David J. Castleton

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David J. Castleton is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and serves as Chair of the Healthcare Law practice group. He is also a member of the Firm’s Corporate Section. Mr. Castleton represents clients in a wide variety of estate planning, business and real estate transactions, including business formations, purchases and sales, employment, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, leasing, development, and related matters. He also has extensive experience representing healthcare providers in all aspects of their practice, including business formation, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, licensing, contracts and employment matters.

Mr. Castleton maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in Trusts and Estates and has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2017).

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Cornell University, J.D., 1981

University of Utah, B.S., Accounting, 1978

  • magna cum laude

Affiliations / Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • American Bar Association, Health Law, Business and Real Property, Trust and Estate Sections
  • Utah State Bar, Business, Real Estate, Health Law and Estate Planning Sections
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Prior Professional Experience

  • Blackburn & Stoll, LC, 1993-2010
  • Snow Christensen & Martineau, 1981-1993

Professional and Civic Activity

  • Member, Brighton High School Community Council
  • Former Executive Committee Member, Health Law Section, Utah State Bar
  • Former Member, Utah State Bar Examiner’s Review Committee
  • Former Chairman, Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar
  • Former Board Member, Salt Lake Estate Planning Council
  • Former Member, Continuing Education Committee, Utah State Bar
  • Former Board Member, Young Alumni Association, University of Utah
  • Youth Soccer Coach (28 Years)
  • Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America
  • Utah Voluntary Lawyers Project - Needs of the Elderly

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Admitted to Practice -  

Utah State Bar, 1981
Utah Supreme Court, 1981
United States Tax Court, 1982