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BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1995
Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1995

Wayne H. Taylor

Partner

“My duty as an attorney is to use my legal knowledge to try and make life a little fairer for my clients.”

Wayne is a practical, down-to-earth attorney who genuinely cares about providing his clients with quality legal services and delivers exceptional service.  As an Arizona attorney with over twenty (20) years of estate planning and probate experience, he is uniquely qualified to provide his clients with high quality and comprehensive trust and estate legal advice and solutions.

Wayne represents not only individuals and couples who choose to prepare for their eventual incapacity and death (estate planning), but also individuals responsible for managing the legal and financial affairs of a loved-one, after his or her death, whether or not a Will or Trust exists.

Estate Planning

During his career, Wayne has traveled and conducted seminars throughout Arizona to teach and encourage people to take advantage of the many benefits of estate planning as a preventative solution to costly probate litigation. He firmly believes that in most cases it is wise to not only avoid or minimizing court involvement to the greatest extent possible, but also to be prepared for unanticipated and unwelcome litigation.  An ounce of prevention (careful attention to detail in planning and documentation) is preferable to and yields better overall results than a pound of cure (hoping for the best and then dealing with a crisis).

Trust & Estate Administration/Probate

Wayne has helped hundreds of clients efficiently deal with and manage the financial affairs and legal issues that arise with the death of a spouse, relative, or loved-one.  Since Wayne has extensive experience in the administration of estate, trust, and probate matters, you can be confident that your matter will not be his first rodeo! Wayne successfully navigates the legal complexities of the administrative process, interprets and analyzes applicable trusts and wills, provides practical advice, assists with recordkeeping and accountings, resolves disputes, oversees compliance with legal requirements, and, most importantly helps protect his clients from potential liability.

Wayne is trustworthy, diligent, and kind, but perhaps more importantly, he listens and responds to the needs and concerns of his clients.  Wayne has the overall understanding, expertise, and experience that yields consistent positive results and ultimately peace of mind for his clients.

Personal

Although Wayne is originally from Texas.  He speaks Spanish, having lived and worked in both Mexico and Bolivia.  Wayne is a graduate of Brigham Young University and prior to law school worked for several years as a systems engineer and a branch manager of an international export company.  He graduated with honors from Valparaiso University Law School.  Wayne’s loving and supportive wife, Karen, is a professional organist who is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organ performance from Arizona State University.  Wayne and Karen have six wonderful children and ten cute grandchildren.

EDUCATION

Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, J.D., 1995
Senior Honors
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah B.S. Business Management, 1985
Co-concentrations in Marketing & International Business

Wayne H. Taylor

Partner

BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1995
Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1995

Wayne H. Taylor is a personable, experienced, down-to-earth attorney, who listens carefully to his clients’ needs and works tirelessly with them toward achievement of their reasonable legal goals. He has adopted two generally applicable rules of life that he overheard his father-in-law share with his sons when we all were much younger: 1) Life is work; and 2) Life is not fair! The first rule can be associated most closely with his estate planning practice, while the second rule corresponds more closely with his probate litigation practice. Although life can be unfair, Wayne views it as his duty as an attorney is to use his legal knowledge and expertise to try and make life a little fairer for his clients.

Wayne H. Taylor was born in El Paso, Texas and has lived in many states and foreign countries. He speaks Spanish fluently—a result of not only several years of language coursework, but also having had the opportunity to live and work in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Wayne graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Seven years and four children later, Wayne left his job as a branch manager of an import/export company to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer. He graduated with honors from Valparaiso University School of Law and moved his family to Arizona, where he has lived ever since. Wayne and his lovely wife, Karen, have been married for twenty-eight years and have six children (not counting spouses). Wayne enjoys performing in community musical theater productions.

EDUCATION

Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, J.D., 1995
Senior Honors
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah B.S. Business Management, 1985
Co-concentrations in Marketing & International Business

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