Mr. Bishop is an associate in the firm’s corporate, general business transactional, and estate planning groups. Mr. Bishop assists clients with various business law matters, including formation, structure, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, and other business transactions.
Mr. Bishop also practices in the firm’s estate planning section, where he assists clients with various estate planning matters, including wills, trusts, and probate proceedings.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2019, magna cum laude)
Lead Article Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review (2018-2019)
Order of the Coif
Brigham Young University (B.A. Political Science, 2015)
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah
Foreign Languages: Spanish
Married, 4 children
Interests include baseball, basketball, music, reading, movies, spending time with his family, and comedy
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.
Born in Taylorsville, Utah
Married, 5 children
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, Tax Law Section of the Utah State Bar
Ms. Hiatt works in the firm’s estate planning and business sections. Her practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning, including trusts, probate, estate and gift taxation, guardianships and conservatorships, and pre- and post-marital agreements. Ms. Hiatt also has experience advising individuals and companies on a wide variety of business law matters and assisting companies with formation, structure, corporate governance, and contract negotiation and drafting. Ms. Hiatt is admitted to the California and Utah state bars.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D. 2004, summa cum laude)
University of Utah (B.A. 2000, magna cum laude)
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Ken’s experience includes tax planning for business formations, financings, acquisitions, reorganizations, and liquidations; advising on tax aspects of complex business and real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and like-kind exchanges; design and implementation of deferred compensation arrangements and equity incentive plans; resolution of federal and state tax controversies; and formation and qualification of exempt organizations.
Ken also has extensive estate planning experience, including the design, drafting, and implementation of sophisticated estate plans to meet unique tax and nontax objectives.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 1994, cum laude)
Brigham Young University (B.A., Economics, 1990, cum laude)
Foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese
Married, 5 children
Interests include backpacking, hiking, cycling, and gardening
Chair of the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar for 2006-2007
Past board member of the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council
Member of LDS Philanthropies Gift Planning Leadership Council
Member of the Tax and Estate Planning Sections of the Utah State Bar
Board Member of the Opportunity Foundation of America
Jeffrey Matson represents privately held companies, investors, and entrepreneurs in complex business transactions, with particular focus in business formation corporate restructuring, private equity and venture capital transactions, securities offerings and regulation, intellectual property licensing, corporate governance and compliance work, trademark and other general business, commercial and contractual matters.
Jeff’s practice also encompasses all aspects of real estate law, including sales, purchases, leasing, financing, development and redevelopment, easements, CC&Rs, owner’s associations, development agreements, due diligence review for title and survey matters and associated agreements.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2009, magna cum laude)
Brigham Young University (B.S. Accounting, 2004)
Born in Ogden, Utah
Foreign Languages: Norwegian
Married, 5 children
Interests include reading, running, basketball, softball, golf, and spending time with family.
Dave focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Guardianships, Contested Estates, and Tax and Business Planning.
He served as President of the Mountain States Pension Conference (1985-1987), Chairman of the Tax Section (1985-1986), as Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar (2019-2020), and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Resources Foundation of Utah (1988-2007). He is currently serving as a Board member of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Holladay Community Messiah Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Probate Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Utah Supreme Court on the Rules of Civil Procedure.
Married, 5 children
Interests: Backpacking, fishing, running, pioneer history
Robert S. (Rust) Tippett is a partner at Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere in Salt Lake City. His practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning, including trusts, probate, estate and gift taxation and conservatorships. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and is a member of ACTEC’s Asset Protection and Legal Education Committees.
Mr. Tippett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. From 2003 to 2008 he served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Brigham Young University (BYU) J. Reuben Clark School of Law.
Mr. Tippett was the principal author of Utah’s asset protection trust statute, which was signed into law by the Governor on March 28, 2013.
Mr. Tippett has appeared on the Court Roster of Approved Mediators for the State of Utah, and is a member of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. He is available to mediate probate and trust disputes.
Mr. Tippett was selected as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” by Utah Business Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
In addition to authoring The Utah Law of Trusts & Estates (a comprehensive 700-page legal reference treatise) and other materials available at www.utahestateplanning.org, Mr. Tippett has published and presented many articles and papers in the trust and estate field.
B.A. Yale University, cum laude, 1984
J.D. University of Michigan, 1987
Clerk to The Honorable Aldon J. Anderson,
U.S. District Court for the District of Utah,