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Brent A. Andrewsen

Kirton McConkie Building
50 East South Temple
Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Andrewsen is Chair of the firm's Tax and Estate Planning and a member of the Corporate section. His practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration, gift taxation, tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts and planned giving. Mr. Andrewsen also has advised clients with respect to business matters and has assisted in forming various business entities and transactions. He is a frequent speaker on issues regarding tax-exempt organizations, planned giving, estate planning, and related topics. In addition to his professional work, he has sat on the boards of various charitable organizations over the years.

Mr. Andrewsen has an AV PreeminentTM peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for estate planning, a Mountain States Super Lawyer for estate planning and non-profits and a Best Lawyer for trusts/estates and nonprofit/charities. He was also honored by Utah Business magazine as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star.

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  • Counsels and assists clients in the utilization of various sophisticated estate planning techniques, including the use of charitable trusts, family entities (limited partnerships and limited liability companies), and irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Consults and assists clients with the formation, organization and qualification with the Internal Revenue Service of charitable tax exempt organizations, both public charities and private foundations
  • Consults with individuals with respect to charitable giving techniques and assists charities in implementing various planned giving strategies
  • Began practice with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, a large law firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, counseling clients in estate planning, probate and trust matters and nonprofit organization law, and other federal and state tax matters




Washington & Lee University Law School, Lexington, VA, J.D., cum laude, 2000

  • Officer, Federalist Society Winner, Negotiation Competition

Brigham Young University, B.A., Political Science, 1997

  • Phi Sigma Alpha Society Staff
  • Member/Associate Editor, Journal of International and Area Studies 1994-1997

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2004
  • Ohio, 2000 (inactive)
Other Admissions
  • United States District Court for the State of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
  • 2012, honored by Utah Business magazine as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star (40 executives under 40 years old)
  • Utah Legal Elite: Non-profit (2013 - 2015), Estate Planning (2009 - 2012)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyer: Rising Star in Non-Profits (2013, 2012) and Estate Planning and Probate (2011 - 2012, 2008)
  • Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates (2013 - 2016), Non-Profit/Charities (2016 - 2015) and Corporate Law (2016)


Utah State Bar Association, Non Profit Section, Vice Chair

Salt Lake Estate Planning Council, Member, 2005 - present

Utah Planned giving Roundtable, Member, 2005 - present

Boy Scouts of America, Greater Salt Lake Council, Endowment Committee, 2005 - present

American Bar Association, Member, Tax Section, Exempt Organizations Subcommittee, 2006 - present

Homecare and Hospice Foundation, Board Member, 2009 - present

Community Foundation of Utah, Board Member, 20011 - present

Sutherland Institute, Board Member, 2012 - present

National Planned Giving Council, Salt Lake Chapter, Chair 2010 - present