Jeffrey M. Manley

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Jeffrey Manley practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and corporate law focusing on counseling high-net-worth individuals, families and closely held business organizations on business, tax, succession and asset protection planning utilizing preventative law techniques. He has more than 25 years experience serving as general counsel for multi-generational families, closely held businesses and professional corporations, preparing succession plans, advising on minimizing taxes and avoiding litigation. Areas of Concentration • Sophisticated estate planning • Business succession planning • Estate and trust administration and litigation • Closely held business law, including formation, maintenance, and disposition of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs • Tax planning and controversies • Asset protection planning • Pre-and-post marriage agreements • Charitable planning • Planning with retirement assets and life insurance Professional & Community Involvement • National Board of Visitors, The University of Arizona College of Law • Certified Fiduciary, State of Arizona • Chair, Board of Directors, St. Theresa Perpetual Fund • Member and Advisory Panelist, American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Sections • Member, Arizona Community Foundation, Professional Advisory Board • Member, Catholic Community Foundation, Professional Advisory Board • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association • Member, Phoenix Art Museum, Planned Giving Committee • Member, Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation, Planned Giving Committee and Advisory Steering Committee • Member, UBS Attorney Network and UBS Attorney Network Advanced Wealth Council • Member, University of Arizona Foundation, President's Club • Treasurer, Board of Directors, Arizona Character Education Foundation • Board of Directors, Central Arizona Estate Planning Council (2007-2010) • Board of Directors, Valley Estate Planners (2007-2010)
- President (2008-2009) • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Business Law, Probate & Trust Law and Tax Law Sections, Probate & Trust Section Executive Council (2005-2008) Awards & Recognition • Listed, "Top Lawyers for Trusts and Estates Law," Arizona Business Magazine • Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Articles, Publications, & Lectures Articles • Author, "The Future of Estate Planning After Estate Tax Repeal or Higher Exemptions," 2006 Speeches • Speaker, "Estate Planning for the Family - Ready or Not," Catholic Community Foundation, 2012 • Speaker, "Charitable Remainder Trusts," Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona, 2011 • Speaker, "Advanced Estate Planning and Tax," Arizona State University Foundation, 2009 • Speaker, "Tax and Legislative Update," The Summit - Breakthrough with Trusts & Insurance, Merrill Lynch, 2009 • Speaker, "Primer on Probate," State Bar of Arizona, 2008 • Speaker, "Tax Act of 2006 - Impact on Charitable Giving," Phoenix Art Museum, 2007 • Speaker, "Family-Owned Businesses: To the Next Generation and Beyond," UBS, 2006 • Speaker, "Advanced Estate Planning," State Bar of Arizona, 2006

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-467-3742  Phone
602-774-3505  Phone
602-262-1114  Fax
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1984, Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association; State Bar of Arizona (Member: Probate & Trust Section Executive Council, 2005-2008; Business Law, Probate & Trust Law and Tax Law Sections); American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section).

Birth Information:
Quantico, Virginia, September 17, 1959
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Phoenix, Arizona

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