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DARREN CASE Shareholder Tiffany & Bosco P.A. tblaw.com

Case is a tax and estate planning attorney for Tiffany & Bosco, licensed in the state of Arizona. He is the co-author of the “Arizona Estate Planning and Probate Handbook,” guest contributor for articles published on Forbes.com, former president of the Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section for the Maricopa County Bar Association, the incoming president for the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, and recognized as a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star. Business advice: “Have the internal drive to be the best version of yourself you can be, but understand that you will not always succeed each and every day.” Surprising fact: “I’m an Ironman triathlete, having competed at Ironman Arizona in 2012 and Ironman Oceanside California 70.3 for the past five years.”

ALISA GRAY

Shareholder Tiffany & Bosco P.A. tblaw.com Gray’s practice emphasizes probate and trust litigation and mediation, and elder law, such as guardianships and conservatorships for incapacitated persons. She is a frequent speaker at legal and professional events, including providing instruction on reducing workplace stress. In addition to practicing law, Gray is a yoga instructor at Desert Song Healing Arts Center. Business advice: “Trust your gut. If you have reservations about a particular client, pay attention. It’s important that you and your client have alignment in key areas. Don’t be afraid to walk away from a client, even if it means a loss of significant income, if you sense you’ll be asked to compromise your integrity or values.” Surprising fact: “My first job at age 14 was working on a tobacco farm in North Carolina.”

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PHOEBE MOFFATT

Attorney and counselor Sacks Tierney P. A. sackstierney.com Moffatt is a certified specialist in Estate and Trust Law through the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to her robust estate planning practice, she serves clients in the areas of probate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, conservatorships and beneficiary/heir matters. Moffatt is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates) 2013-2016; is a six-time Super Lawyers selectee (2010-2015); has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent ranking; is one of only three attorneys in the Valley to receive the Five Star Estate Planning Attorney award as listed in Phoenix Magazine; and has been included in “Arizona’s Top Lawyers” by Az Business magazine.

JAMES RYAN

Managing partner Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP frgalaw.com A co-founder of Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold, Ryan is a widely acknowledged leader in Phoenix legal and business circles for complex estate and business planning for closely held businesses and high net worth individuals. He serves on the boards of the Arizona Community Foundation, the 100 Club of Arizona and Bankers Trust Company. Business advice: “For attorneys, the best business practice is to identify an area of the law that you are passionate about and focus all of your efforts in becoming a recognized expert in that area.” Superpower: “The power to take away the fears and anxieties of other people.” Dream dinner: “I would take Chief Justice John Marshall to Steak 44 to discuss the impact of his famous Marbury v. Madison opinion on our current federal government.”

HOPE LEIBSOHN Member Sherman & Howard shermanhoward.com

Leibsohn has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. She specializes in customized legacy plans based not only on tax planning strategies, but also on incorporating each client’s unique family dynamics and core life values. Creative in her approach, Leibsohn designs various trusts to incentivize beneficiaries to become productive, contributing members of society. Leibsohn’s personal and professional motto is “how best may I serve?” Business advice: “Pick a specialty you are passionate about and always persevere.” Professional accomplishment: “The most rewarding aspect of my practice is working with clients and their families in creating unique legacy plans.”

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