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David I. Karp

Estate planning Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    80%

    15 years

  2. Elder law
    10%
    Medicaid/ALTCS planning and VA Aid & Attendance Planning

    13 years

  3. Probate
    10%
    Informal probates and small estate affidavits only.

    15 years

I became an estate planning lawyer at the age of 40 because I've been where you are - wanting to protect my family. When a recommended attorney created my wife's and my first plan, like most estate plans, it would not have protected our loved ones if anything went wrong in their lives after we passed away. And we were unaware of the potential vulnerability  - we didn't know what we didn't know. Now I know better and am determined to ensure our clients have a plan that works as they intend even if life throws a curve ball. 

  • 10 years of experience
  • Hundreds of satisfied clients
  • Accredited VA attorney
  • A go-to ALTCS resource for Tuscon estate planning attorneys

Our team includes a former ALTCS employee, a Veteran, and other field experts. You don't know what will happen to your loved ones after you're gone but you can plan to protect against the curve balls that may come their way. We can help. 

Location

David I. Karp
5405 N. Oracle Road
Suite 101
Tucson, AZ, 85704

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Posted by Bryan | May 25, 2023
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FTS
David and his staff were excellent. He is very informative about every step. Glad to have David and his team on my team.
Posted by Kirstie | November 30, 2022
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The best estate planning attorney in Tucson
This review is long overdue. When we first met with David Karp, we immediately knew that he was above and beyond any other estate planning attorneys. Not only has he set up a personalized estate plan for us, but he has helped us through some complicated matters regarding a sub trust from a different office. Before we found David Karp, we were very anxious and overwhelmed with planning needs. Now I have full confidence in our estate plan and am at ease knowing that we are truly being taken care of. We have had some unique matters that David has taken the time to research and explain to us as needed. Finding David Karp for our estate planning needs has been a blessing to our family!
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Posted by Larry | July 16, 2022
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Estate Plan & Trust
David was very helpful in taking us through Estate Planning and creation of our family trust. He explains various options in easy to understand terms over multiple meetings and his suggestions allowed us to structure our trust with better options for our family to administer upon our passing. His team is very professional in preparing the various documents and thoroughly reviewing them with us. We also appreciated the online cloud service for storing our documents which is a great benefit for our Estate Executors in the future. The cloud service is easy to use in updating and adding documents to our file. David also provides options for future updates to our Trust plan that we plan on continuing. We highly recommend David and his team.
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Posted by Janice | July 11, 2022
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David Karp and his wonderful team assisted me at a very difficult time in my life.
They were always there with personal assistance, to handle probate and other legal documents, field my questions, deal with banks, and help me plan for my loved ones' future financial security.
Posted by Paul | July 4, 2022
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Estate planning
David and his staff were very helpful in our time of need, we had a constricted time time and he made it happen.
Posted by GENE | June 26, 2022
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Friendly, engaged and very thorough
Mr. Karp and his team thoroughly gathered information regarding our complicated situation and provided an extremely detailed and well organized trust. We were referred by a friend and have referred directly him to others.
Posted by Mark | June 22, 2022
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Great service and great expirence
Our requirements were unique, we needed a will for me and a trust for my Nephew and Niece to be connected to allow surviveship to provide caregiver control for the Niece. David made it seem easy and explained it excellently so all of us understood the process and the steps to follow if something happens in the future. We all feel confident that when one of passes there will be no issues with probate or the court system.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2021
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Happy Customer!
I have a special needs child, so my estate planning needs are very specific and different than most. David knew exactly what to do to protect the interest of ALL family members (even including future generations) far beyond my knowledge and previous understanding of our needs. I say previous knowledge and understanding because he thoroughly explained every possible scenario and legal relevance until I was completely comfortable with it. So now, I have the knowledge as well. He pointed out things I had never dreamed of, than safe guarded us from them. His brain is a magical machine that is dedicated to your particular case and every tiny detail is included. His team is just as amazing as he, and you can tell that the whole office staff is happy to be there. Each person was obviously distinctly chosen for not only their talents, but for their ability to blend well with the team and clients alike. I had spoken with 2 other attorneys prior to finding David and they were ok, but once I met with David, I quickly realized how run of the mill they were. NOT David! He is just phenomenal at his job! He blows everyone else out of the water! I highly recommend him! Worth every penny!
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Posted by Donald | May 14, 2021
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Highest level of professionalism
I am so impressed with David and his associates. One fee for my Trust and all auxiliary documents. Serviced by several associates, who were professional, accommodating, and friendly. Made many suggestions that I wasn’t aware of previously. A positive, easy, and pleasurable experience.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
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Estate Planning Services
I was referred to David Karp's office by a neighbor and fellow veteran. I had recently moved to Arizona from another state and had not updated my estate plan since my wife passed away 8 years ago. David and his staff reviewed all my existing documents and presented me with several options for updating each one. David always presented the potential outcomes of the many scenarios in a neutral manner allowing me to make the decisions without any pressure from his office. He cares a lot about helping veterans, so I give him an extra half star for that! Overall, a very good experience in getting some important legal work taken care of. I recommend his services, especially to my fellow veterans.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2021
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David I. Karp, Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
For those in need of setting up a Supplemental Special Needs Trust, I would highly recommend David Karp’s law firm. Mr. Karp was kind and patient with me as I know so little about the law. He took the time to answer my questions and make me feel at ease with moving forward with hiring him. I can also say his entire team was friendly and very helpful. I felt welcomed and well cared for from the very first phone call. Also, they were quick to respond to me, whether by email or phone calls. So know that you can trust this team if you find you are in need of keeping your SSI and Medicaid in case you ever receive an inheritance.
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Posted by Patrick | February 14, 2021
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Thorough and Friendly
My wife and i hired David Karp on the recommendation of a retired U.S. Attorney friend who had estate work done by David. We needed a living trust and met with David who explained the various trust versions and why he recommended a specific type. He said his fee was not the lowest for this type of work and it was higher than I expected, but based on our meeting and recommendation we hired him. Over several weeks and meetings he and his friendly staff prepared the trust along with updates to our existing estate documents, such as Will, Living Will and Powers of Attorney. He also recommended a local elder care company that provides assistance should we ever need it. Overall, an excellent experience and we will use his services again if needed.
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Posted by Mel | July 11, 2020
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Trust and ancillary documents
Our original trust was 20 years old and needed to be updated, along with ancillary documents (Will, Healthcare POA, Living Will, etc.) We attended the presentations of two different attorneys, including David. We felt more comfortable with David and his presentation. He also had a couple of his team members there who we also talked to. We liked the more relaxed personality of David and his team. We liked that David's team included LGBT members (we are LGBT). In advance of our first meeting he let us know what information we should be pulling together for him. At our first meeting he laid out how the process would work, then walked through our information, and asked additional questions and for additional information. The process was very smooth. When our draft document was done we met with David and his team again to walk through the document, how it was organized and then to explain each section. We answered any additional questions they had, we asked our questions, we identified corrections/modifications, etc. Once documents were signed, Paula did considerable work researching how our different holdings would need to be transferred to our updated trust. We did find a few minor typos and missed information but everything was corrected very promptly. Overall, we were very comfortable with David and the team and satisfied with the documents they created for us.
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Posted by Jami | January 25, 2016
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David Karp and his staff were exactly what I needed.
I had to create a new Trust for my estate planning and called David Karp to to the job. I can't tell you how glad I am that I did. I was replacing an old trust that was complicated and outdated. With his guidance, patience and advice, I now have a less complicated, yet more thorough Trust in place that has left me with great peace of mind. He, along with every staff member that I had the pleasure of working with, was patient, clear, informative and kind. This was all very comforting, especially when discussing certain topics that are included in estate planning. His expertise was evident and his advice was extremely helpful. I also appreciated the fact that he was so intent on individualizing my plan according to MY needs and wishes. At difficult times, these types of tasks can be depressing and tedious. David and his staff made this very easy and pleasant. When I had a meeting panned with his office, I actually looked forward to it, as I knew from our first meeting, that I was in good, competent hands that would take care of a very important responsibility.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2015
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Estate planning
Dave and staff have been very professional, good communicators and very attentive to our needs in estate planning. Dave has a high level of relevant legal expertise and an unusual ability to explain and simplify very complex issues. He has earned our trust.
Posted by Linda | November 5, 2015
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Very Professional
David and his staff are very professional. Accommodated our requests and completed the process expeditiously.
Posted by Douglas | October 31, 2015
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Review for David Karp
David and his staff have done all we have asked for and more in handling our will and estate needs. We could not be happier with their expertise and service !!!!
Posted by Mike | October 31, 2015
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Outstanding attorney and staff
Everything we needed in a complete and timely manner. We had been a little intimidated by the perceived complexities of setting up a trust, but Dave and his staff made it quick and easy. Have recommended him to others, and will continue to do so.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David I Karp, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • 2009 - 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 FPA of Southern Arizona April Breakfast Meeting
  • Estate Planning Mistakes Clients Typically Make
  • 2018
  • NARPM Annual Conference (Southern Arizona Chapter)
  • The Top Ten Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with David for several years and I frequently refer clients to him. He is highly respected in the elder law and estate planning communities. David is very knowledgeable and is a great resource, not just for clients, but for other attorneys."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a prominent member of Wealth Counsel, a nationwide collaborative group of estate planning attorneys."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David since he began practicing and I have watched his growth in knowledge of the law, including expanding in to the area of elder law, with admiration. We often discuss difficult legal issues with each other and both of us gain from the collegiality. David is an excellent choice for those in the Tucson area."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Dave Karp and his team. Dave has a love for figuring out the nuts-and- bolts of every plan and excels at creating strategies that meets his clients best interests. I have worked with Dave on several cases and find him to be highly intelligent, creative and passionate about doing his best work for each client."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David I. Karp is an exceptional estate planning attorney. He is a brilliant attorney who makes it his business to educate himself on the latest and best estate planning techniques. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David professionally for several years. I have found David to be very knowledgeable and conscientious. I would highly recommend David to clients looking for a high quality, caring Estate Planning lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable, and I have referred clients to him in the past."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David because he has the knowledge and experience to find excellent solutions for all types of estate planning clients."
Probate Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a very good attorney. He is always up to date on new developments in his field and has the confidence of not just his clients, but other attorneys who know and work with him. The best way to find an attorney to represent you is to get a good referral from someone you trust. The second best way is to take my advise and hire David."
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Tucson Estate planning Lawyer David I. Karp
David I. Karp
Estate planning Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 14 years