Michael E. Gerity
Israel & Gerity, PLLC
202 East Earll Drive, Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Israel & Gerity, PLLC
Israel & Gerity, PLLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Phoenix, AZ, our mission is to provide residents of Phoenix and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Phoenix and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
About Michael E. Gerity
Michael E. Gerity is a distinguished attorney in Arizona who brings a wealth of experience to every case. Since he began his career in law, Mr. Gerity has narrowed his focus to primarily Estate Planning, including Wills, Trusts, Probate and Business Formations. His goal is to help the firm’s clients preserve their wealth by avoiding probate, minimizing taxes, and protecting them if they ever become incapacitated, thereby insuring they are never a burden to their families. In addition to his practice, Mr. Gerity frequently presents public and private group seminars on estate planning and asset protection topics.
Prior to forming Israel & Gerity, PLLC, Mr. Gerity clerked for the chief judge of the Arizona court of appeals, served as a deputy public defender, where he received extensive trial experience, and worked for several years at a large civil litigation law firm in Phoenix. He then struck out to form his own firm, and also served as of counsel to a prestigious, boutique commercial litigation firm.
Mr. Gerity has taught classes and given presentations on a wide variety of topics, including teaching at a national paralegal college and teaching a series of courses to management personnel at a top-twenty employer in the Phoenix area. He has handled over thirty trials and numerous appeals before the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Gerity has been admitted to practice law in Arizona State and Federal courts since graduating from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1994. He also is admitted to practice law in Colorado and before the United States Patent and Trademark office. In law school, Mr. Gerity was an associate note and comment editor for the Arizona State Law Journal, received honors in legal research and writing, and was awarded best appellate brief. Mr. Gerity received his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in 1990.
When he is not working, Mr. Gerity spends time with his family, and in his "free time" he volunteers for the Phoenix Fire Department as a licensed EMT and sings in a rock cover band.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.