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Thomas Mecham

Partner

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

Thomas leverages his business and accounting background to customize sound estate planning strategies for clients with a high net worth, focusing on the planning process and ultimate durability of an estate plan.

For almost three decades, Thomas has specialized in creating wills, trusts, and estate plans for clients with complex and sophisticated legal needs. He distills complex concepts into clear, concise, and executable plans, working closely with each client, whether an individual, family, or business, to ensure their assets are transferred efficiently and preserved properly.

Additionally, Thomas advises fiduciaries in trust and estate administration and probate and filing estate and gift tax returns. He works to arrange businesses for effective tax minimization, manage relationships with co-owners, and develop creative solutions for business succession.

Before joining Holland & Hart, Thomas was a shareholder and a director at Kirton McConkie and Ray, Quinney & Nebeker.

Experience

Estate Planning and Trust Administration
  • Gift, estate, and transfer tax planning

  • Wills and revocable trusts

  • Pre-Marital agreements

  • Wholistic business planning

  • Advising trustees

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide, Private Wealth Law - Utah, 2017-2022
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Trusts and Estates, 2014-2022; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law, 2015-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Business Organization (including LLC and Partnerships) – Salt Lake City, 2018, 2020
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning, 2006-2022
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Estate Planning, 2006-2022

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar, Tax Section, Past Chair; Estate Planning Section, Past Chair
  • Salt Lake Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Primary Children's Medical Center, Planned Gifts Committee, Volunteer, 2008-2009
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