Specializes in comprehensive estate plans, business transactions, and advanced tax planning.Business formations, long-term planning, succession strategies, acquisitions/mergers & contracts.Customized strategies for individuals and couples seeking asset protection and tax reduction.Commercial & residential properties, developments, HOAs, leases, option agreements, 1031 exchanges.
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.
Shirlene is a member of both the Utah and California bar associations, the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Utah, the United States District Court, and the United States Tax Court. She holds specialty memberships in Estate, Trust and Probate Law, as well as Business Law in all three associations. Shirlene is also a founding member of WealthCounsel Estate Planning Association, and is the State Forum Leader for WealthCounsel in 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.
Hourly ($300-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Service Above Self||Rotary Club||2011|
|Managing Partner||Bastar & Associates||1994 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Sonoma County Bar Association||Section Member: Estate, Trust & Probate; Business Law||2015 - Present|
|Healdsburg Rotary Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|WealthCounsel Estate Planning Association||Founding Member||2000 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Section Member: Estate & Tax Planning; Corporate Law||1994 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Section Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust; Business Law||1994 - Present|
|Salt Lake Estate Planning Association||Board Member||2013 - 2015|
|Realms of Inquiry Private School||Board of Directors; Legal Counsel||2011 - 2015|
|WealthCounsel Estate Planning Association||State Forum Leader||2009 - 2014|
|Sugarhouse Rotary Club||Vice President; PR Chair||2008 - 2015|
|University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Utah||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Advanced Estate Planning - WealthCounsel||Planning for the Non-Citizen||2011|
|WealthCounsel||Business Entity & Succession Planning for Small Business||2010|