Congratulations to Jeffrey D. Steed, shareholder at Kirton McConkie, PC. He was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.
As a kid, Jeffrey Steed thought lawyers were practically superheroes – they could do anything, solve any problem, help those in need. So, despite being diagnosed with severe ADHD and told he would not be able to succeed in college because of it, let alone law school, Steed persisted and fulfilled his dream. In addition to finding success at one of the state’s largest law firms, Steed has found numerous ways to help others, just as he imagined doing when watching Perry Mason as a child.
Among those ways is the Utah Bar’s Wills for Heroes initiative. Spurred by stories of 9/11 first responders dying during rescue efforts but not having their affairs in order, Steed helped form the nonprofit organization that provides free estate planning services to first responders throughout Utah.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Steed has assisted in the creation of hundreds of private foundations and public charities. He serves as general counsel and sits on the board of directors for various for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Steed has served as chairman of the Section for Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations, as a board member with the Young Lawyers Division, as president of the Serving Our Seniors (SOS) initiative, and as president of the Wills for Heroes initiative.