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Neal Kurn

Neal Kurn, American lawyer. Bar: Arizona 1963; certified specialist tax and estate and trust law, Arizona; Certified Public Accountant, Arizona.

Background

  • Kurn, Neal was born on July 19, 1934 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Jane Etta (Freeman) Kurn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration with high honors, University Arizona, 1956. Juris Doctor with honors, University Arizona, 1963.

    Career

    • Staff member Price Waterhouse & Company, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix, 1956, 58-60. Associate, partner Moore, Romley, Kaplan, Robbins & Green, Phoenix, 1963-1971. Partner Powers, Ehrenreich, Boutell & Kurn, 1971-1982.

      Partner, also board directors Fennemore Craig, since 1982, chairman, board directors, since 2007. Adjunct professor law Arizona State University, 1980-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arizona 1963; certified specialist tax and estate and trust law, Arizona. Certified Public Accountant, Arizona.

    Works

    • Editor-in-chief Arizona Law Review, 1962-1963.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Past chairman tax advisory commission Arizona State Board Legal Specialization. Board directors Arizona Community Foundation, 1986-2008, chairman 1994-1996. Board directors Arizona Bar Foundation, 1983-1989, chairman, 1988.

    Board directors Jewish Federation Greater Phoenix, president, 1977-1979. Board directors University Arizona Foundation, 1998-2004. Vice president council Jewish Federation, 1988-1990.

    Chairman Jewish Community Foundation Greater Phoenix, 1998-2001. Board directors Trust for Jewish Philanthropy, 2000-2003. Chairman advisory board Leave a Legacy, State of Arizona, 2001-2004.

    With United States Army, 1956-1958. Board directors Bannerc Alzheimers Institute Found, since 2006, Phoenix Symphony Foundation, since 2008, treasurer. Fellow American College Tax Counsel, American Bar Foundation, American College Trust and Estate Counsel.

    Member American Bar Association, State Bar Arizona (past chairman taxation section, board governors 1991-1993), Maricopa County Bar Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Sue Yaffoe May 2, 2010. Children: Jeffrey Howard, Sharon Ilene Marcus-Kurn, Jennifer Rose Endsley.
    • father: Samuel Kurn
    • mother: Jane Etta (Freeman) Kurn
    • spouse: Sue Yaffoe May 2
    • children: Jeffrey Howard Kurn
    • Sharon Ilene Marcus-Kurn
    • Jennifer Rose Endsley Kurn
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