Robin L Miskell

Robin L. Miskell

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Robin is a Certified Estate and Trust Law Specialist through the State Bar of Arizona, as well as a leader in the field of Private Wealth Law as deemed by Chambers 2018 High Net Worth (HNW) Guide. Robin practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, taxation and exempt organizations. She offers estate planning services for all ranges of financial situations, for married couples and single persons, with a variety of estate planning tools. Robin is experienced in drafting complex trust agreements, gift tax and estate tax returns, creating charitable organizations and dealing with contested probate administration cases. Robin specializes in drafting gun trusts and advises clients dealing with firearms for both planning purposes and estate administration issues.

Education & Credentials

Education

University of Texas

B.S., Civil Engineering, 1983
  • with honors

University of Texas

J.D., 1990

Bar Admission

  • Arizona

Acknowledgements

  • Listed in 2018 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Prominent Assignments

Design customized estate plans for married couples, unmarried couples, individuals and high net worth clients that achieve client's goals including:

  • Tax Savings Strategies including estate and income tax avoidance
  • Probate avoidance
  • Second marriages and blended families
  • Educational planning for children
  • Charitable giving
  • Inter-generational wealth transfers
  • Real estate, life insurance and retirement strategies
  • End of life care and life sustaining treatment

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Section, Executive Council Member (2018-2020)
  • American Bar Association, Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section 
  • Member, Valley Estate Planners

Publications/Presentations

  • Presenter, 2018 State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, Bankruptcy Consumer Section, When Death Comes to Bankruptcy, “Understanding Spendthrift Trusts,” June 29, 2018
  • Presenter,“Estate Planning and Estate Administration Issues Posed by Firearms,” Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee, September 12, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Presenter, “Summary of Hoag v. French - Issues Regarding Jurisdiction over Trustee,” ACTEC state meeting, June 26, 2016
  • Presenter, “Portability – Is it a Planning Tool or is it a Safety Net?,” Arizona State Bar Convention, June 15, 2016
  • Presenter, "Estate Planning 101: Key Concepts Including Top Trends to Know Now," Dickinson Wright Estate Planning Webinar, March 17, 2016
  • Presenter, “The Portability Election Under the 2015 Final Regulations,” Valley Estate Planners, November 19, 2015
  • Presenter, "Crossover Issues in Estate Planning," Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, March 6, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, "Forever Young in Life and Business: How to Protect and Enhance Your Image for Success," Phoenix, AZ, May 9, 2014
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