Matthew Donovan is a partner in the firm’s private client services group. His practice is concentrated in matters relating to family wealth, with an emphasis in estate planning and administration, estate and gift taxation, business transition, life insurance and charitable planning. In addition to lifetime planning, Matt advises his clients and their families in connection with post-death estate administration and probate litigation, including will contests, guardianship contests and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Matt has a wide range of clients throughout the western United States, which include executives, business owners, farmers and dairymen, banks and trust companies, and heirs of some of America’s largest private companies. In particular, Matt enjoys counseling families in connection with family businesses, inter-generational planning, management succession planning and governance.
University of California Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1993)
American Jurisprudence Award: Corporate Law
University of California at Davis (B.S., Agricultural and Managerial Economics, high honors, 1990)
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Certified Estate and Trust Law Specialist
Maricopa County (Arizona) Bar Association
Stanislaus County (California) Bar Association
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (2001-2013)