Our estate, probate, will contest and trust dispute practice is headed by attorney Kent S. Berk. Kent is one of the founding partners of our firm. Our hands-on estate attorneys have the utmost integrity and work tirelessly to provide sound advice. They aggressively represent each client to strive to obtain the best possible results. We handle probate, estate, inheritance, property and elder dispute matters. Our cases include will contests, undue influence, trust disputes, exploitation and many others. Learn more about our attorneys below. Read our testimonials page to see what others have to say.
Kent S. Berk
Kent is tenacious, knowledgeable, thorough and, when necessary, aggressive. Kent treats his clients as he would want to be treated if he were involved in a legal matter. He considers the legal strategies available in light of the practical, emotional, and economic consequences of potential options and results. He gives each client personalized attention and handles each matter in an efficient and cost-effective manner. He goes the extra distance. He regularly gives clients his cell phone number and is available when clients need him.
As explained by an actual client, “Kent is a dispassionate advocate who exemplifies knowledge, integrity, honesty, sensitivity, and fairness. Fortunately, Kent’s keen litigation skills served me well in my battle with family greed and dishonesty.”
Kent was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1972. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in business/finance in 1988. Kent graduated seventh out of approximately three hundred students, with magna cum laude and order of the coif honors, from Tulane Law School in 1992. He then held a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Sherman G. Finesilver, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Colorado. After his clerkship, Kent joined the then second largest law firm in Arizona, O’Connor Cavanagh, where he handled many types of disputes, litigation and arbitrations from 1993 to 1996. Always wanting to own his own business, in 1996, Kent started his own law firm, now Berk & Moskowitz, P.C.
In his free time, Kent owns AZ on the Rocks-Indoor Climbing, Inc. with his brother, enjoys family time with his wife and three children, rock climbing, hiking, reading and traveling.
Kent is admitted to practice law in Arizona state and federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association and Scottsdale Bar Association.
Frank W. Moskowitz
Frank Moskowitz has been practicing law in Arizona since 1992, handling mostly civil litigation matters in a wide variety of areas, including estate and probate litigation matters. Frank has litigated multiple cases in state and federal court, private arbitrations, and administrative proceedings.
Mr. Moskowitz co-founded Berk & Moskowitz, P.C. with Kent Berk in 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Moskowitz was an attorney at the law firm of O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Westover, Killingsworth & Beshears (1992-1996) and the law firm of Smock and Weinberger (1996-1999).
Mr. Moskowitz is a 1992 graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, and was a Managing Editor of the Law Journal. He is also a 1989 graduate of the University of Arizona where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude.
Frank is admitted to practice law in Arizona and is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, and the Scottsdale Bar Association.
He is currently a Trustee of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation having previously served as a Trustee from 1996-2001.
Daphne J. Reaume
Daphne was born in Tyler, Minnesota and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1968. Ms. Reaume earned her B.S. degree in 1993 from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she double majored in Finance and Marketing. Daphne received her J.D. degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 1997.
Daphne began practicing law in 1997, and is currently admitted in Arizona , the U.S. District Court (Arizona), and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Scottsdale Bar Association, and the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.
Daphne joined the Berk & Moskowitz, P.C. team in February 2000. She practices in numerous areas of law, including appellate practice, construction defect, insurance bad faith, administrative and licensing law, homeowners association law, and real estate litigation.
George H. Smith
George is a third-generation Arizonan who has been practicing law throughout the state since 1997. George attended Arizona State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1992 and his law degree from Arizona State University in 1996. He has been with Berk & Moskowitz since 2000.
George has a broad, interdisciplinary practice in the state and federal courts including litigation of probate, estate, commercial and business disputes, real estate disputes, personal injury cases and family law matters. He prides himself on providing not only legal solutions and advice, but also practical solutions and advice to his clients. He understands that a lawsuit is not the only, or the best, answer to every client’s problem.
George is admitted to practice law in Arizona.
In his free time, George serves as a leader in his son’s cub scout pack and enjoys spending time with his family, reading history books, skiing and following the Sun Devils.
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Since 1996, Berk & Moskowitz, P.C. has been providing sound legal representation for clients throughout Arizona. If you have an estate, probate, will or trust dispute in Arizona, please contact our estate attorneys. We are here to help answer your legal question and/or solve your problem.