Attorney Trent Woods believes in partnering with his clients by truly understanding their business, their needs, concerns, and goals.
Attorney Trent Woods believes in partnering with his clients by truly understanding their business, their needs, concerns, and goals. He takes a sincere interest in his clients and strives to understand what is truly important to them. This philosophy comes from his experience sitting on the opposite side of the desk from attorneys, as a client. As an operations manager of a multi-million dollar construction company, Trent worked closely with numerous attorneys for nearly ten years. He knows what it is like to sit in the client’s chair, and as a result, he strives to be the attorney he wished he always had.
Trent has expertise in nearly all aspects of construction and development projects in Arizona. Unlike most Arizona construction law attorneys, Trent has hands on experience in the field and in the home office which allows him to better understand the issues, the nuances, and the complexities of construction law from contract disputes, payment problems, and lien law to defect litigation. He was responsible for the successful on-time, under-budget completion of as many as 30 construction projects per year.
As an avid outdoorsman, Trent enjoys shooting sports and firearms collecting. His interest in the law and love of firearms has left Trent with an intense interest in firearms law- in particular, the National Firearms Act (NFA). Trent drafts custom gun trusts which allow firearms owners and collectors to safely and legally own NFA weapons, including machine guns, short barrel rifles (SBR), short barrel shotguns (SBS), suppressors (silencers), destructive devices, and Another Other Weapons (AOW). Gun trusts ensure that those weapons are purchased and transferred properly to prevent accidental felony charges. Trent maintains an informative website, www.azgunlaw.com, which is dedicated to Arizona firearms law, the National Firearms Act (NFA) and gun trusts. Trent drafts approximately 25 gun trusts per month.
Bryan Holm is an experienced attorney with Woods Law Group and focuses his practice exclusively on estate planning, trust administration and business organization. Bryan has helped families of all varieties establish customized planning, regardless of the size or circumstances of their estate. Bryan strives to listen to his clients’ concerns and then provides clear and simple solutions, giving each client confidence and peace of mind with their decisions. He is currently on the Board for the East Valley Estate Planning Council, as well.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Bryan practiced accounting with Ernst & Young, leading audits of Fortune 500 companies and private businesses in a variety of industries throughout the Southwest. Through this experience, Bryan refined his career aspirations toward counseling and directing individuals and families rather than large corporations. Bryan’s greatest professional satisfaction comes from providing dependable service and developing a relationship with his clients and their families. Bryan graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School with a focus toward estate planning and was appointed a Senior Editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review. After enjoying local and international clerkships involving constitutional, real estate, and family law, he focused his practice exclusively in estate planning. Originally from the Salt Lake area, Bryan migrated south over twelve years ago to enjoy the warmer climate. Of course, Bryan returns to Utah during the summer and for a week at Thanksgiving or Christmas to visit family, friends, and the ski slopes — but he’ll always be back enjoying Arizona citrus by January 2nd.
Here in the East Valley, Bryan met and married his wife, Alison, and together they have four wonderful and tireless boys. As a family, they enjoy hiking, backyard sports, membership in their church, and taking on household projects. Bryan is an avid fan of the Arizona Cardinals, BYU sports, and the New Zealand All Blacks.
Whitney was a licensed stockbroker for over 6 years before she attended law school. It was her time in the Trust and Estate Department at a large multi-national brokerage firm that inspired Whitney to go back to school to get her law degree.
While at Phoenix School of Law, Whitney was elected Managing Technical Editor of the Phoenix Law Review, Treasurer of the Phoenix Law Women’s Association, and served on the Student Bar Association. She was also chosen by staff and faculty to serve as the Student Representative on the Admissions and Financial Aid Faculty Committee. As part of her coursework, Whitney externed for the Probate Court as well as the Office of the Federal Public Defender. Whitney continued working for the Office of the Federal Public Defender during her third year of law school. There, she conducted research and analysis that was implemented into filings with the Sixth and Ninth Circuits as well as the United States Supreme Court.
After graduating from Phoenix School of Law in 2009, Whitney worked for some of the busiest bankruptcy law firms in Phoenix, prior to joining Woods Law Group. Whitney Paci lives in Tempe and is a third generation Arizonan. She enjoys riding bikes around Tempe Town Lake and attending concerts.
Jaren graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University with a Juris Doctor in 2019. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship in 2012. While in law school, Jaren interned at the Town of Florence, Arizona, working on municipal law research projects involving nuisance abatement, community property association matters, and water law. In his final semester, Jaren participated in the Innovation and Advancement legal clinic interviewing start-up business owners and drafting their related business legal documents. He also participated as an associate editor for the ASU Law Journal for Social Justice.
Prior to law school, Jaren had a career in the field of Information Technology. He worked for many years as a Network Technician for a local Internet Service Provider (ISP). In that role, he obtained experience with configuring internet servers, routers, firewalls, and other network infrastructure. Jaren was also involved for a number of years in search engine optimization (SEO) where he worked as the Director of SEO.
Jaren lives in Mesa, Arizona. In his spare time, he spends time with his wife and five children. He also enjoys spending time in the outdoors exploring Arizona’s wilderness areas and participating in the discovery and photography of native wildlife.