Sharon D. Ravenscroft
Sharon D. Ravenscroft
Senior Member





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Representative Experience

 Sharon’s practice involves the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Domestic Property Agreements and related Estate Planning documents such as powers of attorney for finances and health. Sharon also works with her clients to effectuate Estate and Trust administration through Probate, small estate affidavits and other transfer methods which may or may not involve court involvement. Sharon also helps her clients with creation of limited partnerships and LLC’s for Estate Planning and business needs. Simplifying the challenges related to family asset and estate legal issues is her focus for her clients.  Business entities, such as corporations and LLC’s are incorporated in the estate plan by re-titling ownership interests in a manner to address the requirements of the Arizona Corporation Commission and financial institutions. Sharon has taught classes at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business and PORA Lifelong Learning Center. Sharon draws clients from the east valley cities of Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler who see her in the Phoenix office. Sharon’s clients from North Phoenix and North Scottsdale generally see her in the Sun City office since they can take the Loop 101 to the office. Clients from Sun City West, Peoria, Glendale, Arrowhead, Buckeye and Avondale also find the Sun City Office convenient. 

Associations & Activities 

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, 2002-2005
  • Supporter of Desert Botanical Gardens; Heard Museum; Phoenix Art Museum; Phoenix Zoo; Boys and Girls Club 

Awards & Recognition

  • PHOENIX Magazine Top Lawyer in Will, Estates and Trusts (2022)

Bar Admissions 

  • Arizona, 1987 


  • University of California (J.D., 1987)
  • International Law Journal
  • Wellesley College (B.A, cum laude, 1984)


News & Publications

2020 Changes Laws for IRAs

Effective in 2020, there are changes that apply to a qualified retirement account such as IRA or 401k. Designated beneficiaries will be required to distribute the qualified retirement account in 10 years instead of over a lifetime. Sharon Ravenscroft suggests to her...

2020 Estate Tax Updates

In 2020, the estate tax exclusion increases to $11.58 million. The present gift exemption remains at $15,000. Most Americans can avoid any tax when passing assets during their lifetime or after death. Sharon Ravenscroft finds that her clients'  largest concern remains...