Michael H. Bate

Michael H. Bate: Attorney with Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. AV stamp icon
  • Attorney at Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. (56 Attorneys)
  • One E. Washington Street, Suite 1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2553
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Michael Bate has extensive experience in preparing wills and trusts, premarital agreements and documents for succession plans and various estate planning strategies, as well as probate and estate/trust administration.

He has vast experience in forming, structuring and unwinding corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships and in mergers, reorganizations, and acquisitions/sales of businesses, as well as general and complex business and contract matters.

Mike also represents nonprofit corporations and advises clients on a wide range of income tax and estate tax matters.

He has exceptional expertise in structuring transactions and explaining them to his clients. Mike is recognized as a superb draftsman, preparing organized, concise and well written documents. Mike Bate has enjoyed practicing law for over 37 years. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell , representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.


Desert Botanical Garden (former member, Board of Trustees)
Utah State University Alumni Association, Arizona Chapter (former member, Board of Directors)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership Law
  • Probate
  • Taxation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.257.7406  Phone
(602) 254-4878  Fax
University Attended:
Utah State University, B.S., in Accounting, 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1976; New York University, LL.M., in Taxation, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1976, Utah; 1979, Arizona; 1976, U.S. Tax Court


State Bar of Arizona (member, Probate & Trust and Tax Law Sections)
State Bar of Utah
Maricopa County Bar Association (member, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section)
Gust Rosenfeld Executive Committee (former member)


Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • 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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