Richard C. Taggart

Richard C. Taggart

Areas of Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions
Commercial Transactions
Real Property
Limited Liability Company
Estate Planning and Probate
Federal and State Taxation


Rick concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, federal and state taxation, estate planning and probate. In his practice, he serves a broad range of clients, advising them of the business and tax consequences of:

  • the formation of corporations, S corporations, general and limited partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies
  • mergers, acquisitions and corporate financings
  • estate planning strategies and probate

Rick also advises and assists clients with the formation and administration of trusts and estates, guardianship and conservatorships, charitable trusts, family partnerships and other transfers of wealth matters.  Additionally, he represents taxpayers in state and local tax matters.


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Juris Doctor – 1983 (cum laude)
    • Order of the Coif – Top 10% of graduating class
    • Associate editor, BYU Law Review
    • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Brigham Young University, Bachelors Degree (Accounting) – 1980 (magna cum laude)

Professional Activities, Publications and Awards

  • Utah State Bar
    • Member, Estate Planning Section
    • Member, Tax Section
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Securities Section
  • Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite — 2007, 2008
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court, admitted 1986