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David M Grant

Estate planning Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   35 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%

    18 years, 4,200 cases

  2. Trusts
    30%

    18 years, 6,000 cases

  3. Probate
    20%

    18 years, 150 cases

  4. Tax
    10%

    18 years, 250 cases

I am a Partner at Grant Morris Dodds. In addition to handling the estate planning needs for some of Nevada’s and Southern Utah's wealthiest families, I also regularly speak and write on the topics of trusts and estates, taxation and asset protection.

I have an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubble and have also been recognized as a Mountain States (NV, UT, MT, ID and WY) Rising Star by Super Lawyers®. I was named as one of Nevada’s “Legal Elite” by the Nevada Business Magazine, recognizing me as one of “Southern Nevada’s Top 100 Attorneys,” as well as being named as one of the “Top Lawyers” for Estate Planning by VEGASINC, a weekly business magazine, recognizing him as one of the “Best of the Best in Southern Nevada.” I was also named to Desert Companion’s “Top Lawyers” list for Estate Planning.

I graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude), from the University of Utah with a Master of Accountancy, and from the University of Houston with his Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Before attending law school I worked for the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, in its Salt Lake City offices.

It is very important to me to give back to the community. I am a member of the Gift Planning Council for Philanthropies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and am on the National Advisory Board for the Southern Utah University Dixie Leavitt School of Business. I also served a full term as Chairman of the Nevada State College Foundation Board, and was on its board for 10 years as a general board member. Moreover, I was a Trustee for the Henderson Community Foundation, sat on the Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council, and served as founding Chair of the Gift Planning Advisors.

I am licensed to practice law in Nevada and Utah.

 

Licensed for 17 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/08/2022
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/10/2022

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

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Grant Morris Dodds - Las Vegas Office
Grant Morris Dodds - Henderson Office
2520 St Rose Pkwy #319
Henderson, NV, 89074
Grant Morris Dodds - Cedar City Office
415 N. Main St., Suite 102-A
Cedar City, UT, 89071
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Reviews

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Posted by William | November 21, 2022
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Living Trust
Mr. Grant was efficient, knowledgeable and reasonably priced. He guided us through some difficult decisions concerning distant heirs. Would strongly recommend Mr. Grant to anyone.
Posted by Terri | November 15, 2022
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Perfect from the beginning to the end
I needed to have a trust done. I didn’t know specifically how it should read. David Grant made it so simple for me to understand everything I needed legally. Most importantly he is easy to talk too.
Posted by Rhonda Collins | October 7, 2022
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BEST CREDIT SPECIALIST
I had eviction removed from my credit report, and I still can’t believe PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST raise my credit score to 804 excellent score within few days. He also helps me apply for PPP loan with the sum of $35k which reflect in my bank account with a low interest rate. I saw a lot of good reviews about his works and he would respond swiftly. Hire him: [email protected] you can also call or text on: +1(585) 466 4373.
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Posted by Charles | February 3, 2022
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David Grant is a great attorney
David came to our home during the Covid lockdown and prepared our trust documents. He did a great job, was caring and careful. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Milena Chandler | December 31, 2020
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Milena Chandler
Excellent service. Quick and accurate answers and explain in detail all my questions. I knew that on our first consultation that David Grant was the lawyer I could trust. I recommend David, and I'm grateful that he's my family lawyer! Thank you!
Posted by DEREK | December 18, 2020
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Great attorney!
I needed to setup a family trust. As a Conservative, I wanted to find an attorney who shared the same values that I did. Luckily, this was the case and we proceeded with the Trust. Very reasonable price, and the trust covered all the bases. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
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IF YOU HAVE FOUND THIS ESTATE LAW FIRM YOU CAN STOP SEARCHING!
David Grant at this law firm is exceptional. I am a very high maintenance client so my referral means a lot and I'd give him 9 stars if I could. I got to him after a problem with one attorney and another attorney that did not keep his word. David is extremely patient, wants to understand what you want and create documents that represent your clear wishes. He truly wants to ensure the documents bring you comfort. He works with you 100% of the time - no paralegal, no assistant. He virtually always answers calls and emails with a quick question within one day. His price is also very competitive and was less than the two other attorneys I worked/met with. He is knowledgeable, can describe confusing concepts in a way the lay person can understand. I have already recommended him to other people. What I else can I say? I would call or email him soon to get peace of mind!
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Posted by Louise | May 3, 2020
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Good choice of attorney!
My husband and I have met with Mr. Grant on three separate occasions to update our family trust. Mr. Grant was very helpful and did not rush us to complete the trust. He offered numerous suggestions, listened to our concerns and issues and completed the changes in a timely manner. We each felt that Mr. Grant was interested in providing us with the best possible counsel and thus would not hesitate to refer family or friends to him. To sum it up, we were both very satisfied and pleased to have selected Mr. Grant to help us complete this task.
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Posted by Rob | December 3, 2019
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Great service working our will and trust
Very professional and efficient. David did an efficient phone call to get our needs and then we were able to do everything in one office visit. All perfectly laid out and met our needs.
Posted by Szilard | August 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING experience in every possible way!
Mr. Grant assisted me and my family with trust planning and I must say, not only was he completely professional but he is one of those type of people who not only listens to you, customizes the best plan for your needs and executes them with efficiency, but he is one of the rare ones who actually TRULY CARES about his customers on a personal level. I highly recommend everyone to contact him as you will find a professional, compassionate and efficient lawyer in him! Not to mention, his rates are one of the best in this field. Can't recommend him enough!
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Posted by Minh | August 13, 2019
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Hired after 5 minutes
I shopped around several lawyers for Revocable Living Trust and LLC. My search ended with David after just talking to him for 5 minutes. David is candid and honest. Best of all, his service and fees cost less than the others. I highly recommend David to others.
Posted by Ray | April 8, 2019
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Review of David Grant
David did a great job in describing what was needed for a will, trust, etc. for my wife an myself. Everything went smooth. He as obviously very knowledgeable in what he was talking about and we can highly recommend him for these services.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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Estate
Very professional help with passing parents estate and my own estate planning got things done in the appropriate time very down-to-earth would highly recommend this attorney for all your estate and probate planning
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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A very happy and satisfied client
Wonderful professional very good personality , honest . Mr. Grant went above and beyond to assist me in my legal needs and was very reasonable regarding his fees
Posted by Mike | March 20, 2019
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Trust
Perfect service, answered all our questions, designed and prepared our trust for all our needs. David is very friendly, knowledgable and professional and would recommend him every time.
Posted by Daniel | March 19, 2019
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Great Experience
David helped us set up our family trust. He could not have been more thorough or professional. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Christine | March 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
David is amazing! He takes his time and really pays attention to all of your concerns. I recommend him for your living trust.
Posted by Erik | July 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Puts the Trust in Trust Attorney!
David Grant and his staff hands down are the best in the industry! He helped me with my Trust. Anytime I have a question he is right there to educate me. I HIGHLY recommend consulting with Grant Morris Dodds
Posted by Gloria | November 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
My husband and I have been dealing with David Grant since August, 2014. He set up our trust and adjusted it for us when our daughter passed away in 2015. We found David to be very helpful in making suggestions to us about populating our trust and took care of adding our homes in Las Vegas and California to our trust in a very timely manner. We will be using David again for any changes to our trust and would recommend him to anyone that is interested in a good lawyer.
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Posted by Michael | November 23, 2017
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Highly Satisfied
I met with David for the usual estate-planning documents: will, living will, health and financial powers of attorney. David was very knowledgeable, personable, and efficient. I took away a nicely organized folder of estate documents. May they not be needed anytime soon!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Grant Morris Dodds
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Jeffrey Burr, Ltd.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Jeffrey Burr, Ltd.
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Jeffrey Burr, Ltd.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Intern Accountant
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Assistant Controller
  • Megasync Corporation
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Utah
  • Masters Degree
  • 2002
  • Southern Utah University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Nevada State College Foundation
  • Vice-Chair, Trustee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Southern Utah University School of Business National Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council
  • Council Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Henderson Community Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council
  • Council Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar, Utah Uniform Probate Code Amendment Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Nevada State Bar, Probate and Trust Law Section, Roundtable Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Gift Planning Advisors
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Nevada Association of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Director
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Mountain States Rising Star: Top 2.5% of Nevada Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer in Southern Nevada for Estate Planning
  • VegasInc Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer in the area of Estate Planning
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Nevada's Legal Elite - Top 100 Attorneys
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2056 at http://www.leimbergservices.com
  • Don’t Forget about Annual Exclusion Gifting
  • 2013
  • Vegas Source Magazine
  • Last Wills and Testaments
  • 2013
  • Vegas Source Magazine
  • True Horror Stories: Lessons Learned
  • 2012
  • Vegas Source Magazine
  • Donating Appreciated Stock
  • 2011
  • Communiqué
  • Nevada Takes the Lead: Charging Order Protection is Now Available for Small Corporations
  • 2009
  • Vegas Source Magazine
  • Making a Case for Corporate Trustees
  • 2008
  • Vegas Source Magazine
  • Year-End Charitable Giving
  • 2007
  • The Silver State CPA, the Magazine of the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Asset Protection in Nevada: Something for Everyone
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Top Estate Planning Techniques
  • Wills and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • 2013
  • Annual Family Law Conference
  • Trust Issues in Divorce
  • 2013
  • Christiana Trust Lunch-N-Learn Series
  • Generation-Skipping Transfer Trusts
  • 2013
  • Tax Exempt Organizaitons
  • Ethical Considerations for Exempt Organization Practitioners
  • 2013
  • Nationwide Estate Planning Webinar
  • Marital Deduction Revocable Trusts: Funding Formulas to Minimize Tax and Maximize Spousal Benefits
  • 2013
  • Generational Giving
  • Nurturing Generational Giving
  • 2012
  • Trusts
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • 2012
  • 2012 Southwest Tax Conference
  • Transfer Tax Planning in an Era of Uncertainty
  • 2012
  • NBI: Trusts and Wills
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • 2011
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Basic Tax Considerations – What You Need to Know in Order to Choose the Appropriate Plan
  • 2011
  • NBI: Trust Administration--Preventing and Litigating Fiduciary Liability
  • Trust Termination
  • 2011
  • Planned Giving Seminar
  • Update on the 2010 Tax Bill
  • 2011
  • Nevada Continuing Legal Education Teleconference
  • Asset Protection
  • 2010
  • The 2010 Southwest Tax Conference
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2010
  • The Southpac Offshore Planning Institute
  • Working with Offshore Business Companies: IBCs, LLCs & Foundations
  • 2010
  • Southwest Tax Conference
  • Taxation of Grantor Trusts
  • 2009
  • The Southpac Offshore Planning Institute
  • Migrating the Domestic Asset Protection Trust Offshore
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Nevada Annual Convention
  • Estate Planning Update
  • 2009
  • Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques
  • Annual Exclusion Gifting, Charitable Gifting and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • 2009
  • Accounting for Estates and Trusts
  • Taxation of Grantor Trusts
  • 2008
  • TSA Employees Retirment Planning Meeting - McCarran Airport
  • Retirement and Estate Planning Issues for TSA Employees
  • 2008
  • Understanding Trusts and Wealth Transfers in Nevada
  • Types of Advanced Irrevocable Trusts
  • 2007
  • Nevada Probate & Trust Section CLE
  • Taxation of Grantor Trusts
  • 2007
  • Nevada Probate & Trust Section CLE
  • Installment Sales & Valuation Discounts
  • 2007
  • The Ins-n-Outs of Family Foundations
  • Family Foundations
  • 2005
  • University of Houston Estate Tax Course Presentation
  • The OnShore Trust: It’s Also an Estate Tax Planning Tool
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
Trusts Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Grant for several years. He has consistently demonstrated his superior knowledge and ability with regard to his clients' complex legal matters. I value his expertise and professionalism and highly recommend this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Friend
"David is a born leader and knows how to get results. He treats people well and is trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is a pleasure to endorse this lawyer. Having known and worked with Mr. Grant for the last 6 years or so, I have seen his excellence firsthand. David is smart, creative, and effective. As we worked together to jointly represent various clients with both corporate/business/licensing issues (my expertise) and estate planning/taxation issues (David's expertise), David always showed a can-do, client-first attitude. He is a shining star in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Grant is knowledgeable, responsive, professional and highly ethical. I have recommended David's services to both clients and friends."
Las Vegas Estate planning Lawyer David M Grant
David M Grant
Estate planning Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation