Leighton Tyau

Attorney & Entrepreneur

Hello, I’m Leighton, the founder and principal attorney at Copper State Estate Planning, an Arizona-based boutique law firm providing tailored estate planning services to individuals and families who want to leave a legacy. Born and raised in Hawaii, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in economics in Oregon before moving to Arizona, where I earned my J.D. & and I’ve called home for over a decade.

My passion lies in helping families build and preserve their legacies through personalized and attentive service, a quality that sets me apart from larger firms. With years of experience as an attorney and entrepreneur, I understand the importance of hard work, determination, and a well-crafted financial plan.

At Copper State Estate Planning, I focus on complex estate planning matters, such as business succession, trusts, and tax planning. Recognizing that every family is unique, I provide customized solutions that cater specifically to each client’s needs. I am an active member of prestigious professional organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Arizona Fiduciaries Association, and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.

A successful estate plan encompasses your entire financial picture, including assets, liabilities, and future objectives. As a trust and taxation expert, I guide clients through the complexities of estate planning, offering personalized support and the level of individual attention only a boutique firm can provide.

I am committed to helping clients build enduring legacies by not only protecting their assets but also preserving family harmony and ensuring their wishes are fulfilled. My diverse clientele ranges from young couples to established business owners and retirees.

As an expert in trust law, I provide essential guidance in protecting assets and passing them on to future generations. I work closely with clients to identify their goals and develop tailored trusts that meet their specific needs, whether minimizing taxes, providing for loved ones, or shielding assets from creditors.

In addition to my work at Copper State Estate Planning, I actively participate in philanthropic endeavors. I serve on the board of the Million Dollar Teacher Project and the advisory committee for R.O.S.E. Resources/Outreach to Safeguard the Elderly.

As a trusted advisor and partner in your financial success, I prioritize long-term relationships with my clients and am dedicated to providing the highest level of service and support. If you’re seeking an expert in wealth building and legacy protection who values personalized service and attention, I would be honored to work with you. Contact me today to schedule a consultation and discover how Copper State Estate Planning can help you build a brighter future for you and your loved ones.

Comprehensive Plans Means Happy Families

A comprehensive estate plan should consider all of your life’s goals and desires. A plan needs to consider life, death, and beyond. By combining our expertise in business, financial planning, and divorce, we are able to guide you through all of life’s ups and downs.

The Copper State Story

Frustrated at watching the fallout from the same cookie cutter plans churned out by cheap software, I decided to combine my divorce, financial, and estate planning expertise to start a new law firm.

A firm focused on crafting truly comprehensive plans that preserved family harmony. A firm focused on getting the plan right; not churning out documents. A firm focused on building your legacy.

Our Vision

To craft comprehensive plans which result in a lasting legacy and happy families. We want to help you build and pass on your legacy.

Our Mission

To avoid the mistakes of the past by crafting truly individualized plans which withstand the test of time.

Core Values

We believe that costs matter, in using the right tool for the job, and that as counselors we should listen first.

Let’s Make a Plan

Don’t worry, we’ve got this. We’ll guide you through every step of the process and make sure everything will be okay.

Call us today to speak with your legacy guide.

Services Offered

We help everyone craft a comprehensive and thorough life plan to guarantee that their legacy will endure.

Estate Planning

The focus of this practice is trusts & estates work. From revocable living trusts to GRATS, SLATS, and testamentary trusts. We will draft a plan to meet your needs.

Prenuptial Agreement

No one plans to divorce. And no one plans to crash their car. A prenuptial agreement gives both parties a plan in case the worst happens.

Wealth Transfer Planning

Wealth transfer planning at Copper State Estate Planning offers personalized strategies to preserve wealth and pass it on to future generations. Through tailored trusts and expert advice, clients can minimize taxes, protect assets, and create a lasting legacy for their loved ones.

Wealth Preservation

Wealth preservation at Copper State Estate Planning involves customized strategies to safeguard clients’ assets and maintain their financial stability. Our expertise ensures clients can protect their hard-earned wealth, paving the way for a secure financial future for themselves and their families.

Business & Succession Planning

What will happen to your business when you die or are incapacitated?
If you own a business or part of a business, you need a succession plan for death or incapacity.

Tax Planning

The combined effects of all taxes can reduce your bequest by over half! Good tax planning is a requisite if you don’t want the IRS taking your hard earned money.

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