Michael Garrett advises clients on estate planning, probate, trust administration, charitable organizations and planned giving, individual and entity taxation, transactional work, and general business and corporate law matters.
His estate planning practice focuses on assisting high net-worth individuals with all phases of estate planning including creating of complex trusts, gifting, charitable giving, probate and guardianship issues, trust administration and disputes. He has represented small, medium, and large estates. In addition to drafting estate planning documents, developing gifting and comprehensive wealth transfer plans, filing probate documents, and preparing gift and estate tax returns, he assists clients in resolving family disputes, probate and trust litigation, and estate and trust administration matters. Additionally, he assists many estate planning clients in all aspects of charitable giving, including forming public charities, private foundations, charitable trusts, and other charitable tools, and he has represented many of the largest non-profit organizations in the region.
He also assists his clients with numerous general business and corporate matters, including addressing general business issues, real estate matters, advising on state and federal tax issues and controversies, mergers and acquisitions, sales, leases, and comprehensive succession planning. He regularly advises startup companies in matters involving entity selection, organization, tax planning, general business matters, and succession planning. He is also a frequent speaker and author on these topics.
Associate, Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, P.C., Salt Lake City, Utah (2003-2006); law clerk, Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, P.C., Salt Lake City, Utah (2001-2003); law clerk, Ernst & Young LLP, Washington D.C. (2002).
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