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Gregory Hal Taggart

Estate planning Attorney at Cedar Hills, UT

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also known as Greg Taggart

  • State Years
    Utah - UT 8 years
    Wyoming - WY 8 years
    Michigan - MI 42 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1981
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Gregory

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I am a former in-house bank attorney who now focuses on estate planning and planning for closely held, family businesses, including farms and ranches, from formation to succession. That focus necessarily includes real estate and water rights as well. I also draft gun trusts.

I practice in both Utah and Wyoming. My main office is in Orem, Utah, but I do have an office in Cody, Wyoming for appointments.

I chose this profession to help families and business owners plan now to be in a position to reap the benefits and pass on the rewards of their hard work. I've succeeded if, after we've worked together, you, your family, your business, and your estate are better prepared to accomplish your goals--financial or otherwise. Your concerns are my concerns. Solving your problems is my goal. To that end, I will make every effort to make sure you understand what we're doing and why.

In other words, legalese is not spoken here.

I am licensed to practice law in both Wyoming and Utah. I'm also an emeritus member of the State Bar of Michigan, the state where I began practicing law as an attorney for Michigan National Bank in Lansing, Michigan in 1981, after spending a year in a management training program with the bank while I finished law school.

I was born and raised in Powell, Wyoming, after which I attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho, and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I did my first two years of law school at the University of Wyoming then transferred to Thomas Cooley LawSchool in Michigan, so I could begin working at the bank. I later returned to Wyoming to form Taggart Company, a partnership with my brothers in Cody, Wyoming. We worked as insurance and investment advisors to individuals and businesses, primarily in Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana.

My interest in estate planning and working with family businesses was piqued during the time I spent as a life insurance/investment advisor. Time and time again, we counseled with individuals who had created very profitable businesses only to find themselves facing the questions every small business owner eventually must face: How do I get my money out? Who can succeed me and keep this company, farm, or ranch running and profitable? My goal with my business clients is to help them answer those and other questions they must address, often beginning with the first one for many of them: C or S corp, partnership or LLC.

Estate planning, of course, goes hand in hand with these and other concerns that individuals have as they look over what they've created and imagine how their loved ones can benefit from their hard work. My goal is always to help them achieve their goals.

I am also a freelance financial/business writer, something I've been doing since 1996. My writing has appeared on the pages of various Bloomberg, Schwab, and Fidelity magazines, as well as on ,  and other print and online publications. I have also written for Northern Trust, Morgan Stanley, Zions Bancorporation, Wilmington Trust, Wells Fargo, LaSalle Bank, Smith Barney, KeyBank, Franklin Covey, and Private Wealth Management, among others. In addition, I occasionally ghostwrite by-line articles for major financial services firms.

Finally, I'm an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University, where I have taught writing every semester since 1998. During the last six years, I have also had the opportunity to teach courses at BYU in American government (4 years) and legal writing (2 years).

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Taggart Law, LLC
4530 West Cambridge Drive
Cedar Hills, UT, 84062
Taggart Law LLC
1238 Blestein
Cody, WY, 82414
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Posted by James | December 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Reliable
I know if I have a question he has the answer and then he will be happy to research how it applies to your situation. He is down to earth and will give it to you straight. I would recommend him to anyone that has a legal issue.


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Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Taggart Law, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Brigham Young University
  • 1998 - Present
  • Owner
  • Taggart Company - Orem, UT
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Agent
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Co-Owner
  • Taggart Company - Cody, Wyo.
  • 1983 - 1992
  • Staff Attorney and Assistant Vice President
  • Michigan National Bank
  • 1980 - 1983
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  • Thomas M Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979
  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • None - transferred to Cooley for 3rd year
  • N/A


  • Wyoming Bar Business Law Section
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2018 - Present
  • Utah Legislative Commitee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Taggart Symposium Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee of the ABA
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Wasatch Front Inn of Transactional Counsel
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section - Wyoming Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Business Law Section - Wyoming Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Business Law Section - Utah Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Estate Planning Law Section - Utah Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Business Law Section - ABA
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section - ABA
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Master Lawyers Section - Michigan Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Member 1984-1996, 2015-Present
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Emeritus Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Brain Trust on the Revision of Wyoming's Non-Profit Corporation Law
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Grant Taggart Symposium on Life Insurance and Financial Services
  • Member, Planning Committee
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Park County Bar Association
  • Law Library Chairman
  • 1984 - 1991
  • National Association of Life Underwriters
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1991
  • Big Horn Basin Association of Life Underwriters
  • Board Member
  • 1983 - 1991
  • Committee to Elect Mario Torrez to Michigan State House of Representatives
  • Member
  • 1980 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List - full tuition scholarship
  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • 1977


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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate
  • Trusts 101
  • 2018
  • Wyoming Association of Life Underwriters
  • Estate Planning and Life Insurance - Continuing Education
  • 1982
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