Michael K. Garrett

USA - Utah

Stoel Rives LLP
201 South Main Street, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States

Tel: 801.678.9841
Fax: 801.578.6999

Email: [email protected]
Web: www.stoel.com

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).

Estate planning is increasingly complicated as technology, family relationships and tax laws evolve. Assets are unique, families can be untraditional, and the strategies to transfer and protect wealth are as diverse as the lives and interests of our clients. The estate planning process demands attention to detail and navigation of technical nuances in order to achieve family goals.
With more than 350 attorneys, Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, land use & construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. We achieved 34 prestigious national tier rankings in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ”Best Law Firms” survey. The 2016 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business® guide ranks 86 of our lawyers among the best in their region. Best Lawyers® lists 143 of our lawyers in 68 legal practice categories in its 2017 directory and selected 23 Stoel Rives lawyers as 2017 “Lawyers of the Year” in their markets and practice areas.
Listed among Rising Stars (Estate Planning & Probate)
Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2013-2015