Cory practices in the areas of advanced estate planning, trusts, and post-mortem planning, including will preparation, trust formation, estate administration, living wills, and powers of attorney. He also focuses on gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax issues. His practice includes the formation and funding of trusts, from revocable trusts to a variety of complex irrevocable trusts used for tax and advanced estate planning purposes.
Born and raised on a farm in Washington State, Cory earned his B.A. from Brigham Young University, his J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his LL.M. in Taxation from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University. While in law school, Cory was a member of the Society of Advocates, the Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic, the Partners in Pro Bono program, and the Public Interest Law Association. He won the Gift Planning Advisors Law Student Award from the Gift Planning Advisors, as well as the Franny Forsman Award as the outstanding member of the Society of Advocates. With his partner, Frank Leavitt, he placed second for best brief and third for oral arguments in the 2014 UC Davis Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition. He also volunteered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and participated in the Low-Income Taxpayer Outreach in partnership with Nevada Legal Services. He completed an externship with and subsequently volunteered for the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program, where he assisted senior clients with their estate planning needs.
- Member, State Bar of Nevada
- Member, Idaho State Bar
- Member, Boise Estate Planning Council
- Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, LL.M. in Taxation, 2015
- William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, J.D., 2015
- Brigham Young University, B.A. Spanish, 2005