Jeff is a founding member of Barney McKenna & Olmstead. He was born in Las Vegas,... more
Jeff is a founding member of Barney McKenna & Olmstead. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He obtained an Associates degree from Rick’s College where he graduated with high honors and was selected as a speaker at the graduation ceremonies. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he was honored as the American Bank of Commerce Outstanding St... view profile
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
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.