DeAngelis Legal

DeAngelis Legal is a law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. The firm focuses on general business and estate planning. It assists a wide variety of families, closely held business owners, professionals and athletes to create, coordinate and organize their estate, business and succession plans. The firm strives to address complex planning issues with conservative and relatively simple solutions in a very personal and confidential manner.

In its estate planning and probate practice, the firm has comprehensive experience in all phases of the estate planning and administration process, including client interviews, will and trust preparation, plan implementation and funding. It is proficient with offshore trusts, domestic asset protection trusts, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, as well as the most sophisticated estate tax planning techniques such as charitable, irrevocable, revocable, grantor and testamentary trusts. It is also knowledgeable in all aspects of retirement plan distribution planning considerations.

In its general business practice, the firm has extensive experience in all phases of corporate planning and transactions, including negotiating, drafting and implementing a variety of agreements, including mergers, acquisitions, loans, bylaws, shareholder buy-sell agreements, LLC operating agreements, limited partnership agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and real estate purchase and lease agreements.

About Quinn DeAngelis

Quinn has been practicing law since 1992 and was an equity partner at Jennings Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. prior to opening the firm. He is Board Certified in Trust and Estate law by the State Bar of Arizona and has an AV* Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubble and a 10/10 rating from AVVO. He is one of the founding directors and shareholders of Pinnacle Bank, an Arizona financial institution. He frequently speaks on a variety of topics, including estate planning, corporate planning and succession planning. During the course of his career he has worked with some of the most successful individuals and businesses in Arizona.

He is currently a member of the Legislative Review Committee of the Arizona Bar Association Corporate Division. Quinn formerly chaired the Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona and served on its executive council between 2001 and 2005. Quinn is a member of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, State Bar of Arizona, the American Bar Association, as well as the Maricopa County Bar Association. Quinn is a 1989 graduate of Arizona State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1992. Quinn has lived in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley since 1979 and is married with two children. He enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, tennis, sailing and skiing. He has attended numerous world and national sailing events and was the Hobie 16 Catamaran Arizona State Champion in 1998 and 2003.

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*Martindale-Hubbellsm is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Ratings fall into two categories—legal ability and general ethical standards. The AV rating is the highest rating available reflecting very high to preeminent ability and very high ethical standards.

About William Gibney

William Gibney practiced law for forty-four years before deciding to retire. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind. He served ten years as President for the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Vice President for Power Paws, Inc., President of Pinewood Players, Inc., and elder of his church.  Bill also served on the Arizonans With Disabilities Act Committee to develop state legislation to complement the Americans With Disabilities Act. Bill was inducted into the Sigma Chi Hall of Honor at the University of Arizona in 2009.

Bill is married to Cheryl Parker, who became his paralegal in 2003. Cheryl was an anchor and reporter for Channel 12 news for many years, where she earned a Rocky Mountain Emmy award and numerous other local and state awards for her reporting. Among her most notable assignments, Cheryl interviewed Presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, First Ladies Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Roslyn Carter, Barbara Bush, and hundreds of celebrities. Cheryl has always been active in the community, serving as keynote speaker and emcee of countless charitable events throughout Arizona.

When it came time for Bill to step down from the practice of law, he searched long and hard for an attorney who would treat his clients with the same level of integrity, professionalism, and compassion he offered throughout his career. Bill found the perfect fit for his clients in DeAngelis Legal. Quinn and the DeAngelis Legal team, like Bill, strive to develop strong personal relationships with clients.  They share the value of earning trust—not simply assuming that trust comes with a law degree.  That kind of testimony cannot be bought or sold. Bill is confident that DeAngelis Legal will meet or surpass his client’s expectations.

Together, Bill and Cheryl plan to travel, spend more time on stage acting and singing, possibly start a new business venture.

Rebecca Bottjen, Paralegal

Bekki BottjenRebecca (Bekki to her friends), has been a paralegal since graduating from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, with her Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing in 2004.  She began her career at a creditors’ rights law firm in Columbus before moving back to her hometown of Phoenix and beginning work at a firm representing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees, which evolved into a Trustee Assistant role when the attorneys became Trustees themselves. After 8 years in the Bankruptcy field, Bekki decided that it was time to move to a “happier” field of law, and was lucky enough to begin working for Quinn in 2014. She loves being able to assist clients with setting up a plan for success and ensuring that success into their futures.  Bekki earned her paralegal certification through the National Association of Legal Assistants in 2008 and her paralegal certificate from Phoenix College in 2010.

When she is not working for Quinn, Bekki can usually be found somewhere outside with her husband and daughter, and occasionally their two poodles, if they are lucky.