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Benjamin West Hunsaker

Estate planning Attorney at Carefree, AZ

4.0   4 reviews

also known as West Hunsaker

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Estate planning for those who need a revocable living trust, a will, Powers of Attorney, Business planning, Advanced planning and administration after death.

    14 years

  2. Trusts
    20%
    Revocable and irrevocable living trusts

    13 years

  3. Life insurance
    10%

    13 years

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    10%
    Business entity planning, business succession planning, foundations

    13 years

  5. Guardianship
    5%

    13 years

  6. Partnership
    5%

    13 years

  7. Power of attorney
    5%
    Mental Health Care Power of Attorney, Property Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney

    13 years

  8. Probate
    5%

    13 years

West was born in Melbourne, Florida and moved to Phoenix, Arizona during his teen years.  West was blessed to be born into a good family who taught him the importance of protecting your loved ones and helping others.  These teachings have influenced every aspect of his life and were a motivating factor for joining Morris Hall, PLLC (MH) as an estate planning attorney.

 

He attained his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Western International University, graduating Cum Laude.  He later attended the Phoenix School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree prior to being admitted to the Arizona Bar Association.

 

Prior to joining Morris Hall, West worked for over 12 years as a Vice President for JPMorgan Chase & Company in New York City.  During this time he managed an $8 billion portfolio and served as a representative on an industry-wide team focused on legislative issues affecting banking costumers.

 

In 2005, West joined MH with the desire to assist families and individuals to protect themselves and their loved ones.  Since that time, he has helped MH grow throughout Arizona and into New Mexico while solidifying MH’s position as a premier estate planning law firm in the southwest.

 

West is President Elect of Carefree Kiwanis Club; co-chairman of Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation and Make-A-Wish Arizona Planned Giving Advisory Committees. He is also on the National Advisory Board for Make-A-Wish.

 

West is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, American Bar Association and Maricopa Bar Association.

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Location

Morris Hall, PLLC
7208 E. Cave Creek Rd
Carefree, AZ, 85377
Morris Hall, PLLC
7600 N 16th Street
Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ, 85020
Morris Hall, PLLC
14300 N. Northsight Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
 
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Posted by Kathy | January 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Hired West Hunsaker to restate my Trust and he was very personable, tentative to details and explained things in simple everyday language making things easy to understand. I would definitely work with Mr. Hunsaker again and highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Chris | August 19, 2013
Very professional and thorough
Very satisfied with Mr. Hunsaker's work. We really needed to get our estate planning/living will in order and he made the process easy and was very thorough. I was impressed with his ability to explain things in a way that my wife and I could easily understand. It's a process that we have avoided for too long and can be a little uncomfortable, but he put us at ease. MHK has the reputation as being the best in Estate Planning and after working with Mr. Hunsaker, we agree with that assessment.
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Posted by Michael | April 26, 2013
Very professional trusts and estates lawyer - highly recommended
Very professional and extremely knowledgeable in the trust/estate/wills field. Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing to plan for the future. Despite ti being something that nobody wants to think about, Mr. Hunskaer made the process easy and helped me understand why and how the process works.
Posted by J | June 20, 2013
STAY AWAY
Very dissatisfied extremely expensive and only cares when he thinks you may refer more clients in. I can not express how poor we were treated. Would NEVER recommend them

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morris Hall, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Vice President
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • 1993 - 2005

Education

  • Western International University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tax & Asset Protection Planning

Associations

  • Foothills Community Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Chairman Planned Giving Advisory Council
  • 2015 - Present
  • Make-A-Wish Arizona
  • Co-Chairman Planned Giving Advisory Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • National Planned Giving Advisory Council
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Carefree Kiwanis Club
  • Past President
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Practioner with Heart Award
  • Trust & Estates Magazine
  • 2013

Publications

  • Book
  • Tax-Free Money for Long-Term Care
  • 2018
  • Book
  • Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 Advanced Personal Injury Seminar
  • Asset Protection
  • 2018
  • Raymond James Educational Series
  • Inherited IRAs
  • 2017
  • Alzheimers Educational Event
  • Estate Planning and Alzheimers
  • 2017
  • Joint Conference with Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • Planned Giving
  • 2016
  • Arizona Fiduciary Association Conference
  • Trust Administration
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Benjamin
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"West is an excellent attorney who handles his clients' cases with the utmost care, respect, and integrity. Any family would be lucky to have West Hunsaker guiding them through the estate planning process."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Carefree Estate planning Lawyer Benjamin West Hunsaker
Benjamin West Hunsaker
Estate planning Attorney
Carefree, AZ
Licensed for 12 years
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