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Gregory Christopher Poulos

Gregory Christopher Poulos

  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Arizona, New York
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Michelle N. Ogborne
Reviewed by Michelle N. Ogborne March 30, 2021
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Greg is a highly ethical lawyer focused on providing excellent legal services, problem solving for his clients, and he goes above and beyond to help his clients achieve a great outcome.
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Biography

Greg counsels clients on the best strategies for accomplishing their estate planning and business goals. Greg starts by “Putting His Clients at Legal Ease” so that they understand the legal issues and risks they face. He does this so his client understand their circumstances and can make better informed choices to protect their assets and their loved ones. With 30+ years experience, Greg has counseled hundreds of clients, guiding them through their legal and business issues.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Elder Law
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
New York University
B.A. | Economics; Philosophy
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New York University
MBA | Accounting
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 1909290
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Poulos Law Firm Website
Blog
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Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered
Q. A decedent passed in September 2021. Their life partner is not allowing and desendants on the property for willed items.
A: Unfortunately this happens too often. The life partner probably feels some entitlement and does not want to deal with the fact that she (or he) has no legal right to your father's property. It is concerning that this has been allowed to linger since September, but I your recommend drafting a letter (not an email) to the partner asking for communication and an opportunity to work things out if possible. It is almost always better to start out that way. If you get no response or no satisfactory response, then your next step is consultation with a probate attorney who can draft a stronger letter prior to instituting any expensive legal proceedings.
Q. I filed TOD deed, but now want to transfer the property into my trust. Does quitclaiming into the trust cancel the TOD?
A: The proper way to do this is to record a revocation of the beneficiary deed and then record a deed from you to the trust. Quitclaim deeds are an invitation to potential disasters.
Q. Who owns the property ?
A: The answer to this question is in a reading of the deed. That document controls what happens. For most Arizona deeds for married couples, the title is held in community property with an additional paragraph or page that says upon death the share goes to the surviving spouse. Older deeds sometimes lack that additional language so you have to check. If the deed however was joint tenants with rights of survivorship, the spouse who survived is the one who would be in title. It just seems that this would have been an unusual way to hold title so make sure to check it out.
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Contact & Map
11120 North Tatum Blvd
Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Telephone: (623) 252-0292
Fax: (623) 321-1525
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