Ilene L McCauley

Ilene L McCauley

Legal expertise with a human touch.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Arizona
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Biography

Ilene L. McCauley has been a member of the State Bar of Arizona since 1982. She has been certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Taxation since 1983. She was named “Top Estate Planning Attorney” in the Valley 2011 through 2019 and has a “superb” rating from AVVO since 2015.

Ms. McCauley is a member of Wealth Counsel. She was selected by the Tax Advisory Commission to serve an appointment on the Tax Advisory Commission of the State Bar of Arizona. She was formerly appointed to the position of Adjunct Professor at the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University and has taught advanced tax, business, and estate planning courses via the internet.

Ms. McCauley earned her BA from Binghamton University; her JD from Hofstra University School of Law; her LLM (Masters of Law in Taxation) from DePaul University School of Law and her second post-doctoral degree in Advanced Tax and Estate Planning from the Esperti-Peterson Institute.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Ilene L. McCauley Ltd.
Current
Education
Hofstra University
J.D.
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DePaul University
LL.M. | Masters of Law in Taxation
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Awards
Top Lawyers 2020
North Valley Magazine
Best Probate Attorneys in Scottsdale
Expertise
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
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Wealth Counsel
Member
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Certifications
Certified Specialist in Tax Law
Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ilene L. McCauley, Ltd.
Legal Answers
42 Questions Answered
Q. How much does a probate lawyer cost? How are they paid beginning or after? Is there any pro bono probate lawyers can hel
A: The State Bar of Arizona has a service where lawyers volunteer to work pro bono. or with out cost. Contact the State Bar directly. Someone will be able to help you. FYI. The State Bar of Arizona may still be on lockdown. If you don't hear from them within a reasonable amount of time, feel free to contact them again.
Q. Am I considered the issue in the following statement?
A: Thanks so much for the question. Unfortunately, trusts are complicated documents and the answer can probably be found in the trust. The terms of the Trust will control, not necessarily the laws about issue per stirpes. Is your father a brother to Sandra and Patricia? Is he named anywhere? I strongly recommend you have an attorney review the trust for you. Only a qualified estate planning attorney can read the rust and explain it to you. The answer lies in the legalese, not in rules outside the trust.
Q. With a trust is the trustor sappose to intial every page, then the signature w/ notary on last page?
A: In Arizona we generally don't initial every page of a Trust. However, different lawyers have different experiences and different styles. I recommend that you ask your attorney why this is necessary.
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Contact & Map
Ilene L. McCauley Ltd.
9777 N. 91st St
C-103
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Telephone: (480) 296-2036
Fax: (480) 284-8401
Monday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed