C. Edward Cather III

Ed Cather’s law practice focuses primarily in the areas of banking and finance, estate planning, probate, tax, and business law.  Ed practiced as a certified public accountant with one of the world’s largest professional service firms for several years prior to beginning his law practice. His practice as an accountant focused on tax and business planning.  His extensive background in business and accounting enables him to provide a practical business and legal perspective, and to handle complex financial issues facing companies and business owners.

His banking and finance practice involves all facets of the lending process, from litigation to complex lending transactions.  He has been involved in countless workouts and loan restructures for financial institutions, which have involved the negotiation of claims, the analysis of priorities, and the evaluation of other factors necessary to bring such matters to successful conclusion.

Ed is also engaged in a broad tax and estate planning and tax controversy practice, assisting clients in structuring transactions and business relationships, dealing with tax issues that arise in the course of business, and in preparation of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents.  He has represented various businesses and individuals before the IRS relating to income, employment, sales, and use tax issues.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
  • Masters of Accountancy, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, 1994
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, 1994


  • Idaho State and Federal Courts

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar (inactive)
  • Eastern Idaho Estate Planning Council – Vice President
  • Pocatello Estate Planning Council – past President
  • Idaho Certified Public Accountant, inactive

Contact C. Edward Cather III

Moffatt Thomas
900 Pier View Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83402
Phone: 208-528-5224
Toll Free: 800-422-2889
Fax: 208-522-5111


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bonneville County, Idaho

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