Business Vita

Business Law, Commercial & Real Estate Litigation

  • Successfully defended one of the most successful individual distributors of one of Utah's largest multilevel marketing companies against allegations of defamation, tortious interference, and civil conspiracy seeking over $20 million, resulting in dismissal of claims.

  • Represented one of the world's most celebrated film festivals in action alleging interference with contractual relations and prospective economic gain.

  • Represented a medical technology company in a contract dispute against a subsidiary of a billion dollar medical technology company and obtained settlement critical to client's business success.

  • Prevailed in litigation representing an auto dealership against Chrysler and achieved reinstatement of dealership.

  • Successfully resolved litigation regarding a joint venture involving ownership of an $80 million dollar resort development.

  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of a real estate developer in a multi-million dollar action involving breach of a management agreement.

  • Succeeded in obtaining reinstatement of auto dealership in dispute with General Motors.

  • Defended one of the oldest and well-known outdoor retailers in the United States in purported class action, resulting in dismissal of action.

  • Prevailed at trial in a case involving a dispute between a real estate seller and would-be purchaser.

  • Successfully resolved an eminent domain dispute between the State of Utah and a Salt Lake City area business owner.

Non-Solicitation, Non-Competition, and Employment Disputes

  • Counsel for largest private operator of health care facilities in the world in litigation over a non-competition agreement, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, resulting in favorable settlement for client.

  • Defended several out of state distributors in suit brought by global direct sales company involving alleged breach of non-competition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and conspiracy claims.

  • Represented one of world's largest private operators of health care facilities in employment discrimination dispute and resolved successfully in the early stages of the dispute.

  • Successfully defended an individual and a company in cases alleging claims including, breach of non-competition agreement, passing off, claims of copyright violations, theft of trade secrets, passing off, tortious interference, and breach of duty of loyalty.

  • Represented the CEO of a major international clothing manufacturer based in Japan in a severance dispute.

Antitrust Litigation

  • Member of the lead Salt Lake City based trial team in defense of a multi-million dollar class-action antitrust suit that included price fixing claims.

  • Represented a waste disposal company in an antitrust suit against national waste management companies, resulting in favorable confidential settlement.

Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property

  • Defended several cases alleging copyright infringement of stock photos.

  • Represented Canadian company in patent infringement suit brought by Utah company obtaining favorable result.

  • Represented an individual defendant in a racketeering and securities fraud litigation with alleged damages in excess of $12 million dollars, defeating the racketeering charges on summary judgment and favorably resolving all remaining claims.

  • Prevailed at trial in the defense of a securities transfer company in a case of securities fraud and related claims.

Securities Fraud

  • Defended a professional engineering firm against allegations of negligence in the development of a multi-million dollar municipal water project resulting in a favorable settlement agreement for the engineering firm.

  • Successfully defended a law firm against a multi-million dollar claim involving allegations of elaborate real estate fraud and other fraudulent investments.

Professional Malpractice