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Bernard M. Rethore

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5070 N 40th St #230
Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Bernie is a Partner in the firm's Phoenix office and a member of the firm's estate planning and corporate governance group focusing his practice in the area of wealth transfer and preservation, including general and sophisticated estate and tax planning, charitable estate planning, private foundations, family limited partnerships, asset preservation planning as well as business transition and continuation plans. In addition, Bernie advises charitable organizations and high net worth private donors regarding a variety of income, estate, retirement and gift tax issues. He regularly teaches courses on these topics to principals of charitable and nonprofit organizations, his colleagues in the legal and financial fields, and the general public.


Juris Doctor, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
International Law Review: Editor-in-Chief

Bachelors of Arts, LeMoyne College, 1985

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Arizona, 2003
Connecticut, 1988
Pennsylvania, 1988
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona , 1990
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Connecticut State Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
The Advisors Forum
The Esperti Peterson Institute for Advance Studies for Estate and Wealth Planning
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association


Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning, contributing author, Quantum Press, 2003.

Giving: Philanthropy for Everyone, contributing author, Quantum Press, 2002.

The Hamiltonian Paradigm and the International Securities Market: Reversing American Industry's Relative Decline in the Twenty-First Century, author, 8 Dickinson Journal of International Law, 1989.

Honors and Awards
AV peer-rated attorney by Martindale Hubble
Top 100 Attorneys (2005) Worth Magazine