C. Edward Cather III

Biography Presentations News & Events
C. EdwardCather III
Shareholder
Phone: 208.522.6700
Direct: 208.528.5224

Prior to his law career, Ed Cather practiced for several years as a certified public accountant with one of the world’s largest professional service firms, focusing on tax and business planning. His extensive background in business and accounting enables him to provide a practical business and legal perspective on complex financial issues facing companies and business owners.

Estate and Asset Protection Planning

Ed works with clients to protect assets, minimize taxes, transfer wealth and transition closely-held businesses. He counsels and assists clients in the utilization of various planning techniques, including the use of grantor trusts, charitable trusts, closely-held entities (limited partnerships and limited liability companies) and irrevocable life insurance trusts. Ed also represents clients in probate and trust administration matters. To learn more, request information or schedule a complimentary consultation, please see the links below.

Tax

Ed’s practice includes federal, state and local tax planning; partnership and corporate tax structuring and planning. He has represented various businesses and individuals before the IRS and state tax commission relating to income, employment, sales and use tax issues. Clients routinely rely on Ed to assist them in structuring transactions and business relationships dealing with tax issues.

Business

Ed advises clients on legal issues encountered in the business life cycle. He has helped organize or create business entities with many different legal, ownership and management structures. Ed has also represented clients in a wide variety of transactions, including stock and asset purchases and tax-free mergers and reorganizations. He also represents clients in business-related litigation. rely

Banking and Finance

From litigation to complex lending transactions, Ed represents clients in all facets of the lending process. His efforts in countless workouts and loan restructures for financial institutions have involved the negotiation of claims, analysis of priorities and evaluation of other factors necessary to bring matters to successful conclusion.

The Idaho State Bar awarded Ed the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award in November 2015 in recognition of the extraordinary time and effort he volunteered to resolve legal issues for low-income clients.

In February 2016, Ed presented “Estate Planning, Business Success and Asset Protection,” to the 36th Class of Leadership Idaho Agriculture.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING AN ESTATE PLANNING CLIENT
CONTACT US

REQUEST A FREE ESTATE PLANNING CONSULTATION
BOOK NOW

Industries

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1999)

Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management (Masters of Accountancy, 1994)

Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management (B.S., 1994)


Associations

Professional

Idaho State Bar

Virginia State Bar (inactive)

Eastern Idaho Estate Planning Council
Vice President

Pocatello Estate Planning Council
Past President

ConnectShare, Idaho Falls

Idaho Certified Public Accountant (inactive)


Licensed/Admitted

Idaho

Education

University of Virginia School of Law