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Neal Kurn, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning, Business Law, Business Planning Law, Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations, Planned Charitable Giving, Taxation, Personal Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Income Tax. Member of Fennemore Craig, A Professional Corporation.

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

Worked at Fennemore Craig, A Professional Corporation (Phoenix, Arizona) specializing in Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning, Business Law, Business Planning Law, Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations, Planned Charitable Giving, Taxation, Personal Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Income Tax. Admitted to the bar, 1963, Arizona. Phi Kappa Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma.

Phi Delta Phi. Editor in Chief, Arizona Law Review, 1962-1963. Certified Public Accountant, Arizona, 1960. Adjunct Professor of Law, Arizona State University School of Law, 1980-1982.

Member, Tax Advisory Commission, 1979-1985 and Chairman, 1982-1985, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Member, Board of Directors, Law College Association, University of Arizona College of Law, 1990—. Member: Maricopa County and American Bar Associations.

State Bar of Arizona (Chairman, Section of Taxation, 1971-1972. Member, Board of Governors, 1991-1993). American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Arizona Bar Foundation (Member and Founding Fellow, Board of Trustees, 1984-1989. President, 1988). Fellow: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. American College of Tax Counsel.

American Bar Foundation. (Certified Specialist, Tax Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization).

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.