Michael B. Giles

Phone: 801.438-2000
Fax: 801.438.2050
Email: mgiles@btjd.com

Areas:

  • Asset Protection
  • Conservatorship Incapacity and Disability
  • Corporate
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning and Tax
  • Gift Taxes
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Partnership Taxes
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Dispute Resolution
  • Tax Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Contests and Challenges
  • Trust Creation
  • Will Contests and Challenges
  • Will Creation

Background
& Experience

Mr. Giles works with the estate planning and taxation groups with a focus in the areas of federal and state taxation, estate and gift tax planning, probate and trust administration and guardianship and conservatorship law. He develops complex estate planning strategies and assists clients in implementing and administering their customized estate plans. He represents individual and entity taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and Utah State Tax Commission regarding income, estate and employment tax issues. Mr. Giles also advises businesses and their owners regarding the tax implications of entity choice, operations, and acquisition transactions of all sizes.

Education

Boston University School of Law (LL.M. Taxation, 2009)
LL.M. Scholar
Boston University School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2006)
Dean’s Scholar
Director, Edward C. Stone Appellate Moot Court Competition
Weber State University (B.S. Criminal Justice, magna cum laude 2003)
Elected “Top Graduate for C.J. Program” by department faculty

Personal

Born in Taylorsville, Utah
Married, 4 children

Other Professional

Experience

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar (2006)
Admitted to Utah Bar (2009)
Associate Attorney, The Law Offices of Susan M. Mooney, P.C. Stoneham, Massachusetts (2007-2008)
Member, Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar
Member, Society of Financial Service Professionals
Member, Tax Law Section of the Utah State Bar