I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Management of Information... more
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Management of Information Systems, three weeks before my oldest daughter was born. Various computer jobs eventually led me and my family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where I began the evening law program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Four long years, and two more beautiful children later, I completed law school. I passed the bar ex... view profile
I joined Udall Shumway in 1987 and currently head the firm’s Transactional and... more
I joined Udall Shumway in 1987 and currently head the firm’s Transactional and Estate Planning Group. I completed my undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where, in 1980, I received a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in English. I am a Certified Public Accountant (Texas, 1982). I received my Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University ... view profile
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