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Matthew M. Adams

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

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Mr. Adams is a member of the firm’s Business and Tax and Estate Planning sections. His practice includes tax, estate planning and corporate representation. He has significant experience representing clients in domestic and international corporate transactions and tax planning, including business formations and planning, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, domestic and international restructuring and other corporate transaction matters as well as general corporate governance. Mr. Adams represents companies in all stages of growth from start-up to exit.

Mr. Adams also has in-depth experience representing clients on matters related to estate planning, asset protection, probate and trust administration, charitable giving, gift tax, and tax controversy.


  • Advises and assists clients with implementing estate planning, asset protection, trusts, wealth succession, generation skipping, and planned charitable giving strategies.
  • Former General Counsel to a company from its pre start-up phase to over $1.3 million in annual revenue. Represented the corporation and its subsidiaries in all their general legal and corporate governance needs.
  • Practiced in the San Jose, California and Salt Lake City offices of Deloitte, a Big Four accounting firm, working with Fortune 500 and middle market companies on domestic and international tax planning, acquisitions, restructuring, and tax controversy needs.
  • Began practice with Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a middle market private equity firm, structuring mergers and stock and asset acquisitions to achieve the most favorable tax consequences and the most advantageous corporate structure.

Practice areas


William and Mary School of Law, J.D., 2009

  • Mary Siegrist Hinz Leadership Fellow
  • Editor, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Brigham Young University, Masters degree in Accounting, 2006

Brigham Young University, B.S. Accounting, 2005

  • NCAA Division I Academic All-American
  • NCAA Division I All-American (Track and Field, 3000 meter steeplechase)

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2009


Utah State Bar, Tax, Estate Planning and Business Law Sections

Community/Civic Involvement

Wasatch County Search and Rescue, Volunteer