William J. Whitaker

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William J. Whitaker

Email: wwhitaker@fabianvancott.com

Direct Line : 801.893.7942

Fax : 801.596.2814

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


Bill Whitaker is an attorney with Fabian VanCott. He helps his clients accomplish their wealth preservation, business succession and charitable goals with tailored estate plans. Bill also assists clients with trust and estate administration and related tax issues.

Bill enjoys working with talented, thoughtful legal professionals and clients. He works to determine the best alternatives for clients to reach their goals, and then helps them understand the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative so they can make an informed decision.

Before joining the group at Fabian VanCott, Bill worked with Sloan & Sloan, a boutique estate planning firm that merged with Fabian VanCott in 2019, and Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group, a boutique estate planning firm in Boise, Idaho.

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Trusts and Estates
Business Succession
Charitable Planning

South Dakota


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation, New York University (2009)
J.D., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, with honors; Utah Law Review; Jackie Chiles Law Society, founding board member (2008)
B.S., Finance, Brigham Young University (2004)

Community Service

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain West, board member, planned giving committee chair, executive committee member, development co-chair
Salt Lake Estate Planning Council, member