Travis L. Bowen, Esq.

Attorney - Admitted in Utah
President & CEO

Travis Lyle Bowen is President and Founder of Bowen Law Professional Group. Mr. Bowen received his law degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, where his emphasis was on federal tax, advising closely-held businesses, combining and reorganizing corporate businesses, wills, trusts, and estates.

Following his graduation, Mr. Bowen worked for large firms in Salt Lake City until 1984 when he founded the law firm which has become the Bowen Law Professional Group. Mr. Bowen has over thirty years’ experience designing and implementing advanced tax and estate planning strategies for high net-worth individuals. Mr. Bowen has special expertise in identifying, tailoring, and implementing appropriate strategies for closely-held business owners in asset protection planning, tax planning, business planning, business succession planning, estate planning, avoidance of probate, charitable giving/charitable remainder trusts (crt), and creation of private foundations. He regularly represents high net-worth individuals from many diverse backgrounds including such fields as construction, automotive, medical/dental, professional athletes, agriculture, insurance, manufacturing, retail, real estate, telecommunications, and transportation. Mr. Bowen also has significant experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Bowen is the developer of the proprietary ASSET PROTECTION SYSTEM™.

Mr. Bowen is the author of “The Use of Trusts in Business Continuation and Succession: The Use of Trusts in Cross-Purchase Arrangements, Income Tax Issue and Estate Tax Issues with Trusted Cross-Purchase Agreements and the Use of Trusts to Hold S Corporation Stock” (published in the May/June 2003 Issue of Probate and Property) and co-author of an article entitled “Limited Partnerships: Use in Tax, Estate and Business Planning” (Published in the Spring 1996 Idaho Law Review). Mr. Bowen regularly speaks to professional organizations and public groups and has served as faculty presenter at various continuing education conferences including, most recently, the seminar "Cutting-Edge Asset Protection Systems and Techniques" and "How to Structure a Closely Held Business to Accomplish the Objectives of the Business Owner".

Mr. Bowen is the former chairman of the Section on Taxation of the Utah State Bar and is a member of the Section on Estate Planning and Probate Law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association: Section of Taxation; Section of Business; and Section of Real Property Probate and Trust Law. He serves on various committees and subcommittees of the American Bar Association, including the Asset Protection Planning Committee.

Mr. Bowen recently received the distinguished AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating is the highest possible rating from this respected service. This is a significant rating confirming that Mr. Bowen's peers classify his professional ethics and legal ability at the highest level of excellence.

Education

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark law School of Law, J.D., 1980, Cum Laude
  • Brigham Young University, BA Economics, 1977, Cum Laude; Rugby Team
  • Ricks College, Awarded Football Scholarship; All Conference, All-American Honorable Mention; Team Captain Professional

Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar: Former Chairman, Section on Taxation, Executive Committee, Section on Estate Planning and Probate Law, Committee on Cooperation with CPA’s
  • American Bar Association Member: Section of Taxation; Section of Business; and Section of Real Property Probate and Trust Law
  • American Bar Association Committees and Subcommittees: Asset Protection Planning, Small Business, Closely Held Corporations, and Agriculture
  • American Agricultural Law Association

Attorney - Admitted in Utah
President & CEO