Elberta, Utah Business Lawyers
Franchise Smith, LLC
Attorney handling matters in franchising and multi-unit operations
Birthplace: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Education: Brigham Young University,
- Bachelor's degree in political science, 1976;
- J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University,
- Juris Doctorate, 1978
Licensed in Oregon and Utah
Doug Smith has specialized in franchise law since 1981 with an emphasis on structure and drafting of franchise agreements and disclosure materials; selection and registration of trademarks; compliance with state and federal franchise and business opportunity laws including the preparation of relevant disclosure and registration materials; and franchise related litigation. He has a working knowledge of French and Romanian.
Michael received his juris doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School and is a member of the Utah State Bar.
Michael and his wife, Liz live with their two kids in Greater Salt Lake City.
Provo, UT 84604
Brigham Young University
South Jordan, UT 84095
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mr. Higley assists various clients primarily in the areas of public company disclosure, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, including private placements, public and private offerings, Securities and Exchange Commission and Blue Sky compliance and reporting requirements, asset and stock purchases, and general corporate practice.
During law school, Mr. Higley externed...
Dana Ball is a former litigation attorney who used to sue businesses. She has seen too many good business owners end up in bad situations, so today she helps them avoid common legal mistakes that land them in court. Dana’s 20 years of experience brings value and relief to small business owners who want to avoid the headaches and costs of lawsuits. Dana has made the whole process of having access to a lawyer easy and affordable with set pricing, ongoing legal support, and monthly plans to spread out the costs of...
Bruce Nelson is the founder and principal attorney of The Nelson Law Firm, PLLC. Bruce focuses his practice on business & civil litigation, family law, alternative dispute resolution, business and corporate matters, personal injury and many others.
Bruce works closely with clients to achieve their desired legal solutions. Such results are frequently obtained through negotiation as opposed to litigation although each matter has its own unique characteristics.
Before founding Nelson Law in 2004, Bruce utilized his extensive business and corporate experience in new product and new business development, training, along with conducting needful discovery for mergers and...
South Jordan, UT 84095
University of Montana School of Law and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Orem, UT 84097
University of Kansas School of Law
Outside the office, Aaron enjoys biking, golf, Kansas basketball, hunting in the Rocky Mountains, catching a good baetis hatch, reading books on startups and marketing, and mauling his kids, and Pudelpointers.
Core Practice Areas:
Business Formations and Startups
Complex Business Litigation
Cameron received his Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’connor College of Law at Arizona State University. During law school, Mr. Cope completed a judicial externship for the honorable Judge George Nielsen of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. Notably, Mr. Cope was selected for an internship in Seoul, South Korea, serving as a legal intern with an international law firm where he assisted with multinational transactions and contracts. Prior to law school, Mr. Cope graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass...
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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