Stephen D. Swindle

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Stephen D. Swindle

Email: sswindle@fabianvancott.com

Direct Line : 801.323.2208

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Biography

Stephen D. Swindle is a shareholder of the firm and a member of the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning Group. His practice consists of estate planning, probate and estate administration, preparation of prenuptial and antenuptial agreements, real estate development, foundations and other non-profit corporations, business transactions (acquisitions, reorganizations and formation of business entities), tax planning, and general corporate matters. Steve has represented many families using strategies for the transfer of family wealth while minimizing the impact of federal transfer taxes. He has experience representing for-profit and non-profit organizations with respect to a wide variety of corporate and tax matters. Steve has assisted clients in resolving serious family disputes and in planning for and assisting the family members of protected or incompetent persons in the management and protection of the assets of protected persons. Steve is also experienced in matters involving real property development, including residential and commercial development.

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Professional

Steve is listed in The Best Lawyers of America in the areas of Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Trust and Estates and he was selected by his peers and recognized in Utah Business Magazine as one of the Utah Legal Elite in the areas of Wills, Trusts and Estate Law. He has been a presenter at seminars on estate, gift and charitable giving strategies.
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.
Member of Utah State Bar, Salt Lake County and American Bar Associates.

Education

J.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1966
M.B.A., University of Utah, 1963
B.S., University of Utah, 1962

Community Service

Past Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, Utah State Bar
Past Board member, President’s Club of the University of Utah
Past Board member of the Columbus Training Center
Past Board member and President, Legal Center for the Handicapped
Past Board member, University of Utah Alumni Association
Past Chairman and Board member, Ballet West
Past Board member and Chairman, Utah Arts Festival
Member, Holy Cross Hospital Planned Giving Executive Committee
Past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, a worldwide organization of independent law firms
Past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Past President, Salt Lake Country Club
Past President, The Alta Club
Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Utah Wetlands Foundation
Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Utah Wildlife and Conservation Foundation
Member of the Advisory Board of the Utah Museum of Natural History
Member of the National Advisory Council, University of Utah
Member of the Board of Directors of Home Savings Bank
Member of the Advisory Board, Key Bank of Utah
Trustee of several family foundations