R. Glen Woods

Mr. Woods studied accounting at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor’s degree with Highest Honors in 1981. He also received his master’s degree with emphasis in taxation in 1981, graduating With Distinction. Mr. Woods successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination that same year, receiving the Elijah Watts Sells award, given annually for the 100 highest scores nationwide, and received the highest score in the state.

A California native, Mr. Woods has been associated with a nationally recognized law firm, and has also served as in-house counsel to a publicly traded firm. Mr. Woods has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1984, and of the Nevada State Bar since 1990, and the Arizona bar since 2001. In 1995 Mr. Woods and John Erickson founded this law firm.

Mr. Woods specializes in taxation and estate planning. He also has considerable experience in handling federal and state securities registrations, commercial and real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and litigated matters. Mr. Woods has also represented individuals and companies in federal and state tax disputes, in the courts, and before the IRS and state tax agencies.

Mr. Woods consults with individuals and companies who are looking for ways to structure transactions so as to minimize tax consequences. He advises individuals and businesses in tax and asset protection matters, and advanced income and estate tax planning techniques. Mr. Woods frequently assists in the establishment of charitable foundations, charitable trusts, limited partnerships, revocable and irrevocable trusts, dynasty trusts, asset protection trusts, and assists individuals and businesses in succession planning. Mr. Woods also forms business organizations, most frequently in situations in which tax considerations are relevant. In addition to income and estate tax matters, Mr. Woods also has considerable experience in state sales and use taxes, and federal and state excise tax matters.

Mr. Woods is a member of the Nevada and Utah State Bar Associations, the American Bar Association, the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council, and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.

R. GLEN WOODS, Member of the Nevada, Arizona, and Utah Bars; U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Certified Public Accountant. Preparatory education: Brigham Young University (B.S., magna cum laude, with highest honors, 1981, M. Tax, with distinction, 1981); Recipient, Elijah Watts Sells Award for scores on Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, 1981. Legal education: Brigham Young University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1984); Note and Comment Editor, B.Y.U. Law Review, 1983-84; Order of the Coif; J. Reuben Clark Scholar. Languages: Spanish. Former employment: Partner, Rooker & Gibson; Associate General Counsel, American Pacific Corporation; Kimball, Parr, Waddoups, Brown & Gee. Areas of practice: Federal and state taxation, estate planning, general business representation.


Practice Areas

  • Asset Protection
  • Business Planning
  • Succession and Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Transactional