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Stephen D. Swindle

Attorney / Partner
Salt Lake City
Licensure: UT


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Stephen D. Swindle is a partner 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.

Professional History

Member of Utah State Bar, Salt Lake County and American Bar Associates


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

Publications & Presentations

Presenter at seminars on estate, gift and charitable giving strategies

Recognition and Awards

Recognized by The Best Lawyers of America in the areas of Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Trust and Estates

Recognized in Utah Business Magazine as one of the Utah Legal Elite in the areas of Wills, Trusts and Estate Law.

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell