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Gregory N. Barrick

Gregory N. Barrick



  • Corporate & Partnership Taxation
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Federal & State Tax Litigation
  • Individual Tax Matters

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Gregory N. Barrick is a shareholder of the firm, past director of the firm, and immediate past chair of the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning Section. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Barrick worked with Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy in Salt Lake City (from 1986 to 1998), and with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, in Los Angeles, California (from 1982 to 1986).

Mr. Barrick represents clients with respect to family wealth, estate, and asset preservation planning, probate and estate administration matters, charitable giving, and sophisticated business and estate tax planning matters.

He first began developing his expertise in this area of practice while in California, where he worked on such notable estates as the Estate of Howard Hughes, the Estate of Walt Disney, the Estate of Conrad Hilton, among others, along with numerous business transactions requiring advanced planning techniques and strategies.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), and currently is serving as the ACTEC State Chair for Utah and as a member of the ACTEC’s State Chair Steering Committee. He also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah where he teaches Business Law in the David Eccles School of Business.

Bar Admissions



Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School - J.D. (1982)

Chair, BYU Board of Advocates (moot court board)
Recipient, A. H. Christensen Memorial
Brigham Young University - B.A., University Studies (1979)
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Partnership Taxation | Estate Planning & Probate | Federal & State Tax Litigation | Individual Tax Matters | Trusts & Estate Planning

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Member, American Bar Association
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, among "Utah's Legal Elite" in Utah Business magazine and Mountain States Super Lawyers


Status of the Proposed Revisions to Utah’s Guardianship/Conservatorship Statute, Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section, November 2010
To Give, or Not To Give, That is the Question, BYU Education Week, August 2010
Charitable Giving in a Low Interest Rate Environment, LDS Philanthropies National Planned Giving Council, October 2009
Asset Protection Meets Estate Planning: The Perfect Couple, Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section, April 2007
In Utah (or Alaska, or Maybe Delaware) We Trust: Comparing State Asset Protection Trust Statutes. Central Bank Seminar Series, September 2006
Demystifying Asset Protection: Are Business Entities a Viable Option? National Business Institute, 2006
Recent Developments in Personal, Estate and Business Planning, a seminar presentation delivered to the members of the Appeals Unit of Internal Revenue Service’s Western Region, by invitation from the IRS Office of Appeals, 2006
Ten Things Every Advisor Should Know About Family LLCs, Grant Taggart Symposium, Brigham Young University School of Business, October 2004
Practice Pointers on Utah Asset-Protection Trusts, Central Bank Seminar Series, September 2004
FLPs and LLCs Valuation Issues & Effects (Strangi & Hackl)Where is the Safe Harbor Now?, Davis and Weber County Estate Planning Council, 2004
The “ABC”s of “D”efective Grantor Trusts, presented to the following groups in 2003:
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Park City, Utah
Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section; Intermountain Society of CPAs; Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
All in the Family: FLPs, FLLCs, and Some of Their Relatives, Davis and Weber County Estate Planning Council, 2003; and Family Limited Partnerships, National Business Institute, 1999
Tax Planning: Business Planning/Personal Planning, 1992 (updated and republished, 1995, 1999, 2003) as part of a Continuing Legal Education sponsored by the Utah State Bar and the University of Utah entitled: Issues in Organizing and Operating a Business
Estate Planning with Revocable Grantor Trusts, National Business Institute, 2002
Multiple-Entity Structures (Is this a MES?), 25th Annual Tax Practitioners’ Institute, Westminster College, 2001
Advanced Post-Mortem Planning, National Business Institute, 2001
Asset Protection Planning from an Estate Planning Perspective, Utah State Bar Section on Real Property, 2001
The Role of Advisors in Organizing and Operating Your Company, Utah Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, 2000


Barrick, G. (2010). A Family Centered Approach to Estate Planning. Estate Planning Client Strategies (pp. 57-90). Thomsen Reuters/Aspatore "Inside the Minds" Series.

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