Robert P. Lunt serves as of counsel to Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler.
LL.M., New York University, 1976
J.D., U of U, 1975
B.S. Math, ASU, 1972
Prior Professional Experience
2003-2015 Attorney, of counsel to Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy
1998-2002 General Counsel and director of Metalcraft Technologies, Inc.
1977-1998 Attorney and shareholder of Kirton & McConkie
1976-1977 Attorney, associate to George Larson, Esq.
Professional Background and Representative Cases
Previously part owner of, and general counsel to, an aerospace component and metal part manufacturer with active management responsibilities. Previous experience also includes ownership and management of apartments and motel properties.
Over 30 years’ cumulative experience assisting in basic accounting for various corporations, partnerships and trusts including review of financial statements and filing of corporate, partnership, fiduciary, and personal tax returns.
21 Years (1977-1998) experience with Kirton & McConkie (“K&M”), primarily representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“LDS Church”) and its subsidiaries.
Represented the LDS Church and taxpayers before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Primary K&M attorney for Sales Tax issues and compliance throughout the United States.
Successfully represented the LDS Church re Sales Tax before Utah Supreme Court.
Secondary K&M attorney for Property Tax matters throughout the United States.
Tax planning and documentation for restructuring Church business corporations in 1984.
Primary K&M attorney for Hart-Scott-Rodino Anti-trust Notification compliance for transactions involving over $15,000,000.
Tax planning for acquisition and disposition of multiple television and radio stations, restructuring a .family of insurance corporations and sale of a major food processing plant and wireless telecommunication company.
Multi-state and multi-national registration and corporate filing compliance for LDS Church corporations.
Obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status and charitable recognition for corporations.
Formation, dissolution, reorganization and procedural guidance for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other legal entities.
Estate planning and tax advice.
Legislative initiatives resulting in protection of charitable volunteers and improvements to the Utah Nonprofit Corporation Act.
Community Work and Volunteering
Religious Institute Instructor at Utah State Prison, Wasatch facility, 2006 - present.
Providing pro bono family law legal services.
Former adjunct Professor for Salt Lake Community College.
Former Trustee of the Children’s Museum of Utah, 1982 - 1988.
Pilot Utah Air National Guard, final rank 1st Lieutenant, 1971 - 1975.