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Michael Black

Michael Black

  • Tax Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Utah
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I started Common Law after leaving a large Salt Lake firm. My goal is to provide effective and efficient expertise in the resolution of tax and financial disputes. I have done my job when I have reduced the stress of dealing with the government and the legal system, and I have helped you find a resolution that works for you.

I’ve been practicing law for over twenty years. I have litigated numerous cases at city, county, and state tax agencies, at all of the IRS administrative levels, and at the trial court level in both the state and federal courts of Utah, courts in other states, and the United States Tax Court.

I also have substantial appellate court experience, including before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.

Although my emphasis is tax, I have litigated cases in numerous commercial areas of law, including real estate disputes, insurance coverage disputes, corporate and contract disputes, and financial transaction disputes.

I am admitted to practice before all Utah State Courts, the U.S. District Court for Utah, the U.S. Tax Court, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. I earned an LLM in Tax from Georgetown University and my law degree from the University of Utah. I have been recognized in 2017-2021 as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation and Tax Law by Best Lawyers.

In my free time, I’m a telemark skier, a trail runner, and a dad with two kids and a Siamese cat.

Practice Areas
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Securities Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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10th Circuit
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Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. (2002) | Taxation
Honors: Tax Scholar
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University of Utah
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 09132
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Common Law PC
299 S. Main, Suite 1300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (385) 479-9440
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed