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Johnny Deeds


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

Johnny advises clients in all areas of state and local tax, including property, sales, and income tax matters.

He understands that there is more than one way to solve an issue and uses his extensive background in state and local tax to find innovative solutions for his clients.

State and Local Tax Representation: Johnny has successfully represented clients before administrative tribunals,as well as state and federal courts. He represents a range of clients, including individuals, business, and nonprofit organizations in many jurisdictions throughout the Mountain West.

Government Affairs Advisor: During college, Johnny clerked for the Utah Speaker of the House and developed a love for and interest in the legislative process. He has coupled that passion with his tax experience to help craft sound tax policy and support his clients’ needs.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Johnny practiced at Crapo Smith PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in state and local tax matters. He has also worked as a law clerk in the Tax and Revenue Division of the Utah Attorney General's Office.


State and Local Tax Law

Johnny ensures individuals and business are not overtaxed by state and local governments and that they are in compliance with state and local taxing laws:

  • Property tax
  • Greenbelt assessments
  • Sales tax
  • Corporate Franchise tax
  • Gross Receipts tax
  • Severance tax
  • Privilege tax
  • Tax Credits and incentives
  • Restaurant tax and other local taxes


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Tax, Rising Star, 2017

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Utah Bar Association, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Tax Section, Member
  • Licensed Youth Soccer Coach
  • American Property Tax Counsel, Member 
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Member 
  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • Council on State Taxation 
  • Speaker at numerous state and local tax conferences

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