At York Howell & Guymon, we recognize that we live in a complex, complicated world. Long gone are the days of generalists. Individuals, families, and businesses need professionals who concentrate on specific areas and who stay on the cutting edge in an ever-changing landscape. York Howell & Guymon is a boutique law firm focused in six key areas:
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I have worked with York Howell & Guymon on a number of varied projects over the year dealing with Estate Management, Tax Issues and Business Organization. I have not only felt the service and work product has exceeded expectations, I have also enjoyed the process. I enjoy working with York Howell & Guymon. How many attorneys can you say that about?
The Attorneys at York Howell & Guymon have a tremendous skill set of communicating effectively and making complex ideas understandable and effective in an ever changing legal world. Their tax planning strategies have helped my clients avoid millions of dollars in over payment of taxes. I would highly recommend, and am happy to say I am a client of, York Howell & Guymon, for my personal and business planning.
York Howell & Guymon has helped us think through all of the pitfalls that might lie ahead on the roads we have chosen. Whenever I have a business decision to make, York Howell & Guymon’s attorneys are my most trusted advisers.
David R. York is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Salt Lake City law firm York Howell & Guymon. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing advanced tax and estate planning strategies for high net worth clients, along with non-profit and business planning counsel.
Mr. York is a Certified Public Accountant and Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a member of the Utah State Bar Budget and Finance Committee, and former Chair of the Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section. He has successfully represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service at all levels (Audit, Appeals, and Tax Court) and is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Alaska State Bar, the Utah Association of CPAs and the Estate Section of the Utah State Bar.
Listed as a Mountain States Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine, David York has been regularly named to Utah Business Magazine’s Utah Legal Elite in the field of Estate Planning and is a Top-Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates with Martindale-Hubbell. York Howell & Guymon was celebrated as one of Utah’s Fast 50: Emerging 8 companies in 2016 and is ranked #1,073 on Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in America. David is co-author of Entrusted: Building A Legacy That Lasts and creator of the Experience Rivets™ Core Values card game.
Mr. York regularly speaks on estate planning, tax planning, business entities, succession planning, Domestic Asset Protection Trusts, charitable giving techniques, charitable entities, asset protection, defective grantor trusts, and other sophisticated tax and estate planning strategies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Little Heroes Foundation and Holding Out HELP, and is the former Chairman of the Primary Children’s Medical Center Planned Gifts Committee.
Outside of the office David enjoys biking, basketball, softball, photography and spending time with his wife Mindy and their five children, Emma, John, Samuel, Hudson and Avery.
Andrew L. Howell is a Co-Founder of the Salt Lake City law firm York Howell & Guymon, the fastest growing law firm in Utah. Mr. Howell holds an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has built a successful practice throughout the United States with respect to estate planning, asset protection planning, probate and estate administration, charitable giving, sophisticated business structuring and transactions, and tax planning. Additionally, he is passionate about, and regularly assists clients with, family legacy planning, stock and asset sales and purchases, buy-sell and shareholder agreements, and business buy-out and business succession planning. Mr. Howell’s practice has a specific focus on ultra-high net worth families and business owners.
Mr. Howell has given years of service on the Executive Committee of the Utah State Bar since becoming a member of that Bar in October of 2002. In recent years he has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and Chairman of the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar.
As Program Chair of the Estate Planning section of the Utah State Bar, Mr. Howell spearheaded an increasing quality of CLE in Utah by bringing in renowned experts in the estate planning, tax planning and asset protection planning fields. This practice continues and has dramatically increased the quality of legal education being provided to Utah attorneys.
In addition to being a member of the Utah State Bar, Mr. Howell is an active member of the Idaho State Bar (admitted 2010), Arizona State Bar (admitted 2011), Texas State Bar (admitted 2013), and Wyoming State Bar (admitted also 2013), and his admission to these jurisdictions are in good standing, and compliant. Mr. Howell continues to seek admission to other states due to the fact that estate planning has become a multi-state practice.
Mr. Howell is a leader at the forefront of responding to the industry-wide shift in estate planning resulting from client demand for a more holistic approach to wealth transfer. He assists his ultra-high net worth clientele in creating dynamic estate plans, focusing on what they can do to increase harmony and purpose in their planning. His writing has been featured in the May 2017 issue of Trusts and Estates Magazine. He is also the co-author of Entrusted: Building a Legacy That Lasts, which features seven core disciplines of successful wealth transfer of high-net-worth families going back hundreds of years. He recently finished co-authoring a follow-up book Riveted: 44 Values That Change the World (to be published 2018). Entrusted has been very well received by the estate planning community and has led to recent speaking engagements to attorneys on the future of estate planning.
He is routinely recognized as a Mountain States Top Lawyer, and was credited by Salt Lake Magazine as a Rising Star on the Mountain States Super Lawyers List in 2010, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Utah Business Magazine named him among Utah Legal Elite in 2011 through 2016. Mr. Howell is recommended as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Utah by The National Advocates.
In 2015, Mr. Howell was presented with the prestigious “Forty Under 40” award by Utah Business Magazine featuring forty prominent business people in Utah who were under the age of 40.
York Howell & Guymon was celebrated as one of Utah’s Fast 50: Emerging 8 companies in 2016 and is ranked #1,073 on Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in America. During Mr. Howell’s five years as Managing Partner, the Firm has grown from three lawyers to fifteen and now employs thirty-five people.
Mr. Howell actively contributes his time and estate planning expertise to the philanthropic and non-profit sectors by regularly speaking on estate planning and charitable giving fundamentals to groups including the Community Foundation of Utah, The Road Home Development Committee, Salt Lake City Firefighters, and Wills for Heroes, a program instituted after 9/11 to assist first responders with obtaining their estate planning at no cost. Mr. Howell has also served as a Board Member of various civic and arts organizations, including the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks, which successfully passed a referendum allowing additional funds available to community parks and recreation centers used by all members of the public.
When not in the office, Andrew enjoys vacationing in Montana with his beautiful wife, Candice, and their three children, Thomas, Harrison, and Madeline. He is also an avid fly fisherman, hunter and skier and loves to be outdoors with his family.
Paxton R. Guymon’s law practice spans all areas of real estate law, including a wide variety of real estate litigation matters, land use and zoning, subdivisions, land acquisitions and development, real estate finance, condominiums, owners associations, and real estate transactions. He has successfully represented real estate developers, lenders, brokers, agents, and concerned citizens in numerous land use, zoning, regulatory, and other real estate matters. Mr. Guymon has taught seminars for the National Business Institute on topics including Real Estate Litigation in Utah, and Evictions and Landlord-Tenant law in Utah. He also speaks regularly at conferences sponsored by the Utah Land Use Institute and the Utah Association of Realtors. Mr. Guymon has been selected as one of Utah’s Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine, as well as a top real estate lawyer in the Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Guymon has served as the Chair of the Real Property Section of the Utah Bar, and as a board member of the Utah Land Use Institute. He was also a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Cottonwood Heights for nearly 6 years. Before law school, Mr. Guymon was a licensed real estate sales agent, and has been actively involved with real estate matters ever since.
Mr. Guymon is a graduate of the University of Utah (Honors B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1995) and the University of Utah College of Law (J.D. 1998) where he was elected to the Order of the Coif (top 10% of graduating class) and served as an editor of the Utah Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Guymon served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Justice Leonard Russon on the Utah Supreme Court. Mr. Guymon joined the York Howell & Guymon Law Firm in 2014, where he currently heads up the firm’s Real Estate Representation Division.
Daniel Dansie has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in real estate for 2014, 2015, and 2016. He represents clients in a wide variety of land use and real estate matters in Utah and Idaho. His experience includes the purchase, sale, and leasing of real estate; planning and zoning matters; construction and development issues; boundary, title and lien disputes; foreclosure and post-foreclosure matters; and real estate financing issues. When disputes arise, Dan takes a vigorous, solutions-oriented approach to litigation based on strong trial and appellate experience. Dan is a member of the real property sections of the Utah and Idaho bars.
Dan graduated with highest honors from the University of Utah College of Law and was awarded the Order of the Coif. He is also a graduate of Brigham Young University.
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Lauren Parry Johnson is a litigator admitted to practice in Utah and Idaho. Lauren concentrates her practice on civil litigation, arbitration and appellate briefing of real estate, commercial, contracts and general business disputes.
Stephen J. Mayfield is a Partner at York Howell & Guymon, advising businesses and individuals on various tax issues in the context of corporate transactions, emerging entities, and estate plans. He represents clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, leases, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, purchase and buy-sell agreements.
Stephen assists entrepreneurs form limited liability companies and corporations, and advises medical professionals with practice administration, compliance, and restructuring. Stephen also represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service.
Stephen is licensed in Utah and in Nevada, where he practiced at a prominent Las Vegas law firm for five years. He continues to represent Nevada clients and others who seek to utilize Nevada’s favorable asset protection laws and devices.
Stephen lives in American Fork with his wife and three children, who are members of the nationally recognized American Fork High School Marching Band. Having lived in Japan for three years, including one year studying on scholarship at the University of Shinshu in Nagano, Stephen speaks Japanese fluently. He is also an avid cyclist and skier.
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Eric B. Whiting is an attorney with the Salt Lake City law firm of York Howell & Guymon. Eric’s practice is focused on estate planning, tax, business planning, and non-profit entities. Eric also assists clients of large and small estates with all aspects of estate administration and probate. Eric assists business clients with entity selection, structuring, formation, and planning. He also represents clients before the IRS. Eric is currently an active member of the Utah State Bar, Idaho State Bar and the Washington State Bar. He is also admitted before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Christopher A. Jones’ practice covers nearly all areas of corporate, real estate and natural resources law. He has extensive experience advising clients on commercial transactions; business planning, formation and reorganization; asset protection; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate governance. Mr. Jones’ real estate experience is wide ranging and covers everything from financing and acquisition to land use, entitlements and leasing. He has assisted a variety of clients with the formation of condominium and PUD communities; development of residential, commercial, industrial and hotel projects; remediation and development of contaminated properties; utilization of tax increment financing and other economic development incentives; and the preparation of conservation easements and other real estate covenants. Mr. Jones’ real estate practice extends further into the specialized area of natural resources law, where he has experience in several disciplines including oil, gas and mining, public lands, water rights and water quality, environmental regulation and remediation.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College where, in addition to his law degree, he was awarded a Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Jones earned a BA in Journalism from Brigham Young University.
Utah Bar – 2004
California Bar – 2000
Utah Business Magazine – Utah Legal Elite in Corporate Law & Transactions
Utah CCIM Excellence Awards – Top Performer
Christopher lives in Draper, Utah with his wife Kristen and their four children Abby, Danny, Mike and Ellie. He enjoys skiing, cycling, baseball and astronomy.
Dawn practices in the firm’s Real Estate Group, working on complex transactional matters as well as representing clients in litigation. Dawn helps clients purchase, sell, lease, finance and develop residential developments and commercial properties. She also represents clients in litigation matters, vigorously asserting and defending their rights and claims with integrity. Dawn has significant experience dealing with governmental entities, having previously served as in-house counsel with Utah’s largest land management agency for nearly a decade, as well as being an assistant attorney general in the litigation division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office.
Dawn has enjoyed serving on several non-profit boards. She loves photography and spending time outdoors with family, hiking, and mountain biking.
University of Arizona, College of Law, Tucson, Arizona (1993)
University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1986)
University of Pittsburgh, B.S., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1985)
Rylee T. McDermott’s practice focuses primarily on aiding private clients in all of their complex estate planning needs, as well as working with tax exempt organizations, and aiding start-ups and other companies in business planning and transactions. Rylee also assists clients of large and small estates in all aspects of estate administration, probate, and guardianship matters. Rylee is currently licensed and an active member of the Utah State Bar. When not in the office Rylee enjoys spending time with his daughter, running, hosting a running podcast, and enjoying the good life.
LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law (2012)
J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (2011), High Honors, Quinney Fellow
B.A., Utah State University (2008), cum laude
Joe has successfully litigated a wide variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including cases involving fraudulent transfers, real estate matters, interference with economic relations, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and ownership disputes. Joe has also had success litigating personal injury cases, including auto collisions, medical malpractice, and premises liability. Joe has tried cases in Utah state and federal court, and will be an aggressive advocate for you. But Joe also wants to make sure that he solves your legal problems in a cost effective way.
Joe will also bring his extensive business experience to your legal issue. In addition to earning his J.D. from the University of Utah Law School, Joe has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to moving to Utah to earn his law degree, Joe worked in the Treasury Department for a Fortune 500 Company (Sabre Holdings) in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where he assisted in a secondary equity offering, a debt placement, and a capital lease for the company’s headquarters. He also worked as a budget and financial analysis manager at Sabre, where he managed a $400 million budget.
Joe graduated first in his class in 2008 from the University of Utah Law School and was named to the Mountain States Super Lawyer and Rising Star list from 2013 through 2016. He was the recipient of the Utah State Bar’s Pro Bono Publico Young Lawyer of the Year in 2012. He wrote “The Governmental Immunity Act of Utah & the Utah Constitution’s Open Courts Clause” (Utah Trial Journal, May 10, 2013), “A Primer to the New Utah Rules of Civil Procedure” (Utah Bar Journal, Nov. 2011), and “Amendments to the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure (Interview with James Blanch)” (The Zealous Advocate (A Newsletter of the Litigation Section of the Utah Bar), Dec. 2011). He also wrote a monthly newsletter for nearly three years that summarized Utah cases of interest to the Plaintiff’s Bar. He has also given several presentations, including “The New Americans with Disabilities Act and its New EEOC Regulations” (Breakfast Briefing for Clients, 2010) and “Fair Debt Collection Practices Act” (Internal Presentation, 2009).
Erin Stone’s practice covers nearly all areas of corporate and real estate law, as well as commercial litigation and appeals. She has extensive experience in advising clients on business planning, formation and reorganization, a variety of contracts, asset protection, and corporate governance. Ms. Stone’s real estate experience includes land use, entitlements, and leasing. Ms. Stone has also assisted clients with oil, gas and mining matters including ore contracts and oil leases. She has also handled commercial litigation matters and appeals for clients stemming from contracts, business interests, real estate disputes, intangible property (i.e. domain names), and much more. In 2013, Ms. Stone was named as one of Utah’s 30 Women to Watch by Utah Business. The following year, Ms. Stone was selected as one of Utah’s Rising Stars in Business Litigation by Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine.
Ms. Stone is a graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Prior to law school, Ms. Stone earned her B.S. in Business Management from Arizona State University. Ms. Stone has served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable J. Thomas Greene, U.S. District Court Judge, and the Honorable Brooke C. Wells, U.S. Magistrate Judge, both in the District of Utah. She has also served as corporate counsel for an international non-profit, and was a shareholder at a major Salt Lake City law firm. Ms. Stone also served Girl Scouts of Utah as a volunteer board member, including Chair of the Board, for over six years.
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2004
Arizona State University, B.S. Business Management, 2000
Utah State Bar, 2004
10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008
Ashley A. Bender is an attorney at York Howell & Guymon and an active member of the Utah State Bar. She practices in the firm’s estate planning group as well as assists with business planning. Ashley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English at Brigham Young University and her Juris Doctor with Honors at J. Reuben Clark Law School. Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, and horse-back riding, especially training and competing in dressage.
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah 2016, JD (cum laude)
Executive Editor, Education and Law Journal
Trial Advocacy Team Member and Finalist
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 2013, BA
Spencer Witt is an attorney at York Howell & Guymon and assists clients with their estate and business planning. Spencer also helps clients with trademark applications and office actions, leases, and other contracts. Spencer is an active member of the Utah State Bar.
Spencer earned his Juris Doctor with High Honors at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at BYU.
Outside the office, Spencer enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, and their Blue Merle Australian shepherd, Zoey. Spencer is an avid photographer, and enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.
J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (2017), High Honors
Articles’ Editor of the Utah Law Review, Research Assistant, Quinney Fellow, Judicial Intern at the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
B.A., Brigham Young University (2014)
Trevor works with entrepreneurs that have global business interests, advising them on matters relating to effective tax planning. He counsels clients on structuring their wealth to minimize foreign, income, and transfer taxes. He is experienced in handling international aspects of tax and estate planning, with particular experience in planning for clients who are exposed to multiple tax jurisdictions. He emphasizes sound tax strategy and has represented clients in IRS audits and administrative appeals. He has worked with private companies with limited in-house legal resources to act as outside general counsel and has extensive experience advising private multinational companies on the full range of international tax issues and cross-border corporate matters.
Prior to joining York Howell & Guymon, Trevor was an international tax attorney at Deloitte & Touche. He assisted both public and private companies with global tax planning and compliance. He worked with clients in a wide variety of industries, including Saas, e-commerce, cloud-based computing, computer software, manufacturing and B2C. Prior to working at Deloitte & Touche, He was an attorney at a Chicago law firm, where he worked with private clients.
Trevor speaks frequently on tax topics. He is an adjunct professor at Weber State University where he teaches international tax, estate & gift tax and real estate tax.
Northwestern University School of Law – LL.M. in Taxation
Brigham Young University Law School – J.D.
Texas A&M University – M.S. Accounting
Brigham Young University – B.A. Economics
Bethann Finley is a Paralegal for York Howell & Guymon and has worked with David R. York since 2002. During this time Bethann has assisted David and his clients in preparing complex estate and business planning documents, foundation filings with the IRS, tax returns and adoptions.
Bethann is an active member of the Huntsman Hometown Heroes, which raises money for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation by running marathons, half marathons and century bike rides. Additionally, she is an avid fan of the Utah Jazz, loves to explore local restaurants, art galleries and enjoys urban gardening. Bethann also has two Boxers named Junior and Lola.
Erica Anderson has worked with Andrew L. Howell since 2008 and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Social Work. Erica has assisted Andrew in preparing estate and business planning documents for clients located throughout the nation. Erica also assists Andrew with probate filings, as well as the preparation of complex trusts and gifting documents related to estate and family planning.
When not in the office, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, Shade, and their children, Cedar and Olivia. She and her family try to spend as much time as possible hiking, backpacking and camping in the beautiful Wasatch mountains and desert of southern Utah with their dog, Jambi.
After sending her youngest son off to the University of Utah, Leslie joined our team in June of 2013 in order to provide assistance and support to the legal staff. Currently, she maintains the firm’s accounting records and provides financial reporting and analysis to the partners.
Leslie spends much of her spare time training her two wonderful rescue dogs, Molly and Wyatt, using positive reinforcement methods. She can usually be found in various dog training classes and seminars, and recently she helped Wyatt earn his novice trick dog title.
Giulia joined York Howell & Guymon in July of 2013, originally starting as a Scanner. Since then, she has taken on multiple positions at the firm, including Runner and Receptionist, and is now working in the accounting department. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Society & Policy at the University of Utah.
Giulia loves nothing more than to devote quality time to her friends and family. She enjoys hiking, playing her ukulele, cheering on the Utah Utes, and exploring the best restaurants in town with her best friends. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and is hoping to soon add American Sign Language to the list.
Aubrey began working for Andrew Howell in the Summer of 2014 as his Administrative Assistant, and now works as his paralegal, assisting with estate planning and complex business structuring for Andrew’s clients across the country. Prior to coming to York Howell & Guymon, she worked in the medical field for 15 years. Her nurturing nature is helpful with our clients and her calm demeanor during times of stress is helpful to her team. Her majors at The University of Utah were Human Development & Family Studies and Psychology, after a period of majoring in Biology and minoring in French.
Aubrey enjoys international travel, reading, Sudoku puzzles, making other people laugh, hiking, camping, rock-climbing, river-rafting, visiting museums, art galleries, attending theatrical events such as plays, musicals, orchestra and dance performances. She hopes to take up cycling and hang-gliding someday. When she is not otherwise occupied, she enjoys continuing her learning and gaining knowledge in the sciences, history, other cultures, religions, societies, languages, and has studied French, Spanish and Dutch in the past, though has not attained fluency.
Dallin Perry joined York Howell & Guymon as a Paralegal in 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Utah Valley University. Dallin has experience in family law and currently assists one of the Partners, Stephen J. Mayfield, in areas such as Corporate and Tax law, Adult Guardianship, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration.
Dallin is an avid reader and enjoys indoor and open-water swimming; participating in open-water swimming events as often as he can.
Krystal joined York Howell & Guymon as an Office Administrator in 2015 shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah in Sociology. She now works as Senior Legal Assistant to Andrew Howell, working with his Paralegals to assist with estate planning and business structuring.
Krystal enjoys spending her spare moments at home with her husband Dustin and children, Dexter and Vera. They enjoy doing activities together like hiking, going to the movies, bowling and bike riding.
Laurie Carlyle, a native of sunny Palm Springs, California, moved to the Salt Lake Valley in 2015 with her husband and teenage son in order to live closer to her grown children.
Laurie is a graduate of Brigham Young University and has an extensive background in the hospitality industry which has prepared her for her role at York Howell & Guymon as Office Administrator. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm’s two offices including front reception, scheduling, facilities, IT coordination, inventory and a myriad of special projects which includes the implementation of design in YHG’s new office building scheduled to be complete early 2019.
In her spare time, her passions include interior design, walking her naughty yorkie, teaching herself crochet, digital scrapbooking, and traveling to far off places as much as possible. She is also very excited about her sweet new granddaughter.
Nori is a paralegal here at York Howell & Guymon and has been assisting Eric Whiting since February 2016. She graduated from Salt Lake Community College in Paralegal Studies and has taken additional classes at the University of Utah as well. She has previously worked as a paralegal doing civil litigation before coming to YH&G. While working with Eric she has been assisting on matters such as Estate Planning, Probate, Adult Guardianship & Business Planning.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing kickball, camping with friends and family, and playing with her darling baby boy and her dog.
Nicole has been with York Howell & Guymon since June 2016 as a member of Andrew Howell’s team. She is one of his legal assistants, assists with preparing for upcoming meetings, and is the primary contact for scheduling an appointment on his calendar.
When not in the office, Nicole loves reading, writing, catching the latest blockbusters, and spending time with her family and friends. She graduated from Utah Valley University in 2017, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.
Andrea Chacin-Rivera joined York Howell and Guymon in 2016. She works as the Legal Assistant to Christopher A. Jones and Daniel C. Dansie. During her time with the Firm, Andrea has assisted in corporate matters, real estate disputes, and civil litigation.
Andrea is a current student at Salt Lake Community College and is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. Andrea is also currently serving as a member of the United States Air Force Reserves and fulfills her military duties at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, camping, fishing, and practicing martial arts.
Alysha Thorpe joined York Howell & Guymon in 2017. She is a Legal Assistant to Rylee T. McDermott, and assists him on matters such as estate planning, probate, guardianship, and business planning. She has prior experience as a legal assistant in litigation, workers’ compensation, and employment law.
In her spare time, Alysha enjoys prepping delicious meals for her family, spending time with the family dog and cat, tending to her garden, and exploring the mountains of Utah. She is passionate about local, sustainable food and is a regular at farmer’s markets.
Camille began working at YH&G in March of 2017 performing the pivotal role of front desk receptionist and has recently been promoted to the accounting team. Having worked in the hospitality business as a restaurant manager for nearly 20 years, Camille possesses the ability to operate with grace under fire, and has brought with her the firm belief that strong customer and employee relations are paramount to any successful business. Outside the office, Camille is an avid runner and cyclist, having competed in several racing events including marathons, half marathons, and triathlons, often placing in her age group. She enjoys hiking and camping in the beautiful mountains of Utah, where she was born and raised, and is a general lover of the outdoors. Above all, she loves spending quality time with her family and friends, and tirelessly chasing after her spirited 2 year old son, Calder.
Ciara Bedke is a Paralegal who joined the York Howell and Guymon firm in August 2017. Ciara graduated with her Bachelors in Legal Studies from Utah Valley University. She works with six of our attorneys handling business law, real estate law and litigation matters. She is passionate about her work and strives to maintain client relations.
Ciara spends much of her free time camping, hiking, boating and with her friends and family. She is an avid lover of the TV show Friends, animals, french-fries, and coffee.
Tina Lovejoy joined York Howell & Guymon in 2017 as the Director of Entrusted Planning. She leads clients in In-Office Sessions, Family Retreats, and Workshops to discover their Core Values, then helps them write their Motto and Mission Statement which form the foundation of their estate plan.
Tina draws from her background in opera and freelance writing to assist clients with discovering the themes of their planning. She has sung with Utah Festival Opera, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Opera Theatre of the Rockies, among others. She was a vocal scholarship student at Boston University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and trained with Operafestival di Roma in Rome, Italy. Prior to working at York Howell & Guymon, Tina was a consultant and technical writer for businesses interested in building their marketing campaigns.
Outside of the office, Tina enjoys hiking, skiing, writing, playing the piano, attending the symphony and the opera, and reading every book about psychology and spiritual development that she can get her hands on.
Debbie, our receptionist, graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Her hobbies include painting, baking, and discovering the best coffee shops and bakeries in town. She also enjoys volunteering at the local Farmer’s market, traveling, and reading. Her ambitions are to continue her education at the University of Utah and grow from her experiences here at York Howell and Guymon.
At York Howell & Guymon, our sole focus and objective is to provide the best estate, tax, business and asset protection planning in the Intermountain West. In order to accomplish that, we set a high standard for every attorney who works at our firm.
Every year, attorneys are required to attend educational courses to maintain their licenses. Most attorneys in Utah stay right here to get that education. The training here in Utah is good. In fact, attorneys at York Howell & Guymon regularly teach these kinds of classes. But we also realize that if you want the absolute best training, you have to go to national conferences which focus exclusively on a particular area of practice. That’s why each attorney at York Howell & Guymon attends the top rated national tax and estate planning courses every single year. If you want to be the best, you need to learn from the best.
We live in a mobile society and many people have family members, businesses and assets in a variety of locations. Most attorneys at York Howell & Guymon are licensed in multiple states and they study the laws of each of those states, so they can take care of all of your needs. Attorneys at York Howell & Guymon are licensed to practice law in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Alaska, Texas, Washington state, Wyoming, and California, as well as the US Tax Court.
We would like to congratulate Paxton Guymon for being named one of the top 100 lawyers in the entire mountain states region by Super Lawyers magazine!
|York Howell & Guymon have been crowned: Best for Estate, Tax, Business and Asset Protection Planning – Utah|
York Howell & Guymon
6405 South 3000 East, Suite 150
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Our offices are located in the Cottonwood Corporate Area and are connected to Cafe Trio on the opposite (East) side of that building. To access our building, take I-215 to the 6200 South exit and proceed East on 6200 South toward Big Cottonwood Canyon. Go past 3000 East and turn right (South) approximately one block past 3000 East as soon as you pass the Powder House Ski Shop and Starbucks. Proceed past the building with Starbucks and our office is the next building on the right. Reserved parking is available in front of our space and we are located on the left (South) side of the building on the first floor.
If you are heading North on 3000 East, prior to 6200 South turn right (East) immediately after the Courtyard by Marriott and go past Cafe Trio and pull into the parking lot immediately behind (East) of that building.
If you are heading West on 6200 South, turn left (South) approximately one block prior to 3000 East prior to the Powder House Ski Shop and Starbucks. Proceed past the building with Starbucks and our office is the next building on the right. Reserved parking is available in front of our space and we are located on the left (South) side of the building on the first floor.