Peter C. Guild

Senior Member
Phone: 602-322-4020
Fax: 602-322-4101

Practice Areas

Corporate, Tax, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust


Wealth Management

Representative Experience

Mr. Guild was a founding Senior Member for The Cavanagh Law Firm since its inception in 1999.

Mr. Guild is a Certified Tax Specialist who over the past 30+ years has focused primarily on estate planning, general commercial work entailing all manner of federal income tax issues, and state and local tax controversy work.  He has handled more than 250 tax controversy matters, including administrative hearings, litigation in the Arizona Tax Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and the Arizona Supreme Court, collection negotiations and lobbying efforts.  He also has extensive experience in setting up homebuilder clients in the two-tier homebuilder technique mode. 

Mr. Guild handles financial and commercial aspects associated with complex divorce matters, as well as being a qualified domestic relations order specialist. 

He also has an extensive general business background, including the formation of entities, corporate reorganizations, merger-acquisitions, family-owned businesses, and the preparation of buy-sell agreements, employment contracts and succession planning. 

Active in the community, he is the past President and is the current President Elect of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Foundation, and has served as a Trustee of the Foundation for 20 years.


Associations & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section
  • Certified Specialist, Tax Law; Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Trustee and current President Elect, former President, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Foundation 

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1980


  • University of Florida (L.L.M., 1981)
  • University of Arizona (J.D., with distinction, 1980)  
  • Northern Arizona University (B.S., 1977)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi