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Geoffrey C. Dietrich

Tax Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.3   7 reviews

also known as Geoff Dietrich


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About Geoffrey

Learn Geoffrey’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Tax
    40%
    For the entrepreneur who's made it. We're looking for strategies that can help through all aspects of your business.

    12 years, 10 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    I love starting, forming, and developing companies. The energy entrepreneurs bring to any event is phenomenal. There are so many considerations when you begin a business. Start it right by consulting with me about what is going to be the best entity fit for your needs.

    15 years, 380 cases

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate Planning is about so much more than just drafting a document. Create a future and legacy for your family and trust us to protect it.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Business
    10%
    My focus is on growing strong businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and too often small business owners operate without more than bare legal coverage. I hope to reach small business owners and offer structure and legal teeth to their organization and agreements. I aim to put my services within reach of the small business. We focus on finding out what makes you tick, what ticks you off, and structure our recommendations and the documents we draft for you accordingly.

    15 years, 130 cases

  5. Guardianship
    5%
    When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker.

    15 years, 45 cases

My focus is on growing strong businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and too often small business owners operate without more than bare legal coverage. I hope to reach small business owners and offer structure and legal teeth to their organization and agreements. I aim to put my services within reach of the small business. We focus on finding out what makes you tick, what ticks you off, and structure our recommendations and the documents we draft for you accordingly.

My firm started when I realized I was too much of an entrepreneur to sit locked in a large firm researching the tax code. I spent a year working with the Corporate and Tax groups at a larger firm and when the economy tanked, we all suffered. I started this firm with the goal to reach the entrepreneur, be flexible and creative with fees, and help businesses develop their legal backbone.

I own my own business, now. I actually own part or all of four businesses. As a small business owner, you have to diversify to be successful and I believe you miss out when all your eggs are in one basket. I cannot guarantee success, but I can guarantee that when one business struggles, any one of the others is carrying the load.

 

My style and strength is in listening and then acting swiftly. I prefer to keep things low stress for you. We will give you plenty of notice and stay in regular communication throughout our representation. Once you are ready to go, it's game time.

I enjoy woodworking - building furniture, shelves, benches, etc. I love to golf, but am horrible at it. I really love to swim - I competed back in high school and still find the rush of water as I criss-cross the pool very calming. I am trying to finish a work of science-fiction/fantasy.

Photos and videos

Attorney and Entrepreneur Geoff Dietrich assists business owners in understanding the risks they face when they're a sole proprietor, the liability protections they receive by incorporating, and the differences between corporations and llc's.
Attorney and Entrepreneur Geoff Dietrich discusses the advantages of forming an S Corporation in your business
Geoff Dietrich practices in Estate Planning, Financial Structuring, and Probate/Trust Administration.  Geoff is a partner with the premier law firm of Pearson, Butler & Carson, PLLC.
Licensed for 14 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2017
Updated 10/23/2022
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 01/07/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Geoffrey

Cantley Dietrich, PC
4514 Cole Ave | Suite 600
Dallas, TX, 75205
Cantley Dietrich, PC
6671 S Las Vegas Blvd
Building D, Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by LuAnn | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Geoff Dietrich
I want to say that Geoff Dietrich is the best!! I had to go through probate after my father passed away and was dreading this process. Geoff made it so easy and was there to answer every question I had. I am truly thankful for Geoff and his team. I will use this law firm especially Geoff Dietrich for any and all legal matters I might have that is in their circle of expertise. I truly am thankful I chose him to represent me.
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Response from Geoffrey Dietrich April 11, 2016
Thanks so much, LuAnn! You were a great client to work with and it was a pleasure to assist you through this process. Our hearts break for those that we lose and I see it as my way to honor them and you by doing my best. Thank you for the opportunity to work together!
Posted by Emily | June 15, 2015
Not your typical attorney!
I have worked with Geoff Dietrich to get my estate in order and buy a life insurance policy. From the very beginning, I have had a different experience with him and his firm than I have with the many other attorneys I have dealt with in the past. I couldn't believe that Geoff was willing to come to my home to make meeting easier on my young family. That was the first of many times he showed his skill for wrapping his mind around every one's individual situation. He has an amazing knack for listening and understanding individual circumstances and then proposing solutions that fit those unique needs. His patience is unmatched, his communication skill and style is professional and assertive without being aggressive or opinionated. He is gentle but very knowledgeable and will help find a solution for whatever estate planning or insurance needs you might have. I have recommended and will continue to recommend him to friends with full confidence.
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Posted by David | February 3, 2014
"A friend you can rely on"
Geoff worked with me to complete some estate planning. I had worked with his firm the previous two years and had a wonderful experience working with both him and his firm. Geoff has the ability to explain complex things very simply. He seems to have answers that other attorneys are lacking. He showed me ways of reducing both income taxes and capital gains that were significant and unique. Geoff has a wonderful way of expressing himself both verbally and in contractual documents. I highly recommend Geoff.
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Posted by Louis | January 21, 2014
Trustworthy & Respectful !
I hired Geoffrey Dietrich as an attorney to help me at a difficult time in my life when I had to decide if I was going to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy . He gave me all the facts so I could make a good decision for myself. I never felt pressure from him or his staff even when I was a little crazy at times with all the stress and pressure going on with me. He and his staff were always supportive and professional. I made it through those rough times with his help, so for that I am very grateful to him and all his staff. He is down to earth and I feel he is genuinely concerned for your overall well being and does what he can to help. I strongly recommend Attorney Geoffrey Dietrich for his expertise as well as being a trustworthy person who if needed again, I would call. Thanks Geoff.
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Posted by karen | January 7, 2014
2012-2013 case
Geoffrey has been very helpful with his legal expertise. Yes, I would hire him again---he goes the extra mile in working with you. Genuinely caring. Great personality. He explained everything in detail about my case and did some great coaching for the court appearance.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2014
Geoff Dietrich
Geoff has been very easy to work with. He is very personable and does a good job of explaining things in a way that is easy to understand.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not recommend
Communication was not answered in a timely manner. Estimates on time frame / costs did not map to reality. Legal documents drafted by Dietrich contained blatant errors. Made a difficult situation even more painful and lengthy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 345-395 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Cantley Dietrich, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Equity Member
  • Pearson & Butler, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • President
  • Lodestar Corporate Services Company
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • G.C. Dietrich Law, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School Of Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Fabian & Clendenin, Apc
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • California Court Of Appeal, Second District, Division 2
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Research Assistant
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School Of Law
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • United States Military Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Estate Planning
  • Completed and happy

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Davis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • NaVOBA - National Veterans Owned Business Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Davis County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Business Networking International
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BG (Ret). Bernand Loeffke Friendship Award
  • BG (Ret.) Bernard Loeffke
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Launch Meeting
  • Which Entity is Which
  • 2015
  • Osborne Tax Group CLE
  • Ethics in Financial Advising for Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Medical Profession Annual Conference
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Asset Protection, Planning & Practice Management
  • 2014
  • SLREIA Meeting
  • Real Estate Investment & Probate
  • 2014
  • SLREIA Meeting
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Real Estate Investing
  • 2014
  • Business Meeting
  • Introduction to Estate Planning
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Geoffrey
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff is exceptionally talented in explaining complex subjects for his clients in a way that makes the path clear. His vast experiences in a wide array of areas makes his ability to decipher situations incredible."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Geoff Dietrich is an outstanding attorney who also has a keen mind for business and financial planning issues. He went to West Point, was a commander in military theater, and has a keen intellect. Perhaps most importantly, he understands what a client needs and focuses on doing no more and no less than that. I strongly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Geoff is an expert in his field who truly cares about his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Not only is he a genuinely nice person, he is very knowledgeable in the area of estate and financial planning. You will not regret hiring this attorney."
Business Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoffrey is very professional and a great advocate for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Geoff is a West Point grad. He served our country in Iraq. He's a real hero. He's also a great attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff is one of the smartest bankruptcy/financial planning/estate planning attorneys I know, and I have seen him in federal court numerous times and believe that he is competent and very skilled."
Business Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff takes the time to find out his client's needs, analyze and evaluate the optimal solutions, and provides a high level of customer service in the process of providing excellent legal work."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to a couple of different bankruptcy attorneys and I've always received the best feedback from Geoff's clients. I highly recommend him."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoff is a great young and ambitious lawyer. He is true professional and will take the time to listen and understand each client's needs and then dedicate himself to finding a solution customized for such needs. More importantly, Geoff is a great, honest person and enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend Geoff and the services he provides."
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Dallas Tax Lawyer Geoffrey C. Dietrich
Geoffrey C. Dietrich
Tax Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation