Michael Haslam, J.D., MBA
Michael Haslam is the managing partner of Voyant Legal, a business dedicated to providing legal services to families and small businesses. After graduating law school Michael followed in his family business to opening a hospice company and practicing law part-time.
While running the hospice he saw firsthand what inadequate or outdated planning does to a family in a time of crisis. This was his motivation for starting a law firm. So in late 2012, Michael sold his hospice company and created a law firm centered on developing lifelong relationships with clients. His goal is to be a trusted advisor to his clients during all of their important decisions.
Michael’s practice focuses on estate planning, business planning, elder law and probate matters. He graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he also obtained a MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and innovation. As a native of Northern Utah, a husband, father and small business owner, Michael understands the importance and vital nature of legal issues facing his clients and strives to meet these with commitment and excellence.
Nathan Croxford, J.D.
Nathan’s decade of prior experience in commercial, insurance, and probate litigation practices affords Voyant Legal clients with a unique opportunity to avoid common pitfalls, and prevent protracted and expensive litigation later. Nathan’s practice focuses on estate planning, business entity formation planning, and business succession planning, as well as select probate ligation matters.
Nathan graduated in the top third of his law school class at the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He was the Psychology Department and School of Social Sciences Student of the Year while he attended Weber State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Nathan has lived along the Wasatch Front for the past twenty years. He is a devoted husband and proud father of three great kids.
He understands the importance of the legal and life issues his client’s face. Nathan is extremely passionate about problem solving and helping his clients live fuller and better lives, by getting their legal, family, and business affairs in order.
Taylor Stone, J.D.
Taylor is an associate attorney at Voyant Legal, a firm dedicated to providing legal services to families and small businesses.
In his 15 years of active service in the military, and working for the Idaho State Tax Commission, he has gained a unique perspective for Voyant Legal clients who are working through the government agencies to receive benefits. Taylor focuses on both estate planning and business entity formation planning, but for those who have served or are currently serving our nation, he’s especially knowledgeable.
Taylor graduated from Idaho University College of Law and is licensed in both Idaho and in Utah. He has lived between Idaho’s Treasure Valley and Utah’s Salt Lake and Utah Counties all his life. Taylor is a devoted husband and proud father of six great kids.
Taylor understands the importance of being prepared and putting together working solutions for clients. He is dedicated to finding clients the best solutions to problems in order for them to truly enjoy the security of professional estate planning.
Brian Edwards, J.D.
Brian is an associate attorney at Voyant Legal and understands the importance of shaping clients’ experiences to meet their needs where they are on a personal level.
Brian graduated from the Crieghton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. While attending law school, Brian fell in love with the small community atmosphere and took a position after law school in a small town in Nebraska. While there, he learned the importance of building relationships while supporting the local community. In addition, Brian practiced immigration law where he gained the value of personal, individual case analysis as he helped those that could not help themselves navigate complex immigration laws and procedures.
Since moving back home to Utah to be closer to family, Brian has applied the principles of helping others at a personal level and building relationships as he continues helping families with their estate planning, business formation planning, and probate matters. As a trusted advisor at Voyant Legal, he understands
that each plan is personal and unique and must be created with an individualized level of care.
Outside of work, Brian is a husband to a loving wife and father of two amazing kids. He loves spending time with family and friends, reading self-help books and fantasy novels, and spending time outdoors whether that is camping, hiking, skiing, or enjoying a nap in the shade. He strives for excellence by supporting his family and helping other families find peace through their planning.
Not Your Typical Estate Planning Lawyers
Over the years, we’ve encountered countless cases where someone has had the “traditional” experience with estate planning, business planning, or legal services in general. Traditionally, the lawyer spouts an overabundance of legal jargon while overcomplicating an issue and leaving the client with unanswered questions. The client politely smiles and nods then signs on the dotted line. As questions arise over the following weeks and months regarding their living trust, business planning, or other legal service, the client attempts to contact the lawyer.
The call is returned several days later followed by a bill for the 15 minutes of legal services rendered. The client pays the $75 and avoids calling the lawyer ever again. Several years later, the client’s business planning or estate planning documents are found to be outdated, and the successors struggle to determine their next move. So they call the lawyer who created the documents, who is happy to offer interpretation and legal advice while billing them hourly.