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Patrick J. Van Zanen Rejoins Margrave Celmins

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, …

Laura Trujillo Earns Certification

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 …

CREDITOR CLAIMS AGAINST A DECEDENT

One of the most common questions asked regarding an estate is “Am I liable for the decedent’s debts?” The short answer is No. Normally, a person is not responsible for a deceased individual’s debts. Below is an overview of how debts of a decedent are to be paid under Arizona law and when a person …

Construction Law – Classifying Employees as Owners

In an effort to reduce employee-related costs (e.g., payroll taxes, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation), some companies in the construction industry have devised a new classification of worker as an alternative to employee and independent contractor. The new “other than” employee classification: owner. While the notion of misclassifying workers as owners – who would receive …

Myths About Personal Injury Cases, Part I

“A Jag for a Jag” I’ve had numerous clients over the years who have had their super-expensive or rather large vehicles damaged as a result of another driver’s negligence. They want to obtain a similar Mercedes or passenger van as a rental replacement until their vehicle is repaired. The adverse insurance carrier usually will not …