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Shirlene Bastar

About me

Shirlene opened the doors of her law firm, Bastar and Associates, nearly 20 years ago, and has cultivated a loyal list of clients who rely on her expertise. She practices in both Utah and California, with emphasis on customized estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and small business owners with complex, multi-faceted legal needs. Her practice also includes a wide variety of corporate and real estate transactional work, including business entity formations, long-range planning, employment agreements, contracts, real estate transactions, commercial leases, asset purchases and real estate development and financing.


Prior to practicing law, Shirlene built a successful commercial investment real estate company and has maintained that practice in both California and Utah.


Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Shirlene is an active member of her local community. She currently serves as Vice President of the Sugarhouse Rotary Association, where she works closely with a broad range of community groups to provide assistance, support and fundraising efforts. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Realms of Inquiry, a private school located in Salt Lake City. Shirlene enjoys cooking, entertaining, travel and spending time with husband and her two children.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Tax: 20%



Hourly ($300-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ben E Connor

    I endorse this lawyer. Shirlene is very professional and cares deeply for her clients. Her work is superb and she has deep knowledge of the law. I would be pleased to recommend Shirlene to my family members.


    Ben Connor Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bastar & Associates

3950 Civic Center Drive, Suite 300
San Rafael, CA, 94903

Bastar & Associates

1791 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

Bastar & Associates

235 Foss Creek Circle
Healdsburg, CA, 95448



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's ChoiceAVVO2014
Service above selfRotary Club2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBastar & Associates1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Salt Lake Estate Planning AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
Realms of Inquiry Private SchoolDirector; Legal Counsel2011 - Present
Sugarhouse Rotary ClubVice President; PR Chair2008 - Present
Wealth CounselFounding Member2000 - Present
Estate, Trust and Probate; Business Law SectionsMember1994 - Present
Estate and Tax Planning; Business and Corporate LawMember1994 - Present
Real Property, Probate and Trust; Business LawMember1994 - Present
WealthCounsel Estate Planning Association.State Forum Leader2009 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of UtahN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Estate Planning - WealthCounselPlanning for the Non-Citizen2011
Study Group - WealthCounselDisability Planning2010
Mentor-Led Study Group - WealthCounselBusiness Entity & Succession Planning for Small Business2010