GARY L. MEIKLE

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Mr. Meikle's practice focuses on the transactional and tax aspects of two primary areas – estate planning and business law.

His estate planning practice utilizes wills, trusts, insurance trusts, gift programs and other appropriate instruments to help clients meet their goals for disposing of their assets to family members.  Minimization of federal estate taxes is frequently an important aspect of the estate planning process.  His practice includes estate settlement, which may involve probate, non-probate procedures to clear title, post mortem tax planning and estate tax returns and audits.

His business law experience includes business sales, mergers, and reorganizations.  He has extensive experience in forming corporations (including S corporations), partnerships and limited liability companies.  An important element of his practice is helping clients select the appropriate structure for their particular needs.  He also advises management in matters of corporate government and day-to-day business problems.  His transactional work includes employment agreements, buy sell agreements, nondisclosure agreements, leases, acquisition or sale of assets, and various financing documents.

He is a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho.  He received undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Italian from Brigham Young University.  In 1977 he graduated cum laude from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.  He joined Holden, Kidwell, Hahn & Crapo upon graduation from law school.  He has been active in the Idaho State Bar Association and numerous educational activities.  He has served as a member and as chairman of the Idaho Law Foundation Continuing Legal Education Committee and has spoken at numerous Continuing Legal Education programs.  He has been a member of the board of directors of the Idaho State Bar Association Corporate and Securities Section, and of the Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section.  He is a past president of the Eastern Idaho Estate Planning Council.

Education

  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Political Science
  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Italian
  • Brigham Young University, J.D., 1977, Cum Laude

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law