John G. St. Clair

John G. St. Clair
John G. St. Clair
T: (208) 557-5202
F: (208) 523-5069

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John St. Clair has been practicing law in Idaho since 1974 and is a member of our estate planning team. John has extensive experience in wills and trusts, probate, trust administration, and real estate transactions. In addition, John has successfully mediated and arbitrated over 70 matters with a completion / success rate of 80%. As an active member of the community John has served on numerous boards of directors and is passionate about providing service to both our clients and the community.

  • Represented estate personal representative in small, medium, and large estates.
  • Handled after death administration of estates governed by both wills and trusts.
  • Prepared and filed fiduciary income, estate, and inheritance tax returns.  
  • Negotiated settlement of estate tax disputes.
  • Prosecuted and defended numerous deed of trust, mortgage and lien foreclosures.
  • Drafted condominium declarations for commercial and residential condominiums.
  • Created planned unit developments.
  • Appointed as master in several court proceedings.
  • Actively involved as counsel in many litigated real estate and probate cases. Prosecuted appeals to the Idaho Supreme Court and the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Contributing author, National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Practice Took Kit.
  • Grader for Idaho Bar Exam on numerous occasions.

 


Associations


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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax Deferred Exchanges

Education

University of Idaho
Juris Doctor 1970 
 
University of Idaho
BS Business Administration 1967

Employment

Beard St. Clair Gaffney PA
- Attorney
- 1981 to Present


St. Clair, Hiller, Wood, McGrath
- Attorney
- 1970; 1974 to 1981


United States Army, CPT, JAGC
- Defense Counsel, Prosecutor, Claims Judge Advocate, Chief, Claims Section
- 1971 to 1974