At Cook & Cook, our representation of clients often begins with the formation of a business entity and continues through the development and growth of the business to sale of the business or transfer to the next generation.

We also represent clients on single business and personal matters — many of our clients are retired or salaried employees who need assistance with income tax and estate planning matters.

We pride ourselves on our efficiency and responsiveness. We realize that our work needs to be done according to the client’s schedule, not ours, and we make great effort to accommodate our clients’ schedules.

Douglas K Cook

Douglas K CookDouglas Cook has been certified as a tax law specialist by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since the inception of such certification in July of 1991.

Before entering private practice in 1977 he served as senior trial attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in the Buffalo, New York and Phoenix, Arizona Districts. He is a member of the State Bars of Arizona and Utah.

Doug Cook advises clients in the following areas:

  • Personal & Corporate Income Taxation
  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Succession Planning/Agreements (Buy-Sell)
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Dispositions
  • Real Estate Purchase & Sale
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

Selected to 2011 Southwest SuperLawyers.

Steven W. Cook

Douglas K CookSteve Cook handles various types of legal matters for existing and start-up companies.

Prior to attending law school at Arizona State University, Steve worked as a web designer/software developer and helped create award-winning web-based applications for NASCAR®, Henkel®, and others.

During his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, Steve and two others founded a digital advertising company that received significant venture capital. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona.

Steve Cook advises clients in the following areas:

  • Federal & State Taxation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Dispositions
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Federal Trademark Application & Registration
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

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