Santa Clara, Utah Business Lawyers

Jefferson S Cannon
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Sandy, UT Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(801) 255-7475 8619 South Sandy PKWY Suite 111
Sandy, UT 84070
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Geoff N Germane
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Lehi, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 426-2100 2600 W. Executive Parkway, Suite 400
Lehi, UT 84043
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Tax
Brigham Young University
Mr. Geoff N. Germane earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University's nationally ranked School of Accountancy. During school and after graduation, Geoff gained valuable experience as a financial analyst and representative for Northwestern Mutual. While there, he ranked in the Top 10 of all College Agents in the USA for volume production, and was the top College Agent in the Western Region. Geoff then pursued a legal education at Brigham Young University's well respected J. Reuben Clark Law School. While in school he worked as a legal extern for the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie in...
Cheylynn Hayman
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 532-7840 101 S. 200 E., Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Appeals and Employment
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Cheylynn Hayman is a member of the firm’s litigation group with an emphasis on employment law and employment defense.

With an eye toward helping clients avoid litigation issues, Ms. Hayman assists large and small employers in developing effective employment policies, procedures and handbooks. She has extensive experience with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. She also has significant experience in the area of employment contracts, including executive employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and...
Paul R Maxfield
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Provo, UT Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(801) 374-3000 3651 N 100 E, Ste. 375
Provo, UT 84604
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Brigham Young University
Paul practices law with the following emphasis: Estate Planning, Business, and Real Estate. As an attorney Paul has: Drafted estate planning documents including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Gun Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts, Guardianship Designations, and more; Drafted many contracts including Leases, Trust Deeds/Notes, Operating Agreements, Non-Compete/None-Disclosure Agreements, Employment Agreements, Business Contracts, Operating Agreements, By-Laws, Real Estate Purchase Contracts, etc.; Represented multiple businesses in legal proceedings, negotiations, and other adverse situations including: Contract Disputes, Negotiating Deals, Employment Law Disputes, ADA Compliance Disputes, FDCPA and FCRA Claims, and Trademark Disputes; and Assisted businesses in Regulatory...
Dale Hansen
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 257-7917 101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Brigham Young University
Dale Hansen is a member of the firm’s Business Section. He has significant experience with the airline industry, particularly in the area of aircraft acquisition and lease financing, maintenance agreements and general operational issues. He also specializes in corporate entity organization and structuring, partnership and corporate tax issues, as well as estate planning and administration.

Mr. Hansen has been an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University Law School where he taught courses on tax and advising closely held businesses.

Mr. Hansen has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized in the...
Douglas J. Shumway
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(801) 478-8080 8 E 300 S #550
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Real Estate and Securities
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Mr. Shumway's practice is primarily focused on business, securities and real estate law with an emphasis on finance. Mr. Shumway is also a managing partner at the law firm of Shumway Van. His experience in business operations helps him to achieve highly optimal results for his clients, all of which are business owners.
Todd N. Hallock
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Logan, UT Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(435) 753-2335 40 W Cache Valley Blvd.
Suite 9A
Logan, UT 84341
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Probate
Brigham Young University
Roger Henriksen
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 532-7840 101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Roger Henriksen employs his background in accounting and over thirty-five years in law to help clients achieve their business objectives. Specializing in real property, land use planning and zoning, and construction law, he is continuously recognized by his peers and clients for outstanding customer service and innovative solutions.

Roger has extensive experience representing public and private owners, developers and contractors in a variety of industries in matters involving acquisition and development, construction, partnering relationships, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution. His extensive experience with real estate development, land use planning and entitlements, service, supply and transportation contracts, joint ventures, acquisitions and...
Gregory Schulz
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Salt Lake, UT Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(801) 478-8080 8 East Broadway Suite 550
Salt Lake, UT 84111
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Real Estate
Brigham Young University
Michael J Williams
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South Jordan, UT Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(801) 923-4080 3731 W South Jordan Parkway
Ste 102-203
South Jordan, UT 84009
Business, Communications, Employment and IP
The George Washington University Law School
Michael J. Williams is a Utah-based attorney whose practice areas include complex commercial transactions, technology licensing, SaaS / PaaS agreements, cyber security, information privacy, corporate finance, corporate governance, and employment matters.

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.
Scott Sabey
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(801) 323-2204 215 So. State Street, #1200
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Construction, Environmental and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Mr. Sabey is a shareholder at Fabian VanCott, where his main areas of practice are real estate development and related litigation. He has been involved in both residential and commercial real estate developments and transactions since 1985. Mr. Sabey has authored numerous real estate related articles, and is the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Real Property Practitioner of the Year. He is the Past-Chair of both the Real Property and Business Law Sections of the Utah State Bar, and was a Bar Commissioner for the Utah State Bar from 2004-2010. Amongst his legal peers, Mr....
Stephen Sargent
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 532-7840 101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Probate and Tax
Brigham Young University
Mr. Sargent practices in the areas of estate planning, gift and estate tax, probate, trust and estate administration and business formation and structuring. Prior to joining Parr Brown in 1997, he practiced at a Washington, D.C. law firm for two years.

Mr. Sargent has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. He was recognized in 2012-2019 by Mountain States Super Lawyers for his estate planning and probate experience.

He has also been continually listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in wills, trusts and estates and has been continually recognized by Best...
Spencer Ball
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(801) 453-2000 7084 South 2300 East, Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Brigham Young University
Spencer Ball has 26 years experience in handling real property transactions, closing and title insurance issues, litigation, business and contract law, estate planning and probate. His wide breadth of experience gives him a perspective which enables him to advise and help you with your present needs and issues.
Stephen Christiansen
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(801) 716-7016 311 South State Street
Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Real Estate and Securities
Brigham Young University
Stephen Christiansen tries jury and bench trials and litigates appeals in the state and federal courts. No subject matter is off limits. He represents companies and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in securities, contracts, intellectual property, real estate, personal injury, property damage, eminent domain, commercial, corporate, LLC, partnership, products liability, insurance, criminal defense, negligent and intentional torts, energy, tax, employment, bankruptcy, and any other matter tried in the courts. He is recognized as one of the top lawyers in Utah and the Mountain States.
Thomas Howard
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Park City, UT Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(435) 513-2565 1389 Center Drive
Suite 200
Park City, UT 84098
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Southwestern University School of Law
I have practiced in Park City, Utah for 23 years, always maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and professionals in the courts and community.
Kristal Bowman-Carter
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Park City, UT Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(435) 615-6980 4580 N. Silver Springs Dr., Ste. 100
Park City, UT 84098
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Kristal Bowman-Carter is an experienced attorney licensed in California since 1996 and Utah since 2011. She practices in the areas of estate planning, LLC formation, probate, and probate and trust administration. She assists clients in planning their estates with revocable or irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, as well as other estate and tax planning strategies. She also helps clients with the administration of the estate of their loved ones. Kristal received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, and her undergraduate degree in French with a minor in Political Science from California State University, Northridge....
Margaret Olson
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(801) 519-2555 466 East 500 South
#300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Criminal and DUI
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Tadd Christian Dietz
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Taylorsville, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 505-9243 5675 South Redwood Road, Suite #10
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Business, Collections, Consumer and Employment
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Arek E. Butler
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Attorney
(801) 532-7080 3 Triad Center
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84180
Business, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
Steve J. Johnson
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Murray, UT Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(801) 266-0999 5664 S. Green Street
Murray, UT 84123
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Brigham Young University
Joseph Covey
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 257-7920 101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Brigham Young University
Joseph Covey concentrates his practice on corporate bankruptcy, reorganization and workouts with broad experience representing Chapter 11 corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, and unsecured creditors’ committees. He has represented large commercial lenders and secured bondholders in numerous multi-million dollar commercial real estate workout, foreclosure, state receivership, and federal receivership matters. Mr. Covey also represents lenders, borrowers and real estate developers in structuring and documenting secured real estate lending transactions.

Mr. Covey has lectured for local and national education associations on bankruptcy-related topics. He has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Covey...
Keith Backman
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Layton, UT Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(801) 479-4777 1513 N. Hill Field Road
Suite #3
Layton, UT 84041
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Brigham Young University
Keith Backman received a B.A. Degree in English in 1990 then decided to continue his education and received a J.D. Law Degree in 1993 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. After graduating law school, Keith started his career as an attorney with Helgesen, Houtz & Jones. He is now a partner in the law firm. His practice is focused on Business Law, Contracts, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and General Counsel Services. He has represented clients in almost every court along the Wasatch Front and has appeared in the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah...
Michael Douglas Jewell
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LOGAN, UT Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(435) 776-5266 399 N MAIN ST
STE 300
LOGAN, UT 84321
Business, Securities and Trademarks
University of San Diego
Justin Heideman
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Provo, UT Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(801) 472-7742 2696 N. University Avenue Suite 180
Provo, UT 84604
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Securities
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Brian Higley
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South Jordan, UT Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
3889 Coastal Dune Drive
South Jordan, UT 84095
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mr. Brian Higley graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and has focused on securities law his entire legal career. He is licensed to practice in the State of Utah and is a member of the Utah State Bar Securities Section. He is also fluent in Spanish.

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...
Joseph Chambers
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Logan, UT Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(435) 752-3551 31 Federal Ave
Logan, UT 84321
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Estate Planning
New York University School of Law and Brigham Young University
Admitted in Idaho and Utah. AV rated attorney (Martindale Hubbel). Admitted to Utah State Bar in 1979 and Idaho State Bar in 2016. U.S. District Court, District of Utah (1981); U.S District Court of Idaho (2016); U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1997); U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (1983); U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1983); U.S. Tax Court (1980); U.S. Supreme Court (1984); Cache County Bar Assoc. (1980 – present); American Bar Association – ABA (1980 – 1992).
Justin Craig Rammell
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 432-0632 5383 South 900 East, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Business, Elder, Energy and Estate Planning
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Mr. Rammell graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007, with distinction. In 2013, he earned an LL.M. degree in Natural Resources from the University of Utah College of Law. During his LL.M. he was awarded a scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and was a David C. Williams Memorial Graduate Fellow.
Dennis Astill
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Sandy, UT Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(801) 438-8698 7730 S. Union Park Ave, Suite 130
Sandy, UT 84047
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Brigham Young University
Over 30 years experience in Estate Planning, Business Law and Company Formation, Asset Protection, Elder Law, Real Estate and Tax Planning. Former Managing Partner at large Salt Lake City law firm. Rated AV, the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell the pre-eminent lawyer ratings service. Featured in Top 100 Utah Lawyers, Utah Business Magazine. Law Practice with significant management experience in law, business and real estate. Complex and simple estate planning, company formation, large and small business ventures and transactions, real estate transactions,1031 exchange transactions, business advising, and asset protection. Frequent speaker at conferences on business, trust, estate planning and tax planning...
Matthew R. Howell
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Provo, UT Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(801) 426-8200 3301 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84604
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and Family
Columbia Law School
A former federal prosecutor now representing businesses and individuals across a range of practice areas, Matthew R. Howell began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. government in Salt Lake City, Utah, prosecuting crimes against federally insured financial institutions and crimes committed on Indian reservations and federal lands. After four years, Matt joined David K. Isom Law Offices, where he focused on coal contract litigation and arbitration and other complex commercial litigation, including qui tam (whistleblower) claims and class action lawsuits. Since joining Fillmore Spencer LLC in 2005, Matt has worked on cases large and...
Chris Dexter
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Orem, UT Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(801) 225-9900 University Office Park
1360 South 740 East
Orem, UT 84097-8081
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University
Michael Hoppe
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 532-7840 101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and IP
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Michael Hoppe specializes in assisting clients in complex business and commercial litigation matters. He has broad experience representing clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including contract, construction, and other general business disputes. He has particular expertise in construction litigation, representing both large general contractors and owners in a variety of matters in several states involving defending or pursuing claims for construction defect, delay, acceleration, disruption, mechanics liens, and other construction-related claims.

Mr. Hoppe has substantial experience representing both companies and individuals in a variety of complex litigation matters. He has experience in state and federal...
J. Brett Chambers
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Logan, UT Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(435) 752-3551 31 Federal Avenue
Logan, UT 84321
Business, Appeals, Construction and Landlord Tenant
University of Michigan Law School
Education: Utah State University, B.A. magna cum laude, 2011 University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 2014 Brett Chambers joined the firm of Harris, Preston & Chambers in 2014. He was born in Logan, Utah, where he attended Utah State University and was named the 2010 Philosophy Student of the Year. Upon graduation, Brett was accepted at the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated with honors in 2014. While there, he was a contributing editor for the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and participated in the Campbell Moot Court and Oral Advocacy competitions. Brett and his...
Kent Collins
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Attorney
(801) 257-7911 101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Brigham Young University
Kent Collins has extensive tax planning experience counseling high net worth clients and small to mid-sized businesses. Mr. Collins is also experienced in the area of aviation law, having worked as in-house General Counsel for Morris Air. He is currently counsel for SkyWest, Inc.

Mr. Collins has taught classes at the Brigham Young University Law School on Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, is a past Chair of the Tax Section of the Utah State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Mr. Collins has...
Craig Parry
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer
(801) 532-7840 101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Business, Communications, IP and International
Harvard Law School
Craig Parry is a partner whose diverse litigation practice includes an emphasis in technology, intellectual property (including patent, trademark and copyright infringement), unfair competition and trade secret cases and other complex litigation. For his clients, he is a highly effective litigation strategist and an effective and financially responsible problem solver. He assists regional, national, and international clients in developing, obtaining, utilizing and protecting their intellectual property assets by negotiating and drafting licensing, distribution, joint venture, purchase and other agreements.

Mr. Parry’s practice also emphasizes cross-border transactions. Respected by clients, some of whom he has represented more than 25 years, Mr....
Todd Jacobsen
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(801) 657-5062 4001 South 700 East, Ste. 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Business and Estate Planning
Todd is dual qualified as both a business, tax & estate planning attorney and also tax accountant. Todd earned a Bachelor & Master of Accountancy in Taxation from BYU and has experience with the Big 4 accounting firms Ernst & Young and Deloitte. He enjoys helping business owners and individuals with their business, asset protection and estate planning needs.
Charles Mudd
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Park City , UT Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(435) 640-1786 311 Main Street
Park City , UT 84060
Business, Communications, IP and Securities
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and partner of Mudd Law, located in Chicago, Illinois and Park City, Utah. He focuses his practice on a wide range of business legal issues, including transactional and litigation matters involving intellectual property, Internet law and emerging technology. Mr. Mudd and his firm serve a diverse group of clients, including local, national and international individuals and businesses. Mr. Mudd received a B.A. in philosophy and a Master of Arts in political science from Purdue University and then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. After...
Shawn Robinson
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(801) 635-5855 5788 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Free ConsultationBusiness and Criminal
Jared Michael Richards
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Salt Lake City, UT Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(801) 438-2040 3165 East Millrock Drive
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Securities
University of Utah
Aaron Johnstun
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Orem, UT Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
1443 South 550 East
Orem, UT 84097
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Securities
University of Kansas School of Law
Mr. Johnstun is the personal founder of Johnstun Law. His legal practice focuses on business transactions, corporate law, and startup businesses. He has a depth of experience in guiding complex transactions and litigation to a successful resolution. Representative legal matters involve business transactions and litigation opposite of Utah’s best law firms. Read more about Johnstun Law’s story.

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
Business Transactions
Commercial Contracts
Corporate Governance
Trademarks/Copyrights
Complex Business Litigation
Securities Fraud
Finance/Banking
Employment Matters
Healthcare Compliance
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Joel Kenny
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South Jordan, UT Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(801) 495-4104 1802 South Jordan Parkway
Suite 120
South Jordan, UT 84095
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Montana School of Law and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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