Curtis D. Harris, J.D., LL.M.

Curtis advises individuals and businesses on a broad range of estate planning, tax planning, and tax controversy matters. He earned his Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from NYU Law School and his Juris Doctorate degree from BYU Law School, where he served as an associate editor of the Journal of Public Law.

He advises clients on a variety of taxation matters, including: employee/independent contractor classification, taxation of settlements and awards, tax opinions,  tax controversy matters with the IRS, and foreign account reporting issues. He also advises on matters relating to estate planning for individuals and business owners and establishing tax efficient business entities.

He previously served as an advisor and instructor with the University of Utah’s Low Income Tax Clinic where he assisted students in resolving tax controversy matters with the state and federal government.  Before practicing law, Curtis earned his undergraduate degree in Economics. He then worked with Novell, Inc.’s legal department in Provo, Utah as a Compliance Analyst for several years before attending law school.

EDUCATION

NYU School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2010
BYU Law School, J.D., 2008
BYU, B.S., Economics, 2002

PROFESSIONAL

Member, State Bar of New York (2010)
Member, Utah State Bar (2008)
Admitted, U.S. Tax Court

PRESENTATIONS

Presenter, “Curing Old Estate Plans that are No Longer Beneficial” and “Emerging Strategies,” National Business Institute Seminar on Estate Planning:  Portability, Basis, Income and Capital Gains Tax, and More, October 27, 2016.

Presenter, “The Dark Side of Portability: When to Avoid Portability and a Few Options to Move Toward Getting the Best of Both Worlds,” Utah Valley Estate Planning Council, September 7, 2016.

Panelist, “Panel Discussion – Estate Planning Strategies,” Utah Valley Estate Planning Council, September 2, 2015.

MISSION STATEMENT

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.

– Mark Twain