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Layne T. Rushforth

POSITION: Trust and Estate Attorney.

EDUCATION: Brigham Young University (B. A., cum laude, 1975; J. D., cum laude, 1978).


  • Utah State Bar (since 1978);
  • State Bar of Nevada (since 1981);
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) (1990-present) and Nevada State Chair for ACTEC (2005-2010);
  • Member of WealthCounsel;
  • Board Member, Nevada State College Foundation;
  • Member, Legislative Committee for the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Nevada.
  • Member of Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council (President, 1986-1988);
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) through STEP, formerly known as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


  • Estate Planning (including revocable and irrevocable trusts and charitable trusts;
  • Asset Protection (Nevada Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts);
  • Trust and Estate Administration (including probate and trust and estate disputes and litigation);
  • Business Formation;
  • Informal Trust and Estate Mediation.
  • Expert witness as to the standard of care for attorneys in trust-and-estate matters and for fiduciaries.

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