Alan R. Andersen

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Alan R.Andersen
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6678

Alan Andersen concentrates his practice on federal and state income taxation and employee benefit plans (ERISA). He assists his clients with all aspects of income taxation including tax planning for starting, acquiring, and selling a business, tax audits and appeals, and tax aspects of natural resource transactions. He also advises regarding employee benefits matters, including health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plans, deferred compensation arrangements, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).

Mr. Andersen has substantial and continuing involvement with all aspects of United States federal income tax law, including oil & gas and mining taxation, partnership taxation, taxation of corporate mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and split-offs and other tax-free reorganizations, partnerships and LLCs, and executive stock options and other compensation arrangements.

Mr. Andersen received a Masters of Accountancy and B.S., summa cum laude, in 1976 from BYU. In 1979, he graduated fourth in his class from BYU's Juris Doctorate, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. He served as Articles Editor for the BYU Law Review from 1978-79. Mr. Andersen was admitted to the Colorado State Bar in 1979 and the Utah State Bar in 1983. He has practiced in Colorado and Utah for 35 years. He also participated in the Bar-sponsored Focus Group for prior revisions of Utah's Limited Liability Company Act.


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Brigham Young University, Juris Doctorate, 1979, Law Review Articles Editor

Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science Accounting, 1976, summa cum laude

Brigham Young University, Masters of Accountancy, 1976, summa cum laude


Colorado (Inactive Status)
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Tax Court


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School