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Michael K. Garrett


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 incorporating all phases of estate planning, including creating 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, preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, assisting in probate and trust litigation and general 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 and employment matters, and succession planning. He is also a frequent speaker and author on these topics. 






  • J. Rueben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., 2003, magna cum laude
    Lead articles editor, BYU Law Review, 2002-2003

  • Brigham Young University, M.ACC, 2003

  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 2000, accounting

  • Member, Utah State Bar

  • Member, Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section

  • Member, Utah State Bar Tax Section

  • Member, Salt Lake Estate Planning Council

  • Listed in Utah Legal Elite – Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Utah Business Magazine, 2009-2012

  • Member, Utah State Bar Estate Planning Legislative Committee

  • Past Member, Utah Adoption Council (2009-2011)

  • Past Member, Primary Children's Hospital Planned Giving Committee

  • Organized and represented numerous tax-exempt charitable organizations

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