Attorney RobRoy Platt's estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. He derives great satisfaction from guiding his clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. His legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, RobRoy will help you craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.
While studying law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, RobRoy served as a probate law clerk in the Superior Court of Arizona. There, he observed on a daily basis the frustration and delay that families commonly encounter when forced to work through state court systems to handle even routine legal matters that might have been avoided through proper estate planning. Additionally, RobRoy has personally experienced the frustration that can result from the traditional (and what he considers broken) estate planning model that far too many attorneys currently employ. As he watched his own parents deal with the devastating effects of Alzheimer's-like dementia in his father, it became all too clear that the "estate planning" done by their attorney was little more than one-size-fits-all legal form production. Family wealth preservation can, and must be, much more than that.
With this background, RobRoy became highly motivated to search for and implement a truly effective model for preserving family monetary and values-based wealth upon the incapacitation or death of loved ones. Over time, RobRoy has adopted unique methods of family wealth planning designed to operate smoothly, effectively - and wherever possible - outside of the public court systems, thus maintaining the privacy and efficiency of family wealth transfers that should exist during these times of greatest vulnerability for families.
RobRoy is a member of Wealth Counsel, the State Bar of Utah, the Utah Valley Estate Planning Council, and the Estate Planning Section of the Utah Bar. He also currently serves as the Chairperson of the Utah Bar Elder Law Section, and is the Chair-elect of the Solo, Small Firm, and Rural Practice Section of the Utah Bar.
RobRoy regularly provides educational presentations on a variety of estate planning topics including Emergency Legal Planning for Families with Minor Children, Advance Health Care Directives, Veterans Benefits Planning, and other related topics. RobRoy limits his law practice to estate planning and related matters because he is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures.
Languages Spoken: Portuguese
Licensed since 2007
Hourly ($150-200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
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I lectured on a panal seminar with RobRoy in April 2010. Excellent lawyer who seems willing to go the extra mile. RobRoy keeps up with cutting edge technology which benefits his clients. He is very knowledgeable on estate planning and it is without hesitation that I endorse RobRoy.
Glen Neeley DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
RobRoy and I are part of an exclusive group of Estate Planning attorneys in Utah who are dedicated to constantly improving and keeping up with Elder Law and Estate Planning issues. I have had the pleasure of working with RobRoy in organizing events and conferences on these topics. RobRoy is considerate, patient, and dilligent and I would recommend him to anyone who needs thoughtful and thorough Estate Planning and other related legal services.
James Alder Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|"Utah Legal Elite" Honoree||Utah Business Magazine||2015|
|Best New Business||Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce||2011|
|Dean's List||University of Arizona College of Law||2006|
|Best Copywriter||Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law||2006|
|Owner||Platt Law, P.C.||2007 - Present|
|Legal Clerk||Van Woerkom & Weeks||2007 - 2007|
|Legal Clerk||Town of Oro Valley||2006 - 2006|
|Research Assistant||University of Arizona Law School||2006 - 2006|
|Judicial Clerk||Superior Court of Arizona||2005 - 2005|
|Information Technology Consultant||Keane, Inc.||2000 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Utah Valley Estate Planning Council||Member||2011 - Present|
|Utah Bar Solo & Small Firm Section||Chair||2010 - 2011|
|Elder Law Section - Utah State Bar||Immediate Past Chair||2010 - Present|
|Wealth Counsel||Member||2009 - Present|
|Family Wealth Planning Institute||Member||2009 - 2010|
|Utah State Bar Elder Law Section||Chair||2009 - 2010|
|Utah State Bar, Solo, Small Firm, & Rural Practice Section||Chair||2009 - 2010|
|National Planned Giving Council||Member||2008 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Utah)||Member||2007 - Present|
|Central Utah Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Utah State Bar, Estate Planning Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law||Writer / Honorary Editor||2005 - 2007|
|Will Contest||Succeeded in obtaining disclaimer by Federal agency to any claims against decedent's estate.|
|Veterans Benefits Appeal||Obtained favorable ruling on case with substantial back-benefits due made payable to client.|
|Estate Planning||I have administered the estates of a number of my clients successfully as a result of the thorough planning done by our office beforehand.|
|Utah Boomers Magazine||A Different Kind of Valentine: How Prenups Can Enhance Your Love Life||2011|
|Utah Boomer's Magazine||Planning for Your Special Needs Child||2011|
|Platt Law Blog||Platt Law Blog||2010|
|Utah Boomer's Magazine||Taking the "Bah, Humbug!" Out of Holiday Gift Giving||2010|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2007|
|Brigham Young University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|UVEPC Monthly Education Event||"Senior Friendly Estate Planning"||2014|
|Utah State Bar, Solo, Small Firm, & Rural Practice Section||Taking the Solo Plunge: The Good, the Bad, and the Practical on Hanging Your Own Shingle||2010|
|Reinventing the Listserv and Social Networking: Save Time, Get Referrals and Improve Your Practice||Law Practice Management||2010|
|RCI Realty||What Every Realtor Should Know About Estate Planning||2010|
|Utah State Bar Fall Forum||Hanging Your Own Shingle: Going Solo||2009|
|Utah Bar Spring Convention||Veteran's Benefits Law||2009|
|Brookhaven Villas Education NIght||Revocable Living Trust Planning||2009|
|Utah State Bar Fall Forum||Law Practice Management||2008|
|Utah Bar Solo & Small Firm CLE||Social Media Networking in the Law Practice||2008|