Lauren Talkington’s practice is concentrated in private client services, specifically estate planning, probate, estate and trust litigation, and business succession planning.
She has extensive experience in preparing estate planning documents to fit clients’ needs, including wills, revocable or irrevocable trusts, as well as incapacity planning documents such as financial and health care powers of attorney. Lauren also provides advice regarding income, gift, and estate tax issues and has extensive experience in preparing taxable estate tax returns, portability estate tax returns, estate and trust income tax returns, as well as gift tax returns.
Lauren has widespread knowledge of fiduciary service matters, including matters of complex estate and trust administration, as well as focused knowledge of generation-skipping and fiduciary tax principles. Lauren also represents fiduciaries – family/friends, licensed professionals or corporate – as well as heirs, beneficiaries or other interested parties in estate, trust and probate litigation.
Lauren is a Certified Estate and Trust Law Specialist through the State Bar of Arizona.
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 2015)
Business Litigation Certificate
Northern Arizona University (B.S.B.A., Business Economics; B.A., International Affairs, 2012)
Magna cum laude and liberal studies honors, Economics
Cum laude and liberal studies honors, International Affairs
2015 Gold Axe Award for Distinguished Senior
Study abroad at Ecole de Management Strasbourg Business School, Strasbourg, France (2011)
Licensed Fiduciary, Arizona Supreme Court (2016)
American Bar Association
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Executive Committee (2021 - present)
Board Member (2018 - present)
Southern Arizona Chapter
Member of Southern Arizona Chapter Steering Committee (2017 - present)
State Bar of Arizona
Certified Estate and Trust Law Specialist
Southern Arizona Estate Planning Counsel
General Member (2016 - present)
Pima County Bar Association
General Member (2015 - present)
Young Lawyers Division (2017 - 2020)
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Fegtly Moot Court Competition Judge (2017 - 2021)
Alumni Panelist, Admitted Student’s Day (2017 - 2021)
Morris K. Udall American Inn of Court
Associate Member (2015 - 2020)
President (2019 - 2020)
"What Lawyers Need to Know About Estate Planning," Presentation, Arizona Women Lawyers Association (September 18, 2023)