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Daren J. Layton


Daren J. Layton assists clients in creating and implementing personalized estate plans, navigating income, gift and estate tax issues, business succession matters, and charitable planning.  In addition to lifetime planning, Daren assists clients with probate and trust administration matters.  Daren works with clients’ other advisers to provide holistic solutions to clients’ needs.  Daren is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

Other Professional Experience
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Associate (2015-2018)
O’Connell & Associates, P.C., Associate (2012-2015)
Douglas J. Newman, P.C., Law Clerk (2011-2012)
Frederick W. Meissner, PLLC, Law Clerk (2010-2011)
BeachFleischman, PC, Tax Associate (2008-2009)

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Arizona
United States Tax Court


Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona

  • State Bar of Arizona Probate and Trust Section, Member

  • State Bar of Arizona Tax Law Section, Member

  • Pima County Bar Association, Member

  • Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, Member

  • Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona, Past President

  • Professional Advisory Committee for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Member

  • Professional Advisory Committee for the University of Arizona Foundation, Member

  • Tucson Tax Study Group, Member


University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
(J.D., 2012)
Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business
(M.S., Taxation, 2008)
Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business
(B.S., Accountancy, 2007)


Public Service

SARSEF - Director/Treasurer
Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout and Volunteer
YMCA of Southern Arizona – Ott Family Branch, Former Advisory Board Member


Practice Areas
Business Succession Planning
Charitable Planning
Estate and Gift Tax Planning
Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
Probate and Trust Administration

“Asset Protection – Common Strategies and Myths,” Co-Presenter, Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, 2017 Summer Series (August 2017)
“Subchapter J Bootcamp: Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates,” Co-Presenter, Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, 2016 Summer Series (July 2016)
“The Alternative Minimum Tax & Year-End Charitable Gift Planning,” Presenter, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona (November 2014)
“Charitable Gift Planning,” Co-Presenter, Tucson Tax Study Group (September 2014)
“Investing with Self-Directed IRAs,” Presenter, Fourth Annual Tucson Real Estate Seminar (March 2014)


Daren Layton
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