Mark Rubin: Problem Solver / Attorney / Fiduciary

September 14, 2022

Mark Rubin: Problem Solver / Lawyer / Fiduciary

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Mark Rubin

I’m 65 – and a day (as I have finished editing, having forgotten about this piece) – and I’ve been a lawyer for just about 41 years. People ask me what I do, regularly. They’re often other lawyers or legal services consumers. Usually, they’re looking for a cubbyhole. (Employment lawyer. ERISA expert. Estate planner. Etc.) Almost always, I fail them, for I do too many things. (Many years ago I talked with a large Phoenix firm about employment. After a wasted day the very rude managing partner said “We’re not interested. You don’t fit in anywhere.”)

Problem Solver

Tired of failing people, 60+ years old, and having spent 62.93% of

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Mark Rubin, Tucson Attorney

June 13, 2015

I thought I had a post which explained what I do as a Tucson attorney. Using an Attorney Effectively and Working (Mark Rubin) don’t quite nail the issue, and About Mark Rubin doesn’t either.

My practices falls within three broad areas. They are: (a) probate and fiduciary matters, and estate planning; (b) business and real estate, including advising, documenting transactions, and handling lawsuits; and (c) ethics, professionalism, and discipline.

In the probate and fiduciary world, there’s lots of paper and process. Probate involves the affairs of people who have died, as well as young people with money or no parents, or both, and older people who need help because of mental or physical infirmities. There’s paper and process because we

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Attorneys: A Positive Pitch

November 27, 2014

I took an oath on October 17, 1981 in Gammage Memorial Auditorium at Arizona State University, Frank Lloyd Wright’s last public building, and an amazing space. On that day, 12,904 days ago, I became a member of the State Bar of Arizona. (Quick aside:  Standing just ahead of me—and a stranger then—was future friend, law partner, and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.)

The swearing-in ceremony was a big deal, like graduating from college and law school. Nice clothes, lots of hugs, and a good lunch at Oscar Taylor’s, back when a brick of onion rings seems like the height of haute cuisine.

What the ceremony really imparted, though, was a sense of professionalism. There were speakers and an oath-taking.

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