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Mike’s practice focuses on business and real estate transactions, business entity formation, business succession planning, contracts, estate planning and asset protection planning.

About half of his practice includes the representation of clients in stock and asset sales and acquisitions, contract preparation, commercial loan transactions, commercial leasing, real estate acquisitions and development and the formation of limited liability companies and corporations.

The other half involves the evaluation of client’s estate planning needs, tax planning, asset protection planning and the preparation of various types of trusts, wills, powers of attorney and family limited partnerships.

These two areas – while seemingly separate – are intertwined.

If you’re setting up a business, you want to protect your personal estate as well as your company. If you’re planning for your estate, you also want to protect and promote your business and other assets. It is important that the components of business planning and asset protection planning be coordinated with the estate planning.

Awards & Recognition:

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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • Weber State University (B.S., English, with Honors)

Court Admissions

  • State of Arizona
  • State of Utah (inactive)

Publications & Presentations

Asset Protection
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Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation
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Corporate and Business Transactions
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Estate Planning
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Living Trusts and Estate Planning
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Real Estate
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Relevant Resources

Estate/Gift Tax Exemption Could be Reduced by 50 Percent by 2022

A little mentioned curve-ball in the September House Ways and Means Committee proposed tax package which would raise top tax rates on ordinary income to nearly 40 percent (and capital …

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Wealth and Tax Planning: The (multi) million-dollar question is use it or lose it?

When it comes to tax planning in 2021…the message might just be: Use it NOW, Before it’s Too Late If you have assets that total $3,500,000 or more, you should …

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The Environment is Changing for Estate Planning – here is an update.

With a Democrat-dominant Senate, major adjustments to the estate and gift tax rules may be proposed by Congress soon. The modifications could potentially reverse parts of the Tax Cuts and …

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