Zack & Schmitz, PLC

“Commited to making a difference for you and your loved ones.”

A Unique Approach

Counseling and education are the keys to developing a comprehensive estate plan.








Attorneys Shanelle Schmitz and Ronald Zack


A Legal Guide to Growing Older
A book packed full of practical information
designed to increase 
your knowledge and
prepare you in growing older


Tucson Court DomeAttorneys Ronald Zack and Shanelle Schmitz focus on providing high-quality, counseling oriented, estate planning services to individuals and families, as well as a full array of services to older individuals and their families.  They take a holistic approach to estate planning and will often require considerable time getting to know you, your situations and goals.  This is very different from the “cookie-cutter” approach.  Their approach utilizes counseling, issue identification and problem-solving, as opposed to filling in the form processing.  Together, they will develop a plan and produce the required documentation for your particular situation, goals, and desires.  This may be a revocable living trust, an irrevocable life insurance trust, a charitable remainder trust, limited liability company, partnership, will package, powers of attorney or other documents.  It may be large or small – the size of the estate does not necessarily determine your needs, though it will be a factor.



You will find that this is a different kind of law practice.  Our holistic approach to identifying issues and solving problems involves a variety of creative applications and we often partner with your financial advisors, insurance agents, and even caregivers and physicians to develop a comprehensive plan that will meet your needs and achieve your goals.

Now Available

You can’t avoid death but you can avoid  taxes (sometimes and only some taxes).  Before you die, take control of your assets so your state doesn’t.  Ron Zack’s newest book, A Legal Guide to Growing Older: Planning for Disability, Dementia & Death, offers practical strategies that are often overlooked, such as how to plan to avoid probate, decrease tax liability, and how to choose a trustee.   This book will help you navigate through the myriad of estate planning options that are overwhelming to most people. Rise above the crowd and increase your estate planning IQ with this simple to read and even simpler to understand. Get your copy on


“If you expect this book to be a dry, boring law book, disabuse yourself of that notion right now. Ron Zack has written about disability, dementia, and death with the compassion, wisdom, and experience of a hospice nurse and attorney. Some of the examples he uses to illustrate a point may make you groan or some make you chuckle. All will make you think. Ron writes in the gentle way he talks as he reminds us that like it or not someday we will die. Thank you Ron for a book that guides me through the planning process”. -Bev

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