Jeanne Vatterott-Gale

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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Estate & Trust Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1985

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: May 20, 1995

Other Language(s): Spanish


A State Bar of Arizona certified specialist in estate and trust law, Jeanne Vatterott-Gale is a partner in the Hunt & Gale law firm.  She has practiced in southwestern Arizona for more than twenty years in estate planning and probate, business and municipal law.  Also admitted in Missouri and California, she also practices in the Imperial Valley, including El Centro, Winterhaven, Bard and Brawley, California. Her practice includes tax-sensitive drafting, trust administration and contested probate litigation including breach of fiduciary duties and claims for exploitation of vulnerable adults.

A cum laude graduate of St. Louis Unviersity Law School, she also holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from St. Louis University where she was a Thomas White-Fellow in Public Law and Government and Assistant Editor-in Chief of the Public Law Review.  In 2001, she completed a Diploma in Taxation at the University of San Diego Law School with a focus on estate planning and partnership taxation.

Ms. Gale formerly served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C, assisting program staff in the areas price support, commodity donations and crop insurance programs. Her real estate background in St. Louis included serving as Associate General Counsel for the St. Louis Redevelopment Authority.  She was also a clinical instructor at St. Louis University Law School and held administrative positions at Stanford Law School, and Boalt Hall. 

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Transfers, Business Transactions, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Reorganization, Business Regulation, Business Start-Ups, Business Successions, Business Succession Planning, Family Business Successions, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Complex Business Litigation, Closely Held business Taxation, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Buy-Sell Agreements, Business Formation, Business Dissolutions, Business Development, Business Associations Law, Business Litigation, Business Estate Planning, Business Organization, Business Mediation, Business Planning, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Sole Proprietorships, Trade and Professional Associations, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Professional Practices, Small Business Law
Contracts Government Procurement, Public Bidding, Local Government Contracts, Public Works Contracts, Public Contract Law, Contract Litigation, Commercial Contracts, Contract Drafting, Government Construction Contracts
Elder Law Elder Care, Elder Rights, Elder Abuse
Health Care Health Insurance Coverage, Health Insurance, Health Care Taxation, Health Law, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Hospital Collections, Health Maintenance Organizations, Home Health Care, Hospital Peer Review, Long Term Care, Managed Care, Juvenile Diminished Capacity, Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems, Hospital Risk Management, Medical Law, Medical Ethics, Medical Collections, Medical Antitrust, Managed Care Liability, Managed Care Contracts, Medicaid Hearings, Medicaid Planning, Health Care Licensing, Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions, Health Care Reimbursement, Health Care Regulation, Health Care Privacy, Health Care Fraud, Health Care Finance, Health Care Facility Licensing, Health Care Facility Regulation, Health Care Corporate Law, Health Care Contracts, Health Care Compliance, Government Health Care Contracts, Health Care Administration, Adult Diminished Capacity, physician Practices, Nursing Law, Nursing Home Regulation, Mental Health Law, Nurses Licensing, Medicare Fraud and Abuse, Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement, Medical Staff Contracts, Medical Staff Credentialing, Physicians Licensing, Physicians Contracts, Public Health Law, Telemedicine
Labor and Employment Wage and Hour Law, Security Clearances, Retirement Benefit Plans, Restrictive Covenants, Qualified Retirement Plans, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Personnel Training, Pension Taxation, Personnel Policies, Multi-Employer Pensions, Management Labor Law, Non-Qualified Benefits, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Pension Plans, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Health Benefits, Human Resources Law, Labor Arbitration, Labor Relations, Management Employment Law, ERISA, Equity Compensation, Employment Termination, Employment Rights, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Defense, Employment Contracts, Employment Claims, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Law, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Flexible Benefit Plans, Federal Employment Law, Fringe Benefits, ERISA Litigation, ERISA Compliance, Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation Taxation, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Employment Law, Americans with Disabilities Act, Agreements, Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Employee Benefit Trusts, Employee Benefit Taxation, Deferred Compensation, Disability Benefits, Covenants Not To Compete, Confidentiality Agreements, Employee Leasing, Employee Compensation, Employee Discipline, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment at Will, Employment Arbitration, 401(k) Plans
Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates Adult Guardianship, Ancillary Probate, Advance Directives, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Dependent Adult Abuse, Elder Guardianship, Decedents Estates, Contested Wills, Conservatorship, Contested Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children, Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Will Drafting, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate collections, Successions, Special Needs Trusts, Retirement Planning, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation, Powers of Attorney, Probate Administration, Pet Trusts, Living Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, International Probate, Living Wills, Mental Disability Law, Missing Heir Searches, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Fiduciary Litigation, Guardianship, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship Administration, Incompetency Proceedings, Inheritance, International Estate Planning
Real Estate/Real Property Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Condo Association Duties, Condo Association Liens, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Evictions, Condo Association Rights, Foreclosure, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Leasing, Lease Terminations, Lease Finance, HOA Law, HOA Duties, HOA Liens, Improvement Districts, HOA Rights, Land Development, Property Rights, Special Districts, Subdivisions


  • Arizona (Active), California (Active), Missouri (Active)

Law School

  • Saint Louis

  • Last Updated: January 24, 2021
  • Typical Hourly Fee: $275
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  • Yuma, Arizona, Yuma County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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