Our team of dedicated legal professionals is well-versed in many areas of law. Our attorneys bring a diverse background to the table, allowing us to better advocate for you.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Administrative Law Adoption Appeals
Consumer Advocacy and Protection
Information on Practice Areas
Oil, Gas, Mining
Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Estate Planning
The firm has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts in Utah.
Below is a summary of the significant practice areas, and a listing of some of the appellate decision in which firm members participated at trial and/or on appeal.
Hunter v. Sunrise Title Company, 2004 UT 1, 84 P.3d 1163
Chapman v. Uintah County, 2003 UT App 383, 81 P.3d 761
Trail Mountain Coal Co. v. Utah Div. of State Lands and Forestry, 921 P.2d 1365 (Utah 1996)
Rosendahl v. Rosendahl, 876 P.2d 870 (Utah App. 1994)
Broadbent Land Co. v. Town of Manila, 842 P2.d 907 (Utah 1992)
Town of Manila v. Broadbent Land Co., 818 P2.d 2 (Utah 1991)
Tech-Fluid Services, Inc. v. Gavilan Operating, Inc., 787 P.2d 1328 (Utah App. 1990)
Bake v. Bake, 772 P.2d 461 (Utah App. 1989)
Moon Lake Elec. Ass’n, Inc. v. Ultrasystems Western Constructors, Inc., 767 P.2d 125 (Utah App. 1988)
Basin Loans, Inc. v. Young, 764 P.2d 239 (Utah App. 1988)
McKee v. Williams, 741 P.2d 978 (Utah App. 1987)
Sather v. Pitcher, 748 P.2d 191 (Utah App. 1987)
Killian v. Oberhansly, 743 P.2d 1200 (Utah 1987)
Pike Countryside Annexation v. Vernal City, 711 P.2d 240 (Utah 1985)
Hackford v. Snow, 657 P.2d 1271 (Utah 1982)
Dillman v. Foster, 656 P.2d 974 (Utah 1982)
Rocky Mountain Adjustment Co. v. Pease Bros., Inc., 604 P2.d 921 (Utah 1979)
Brewer v. Peatross, 595 P.2d 866 (Utah 1979)
Commercial, Business, & Construction
The firm counsels with and helps numerous small businesses and individuals with their legal problems, including drafting documents, business planning, and litigation.
Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships
The firm has organized many corporations and limited liability companies over the years and counsels small business and professions in the area of business, corporate, and partnership law. The law firm assists officers and directors of corporations with the day to day tasks required to properly maintain the business as a corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership.
The firm handles divorce cases, adoptions, pre-marital agreements and other family law work on a regular basis.
Administrative and Regulatory Law
The firm practices before the Utah State Tax Commission, Division of Oil Gas & Mining and other State and Federal Agencies.
The firm has extensive experience before the appellate courts of the State of Utah and is available to conduct appeals to the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Circuit), and the Supreme Court of the United States.
The firm has drafted numerous contracts regarding real estate and business transactions.
Employee Relations and Employment Litigation
The law firm has extensive experience in the area of employee relations having represented both employers and employees, including employers in the public sector. The law firm maintains expertise in the quickly changing area of employment law and has experience in litigating those matters in the courts in the State of Utah.
Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
The firm is actively involved in estate planning and counseling with individuals in the areas of wills, estates, and trusts and the administration of decedent estates.
Farming, Grazing and Ranching
The firm has a solid agriculture background and, as such, over the years has represented farmers and ranchers.
Foreclosures and Collections
The firm represents banks, businesses, and individuals in real estate foreclosures and collections.
The law firm is licensed in and appears regularly in Ute Tribal Court on behalf of many businesses and individuals. The law firm also deals with the Tribal Business Committee and the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Fort Duchesne, Utah.
Oil, Gas and Mining
The law firm has represented both oil companies and mineral owners over the years and continues to maintain a practice doing title work, lien foreclosure, royalty issues, and work before the Division of Oil Gas & Mining.
The firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis where individuals are injured in such things as automobile accidents, work related accidents and injuries sustained in other ways.
Real Estate Practice
The firm's work includes transactions for the purchase and sale of real estate, trials, development of sub-divisions and farm and ranch related contracts and trials.
State and Local Government Law and Taxation
The firm has a substantial practice in representing, cities and towns, special service, water conservancy and improvement districts.
The firm has involved itself, over the years, in many state and local taxation issues, including property tax assessments, corporate franchise tax, State and local sales tax and State assessed property tax.
The firm represents irrigation companies and other water users and owners, as well as water and sewer improvement districts and water conservancy districts.
Zoning and Planning
As part of its local government practice the firm appears regularly before zoning and planning commissions and other such regulatory agencies and helps individuals and governmental entities with their zoning and planning problems.