John Gates is a trusted and highly sought-after Utah business and estate planning lawyer, representing many of Utah’s most successful and long-standing businesses and individuals.
His practice primarily focuses on assisting individuals, families, and businesses in tax and organizational planning for current operations and long-range objectives. This involves the preparation of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documentation and probate and trust administration.
John is experienced in deferred compensation, qualified retirement, and cafeteria plans, as well as the organization and operation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and their sale, merger, and acquisition. He has also represented medical groups, professional corporations, and medically related businesses.
John also has a general real estate practice that includes representing clients in purchase, sale, leasing, real estate financing, condominium organization, and planned unit developments.
John is involved in his community and legal professional organizations and has a legacy of successful endeavors that represent and benefit the culture and history of Utah and the firm. He serves and manages the firm’s curated collection of Utah art.
- LL.M, New York University, Taxation, 1970
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1965
- B.A., University of Utah, 1962
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- California State Bar
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah