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

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