AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Mr. Crockett has received the rating of AV or preeminent from Martindale-Hubbel, America's oldest and most recognized attorney rating service.
Mr. Crockett was elected to Utah's Legal Elite in Utah Business Magazine for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 by the vote of his fellow attorneys.
Leon W. Crockett , attorney at law, is the founder of Crockett Law Firm, LC in Salt Lake City, Utah and is also a licensed certified public accountant. He has nearly thirty years of practice experience. He received his law degree and his B.S. in accounting from the University of Utah. He has been admitted to practice before the courts in Utah, the Federal District Court in Utah, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Taxation/Tax Planning
To paraphrase Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes, no one has a patriotic duty to pay any more tax than is necessary.
Why not structure your affairs and transactions so as to minimize the amount of tax you end up paying? There are steps that can be taken. Don't pay tax you don't have to pay.
Estate Planning and Probate
You want to choose who receives your estate, when they receive it, and how they receive it.
The only real way to do this is with a formal estate plan. Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, Wills, Family Limited Partnerships, Family Limited Liability Companies and Gifts are a partial listing of the tools available to make your estate plan do exactly what you want it to do.
Asset Protection
In today's sue-happy society it just makes sense to limit your exposure to liability as much as you can. The manner in which you own
your assets just may determine whether or not future creditors can reach them. The key is to plan well ahead of time before those creditors exist. Once you have earned it, you better know how to keep it.
Business/Business Planning
The way in which your business is formally organized or structured has a huge effect on how it is taxed and
governed as well as on how easy it is for the creditors of the business to reach your personal assets. Should you be a "C" corporation, an "S" corporation, a limited liability company, limited partnership, a general partnership, a proprietorship, or some combination of the above? This is a complex question, the correct answer to which lies in the particular factual circumstances of each business client.

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