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John C. Vryhof

John C. Vryhof

Partner| Phoenix


John Vryhof's practice is concentrated in estate planning, trust and estate litigation, charitable planning, foundation and non-profit organizations, business succession planning, and international estate planning.

  • University of Michigan (J.D., cum laude, 1983)
  • Michigan State University, Honors College (B.A., Economics, with high honors, 1980)
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    • Arizona State Chair, Immediate Past
    • Fiduciary Income Tax Committee
    • International Estate Planning Committee
    • Fiduciary Litigation Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Certified Tax Law Specialist
    • Certified Estate and Trust Law Specialist
  • "Estate Planning for Artists and Collectors," Presenter, Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council (January 27, 2017); Arizona State Bar Convention (June 15, 2016)
  • "Estate Planning with Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships," Co-Presenter, State Bar of Arizona CLE by the Sea (July 12, 2016)
  • "What Estate Planners Should Know About Art Law," Chair, Arizona State Bar Convention (June 15, 2016)
  • "International Estate Planning: What to Watch for, What to Do," Presenter, Valley Estate Planners (April 21, 2016), Arizona Community Foundation (May 12, 2016)
  • "Recent Arizona Developments in Estate Planning and Administration," Presenter, ACTEC Western Regional Meeting, Portland, Oregon (August 23, 2015)
  • "Estate Planning for the Future: Bitcoins, Money Laundering & Lawyers," Chair, Arizona State Bar Convention (June 26, 2015)
  • The Thrive Conference for Families in Business, Speaker (May 27-28, 2015)
  • "How to Practice Law And: Make it to Your Child's Soccer Game, Make it Home in Time for Dinner, Make it to a Ripe Old Age, Make Your Clients Happy, Be Happy Yourself," Chair and Speaker, Arizona State Bar Convention (June 13, 2014)
  • "Recent Arizona Developments in Estate Planning and Administration," Presenter, ACTEC Western Regional Meeting, Half Moon Bay, California (August 31, 2013)
  • "You Should Plan for Digital Assets, Too," Quoted, The Arizona Republic (June 30, 2013)
  • "Estate Planning in a Digital Age," Chair and Speaker, Arizona State Bar Convention (June 12, 2013)
  • Chambers High Net Worth Guide, Arizona Private Wealth Law, Band 1 (2016-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Trusts and Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation (2006-2019)
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (2018)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, Estate and Trust Litigation, AzBusiness Magazine (2010, 2014)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning & Probate (2007-2018)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Trusts & Estates (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 100 Top Attorneys, Worth Magazine (2007-2009)
  • Who's Who in Law, Phoenix Business Journal (2006)
  • The Phoenix Symphony Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • The Phoenix Symphony Association, Board of Directors
  • Community Legal Services, Inc., Volunteer Lawyers Program, Pro Bono Attorney
  • The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Streich Lang (now Quarles & Brady), Phoenix, AZ (1988-1996)
  • Sidley & Austin, Chicago, IL (1983-1988)
  • Arizona
  • Illinois (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Immigration Court
  • United States Tax Court