Mr. Drake is a Shareholder in the firm’s St. George office and is a member of the... more
Mr. Drake is a Shareholder in the firm’s St. George office and is a member of the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning Sections. He maintains an “AV” rating with Martindale/Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.
Matthew F. Hafen assists clients throughout Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona on... more
Matthew F. Hafen assists clients throughout Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona on a variety of matters including complex trust, estate, and business matters including the development and implementation of estate plans, wealth-transfer strategies, business-succession plans, gift plans for families for effective gift and estate tax planning, and the formation, governance, and sale of business e... view profile
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.