kent's legal services without any reservation.
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Posted by Steve | May 20, 2013
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation
If you are looking for efficiency and an attorney who will expedite the process Kent Berk can make it happen. Not playing defense and taking the offensive to the next level is his specialty. So if you are looking for someone not to give you reasons why not, this attorney gets results.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-375 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President-Attorney
  • Berk Law Group, P.C. fka Berk & Moskowitz, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Berk Law Group, P.C.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Associate
  • O'Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Chief Judge, United States District Court, Colorado
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude/Order of the Coif)
  • 1992
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sage v. Blagg Appraisal Co.
  • Won - unanimous decision at AZ Court of Appeals

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association
  • Member/Director
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Attorney of the Month
  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Tulane Law Review
  • Mercy Killing and the Slayer Rule: Should the Legislatures Change Something?
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Arizona, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Financial Exploitation under Arizona's Adult Protective Services Act
  • 2015
  • Real Estate Industry Partners Conference
  • Anti-Deficiency Laws
  • 2010
  • Arizona Real Estate Industry Partners Conference
  • Anti-Deficiency Laws
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (9)
Endorse Kent
Probate Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been involved in a number of trust/estate litigation matters with Mr. Berk and his firm, the Berk Law Group. I have always found Kent to be a professional and reasonable attorney to work with, but also a strong and dedicated advocate for his clients."
Probate Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kent for a number of years. I have tremendous respect for his knowledge and capabilities. He's top tier."
Insurance Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Kent many years ago when he was opposing counsel in a very difficult case. He impressed me with his skill, legal knowledge and unfailing courtesy. Since we successfully settled that matter, my admiration for him is such that I have referred numerous people to Kent in matters involving insurance coverage/bad faith, real estate and related matters. All have thanked me for the referral. Kent always seems to come up with solutions to complex problems."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent is a creative and committed lawyer. He brings valuable insights and hard work to his cases."
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Scottsdale Probate Lawyer Kent S Berk
Kent S Berk
Probate Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 31 years