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Lessons from the Estate of Tom Clancy: Careful Drafting Matters

Lessons from the Estate of Tom Clancy: Careful Drafting Matters

Lessons from the Estate of Tom Clancy: Careful Drafting Matters Lessons from the Estate of Tom Clancy: Careful Drafting Matters Tom Clancy’s will has resulted in a court battle due to ambiguities, learn how to carefully draft your estate plan…

Border Crisis: Children Caught in the Middle – Part 2

Border Crisis: CHildren Caught in the Middle by Brent Gunderson

Border Crisis: Children Caught in the Middle – Part 2 Border Crisis: Children Caught in the Middle Part 2 by Brent Gunderson – Children as young as six and seven have been found making the journey to the US without…

Mike R. Testimonial

Mike R. Testimonial “Brad, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help with my case. I appreciate the patience and dedication you had to help me resolve this case with [my former employer]. I will refer…

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Pros and Cons of California Bill 610: Will It Make Much of a Difference?

Pros and Cons of California Bill 610 by Brad Denton of Gunderson, Denton & Peterson

Pros and Cons of California Bill 610: Will It Make Much of a Difference? The California legislature passed Bill 610 on August 21, 2014. The bill is awaiting the governor’s decision to sign or veto it. The bill prohibits franchisors…

A Victory for Franchising and Franchisors

A Victory for Franchising and Franchisors: California Supreme Court Holds that Franchisor is Not Liable for Sexual Harassment by a Franchisee’s Employee In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court found that a franchisor was not liable for sexual harassment…

Landlord/Tenant Litigation: Know Your Rights

Landlord / Tenant Litigation: Know Your Rights, Real Estate Law with Gunderson, Denton, & Peterson

Landlord/Tenant Litigation: Know Your Rights Did you know that as a renter in Arizona, or as a landlord to renters, you are entitled to certain rights? The Arizona real estate law protects both renters and landlords and covers everything from…

The 4 Estate Planning Documents Everyone Needs

Author Brent Gunderson

The 4 Estate Planning Documents Everyone Needs There are many different documents that can go into an estate plan. However, not everyone will require a complex estate plan that uses many of those documents. There are 4 planning documents that…

Asset Protection Planning for the Modern Client

Asset Protection Planning for the Modern Client Only the very wealthy and those in high-risk professions need asset protection planning, right? That’s a myth. In reality, we all need asset protection. Why? Because we all can be sued and lose…

Border Crisis: Children Caught in the Middle

Immigration Border Crisis Children Caught In The Middle

Border Crisis: Children Caught in the Middle Since October of last year, smuggling organizations have brought more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors into the United States from Mexico and Central America, and the flow continues. According to federal statistics, this is…

Easy Ways to Invest in Real Estate

The Easiest Ways To Invest in Arizona Real Estate

Easy Ways to Invest in Real Estate Buying a home means much more than saying you own your place of residence. Purchasing real estate is also a way to invest your money, much like investing in stocks and bonds. Investing…

What Legacy for Your Children

What Legacy for Your Children Many celebrity children are in the news because of their “socialite” status and spending their inheritance money on lavish parties, drugs and expensive apparel. There are, however, some celebrities who have decided that their children…

How to Protect Inherited IRAs After the Clark v. Rameker Decision

Author Brent Gunderson

How to Protect Inherited IRAs After the Clark v. Rameker Decision In a landmark, unanimous 9-0 decision handed down on June 12, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that inherited IRAs are not “retirement funds” within the meaning of…

Deciding on a Business Structure

Deciding on a business structure for your Phoenix business

Deciding on a Business Structure A common question from new business owners is “What is the best business structure?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer that works for everyone. The type of business structure that is best for any business…

A Rose by Any Other Name Might Not Smell as Sweet: The Process of Choosing and Protecting a Business Name

Author Brad Denton

A Rose by Any Other Name Might Not Smell as Sweet: The Process of Choosing and Protecting a Business Name One of the first major decisions a business owner makes is what to name the new company. Can you imagine…

How Important is it to be Clear When Drafting Your Last Wishes? The Casey Kasem Example.

Author Brent Gunderson

How Important is it to be Clear When Drafting Your Last Wishes? The Casey Kasem Example. Unfortunately, America’s Top 40 host, Casey Kasem passed away, June 15, 2014 after a long battle with Lewy Body Disease (form of dementia). His…

4 Ways to Tell a Franchise is a Lousy Opportunity

4 Ways to Tell a Franchise in a Lousy Opportunity, by GDP Phoenix AZ Franchise Business Attorney

4 Ways to Tell A Franchise is a Lousy Opportunity Buying a franchise has many benefits – the biggest being job independence with a business that has a proven formula and a name for itself. However, some opportunities out there…

Finding a Location for Your Franchise

Finding a Location For Your Franchise, by GDP Franchise Business Attorney in Phoenix AZ

Finding a Location for Your Franchise When it comes to business, location is a very important factor that can make or break you. When buying a Phoenix franchise, it may be even more important. Not only are there other businesses…

Curt H. Testimonial

Curt H. Testimonial I had a consultation with Attorney Bert Millett at Gunderson, Denton regarding a mortgage modification/credit issue. Bert was extremely professional, courteous and fair. Bert was very knowledgeable on the issue and offered sound advice while remaining personable….

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Structuring Your Business Sale To Avoid An Unexpected Tax Hit

Structuring Your Business Sale to Avoid An Unexpected Tax Hit by GDP in AZ

Structuring Your Business Sale To Avoid An Unexpected Tax Hit Selling your business brings a lot of change. This is not a consideration that should be approached lightly. You will almost certainly pay taxes on the sale of your business….

I Have a Judgment in Another State and Want to Collect on it in Arizona. How Can I do This?

I Have a Judgement In Another State and Want to Collect on it in Arizona. How Can I Do This? Phoenix AZ Collections Attorney

I Have a Judgment in Another State and Want to Collect on it in Arizona. How Can I do This? Arizona has enacted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act.  This act establishes the procedure necessary to get a foreign…

When to Litigate and When to Settle

When To Litigate and When To Settle Litigation, Phoenix Arizona Litigation Attorney

When to Litigate and When to Settle If you find yourself in a controversy with another party that seems to have no agreeable solution, one way to reconcile the situation is to litigate.The process may not be the easiest, or…

Eight Questions to Help You Find the Target Market for Your Business

8 Questions to Help You Find the Target Market For Your Business

Eight Questions to Help You Find the Target Market for Your Business To help your business succeed, you need to market. To market more effectively, you need to focus your efforts on your target market. To find your target market,…

You Might Be Giving Up Legal Rights By “Liking” a Company On Facebook

You Might Be Giving Up Legal Rights by Liking a Company on Facebook

You Might Be Giving Up Legal Rights by “Liking” a Company on Facebook You many have heard that many companies, especially larger companies, have tried to alter the terms of their agreements with clients to avoid jury trials and resolve…

ADR as an Alternative to Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution as an Alternative to Litigation

ADR as an Alternative to Litigation As American courtrooms have become more and more clogged with civil lawsuits, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become increasingly more attractive. ADR is not the best option for every case, but its advantages to…

As a Tenant, What Should I Be Looking For in a Lease Agreement?

As an AZ Tenant, What Should I Be Looking For In a Lease Agreement

As a Tenant, What Should I Be Looking For in a Lease Agreement? Each lease is different and can be customized to your situation. The obvious things to be looking for in a lease agreement are the term of the…

The Most Important Parts of Estate Planning Can’t Get Legislated Away

The Most Important Parts of Estate Planning Can't Get Legislated Away

The Most Important Parts of Estate Planning Can’t Get Legislated Away There is always a media swarm around the death of a celebrity, especially when they’re young, active in their careers, beloved, and tragic. The death of actor Philip Seymour…

I Owe More On My Mortgage Than It’s Worth. What Can I Do?

I Owe More On My Mortgage Than It's Worth. What Can I Do? AZ Real Estate Law

I Owe More On My Mortgage Than It’s Worth. What Can I Do? There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to upside down residential real estate. What works for one person might not make sense for another. The underlying…

What Should I Know If I Am Considering a Short Sale?

What Should I Know If I Am Considering a Short Sale in AZ

What Should I Know If I Am Considering a Short Sale? A lot of people are interested in short sale and there are often compelling reasons to consider short sales as an alternative to foreclosure. It is possible to get…

Six Top Franchise Myths Debunked

6 Top Franchise Myths Debunked

Six Top Franchise Myths Debunked As with any type of business, you will hear many different opinions about starting a Mesa franchise. With so many differing opinions, however, it can be difficult to determine what is actually true. Here are…

Top Mistakes When Launching A Home-Based Business

Author Brad Denton

Top Mistakes When Launching A Home-Based Business Launching a home business gives you the advantage of being your own boss, without the extra costs of an outside office. Though it may seem that working from home provides tremendous advantages, the…

How to Plan Your Arizona Business Plan

Author Brad Denton

How to Plan Your Arizona Business Plan One of the first and most important steps in starting an Arizona business is writing your business plan. But the first step in writing your plan is to plan out that plan. That…

Are You Ready? Five Personal Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Franchise

Author Brad Denton

Are You Ready? Five Personal Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Franchise There are many questions you should ask before investing your money on a franchise. I’m not talking about questions you ask the franchisor, although that is…

Business Startups: How to Pitch Your Idea to a Venture Capitalist

Business Startups: How to Pitch Your Idea to a Venture Capitalist For many new entrepreneurs looking to fund their new business, a venture capitalist is the way to go. A venture capitalist is an investor who provides funding for small…

Six Ingredients to Make Your Startup Business a Success

Six Ingredients To Make Your Startup Business A Success, by Phoenix Business Lawyer at Gunderson Denton & Peterson

Six Ingredients to Make Your Startup Business a Success A startup business is a business that is in the early stages of moving from an idea to reality. The structure of the business is starting to form. The startup stage…

Six Qualities to Look for in a Business Lawyer

Six Qualities to Look For in a Business Lawyer, by GDP in Phoenix AZ

Six Qualities to Look for in a Business Lawyer In any business, there may be a time when you need a lawyer. Some business decisions could have some heavy legal ramifications, and a lawyer can help you before you get…

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