LITIGATION

PRACTICE AREA / UTAH LITIGATION ATTORNEYS

A key principle of the litigation practice at Richards Brandt is that we are always prepared to pursue or defend a claim at trial. Our ability and willingness to try cases produces favorable settlements for our clients.

EFFICIENT

It is in the best interest of our clients for us to approach every case like we will have to try it. In order to bring cases to a close as quickly as possible, we follow this important principle. Our attorneys have worked more cases in the courtroom than most other law firms in Utah but litigation is only one path to resolution.

Our attorneys present the options and prepare clients for possible outcomes at each phase of the resolution process. At any point throughout the process, you and your attorney may want to consider mediation or arbitration. Meet our Mediators.

TRIAL EXPERIENCE

Our law firm’s strength lies primarily in the depth of experience of our trial lawyers. Few law firms in Utah have the courtroom experience that we have accumulated here at Richards Brandt.

Trial lawyers represent clients involved in both civil and criminal litigation. The trial lawyer’s job requires excellent analytic skills and an in-depth understanding of the law. Persuading a judge or jury requires each piece of evidence be presented and disputed according to a complex set of rules. In addition, trial lawyers review files, contact witnesses, take depositions, try cases, prepare orders, and talk to clients outside of court throughout the case. The preparation for a trial can take months and sometimes years.

COMMITMENT TO THE CLIENT

Our attorneys work with individuals, small local business and large international companies. Passion for the law is important, however a commitment to the client is what we have built our reputation on over the last 40 years.

Businesses as well as individuals face challenges in each stage of their lives. We have worked with clients over decades protecting their family and livelihood from claims and possible litigation. Earning the trust of our clients over time has been our greatest success. Our clients can count on us to evaluate risk, prepare important legal documents and protect their assets long term.

“Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.”

Abraham Lincoln

RECENT LITIGATION UPDATES

The Work-product Doctrine: Application to Documents Relied on and Prepared by Business Entities’ Internal Investigations

LITIGATION ATTORNEYS AT RICHARDS BRANDT IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE / FEATURED FAQS

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – CASE STUDIES

Utah Manufacturing Company Needed Employment Contracts For Key Staffers

Utah Construction Company Needed Planning For Business Growth & Protection

Utah Family Enterprise Needed Guidance and Representation to Sell Business

REVIEWS

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We work with early-stage start-ups, small businesses, and publicly traded companies on a variety of business-related issues. Our business law attorneys have experience in document and contract creation and litigation, organizational structure, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate litigation in Salt Lake City and across the US.

The business law attorneys of Richards Brandt understand the legal complexities and pitfalls of business operations, and they know how to assess your unique objectives and help you structure your enterprise to suit your needs. Our lawyers’ business law and commercial litigation experience means they can advise new and growing businesses about strategies to prevent lawsuits down the road. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

Every business is likely to experience legal challenges at one time or another, and trusted counsel is always a sound investment. Our attorneys are prepared to guide both small and large businesses and help them assess their options and protect their interests.

Businesses and corporations in Utah and throughout the intermountain west look to Richards Brandt for customized, reliable legal services related to business and commercial litigation.

BUSINESS LAW AND CORPORATE ATTORNEYS IN UTAH

Richards Brandt is prepared and ready to go to work on behalf of those accused of crimes of all levels and severities. With experience on both sides of the criminal law, our attorneys have the expertise to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each case and the skill and tenacity to secure the best possible result.

The criminal justice system can be daunting and often makes those accused of crimes feel powerless. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping accused individuals take that power back. The right to counsel and the presumption of innocence are two of our most sacred and deeply rooted constitutional principles. Standing up for these values, we demand accountability from law enforcement by way of suppression or exclusion of evidence, as well as uncovering critical information through independent inquiry and investigation. We also hold the government’s feet to the fire on issues of witness and law enforcement credibility and transparency, and we are prepared to enlist qualified and capable experts to counter spurious claims and to return balance to the process.

The categories of cases we defend include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Minor Traffic
• DUIs
• Drug Crimes
• Property Crimes
• Registry Violations
• Domestic Violence
• Protective Orders
• Assaults
• Sexual Offenses
• Homicides

With a reputation among prosecutors and judges of integrity and ability, our skilled litigators are positioned either to deftly negotiate fair and prompt resolutions or to put the government to its burden before a jury of our clients’ piers. And for those who feel they have already been wrongly convicted or sentenced, our attorneys have the experience and legal prowess to litigate orders to show cause and to prosecute criminal appeals.

BUSINESS LAW AND CORPORATE ATTORNEYS AT RICHARDS BRANDT IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE / FEATURED FAQS

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – CASE STUDIES

Utah Manufacturing Company Needed Employment Contracts For Key Staffers

Utah Construction Company Needed Planning For Business Growth & Protection

Utah Family Enterprise Needed Guidance and Representation to Sell Business

REVIEWS

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We serve clients throughout the state of Utah. We encourage businesses and individuals in the Salt Lake City area and beyond who are in search of legal counsel and representation to call or e-mail Richards Brandt and schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers. See our practice areas page for a detailed list of our law practice.

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