At York Howell, 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 is a boutique law firm focused in five key areas:
When it comes to my personal estate planning, protecting my assets, and caring for my family, I trust York Howell.
After we had our first child, we wanted to make sure we planned for his physical and financial well-being, should anything ever happen to us. Through their Estate Planning services, York Howell provided us with the peace of mind we needed. The process was simple, yet extremely thorough. We would absolutely recommend York Howell!
I have worked with York Howell 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. How many attorneys can you say that about?
The Attorneys at York Howell 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, for my personal and business planning.
York Howell 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’s attorneys are my most trusted advisers.
David R. York is a Principal with the Salt Lake City law firm of York Howell. David practices law in the areas of estate planning, tax, business planning, and non-profit entities. He is a Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Professionals (STEP). David has extensive experience in designing and implementing advanced tax and estate planning strategies for high net worth clients. David regularly speaks to public groups and professional organizations 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. David has successfully represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service at all levels (Audit, Appeals, and Tax Court). David is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Alaska State Bar, the Utah Association of CPAs, and the Estate Sections of the Utah State Bar and the American Bar Association. He is the past Chair of the Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section and currently serves on the Utah State Bar Budget and Finance Committee. David has been regularly named to Utah Business Magazine’s Utah Legal Elite™ in the field of Estate Planning and as a Mountain States Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine. He was recently selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates with Martindale-Hubbell™.
David currently serves on the Board of Directors of Little Heroes Foundation, Holding out HELP, and was a founding Trustee of The PI Fund, which is a Donor Advised Fund that has distributed over $70 million to various charities since its’ inception. He is also the former Chairman of the Primary Children’s Medical Center Planned Gifts Committee.
David lives in Cottonwood Heights, Utah with his wife Mindy and their five children, Emma, John, Samuel, Hudson and Avery. He enjoys running, biking, basketball, softball, and photography.
Andrew L. Howell is a Principal with the Salt Lake City law firm of York Howell. Mr. Howell represents clients with respect to estate planning, probate and estate administration matters, charitable giving, and sophisticated business and tax planning matters. He has continued to develop his practice in this area of specialty, including assisting clients in the preparation and review of trusts and wills, instruments for charitable giving, and various other estate and family planning documents. Mr. Howell assists in planning and structuring business organizations, stock and asset sales and purchases, buy-sell and shareholder agreements, and other business buy-out and business succession planning.
Mr. Howell has earned his life and health insurance licenses in 1999 and maintains them in good standing although is not active in the sale of life or health insurance. He is currently a member of the Utah State Bar, Idaho State Bar, Arizona State Bar, Texas State Bar and the Wyoming State Bar. Mr. Howell continues to seek admission to additional areas of the western United States as the world is getting smaller and smaller and licensure in one state is insufficient. Mr. Howell was also recognized in the Utah Business Magazine as one of the Utah Legal Elite in 2011, 2012, 2013 and just again in 2014, as well as a Rising Star of the Mountain States Super Lawyers List, 2010. Andrew currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar.
When not in the office, Andrew enjoys vacationing in Montana with his beautiful wife, Candice, their two boys Thomas and Harrison, and their daughter Madeline. He is also an avid fly fisherman, hunter and skier and loves to be outdoors with his family.
Kamron A. Keele is a co-founder of and partner with the Salt Lake City law firm of York Howell. Mr. Keele represents clients in a wide variety of tax, estate planning, corporate, real estate, labor and employment, elder and family law matters. While his practice centers primarily on representing clients in all manner and at all levels of tax controversies with and before the IRS, from audit and administrative appeals through Tax Court, Mr. Keele also represents clients in all manner of other disputes ranging from defending employers in discrimination actions to divorces, from contract disputes and commercial litigation to evictions. He is currently a member of the New York and Utah State Bars, has been published multiple times in national publications such as The Tax Lawyer, and has been nominated locally as one of the Utah Legal EliteTM in Utah Business Magazine as well as being named a Rising Star in the Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine.
Before joining York Howell, Mr. Keele worked for six years at a mid-sized law firm in Salt Lake and for many years prior to that as a contract attorney for numerous large firms in New York on various high-profile cases and regulatory compliance projects, including the Enron case and the AT&T/Cingular merger. Early in his legal career, Kamron clerked for the Honorable Stephen J. Swift at the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C., and he also obtained concurrently an LL.M from Georgetown University Law School with emphasis in corporate tax, income tax accounting, and employee benefits. While in law school at Tulane University Law School, Mr. Keele interned for a summer at the Environmental Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and graduated from Tulane with an emphasis in alternate dispute resolution and mediation.
Since 2005, Mr. Keele has provided pro bono legal counsel to Salt Lake Donated Dental Services, a local nonprofit organization providing free or discounted dental services to those most in need of such services in the local community. Kamron, his wife Stephanie and children, Alex, Isa, and Jensen, live in downtown Salt Lake City and very much enjoy the city life, but they will readily admit to escaping several weekends a month to the red rocks of Southern Utah for assorted hiking and biking adventures.
Daniel S. Daines, a partner with the Salt Lake City law firm of York Howell, advises business owners, corporate management teams, entrepreneurs and investors on a broad range of legal matters. He practices in the areas of corporate transactions, business law, and transactional tax advice, representing businesses of assorted sizes, from early stage start-ups and emerging growth companies, to well-established national enterprises.
Daniel assists clients with various legal needs, including: business formation; equity structure; debt and financing negotiations; venture capital and private equity transactions; strategic partnerships and joint ventures; taxation issues and deal-structuring; general securities law compliance; corporate governance responsibilities; employment matters; intellectual property and technology licensing; real estate transactions and development; mergers and acquisitions; and other commercial and strategic transactions.
Daniel also serves as the primary “outside general counsel” for several clients, who trust him to manage and coordinate their full range of legal needs. In this role, Daniel is able to add value to his clients’ businesses, helping them to further their strategic and operational objectives.
Additionally, in furtherance of York Howell’s other core disciplines, Mr. Daines advises and counsels business owners, high-net-worth individuals and families in connection with their most important estate, tax, and asset protection planning needs, including business succession strategies, asset protection trusts, charitable giving techniques, and other sophisticated tax and estate planning transactions.
Daniel currently serves on the Board of Directors of Salt Lake Donated Dental Services, a public charity providing free and discounted dental services to those without access to dental care. He has also counseled and advised several other charities, non-profit organizations and private foundations in connection with their tax-exemption compliance and operational legal needs.
When not in the office, Daniel enjoys his hobbies of golfing, skiing, and parenting.
Erica Anderson has worked with Andrew L. Howell for nearly 7 years 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.
Brianne is a recent graduate of the University of Utah, with a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. She is currently the principal harpist with the Salt Lake Symphony. Brianne has worked with David, Andrew and Kamron for four years, starting out as a runner at their previous law firm and eventually working her way up to a legal assistant position. She now assists Andrew and Kamron with complex estate planning, business structuring and litigation matters.
Brianne was also recently selected by the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball team as one of their respective Honeybees. Other than music and sports, one of Brianne’s biggest passions is animals; she is a frequent supporter of The Animal Rescue Site and enjoys spending her free time with her Shih Tzu-Maltese, Rex.
Bethann Finley is a Paralegal for York Howell has worked with David R. York for ten years and has an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. During this time Bethann has assisted David and his clients in preparing estate and business planning documents, foundation filing 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 half marathons and century bike rides, an avid fan of the Utah Jazz and a connoisseur of soaking up the sun on a beach. Bethann also has a Boxer named Junior that loves to run and go on hikes.
Alisha Scow is a Paralegal with the law firm of York Howell. Alisha has worked with David York for nine years. During this time, she has assisted David and numerous clients with preparing estate planning documents; business structuring, organization, compliance; and tax related matters. In particular, she has assisted David with establishing many different charitable organizations and often donates her time and talents to those causes.
Alisha enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyson, and their two children. She also enjoys hiking and vacationing with her family.
After graduating from BYU – Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Lindsey joined the legal team at York Howell as a legal assistant to Andrew. Lindsey assists Andrew’s staff with complex estate planning and business structuring matters and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge and expertise in these areas of law.
Lindsey appreciates spending time with her friends and trips to sunny Arizona to visit her family. She also enjoys watching sports, especially college football when she cheers for the Utes. Lindsey loves swimming, longboarding and anything that involves summer, and when not pursuing sports, she enjoys reading classical books especially anything by Jane Austen or Charlotte Brontë.
Danielle Doherty is the face of the front desk administration at YorkHowell. She assists the attorneys in all legal administrative matters, whilst greeting clients with a warm smile. Danielle is originally from County Donegal, Ireland. Danielle came to Utah after receiving a scholarship to study at Westminster College in 2011. She recently graduated in July from University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland with a bachelors in American Studies and Marketing.When not in the office, Danielle enjoys spending time with her friends, checking out Salt Lake’s local cuisine. Danielle is an avid traveler and loves exploring new places around the U.S, in her free time. She also enjoys running, playing the violin, skiing and watching European rugby and soccer. Danielle is very appreciative of the Utah climate and does not miss the rain in her homeland.
After sending her youngest son off to the University of Utah, Leslie Jensen joined our team in June in order to provide administrative assistance and support to the legal staff. This includes maintaining the firm’s accounting records, coordinating office and facility services, and generally anything else that helps keep the legal staff focused on serving their clients.
In her spare time, Leslie enjoys playing a competitive game of Catch Phrase with her family, searching for the best Mexican food restaurant in the Salt Lake area, and taking long walks with her Boxer, Brooks.
Adrienne will soon graduate from Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She has worked for York Howell since May 2013, starting out in reception at the front desk. She now works as David’s administrative assistant, working with his paralegals to assist with estate planning.
In her free time, Adrienne loves to explore downtown Salt Lake in a search to find the best bookstores and coffee shops in the city. She is also teaching herself to knit and enjoys graphic design, jazz music and collecting vintage records and books.
Isaac La Bleu is a runner for the law firm of York Howell. He has worked for the firm since August of 2013. Isaac enjoys taking on various tasks, learning new skills on the job, and doing whatever he can do to assist the attorneys at the firm as well as the paralegals. Aside from work, Isaac volunteers his time at Victory Youth Group; a local group for Jr. High and High School students based out of a Christian Church in Draper, UT. Also at the church, he plays guitar and sings for one of the Sunday morning bands. Isaac enjoys skiing, exploring the outdoors, a good debate, going to concerts, and just about anything to do with athletics and sports.
At York Howell, 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 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 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. Each attorney at York Howell is 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 are licensed to practice law in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Alaska, Texas, New York, and Wyoming, as well as the US Tax Court.
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.