Michael Bate has extensive experience in preparing wills and trusts, premarital agreements and documents for succession plans and various estate planning strategies, as well as probate and estate/trust administration.

He has vast experience in forming, structuring and unwinding corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships and in mergers, reorganizations, and acquisitions/sales of businesses, as well as general and complex business and contract matters.

Mike also represents nonprofit corporations and advises clients on a wide range of income tax and estate tax matters.

He has exceptional expertise in structuring transactions and explaining them to his clients. Mike is recognized as a superb draftsman, preparing organized, concise and well written documents. Mike has enjoyed practicing law for over 45 years. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Probate & Trust Section
    • Tax Law Section
  • State Bar of Utah
  • Gust Rosenfeld Executive Committee (former member)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law (2021-2022)

Community Involvement

  • Desert Botanical Garden (former member, Board of Trustees)
  • Utah State University Alumni Association, Arizona Chapter (former member, Board of Directors)

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