Gordon G. Waterfall (Of Counsel)
Title: Of Counsel
Nationally renowned name partner Gordon G. Waterfall helped establish Waterfall, Economidis, Falk and Caldwell in 1969. Over the years, Alan Hanshaw and Robert Villamana added their names to the letterhead as the firm grew and became one of Tucson’s top law firms. Gordon’s standing as a certified public accountant bolstered his tax law expertise and contributed to his standing as a preeminent attorney in the corporate, tax, and trusts and estates practice area.
Practicing law in Arizona for 50 years, Gordon continues to counsel clients in wealth transfer, and estate planning matters, including issues involving wills, trusts, and other endowment devices. He also handles trust and estate supervision for clients, advising them on a variety of issues affecting the administration of their estates.
The Best Lawyers in America© has listed Gordon in its Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Trust and Estates sections since its initial publication in 1983.
Gordon previously served as a Judge Pro Tempore of the Superior Court of Pima County, Arizona.
University of California (B.S., Business Administration, 1957)
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 1965)
Gordon has a long and established record of public service:
President of the Pima County Bar Association, 1976-1977
Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Section on Taxation, 1984-1985
President of the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, 1984-1985
President of the State Bar of Arizona Foundation, 1989
Gordon was elected to prestigious national positions in the legal field:
Fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (where he served as Arizona State Chairman, 1988-1993)
Former chair of the Uniform Trust and Estate Laws Subcommittee, a group responsible for practitioner input to the Reporters the National Commission on Uniform State Laws
Other public service includes:
President of the Southern Arizona Community Foundation, 1990-1993
Board Member of Primavera Foundation and Chair of Primavera Builders, a Tucson charity working with the homeless community
President of the James E. Rogers Law College Association, 2000-2001
Member of the Board of Trustees of the John and Helen Murphey Foundation
Probate and Trust Administration
Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
Estate and Gift Tax Planning
Gordon has lectured on tax and estate planning matters through the State Bar of Arizona and other professional groups within and outside the State of Arizona.
He is the author of articles relating to tax and estate planning, including a 2005 piece published in the Arizona Bar Journal concerning the Uniform Trust Code.
Gordon has served as adjunct professor at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law teaching classes in estate planning and estate administration.
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