Mark L. Astling

Mark L. Astling



  • Business
  • Corporate & Partnership Taxation
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries


Durham Jones & Pinegar
Utah, U.S.A.

Mr. Astling advises a wide variety of corporate and pass-through entities and individuals on federal and state tax issues, including business formations, equity compensation, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, tax accounting, tax exempt organizations, and other tax planning matters. He also represents taxpayers in IRS and state audits and administrative appeals, as well as deficiency litigation in the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Astling joined DJP in 2009, after practicing in the Salt Lake office of Stoel Rives for three years. Prior to that, he worked for three years with Deloitte & Touche as a tax consultant.

Bar Admissions

United States Tax Court


University of Minnesota Law School - J.D., cum laude (2003)

University of Utah - B.S., Accounting (2000)
Areas of Practice

Business | Corporate & Partnership Taxation | Estate Planning & Probate | Mergers & Acquisitions | Partnership and Limited Liability Company Law | Tax | Trusts & Estate Planning

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Member, Tax Law Sections, American and Utah Bar Associations
Qualified Tax Expert, Centro Hispano Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (2007 - present)
Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers

Professional Activities and Experience

Tax and Corporate Associate, Stoel Rives, Salt Lake City, Utah
Tax Consultant, Deloitte & Touche, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"A Primer on Equity Compensation," Business Connect Magazine (February 2008)
"Notes and Trends: Tax Law" (coauthor) Bench & Bar Minnesota (May 2003)