Michael H. Bate
Michael Bate has extensive experience in preparing wills and trusts, premarital agreements and documents for succession plans and various estate planning strategies, as well as probate and estate/trust administration.
He has vast experience in forming, structuring and unwinding corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships and in mergers, reorganizations, and acquisitions/sales of businesses, as well as general and complex business and contract matters.
Mike also represents nonprofit corporations and advises clients on a wide range of income tax and estate tax matters.
He has exceptional expertise in structuring transactions and explaining them to his clients. Mike is recognized as a superb draftsman, preparing organized, concise and well written documents. Mike Bate has enjoyed practicing law for over 45 years. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
Utah State University (B.S., Accounting, 1973, Phi Kappa Phi)
University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1976)
New York University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 1977)
Utah (1976, inactive)
United States Tax Court (1976)
State Bar of Arizona (member, Probate & Trust and Tax Law Sections)
State Bar of Utah
Maricopa County Bar Association (member, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section)
Gust Rosenfeld Executive Committee (former member)
Desert Botanical Garden (former member, Board of Trustees)
Utah State University Alumni Association, Arizona Chapter (former member, Board of Directors)
The Best Lawyers in America® (Tax Law) 2021-2022