Estate planning encompasses control, disability, distribution, probate, estate and income tax planning, and asset protection.
Asset protection planning is like insurance. You can structure your affairs so that many of your assets are much more difficult to reach by potential creditors.
There are a number of forms of business structures that can be used to conduct business
Probate, simply put, is the process set up by the legislature and carried out by the court which provides for the transfer and management of the property of a deceased, incapacitated, or minor person.
Jeff Skoubye is a founding member of Olsen Skoubye & Nielson, LLC. Jeff began practicing law as an associate in the Salt Lake City law firm of Kirton, McConkie & Poelman. After two years there, he hung out his own shingle two blocks from his home starting Jeff Skoubye P.C., where he practiced as a solo practitioner for nine years. In January of 2002, Olsen Skoubye & Nielson, LLC was formed.
Though Jeff is no longer located in a small office, he still tries to bring a personal touch to the services he provides. Jeff practices law in the areas of estate and business planning, business succession planning (buy-sell agreements), probate, wills, and trusts, real estate and asset protection, and adoptions. Jeff has been named as one of Utah’s Legal Elite Lawyers in the area of Wills, Trusts, and Estates by Utah Business Magazine, received the 2008 Best of Salt Lake City Award in the Probate Service category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA), and has been named in 2009 and 2010 as a Legal Leader – Top Lawyer by his peers. Jeff has formerly served as Program Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Vice-Chair, and Chairman of the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar Association.
Jeff attended Brigham Young University on an academic scholarship and a talent award for musical theater. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. When he returned, he intended to become a civil engineer, but after a number of changes in majors, obtained a degree (cum laude) in both Mandarin Chinese and in International Relations, with a minor in mathematics. He graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clarke Law School at Brigham Young University in 1991, Order of the Barristers.
Admissions & Associations
Jeff is a member of the Tax Section, Estate Planning Section, Real Property Section, and the Corporate Counsel Sections of the Utah State Bar Association and a member of the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council. He is also the founder of Law Office Automation Consultants, LLC, and is an expert on the use of computers and automation in the legal profession.
Personal and Family
Jeff grew up in White City, Utah. He is the youngest of seven children and attended Bellview Elementary, Eastmont Middle School, and Jordan High School. He is married and has seven children and two grandchildren. He has served as a scoutmaster twice. He enjoys music, theater, singing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
999 Murray Holladay Road, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
Phone: (801) 290-5888
Fax: (801) 365-1031