St. George, UT  (February 2017) â€“Matt Hafen with Durham Jones & Pinegar was recently elected President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. Hafen is a Shareholder at D|J|P, a leading law firm in Utah and Nevada, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council since January of 2014.

Assisting clients throughout Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona on a variety of estate planning matters, Mr. Hafen is actively involved in the Southern Utah community. In addition to his role with SUEPC, he has served on the Board of Directors of George Washington Academy since May 2011 and has been a member of the Dixie State University Planned Giving Advisory Council and the Dixie Regional Medical Center Planned Giving Advisory Council since 2015.

To assist other financial professionals in adding value to their clients, Hafen will host an Asset Protection lunch and learn presentation with professional credit on February 15 for CPAs, Wealth Advisors, Bankers and others. The event will take place at the Durham Jones & Pinegar St. George office.  For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact or call (435)674.0400.

Mr. Hafen offers practical advice to families and business owners related to complex trust, estate, and business matters including the development and implementation of estate plans, wealth-transfer strategies, business-succession plans, gift plans for families for effective gift and estate tax planning, and the formation, governance, and sale of business entities.  He is experienced in assisting families through the legal process of guardianships, conservatorships, probate and trust administration, resolving complex estate administration and probate disputes, and transition planning for families with closely held businesses and real property holdings.

The Southern Utah Estate Planning Council, established in 1998, is an association of estate planning professionals - composed of local attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, insurance professionals, financial planners and members of the planned giving community whose professional careers have all been centered on helping individuals achieve their estate planning goals.

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