Attorney Profile

Mr. Livsey has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law (2016) by Best Lawyers and selected by his peers for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Tax Law and Trusts and Estates.  He also maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has also been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007-2013) in the category of Tax and has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2004, 2007-2011).

Education

New York University, LL.M., 1971

  • Graduate Editor, TAX LAW REVIEW, 1970-71

University of Utah, J.D., 1969

  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor, UTAH LAW REVIEW, 1968-69

University of Utah, B.S., Accounting, 1967

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Delta Theta Phi

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • United States Tax Court
  • Utah Supreme Court

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Past Chair and Member, Tax Section, Utah State Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning and Probate Sections, Utah State Bar Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Trusts and Estates and Tax

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Trustee and Member of Advisory Committee, Janet Q. Lawson Foundation
  • Trustee and Member of Advisory Committee, S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
  • Trustee and Member of Advisory Committee, Frederick Q. Lawson Foundation
  • Member of Advisory Committee, JoAnne L. Shrontz Family Foundation
  • Past Chair and Member of Board of Trustees, Utah Symphony & Opera
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation
  • Past Trustee, University of Utah Law School Alumni Association
  • Past Chairman, Deferred Gifts Committee, Primary Children’s Medical Center
  • 2002 Alumnus of the Year, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

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