Ronald G. Wilson

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602-249-1328
Fax: 602-248-2887
E-mail: [email protected]

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Ronald G. Wilson came to Morris, Hall & Kinghorn with worldwide experience and education in Estate Planning and Trust Law. After an Undergraduate Degree from Emporia State University, Ron got his law degree from Washburn University. As a part of his law degree, he studied at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Cite University in Paris, and the University of London.

Ron is an Accredited Estate Planner from the National Association of Estate Planning Councils and a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Ron has been active in the Estate Planning industry, serving as past President of the Arizona State Bar Probate Section and the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council.

With a keen sense of community service, Ron has also served as National Planned Giving Chairman for the Arthritis Foundation and Chairman of The Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for Phoenix .

Today Ron serves on the Planned Giving Committees for the Phoenix Art Museum, the Valley of the Sun Y.M.C.A., the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, the Board of the First United Methodist Church Foundation and is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Terraces of Phoenix Retirement Community.

While Ron is skilled in all areas of estate planning, he has immense experience with wills, trust, health care directives and matters of charitable gifting. He has assisted many families and individuals to prepare for the inevitable and ensure their loved ones are taken care of. He has also assisted many organizations and clients in matters of charitable gifting, which provides great benefits to both the giver and the recipient when done correctly. Ron has won numerous awards and recognitions for his efforts and success in this area.

 

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Directive
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • HIPAA
  • Charitable Gifting
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Private Foundations
  • Donor advised funds
  • Family charities
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 1983
  • Kansas, 1969

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
  • University of London, London, England
  • Emporia State University

Published Works

  • Common Questions About Estate Planning, Book, 2009
  • Arizona Estate and Probate Planning Handbook, Book, 2008
  • How Estate Planning has Failed the Baby Boomer Generation, Arizona Attorney, Article, 2009
  • What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?, Phoenix Business Journal, Article, 2007
  • What amount of Federal Deposit Insurance coverage do I have for my retirement account if it is with a bank?, Phoenix Business Journal, Article, 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • Long Term Care Planning, 2009 – Present
  • Restatement of your living trust, 2006 – Present
  • Charitable Giving, 2008 – Present
  • Basic Estate Planning, 2007 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • BV Peer-Review, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Philip S. Magaram Planned Giving Leadership Award, 2005
  • Melvin Jones Fellow, 1992
  • Alzheimer’s Association Planned Giving Award, 2004
  • Cele Kennedy Volunteer of the year, Arthritis Foundation, 1995
  • National Society of Fund Raising Executives Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 1996
  • Financial Development Award of the year, Arthritis Foundation, 1992
  • Top Teke in the United States, 1966
  • Dean’s List Emporia State University, 1964 – 1966
  • Editor Case & Cane Washburn Law School, 1968 – 1969
  • President of the graduating class of National Graduate Trust School Northwestern University
  • Valley National Bank Community Volunteer of the Year, 1983
  • Recipient of General Motors Scholarship to study in Yugoslavia, Germany, France & England as a part of Law School studies, 1968

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona State Bar, Probate Section, Past President
  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Arthritis Foundation, Past National Planned Giving Chairman
  • The Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for Phoenix, Past Chairman
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys,
  • The Terraces Retirement Community, President
  • First United Methodist Church Foundation, President
  • Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, President
  • American Institute of Banking, National President
  • North Phoenix Lions Club, President
  • Young Professionals Club of Phoenix, President
  • Arizona State Bar C.L.E. Section, Chairman
  • Southwest Conference United Methodist Church Foundation, Chairman
  • Mens Arts Council of Phoenix Art Museum, President
  • Accredited Estate Planning by the National Association of Estate Planning Councils

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of the First United Methodist Church Foundation
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Terraces of Phoenix Retirement Community







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