Attorney Profiles

Shirlene Bastar | Principal


Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Tax; Real Estate; Business Planning and Formation.



• Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management, University of Utah

• Juris Doctorate, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

• Admitted to practice in Utah and California.



Experience: Shirlene opened the doors of her law firm, Bastar and Associates, nearly 20 years ago, and has cultivated a loyal list of clients who rely heavily on her expertise. She practices in both Utah and California, with emphasis on customized estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and small business owners with complex, multi-faceted legal needs. Her practice also includes a wide variety of corporate and real estate transactional work, including business entity formations, long-range planning, employment agreements, contracts, real estate transactions, commercial leases, asset purchases and real estate development and financing.


Prior to practicing law, Shirlene built a successful commercial investment real estate company and has maintained that practice in both California and Utah.


Associations: Shirlene is a member of both the Utah and California bar associations, the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Utah, the United States District Court, and the United States Tax Court.  She holds specialty memberships in Estate, Trust and Probate Law, as well as Business Law in all three associations. Shirlene is also a founding member of WealthCounsel Estate Planning Association, and is the State Forum Leader for WealthCounsel in Utah.


Personal: Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Shirlene is an active member of her local community. She currently serves as Vice President of the Sugarhouse Rotary Association, where she works closely with a broad range of community groups to provide assistance, support and fundraising efforts. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Realms of Inquiry, a private school located in Salt Lake City. Shirlene enjoys cooking, entertaining, travel and spending time with husband and her two children.

Becki Singer | Of Counsel


Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business Transactions.



• Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Southern Utah University

• Juris Doctorate, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

• Admitted to practice in Oregon and California.



Experience: Becki has been practicing in the areas of estate planning, business transactions and real estate law for nearly ten years. She specializes in working with small business owners to help grow their companies through strategic planning and proactive legal support.


Becki received her law degree from the University of Utah, where she served as an editor of the Journal of Land, Resources and Environmental Law. She has also worked extensively in politics, advising candidates on issues, policy and strategy.


Personal: Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Becki relocated to San Francisco after graduating from law school to help establish the San Francisco office for Bastar & Associates (then Bastar & Singer). She is an avid traveler, an amateur writer and a committed dog lover.

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