Areas of Practice

Watland & Allen, pllc is focused on the needs of small business and estate planning clients.  Mark, Dwight and Margo have careers dedicated to the areas of their practice.

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Organization Planning
  • Trust, Estate and Probate Administration
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Business and Commercial Services
  • Transactions

Estate Planning

Arizona families rely on our attorneys to assist them creating an estate plan that achieves the client’s goals for distribution while minimizing the estate taxes and costs of administration of the estate.

Estate taxes can be a considerable concern for many families.  In addition, appropriate distribution, or preserving assets for beneficiaries that might not be in position to take care of the assets can be very important.  We assist families with their Trusts, Wills, General Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills, and if appropriate, family limited partnerships or other organizations.  We understand the dynamics involved to insure that health care decisions are respected even when individuals might not be able to articulate their health care concerns.

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Succession Planning

Business Planning

Our attorneys have substantial experience assisting owners of closely held businesses. We provide a wide range of services to corporation, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals.

We are often “house counsel” for businesses that do not have fulltime house counsel. Our business clients have needs dealing with the structure of their business, the operation of their business, contract matters, and tax planning. We help our clients design succession plans for both management and ownership to the next generation.

  • General Business Needs
  • Designing Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships
  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Buying and Selling Real Estate
  • Contracts

Problem Resolution

Sometimes disputes arise, even with good planning. Organizations change. People disagree. Watland & Allen can assist by understanding your concerns, investigating the facts, applying the law, all designed to move toward resolution by mediation, arbitration or litigation.

  • Will Contests
  • Trust Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Breakups
  • Contract Disputes
  • Financial Exploitation of Elders