Deacon is the Founder and Managing Director of Haymond Law.
Deacon helps people save money, time, and headache by improving the decisions they make about their financial and personal planning. In short, clients report that they are pleased with our service that gives them peace of mind, and they refer their friends and family to Haymond Law for the same service.
Here's what they say
Great service. -S.M.. We have been extremely pleased. –J.M.; Very professional and thorough with excellent service. –Tom B.
Highly satisfied with their knowledge and trustworthiness. -Brad M. We thank Haymond Law…for the personal and professional service we have received. We will definitely recommend Haymond Law to our friends and family. -K&K P.
We can’t say enough good things about Haymond Law and Deacon Haymond. –J.&G.D.
With legal education for our clients, we preserve their wealth.
With our clients’ trust, we plan their legacy.
Haymond Law is a profitable law firm devoted to helping our clients preserve their wealth, protect their legacy, and transfer and provide to their loved ones - when they want, how they want, and in the best ways possible.
The firm’s highly specialized practice incorporates tax and legal strategies for individuals, families, trusts, estates, private business entities, and nonprofit organizations. He regularly advises and educates on probate, trust and estate administration, taxation, asset protection and general business matters.
Deacon’s recent work and research has focused on assisting clients and their favorite people and charities with all of the legal and financial transfers involved following the death of a loved one, Dynasty and Legacy Wealth Trust planning, constructing charitable trusts, planned giving strategies, animal and pet planning. In summary, keeping the entire law firm up to date on the changing laws that directly affect client's lives and legacies.
Deacon supervises the creation of clients’ trusts, business entities, and all ancillary documents related to these clients’ plans. Deacon’s clients have also planned to set aside over $8 million dollars in Beloved Animal Trusts to ensure that the furry and friendly family members are properly taken care of after their owners’ deaths.
An accredited practitioner before the Veterans Administration, he is also a member of WealthCounsel and the Advisors Forum, organizations with collective wisdom of highly respected professionals, relevant continuing education, that support the growth of Haymond Law as a highly sophisticated practice. Deacon is a past member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a nationwide network of attorneys who share advanced research and in-depth knowledge of the latest estate and tax-planning laws and strategies; all of which translate into added value for his clients.
Deacon was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a Viking at Pleasant Grove High School in Utah County. Following coursework at Utah Valley University, Deacon then graduated from the University of Utah in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. At the S.J. Quinney College of Law, he served as senior staff member for the Journal of Law and Family Studies, where his article detailing Utah Domestic Asset Protection Trusts was published. He also spent a semester abroad studying comparative legal procedure at the London Law Consortium.
During law school, Deacon interned with the Honorable Judge Frederic Oddone in the Third District Court. Upon graduation and passing the Utah State Bar in 2004, he was invited to join a boutique asset protection and wealth transfer law firm. He later joined Jones Waldo Holbrook and McDonough and worked to develop the Park City practice continuing to specialize in Trust Administration and probate matters. Deacon is a member of the Utah State Bar, Park City, and Salt Lake County Bar Associations and the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council.
A regular presenter and seminar leader in matters affecting his clients, he is also a certified continuing education instructor. With over 36 hours of additional legal education annually, (200% more than the state requirement), he remains on the cutting edge of planning strategies.
Deacon has a fairly self-effacing style of humor. He doesn’t take compliments very well, brushing them off generally, but secretly values them a great deal. In his spare time, Deacon loves the legacy and memories he is building with his wife and two children. Deacon enjoys writing about himself in the third person, attending legal education conferences; playing with new technologies and the protection of digital information; repairing anything in his workshop, protection of digital information, leadership building events, and recreating in both Summit County and the Wasatch backcountry.