Mary black

Associate Attorneys


Mary Black

Mary Black is an associate at York Howell & Guymon. She is passionate about, and regularly assists clients with estate planning, asset protection planning, business planning for all types of businesses and transactions, charitable giving, and charitable organization/non-profit planning.

Mary has worked with former IRS Commissioners to advise the AICPA and the U.S. Treasury Department on new laws that changed partnership audit practice and partnership tax law. Additionally, Mary has also helped businesses grow by finding over $10 million dollars in tax credits and incentives for her clients through the research and development tax credit and other tax planning strategies.

Mary earned her Juris Doctorate at J. Reuben Clark College of Law at Brigham Young University and her Masters of Taxation at Weber State University.

Outside the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and two Yorkies. Mary also enjoys painting, hiking, and watching movies.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate planning
  • Tax law
  • Business planning
  • Non-Profit tax and entity planning


  • The War Against Offshore Investments and Foreign Corporations, Tax Notes, October 16, 2017.
  • Family Law in Utah 4th Edition, 2012.
  • Earl v. Seaborn: Did the Fruit Fall Too Far From the Tree?, Tax Notes, May 30, 2011.
  • Community Property for Non-Community Property States, Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal (Volume 24, Issue 3), May 30, 2011.
  • The Bias Against Single Parents in the Internal Revenue Code, Tax Notes, May 15, 2010.
  • Family Law in Utah 3rd Edition, 2009.

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