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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News & Blog

  • Some of you may recall an old Seinfeld episode where Elaine acquired three new friends who in some respects were very similar to Jerry, George and Kramer, but in other respects were total opposites. She found it difficult to reconcile the differences between the two groups and whom to pick as her real friends. She …

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  • Margrave Celmins is proud to announce that Patrick J. Van Zanen has rejoined the firm and will practice complex litigation, as well as commercial transactions. “Michael Margrave said, “We are all pleased to welcome Patrick back to the firm and to have his expertise in commercial transactions and complex commercial litigation such as securities litigation, …

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  • Margrave Celmins is proud to announce that Laura Morrison Trujillo has been certified by the Arizona Bar Association as an Estate and Trust Law Specialist. Michael Margrave said, “We’ve been fortunate to have Laura with us for more than eight years. While she has focused on estate, probate and trust law, she also does work …

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  • The 2018 federal exemption against estate and gift taxes is $5,600,000 per person. The current federal estate tax rate 40% for estates that exceed the exemption amount. The federal gift tax annual exclusion increased to $15,000 per person per donor. This is a $1,000 increase to annual exclusion amount, which had been stuck at $14,000 …

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  • Over the years, I have seen many business purchase/sale transactions. This blog will focus on one question that has always intrigued me. When the initial document presented by a prospective buyer to a prospective seller for consideration is a document often called a letter of intent (LOI), is it better dealing from a long-form or …

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Testimonials

  • 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