Attorney Geoff N. Germane, Accredited Estate Planner, Estate Planning Law Specialist... more
Attorney Geoff N. Germane, Accredited Estate Planner, Estate Planning Law Specialist Mr. Geoff N. Germane earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University's nationally ranked School of Accountancy. During school and after graduation, Geoff gained valuable experience as a financial analyst and representative for Northwestern Mutual. While there, he ranked in the Top 10 of... view profile
McKay Johnson is a shareholder and member of Durham Jones & Pinegar's Estate... more
McKay Johnson is a shareholder and member of Durham Jones & Pinegar's Estate Planning section. Prior to joining Durham Jones & Pinegar, Mr. Johnson was a director and principal at Hill Johnson & Schmutz, LC in Provo, Utah. His practice focuses on advanced estate and tax planning, asset preservation, business formations and operations, charitable giving, and business succession.
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.