About Margrave Celmins

Business, Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorneys in Scottsdale, Arizona

At Margrave Celmins, P.C., our skillful handling of business and related legal issues is what brings most of our clients to the firm for the first time.

What keeps our clients with us is our total commitment to provide quality service in a prompt and efficient manner.

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  • In our continuing series about starting a new business, we will now focus on your entity structure. Your entrepreneurial vision and participation in the business world requires a business entity. The business must be separate and apart from you as an individual. This concept is often difficult to understand and sometimes even more difficult to …

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  • In my previous blog, I reviewed the concerns a seller should have when taking back a good chunk of the purchase price of the business in the form of a deferred promissory note when the note provides for subordination to a senior lender with respect to most of the deferred portion. This proposed transaction seems …

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  • If you are involved in litigation and receive an Offer of Judgment, what should you do? If the offer is high enough, you may simply want to accept it. It may make more sense to accept the Offer and save yourself the stress and expense of going forward with litigation. If you are not inclined to accept …

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  • This is a serious question and the answer is very serious. It is most important when considering corporations due to historical traditions of Internal Revenue Service audits and potential litigation, although we do see inquiries for minutes of limited liability companies from time to time particularly involving significant transactions. Are you (and perhaps your spouse) …

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  • The initial response from your estate planning attorney or accountant will most likely be “don’t do it.” Naming a trust as a beneficiary of an IRA can be very complicated.  If it is not done properly, immediate income tax consequences could result. For example, naming the trust as beneficiary may require a 5-year pay-out of …

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  • Outstanding professionalism and personal attention.
    Corporate Client
  • A giant cut above other firms I’ve worked with in regards to promptness and direct and efficient answers to questions.
    Real Estate Client
  • The Firm provides integrity, knowledge, professionalism with a human touch and clear expectations.
    Estate Planning Client
  • Although we hope not to require further services by any firm, Margrave Celmins, P.C. will always be our first choice.
    Commercial Litigation Client
  • We appreciate your concern and the protection provided by your advice.
    Real Estate Client
  • I really appreciate all the time and effort you devoted to my case. You are one attorney I would definitely recommend. Thank you!
    Personal Injury Client
  • Thank you for treating our son and us with kindness, compassion and due diligence. We appreciate all your work on our behalf.
    Personal Injury Client
  • My friend said you were one of the first “straight talking” attorneys she’s spoken to and she appreciated you discussing her problem with her.
    Business Client