Why do we plan?

Planning is not about the size of your estate or business; or about how much money you have.

It is about control!


Control while you are still alive, and control after your death.

While you are alive you need to control your assets while you are well and especially if you become disabled.

After your death, it is about making the process as simple as possible for those you love.

The result is simple.  If you don’t plan…you will lose control.

Ilene L. McCauley Profile

“I look forward to welcoming you to our client families.”

Ilene McCauley

Estate Planning

We provide customized estate planning for all individuals and families, no matter the size or complexity of your estate.


We help our client families to maneuver through the intricacies of the probate process, in Maricopa County, and beyond.

Business Planning

We enable our client families to design and implement the right business plan for their needs.

Tax Planning

We guide our client families though the challenges of tax planning.

Ilene McCauley

When I was a baby lawyer my mentors taught that estate, business and tax planning was about dollars and cents and saving money after death.  They were wrong.  It is about taking care of ourselves and our loved ones while we are alive, and about maintaining control no matter what happens to us. That is how I design plans with my client families. 

We also guide our clients, after the death of a loved one, either through the intricacies of probate and trust administration. 


I’d Love to Help

Top Attorney


Technical expertise with a human touch. 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 2020 and has a “superb” rating from AVVO since 2015.

Drive-thru Signing

COVID-19: We’re Here for You


New Clients are Welcome!

We are open to serve you during this crisis.

We will meet with you virtually, by telephone or video conference, to design the right plan for you.

During these unprecedented time, your planning can be completed virtually and through our ‘Drive-thru Signing’ process.

We hope  to see you soon.


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Scottsdale, AZ 85258


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Scottsdale, AZ 85260


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