Thomas W. Dietrich - Shareholder

Email: TDietrich@maypotenza.com
Phone: 602-774-3539
Fax: 602-252-1114
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Tom Dietrich is a tax attorney and focuses his practice on both corporate/transactional matters (M&A) and complex estate planning. He has over 30 years of experience working with successful businesses and their owners to accomplish their long range objectives. Areas of concentration include business structuring, succession and exit plans, as well as strategic tax planning.

Tom’s M&A work includes four years as general counsel to a Los Angeles based merchant bank that acquired, restructured and sold businesses. Tom’s estate planning work normally involves some combination of closely held business ownership, family dynamic challenges, and the need to avoid unnecessary taxes and litigation.

Education

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Master of Law in Taxation (LL.M)
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX; Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • University of Texas, Arlington, TX; Bachelor of Arts (History)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Texas (1978)
  • Arizona (1985)

Awards and Recognitions

AV Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 for over 25 years.

(AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory certification policies.)

President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Current Memberships

  • Probate and Trust Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • Tax Section, State Bar of Arizona

Previous Memberships / Activities

Member, Board of Directors, Phoenix Symphony
Member, Men’s Art Council, Phoenix Art Museum
Member, Board of Directors, Texas Young Lawyers Association
Member, Family Firm Institute
President, Valley Estate Planners (Phoenix, AZ)
Member, Probate Code Revision Committee (Arizona)
Member, ABA Subcommittee on Formation, Administration and Distribution of Trusts
Member, ABA Subcommittee on Investments by Fiduciaries
Board Member, Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona

Publications

“Estate Planning for the Non-Citizen Clients,” Arizona Attorney
“Patchwork Policy, Not Yet a Quilt,” Arizona Republic
“Baby Boomers Face Hard Financial Times,” Arizona Republic

Speeches

Tom has spoken on tax topics to many professional organizations including the Arizona Society of CPA’s, State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, National Business Institute, Valley Estate Planners and at the Sixteenth Advanced Tax Seminar in Dallas, Texas.

Paralegals & Legal Assistant

Cheryl Russ
Legal Assistant
cruss@maypotenza.com
602-774-3504

Vicki Darr, CP
Paralegal
vdarr@maypotenza.com
602-774-3524

Colleen Mantz, CP
Paralegal
mailto:cmantz@maypotenza.com
602-261-7102