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Durham Jones & Pinegar Elects Hafen as Newest Shareholder

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Durham Jones & Pinegar, a leading law firm in Utah and Nevada, elected Mathew Hafen as a new shareholder in the firm’s St. George office effective November 1, 2016.

The election of Hafen brings the total number of shareholders to 57, with 7 Shareholders in the St. George office. Mr. Hafen is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning, Tax, and Business and Finance sections.

Matthew F. Hafen assists clients throughout Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona on a variety of matters including complex trust, estate, and business matters including the development and implementation of estate plans, wealth-transfer strategies, business-succession plans, gift plans for families for effective gift and estate tax planning, and the formation, governance, and sale of business entities.  He offers practical advice to families and business owners to help each of his clients ensure that their vision for the future is achieved. He is experienced in assisting families through the legal process of guardianships, conservatorships, probate and trust administration, resolving complex estate administration and probate disputes, and transition planning for families with closely held businesses and real property holdings.

Mr. Hafen also maintains an active practice in the firm’s Business and Finance Section, where he counsels clients on the formation and governance of business entities such as limited liability companies, S-corporations, and non-profit entities.  His business practice includes experience in advising clients regarding the purchase and sale of businesses, as well as successfully resolving contract disputes and disputes between business partners.

Earning his law degree from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School – J.D., cum laude (2009), Hafen served as Senior Editor, BYU Law Review. He also earned a Masters of Accountancy from Southern Utah University.

Taking an active role in the community, Hafen is a member of the Dixie State University Planned Giving Advisory Council and the Dixie Regional Medical Center Planned Giving Advisory (2015 – Present), as well as the Board of Directors of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council (January 2014 – Present).

Contact Mr. Hafen at (435) 674-0400 or mhafen@djplaw.com