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Jeffrey D. Steed

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

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Mr. Steed is a member of the firm's Tax and Estate Planning and International Law sections. His practice emphasizes a combination of tax and financial strategies for both domestic and international clients, advising private clients on their estates, asset protection, legacies, trusts, charitable giving and tax controversy concerns, such as voluntary disclosure proceedings.

 Mr. Steed represents corporate executives, business owners, principals of private equity and venture capital funds, professional athletes, actors, entertainers, musicians, artists, authors, members of the medical and legal communities, and other prominent individuals and their families in all aspects of wealth transfer andestate and trust administration. He has done work for Individuals moving from state-to-state and abroad. He has been involved in sophisticated planning for private businesses, including formation, structuring and implementing intra-family sales, buy-sell agreements, ESOPs and business succession plans. Mr. Steed also represents prominent financial institutions, investment companies/trusts and public charities having a global presence.

 Mr. Steed has served as the chair of the Utah Bar's section on Nonprofit Organizations and presently serves on the boards of several charities. He is actively involved with development offices for universities, multi-national religious and educational institutions and other large non-profit organizations with respect to formation, governance, planned giving and development.

 Mr. Steed has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on topics involving areas of estate planning, taxation, nonprofit, cross border planning and investments, and multi-jurisdictional practice. He has been recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for estate planning and non-profit and as a Mountain States Super Lawyer for estate planning and probate. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. Mr. Steed an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is certified Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP).


  • Private client services, estate planning, domestic and foreign trusts, wealth succession and asset protection (including sophisticated estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues and cross-border planning).
  • Nonprofit organizations, formation, governance and charitable giving/development strategy.
  • Domestic/foreign tax planning and tax controversy, including financial account reporting and voluntary disclosure proceedings.




Thomas Jefferson School of Law, L.L.M., International Tax and Finance, summa cum laude, certifications in U.S. Taxation & Wealth Management, 2011

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2007

  • Regional Finalist, Jessup Moot Court
  • Regional Finalist, ABA Negotiation Competition
  • Editor, International Law Journal
  • CALI Award, Client Crises Management

Utah State University, Huntsman School of Business. B.A., Business Management with a minor in International Business, magna cum laude, 2003

  • All-American Scholar
  • National Deans Lists
  • Golden Key, Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Honor Society
  • Captain, Men's Waterpolo Team

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2007
Other Admissions
  • Utah State Bar, admitted 2007
  • United States District Court for the State of Utah
  • United States Tax Court Court

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite: Nonprofit and Estate Planning (2011, 2010)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate (2014 - 2016)


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

American Bar Association, Taxation Division

Utah Bar Association: Tax, Estate Planning and International Law sections

Program Chair, Utah Bar Association: Non-Profit/charitable Organization section

Co-Chair, Utah Bar Young Lawyers Division: Serving Our Seniors (SOS) Project (2012 - 2013)

Board Member, Utah Bar: Young Lawyers Division (2012 - 2013)

Committee Member, Utah Bar: Utah Bar Self-Settled Spendthrift Trust Legislation Committee (2012)

Chairman, Utah Bar Nonprofit/Charitable Organizations section

Salt Lake Estate Planning Council

Society of Financial Service Professionals

Utah Planned Giving Roundtable

Community/Civic Involvement

Red Barn Farms Advisory Committee

Utah Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Expert

Board Member, Utah State University Advisory Committee

Rotary (Kaysville, UT)

Boy Scouts of America, Tiger Cub Pack Leader

Boy Scouts of America, Varsity Coach

Development Committee, Centerpoint Theater

Board Member, Delonne Anderson Family Foundation

Board Member, Intermountain Healthcare Foundation for Homecare and Hospice

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout