December 8, 2010
National law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes shareholder Douglas Wiley to the firm’s Wealth Planning practice. Wiley’s addition provides a new area of service for clients in Arizona. In the past year, the firm’s Phoenix office has strengthened its corporate capabilities to complement its national trial experience. Wiley brings 14 years of wealth management and estate planning experience, advising clients in all aspects of estate, charitable and tax planning.

“We’re pleased to have Doug on board in Phoenix joining our national team of wealth planning attorneys,” said Phoenix Managing Partner Edward Novak. “We are committed to the continued expansion of corporate services; wealth planning is an important part of that commitment.”

Wiley structures advanced estate planning strategies and asset protection planning for individuals. His clients include successful business owners, entrepreneurs and professional athletes. He brings in-depth knowledge of advanced estate planning techniques for high net worth families and his experience also allows him to advise clients in pre-marital and post-marital agreements, guardianships and conservatorships, and the formation of business entities.

“Polsinelli Shughart is expanding its corporate services, and I’m very excited to be joining the firm at this time. I’m able to offer my clients the substantial resources of a national firm,” said Wiley. “In return, I’m able to provide wealth and estate planning strategies for clients in Arizona, who are in need of sophisticated services to help them achieve their estate planning goals.”

Wiley earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University, his master’s degree in economics from the University of Arizona in 1993 and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Wiley is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

He joins Polsinelli Shughart during an unprecedented time of growth for the firm. Recently, the Phoenix office relocated to the new 27-story CityScape high-rise downtown. The move is a result of the explosive growth of the Phoenix office which increased by more than a third last year to 55 attorneys.
Wiley is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:
• Estate, charitable and tax planning issues
• Asset protection planning
• Trust and estate administration

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager

Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Phoenix Marketing Manager

Molly Edwards, 602-650-2338,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value beyond legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.