MEYROSE BLACKFORD PLC

Arizona Estate Planning, Probate and Business Law Firm

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Firm Overview

Meyrose Blackford PLC is an estate planning, probate and business law firm located in Arizona. Our attorneys are committed to providing excellent client representation in the areas of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care documents, asset protection, probate, guardianship, elder law, estate and trust disputes, and in various areas of business law.

Our attorneys will take the time to speak with you and to understand your current situation, so that we may provide you with personalized solutions that address your specific needs and objectives.
Main Office

Scottsdale Office
5635 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 170
Scottsdale  AZ  85250

Phone
  • (480) 729-6211
Fax
  • (480) 522-3166

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Hourly Rates

$250

Other Offices

  • Sun City West Office
    13801 W. Camino Del Sol
    Sun City West,  AZ  85375
  • Chandler Office
    123 W. Chandler Heights
    Chandler,  AZ  85248
Estate Planning
Arizona Estate and Business Law Firm
Estate Planning

We offer a wide range of estate planning services, based on our clients' individual needs and goals. Our estate planning services range from basic wills and health care advance directives to complex trust agreements and asset protection planning. We will take the time to understand your needs and your individual situation so that we can help develop and implement an estate plan that will indicate how you wish for your assets to be distributed, make clear your wishes regarding end of life care, and effectively plan for the future of your family.

Probate

Our attorneys are experienced at successfully settling decedent estates through the probate court and in administering trusts. We work closely with personal representatives (sometimes referred to as executors or administrators), Trustees, fiduciaries and other individuals to facilitate the orderly distribution of the property of an estate or trust, preparation of an accounting of assets, payments of final debts or taxes of the estate and resolution of issues or conflicts involving beneficiaries.

Guardianship

The attorneys of Meyrose Blackford PLC have a great deal of experience in handling guardianship and conservatorship related matters. We are able to help guide you through the complex process of establishing a guardianship for an elderly friend or relative, a loved one with a disability, or a minor child in need. Our attorneys will take the time to discuss the court procedures involved, as well as to help you understand the duties and responsibilities that you will have once appointed as Guardian for your loved one.

Business Matters

We represent businesses and business owners in handling a wide range of legal issues ranging from business formation and choice of entity to the review, negotiation and preparation of business contracts. Regardless of the size of your business, we can assist you with selection of the best form of legal entity, development of a business succession plan designed to meet your short and long term objectives, and can assist you with your business transactions.

Kari Meyrose

Kari R. Meyrose focuses primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate, elder law and corporate transactions. Kari spends time talking with each one of her clients in order to ascertain each client's individual needs and expectations. Kari particularly enjoys the opportunity to counsel clients regarding their unique estate planning needs, and to assist clients in seeing that their long-term estate planning objectives are met. She considers the various legal strategies available to each client, and spends time discussing the economic, practical and emotional consequences of potential options and results.

Kari has represented clients in a wide variety of matters including the development and implementation of comprehensive estate plans designed to meet the diverse needs of a wide variety of clients, contested and uncontested trust and probate administration, guardianships, business formation and succession planning, and corporate transactions.

Kari is a member of the Executive Council of the Elder Law, Mental Health & Special Needs Planning Section of the Bar and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation Financial Advisors. She is a member of the Scottsdale Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and is also currently affiliated with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Wills for Heroes.

Kari attended Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated with her J.D. in 2008. During law school, Kari worked in the Elder Law Clinic and volunteered as an advisor at the Guardianship Help Desk at the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Illinois. She also worked with the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, where she focused primarily on health care law and end of life issues. Kari attended Arizona State University where she earned her B.S. in Psychology in 2003. While attending ASU, Kari worked with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Arizona State University Chapter, and helped to establish one of the first on-campus college mental illness support, education, and awareness programs in the country.

Kari is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Illinois.

Shad W. Blackford

Shad attended Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. Prior to co-founding Meyrose Blackford PLC, Shad worked with one of the premiere probate firms in Arizona where he was a part of the litigation department with litigation involving wills, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships and exploitation of vulnerable adults under Title 46.

Shad works primarily in the areas of general probate, estate planning and business organizations. Shad has served as court appointed attorney and Guardian Ad Litem for the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2011 where he represents the protected persons of guardianship and conservatorship estates.

Prior experience of Shad also includes bankruptcy, construction defect litigation and work as a general practitioner in Pinal County, Arizona where Shad was able to practice in numerous aspects of the law. Shad is involved in the State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Section, the Maricopa County Bar Association, and the Estate and Trust Section Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

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