Douglas R. Vande Krol
Certified Tax Law Specialist
Doug was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa and moved to Arizona in 1980. He is a partner of Santerre & Vande Krol, Ltd., which was founded in 1982 and located in Scottsdale. For over 25 years, his practice has focused on sophisticated estate planning, probate and estate representation, limited liability company law, partnership law and real estate.
Doug is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell with the highest ratings for legal ability and ethical standards, and has been certified as a tax specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1996. He has also been named by Southwest Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Arizona since 2008. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. These selections are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Law & Politics publishes Super Lawyers magazine across the country.
Doug is highly respected in the legal field and works closely with many financial advisors and accountants who value his knowledge and professionalism.
- Estate Planning
- Trusts and Estates
- Probate and Trust Administration
- Business Formation and Transactions
- Limited Liability Companies
- Real Estate
- University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 1980
- Drake University, B.S., 1976
- State Bar of Arizona