David M. Grant

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Henderson, NV

Grant Morris Dodds PLLC
 | 2520 St. Rose Pkwy, #319
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702.751.6626
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (0%),
  • Elder Law (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a partner with the Grant Morris and Dodds law firm, which has office locations in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, attorney David M. Grant dedicates his practice to providing comprehensive, effective estate planning solutions for individuals and families throughout Nevada and Utah.

Regarded as one of the top estate planning attorneys in the Mountain States region, Mr. Grant works closely with all he serves in order to fully understand their situations and goals. He then uses his extensive legal knowledge and vast network of resources to devise strategies and solutions that will help his clients protect themselves, their assets and their loved ones for the future.

From this high level of assistance and support to his clients' needs, Mr. Grant has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Nevada Business Magazine named him to its list of Southern Nevada's Top 100 Attorneys, and he holds a Superb rating from Avvo for estate planning and probate.

A 2001 magna cum laude graduate of Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, Mr. Grant received his Master of Accountancy from The University of Utah in 2002. He then spent years working for an international accounting firm before entering the legal profession. In 2004, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, and the State Bar of Nevada admitted him to practice in 2005. In 2009, he received his license to practice from The Utah State Bar.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Grant is active in a number of professional legal organizations. He served as chairman for the Nevada State Bar Probate and Trust Law Section Roundtable Committee, and he currently serves as a council member for the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council. He also served on the Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section Utah Uniform Probate Code Amendment Committee.

Active in his community as well, he serves as trustee for the Henderson Community Foundation, and as a council member for the Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council. He also serves as vice chair and trustee for the Nevada State College Foundation, and he serves on the Southern Utah University School of Business National Advisory Board.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (70%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations

Tax (10%): Tax Law

Estate & Trust Litigation (0%)

Elder Law (0%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Tax Law

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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About David Grant

Admitted: 2005, Nevada

Professional Webpage: http://gmdlegal.com/profiles/david-grant/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Lawyer- Estate Planning, VEGASINC, 2012
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubble®, 2010
  • Nevada's Legal Elite - Top 100 Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine, 2010
  • “Top Lawyers” list, Desert Companion
  • Recognized as a Mountain States (NV, UT, MT, ID and WY) Rising Star by Super Lawyers®

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Nevada, Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee, Committee Member, 2012
  • Utah State Bar, Estate Planning Section, Utah Uniform Probate Code Amendment Committee, Member, 2009
  • State Bar Nevada, Probate & Trust Section, Roundtable Committee, Chairman, 2008
  • Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council, 2005
  • Nevada
  • Utah

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council, Gift Planning Advisors, Founding Chair
  • Henderson Community Foundation, Trustee
  • Southern Utah University School of Business, National Advisory Board, Member
  • Nevada State College Foundation Board, Vice Chair

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Sunshine Laws in University Presidential Searches: Do they Really Encourage Openness?” David M. Grant, presented to Dona G. Hamilton, Professor, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, University of Houston System, Houston, TX, Apr 30, 2004
  • “Top 5 Reasons to Use an Attorney,” David M. Grant, Vegas PBS Source Magazine, May 2011
  • “Sale of Real Property in Probate and Guardianship Proceedings,” Robert L. Morris, Prudential Americana Realtors, Henderson, NV, Feb 13, 2007
  • “Post Mortem Estate Planning: Minimizing Taxes and Optimizing Results,” Robert L. Morris, Lorman Education Services, Continuing Legal Education, Las Vegas, NV, Apr 26, 2006
  • “2007 Wills, Trusts and Probate in Nevada: Post Mortem Planning,” David M. Grant and Robert L. Morris, State Bar of Nevada, Probate and Trust Section, Continuing Legal Education, Las Vegas, NV, May 31, 2007
  • “Accounting for Estates and Trusts,” Robert L. Morris, Lorman Educational Services, Las Vegas NV, Oct 22, 2008
  • “The Family Friendly Provisions of the Nevada Probate Code,” Robert L. Morris, Communique, Vol. 29, No. 11, Nov 2008
  • “Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important,” Robert L. Morris, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jun 21, 2010
  • “Probate & Guardianship Update,” Robert L. Morris, State Bar of Nevada 2011 Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI, Jun 24, 2011
  • “The Ins-n-Outs of Family Foundations,” David M. Grant, Association of Fundraising Professionals-Las Vegas Chapter, Las Vegas, NV, September 23, 2005
  • “Year-End Charitable Giving,” David M. Grant, Vegas Source Magazine, Dec 2007
  • “What is Gift Planning?” David M. Grant, Vegas PBS Source Magazine, Jul 2010
  • “Generational Giving & How To Nurture It,” Association of Fundraising Professionals—Las Vegas Chapter, presented Las Vegas, NV on April 27, 2012Pannel discussion on generational giving and tax implications, presented in Las Vegas, NV
  • “The OnShore Trust: It’s Also an Estate Tax Planning Tool,” David M. Grant, William P. Streng, Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, Apr 23, 2004
  • “Asset Protection in Nevada: Something for Everyone,” David M. Grant contributed with Jeffrey L. Burr, The Silver State CPA, the Nevada Magazine of the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, 14-16, Sept/Oct 2004
  • “Break May Shield Homes: Local Interest in Homestead Exemption Rises” (Interview of David M. Grant, written by Jennifer Robison, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oct 15, 2008
  • “Nevada Takes the Lead: Charging Order Protection in Now Available for Small Corporations” David M. Grant, with Jeremy Cooper, Communique, the official Journal of the Clark County Bar Association, May 2009
  • “Migrating the Domestic Asset Protection Trust Offshore,” David M. Grant, The Southpac Offshore Planning Institute, 2009 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 2, 2009
  • “Nevada Laws Provide Top Trust Situs,” David M. Grant, with Jeremy Cooper, published in the Nevada Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Nevada, May 2010
  • “Working with Offshore Business Companies: IBCs, LLCs & Foundations” David M. Grant, The Southpac Offshore Planning Institute, 2010 Annual Conference, Paradise Island, Bahamas, Oct 28-29, 2010
  • “Asset Protection,” David M. Grant and Robert L. Morris, Nevada Continuing Legal Education Teleconference, sponsored by the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada, Dec 9, 2010
  • “Wills and Estate Planning for Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters,” Robert L. Morris, USDA Graduate School Pre-Retirement Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, Aug 25, 2006
  • “Installment Sales & Valuation Discounts,” David M. Grant, State Bar of Nevada Probate & Trust Section, Las Vegas, NV, May 31, 2007 and Reno, NV, Jun 1, 2007
  • “Taxation of Grantor Trusts,” David M. Grant, State Bar of Nevada Probate & Trust Section, Continuing Legal Education, Reno, NV, Jun 1, 2007
  • “Types of Advanced Irrevocable Trusts,” David M. Grant, Understanding Trusts and Wealth Transfers, Lorman Education Services Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, Aug 22, 2007
  • “Understanding Estate Planning,” David M. Grant, Henderson Libraries: A One Book Henderson Event, James I. Gibson Library in Henderson, NV, Nov, 13, 2007 and the Lydia Malcolm Library in Anthem, NV, Oct 24, 2007
  • “Building Your Practice with Estate Planning & Asset Protection,” David M. Grant, Continuing Professional Education Lecture Nevada CPAs, Summerlin, NV, Dec 4, 2007
  • “Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts,” Robert L. Morris, H2U Senior Association, Las Vegas, NV, Apr 23, 2008
  • “Retirement and Estate Planning Issues for TSA Employees,” David M. Grant, Federal Traffic Safety Administration, McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV, May 2, 2008
  • “Making a Case for Corporate Trustees,” David M. Grant, Vegas Source Magazine, Jun 2008
  • “Basic Estate Planning,” Prestige Assisted Living Community, Robert L. Morris, Henderson, NV, Nov 4, 2008
  • “Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques,” David M. Grant, National Business Institute Seminar, Annual Exclusion Gifting, Charitable Gifting & Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, in Las Vegas, NV, May 12, 2009
  • “Probate and Estate Planning Update 2009,” David M. Grant and Robert L. Morris, State Bar of Nevada, Annual Convention 2009, Probate and Trust Section, Continuing Legal Education, Lake Tahoe at Incline Village, NV, Jun 12, 2009
  • “Taxation of Grantor Trusts,” David M. Grant, The 2009 Southwest Tax Conference, sponsored by the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Las Vegas, NV, Dec 9, 2009
  • “Estate Planning with IRC §831(b) Captive Insurance Companies,” David M. Grant with Jeremy Huish, Esq., continuing professional education seminar for CPAs, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 20, 2010
  • “Estate Planning and Asset Protection,” David M. Grant, along with Serena Baig, Soraya Aguirre, and Briar Stahl, The 2010 Southwest Tax Conference, sponsored by the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Las Vegas, NV, Dec 1, 2010
  • “Updated on the 2010 Tax Bill,” David M. Grant, Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council Seminar, Boulder City, NV, Feb 18, 2011
  • “Trust Termination & Legal Ethics,” David M. Grant, National Business Institute Seminar on Trust Administration and Preventing and Litigating Fiduciary Liability, Las Vegas, NV, Jun 6, 2011
  • “Estate Planning in Light of Recent Tax Law Changes,” David M. Grant, State Bar of Nevada 2011 Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI, Jun 24, 2011
  • “Donating Appreciated Stock,” David M. Grant, Vegas PBS Source Magazine, October 2011
  • “Basic Tax Considerations – What You Need to Know in Order to Choose the Appropriate Plan,” David M. Grant, National Business Institute Seminar on Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, presented in Las Vegas, NV on December 14, 2011
  • “What Every Life Insurance Agent Should Know About Estate Planning,” David M. Grant, Mark L. Dodds, and David L. Bindrup, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, presented in Las Vegas, NV on February 22, 2012
  • “Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts,” David M. Grant, National Business Institute Seminar on Trusts, presented in Las Vegas, NV on June 5, 2012
  • “True Horror Stories: Lessons Learned,” David M. Grant, Vegas PBS Source Magazine, October 2012
  • “Transfer Tax Planning in an Era of Uncertainty,” David M. Grant, The 2012 Southwest Tax Conference, to be presented in Las Vegas, NV on December 4, 2012
  • “Wills and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts”, David M. Grant, National Business Institute Seminar on the Top Estate Planning Techniques, to be presented in Las Vegas, NV on February 13, 2013
  • “Trust Issues in Divorce,” David M. Grant, State Bar of Nevada Family Law Conference, to be presented along with Katherine L. Provost, Esq. and the Honorable Chuck Weller in Ely, NV on March 8, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Utah, Master of Accountancy, Beta Alpha Psi, 2002
  • Southern Utah University, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Accounting, 2000
Office Location for David M. Grant

2520 St. Rose Pkwy
#319
Henderson, NV 89074

Phone: 702.751.6626

 

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Last Updated: 5/4/2018

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