Jeff Skoubye is a founding member of Skoubye Nielson & Johansen, LLC. He began practicing law as an associate in the Salt Lake City law firm of Kirton, McConkie & Poelman. Two years later, he set out on his own and launched Jeff Skoubye P.C., where he practiced as a solo practitioner for nine years. In January of 2002, he joined with two others to form Skoubye, Nielson & Johansen, LLC.
Though Jeff no longer operates out of a small office, he enjoys bringing a personal touch to the services he provides, which include:
- » Estate and business planning
- » Business succession planning (buy-sell agreements)
- » Probate
- » Real estate
- » Asset protection
- » Wills and trusts
- » Adoptions
Jeff has been named as one of Utah’s Legal Elite Lawyers in the area of Wills, Trusts, and Estates by Utah Business Magazine, received the 2008 Best of Salt Lake City Award in the Probate Service category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA), and has been named in 2009 and 2010 as a Legal Leader – Top Lawyer by his peers. Jeff has formerly served as Program Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Vice-Chair, and Chairman of the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar Association. He is the author of EstatePlanUtah.com.
Jeff attended Brigham Young University on an academic scholarship and a talent award for musical theater. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. When he returned, he intended to become a civil engineer, but after a number of changes in majors, obtained a degree (cum laude) in both Mandarin Chinese and International Relations, with a minor in mathematics. He graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clarke Law School at Brigham Young University in 1991, Order of the Barristers.
Admissions & Associations
Jeff is a member of the Tax Section, Estate Planning Section, Real Property Section, and the Corporate Counsel Sections of the Utah State Bar Association and a member of the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council.
Personal and Family
Jeff grew up in White City, Utah. He is married and has seven children and four grandchildren. He has served as a scoutmaster twice. He enjoys music, theater, singing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Articles By Jeff
Utah’s New Power of Attorney Act
Estate and Gift Taxes: How They Work
Advanced Health Care Directive: Preparing for End-of-Life Care
Probate: Taking the Fear Out of the Future
Different Kinds of Wills Explained
Pros of a Revocable Living Trust