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Brent Andrewsen

Partner

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Brent serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, both individuals and organizations, in all aspects of charitable planning, wealth management, and business planning.

His practice focuses on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, assisting them with their board governance, qualification and maintenance of exempt status, and legal audits when necessary. Additionally, Brent offers clients sophisticated estate planning and tax-efficient strategies to manage their wealth and reduce their potential tax liabilities. 

Brent often assists clients in a general counsel role, advising on a variety of legal needs, including tax planning, integration of estate plans, and charitable wishes. He counsels clients on business matters and helps them form various business entities and transactions.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Brent was a shareholder and previous chairman at Kirton McConkie.

Experience

Estate Planning
  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Family Entities
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Business succession planning 
Nonprofit and Public Charities
  • Formation, Organization, and Qualification with the IRS
  • Creation and Implementation of charitable giving strategies
  • Donation of complex assets to charities such as closely held business interests, real estate, etc.
  • Charitable grant-making, including grants to foreign NGOs
  • Religious organizations
  • Charitable solicitation
  • Formation, organization, and qualification with the Utah Department of Insurance for Utah nonprofit captive insurance companies owned and operated by governmental entities

News

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide: Private Wealth Law - Utah, 2019-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Trusts and Estates, 2013-2022; Non-Profit/Charities, 2015-2022; Corporate Law, 2016-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Non-Profit, 2013-2015, 2020; Estate Planning, 2009-2012, 2017-2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Non-Profits, 2012-2013; Estate Planning and Probate, 2008, 2011-2012
  • Utah Business Magazine, 40 Under 40 Rising Star, 2012

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Utah Bar Association, Nonprofit Section, Program Chair, 2008; Member
  • American Bar Associate, Member, Tax Section, Exempt Organizations Subcommittee, 2006-present
  • Utah Nonprofit Association, Board of Directors, 2013-2019
  • Salt Lake Estate Planning Council, Member, 2005-present
  • Community Foundation of Utah, Board of Directors, 2009-2017; General Counsel, 2017-present
  • National Planned Giving Council, Salt Lake Chapter, Chair, 2010-present
  • Utah Planned Giving Roundtable, Member, 2005-present
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