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Michael H. Bate
Michael H. Bate
602.257.7406
mhbate@gustlaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Business/Corporate
Mergers and Acquisitions
Partnership
Probate
Taxation
Trusts and Estates
Wills

Martindale 
Michael H. Bate
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 Bate has enjoyed practicing law for over 37 years. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

EDUCATION
Utah State University (B.S., Accounting, 1973, Phi Kappa Phi)
University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1976)
New York University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 1977)

ADMISSIONS
Utah, 1976
United States Tax Court, 1976
Arizona, 1979

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Arizona (member, Probate & Trust and Tax Law Sections)
State Bar of Utah
Maricopa County Bar Association (member, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section)
Gust Rosenfeld Executive Committee (former member)

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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