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Parsons Behle & Latimer PC

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Well-established regional firm with one of the largest litigation teams in the Mountain West, practicing before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels across the nation. Expertise covers the full spectrum of commercial litigation, including bankruptcy, land use and false advertising matters. Also fields an active white-collar criminal defense practice. Additionally experienced in claims relating to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.

Strengths

Clients describe the team as "smart, tough and reliable. They always get back to me immediately and their work product is of the highest quality. I feel confident that their research is thorough and their advice is sound."

Another interviewee notes that "they provide excellent, practical advice and work hard to understand the interests of the client."

Work highlights

Represented the Governor of the State of Utah, the State of Utah, and the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration in litigation disputing the Obama Administration's Land Use Plans by the the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service.

Notable practitioners

Erik Christiansen is a fine choice of litigator for disputes such as securities fraud class actions, false advertising claims and investigations into insider trading. He also has notable experience working on arbitration proceedings.
"He is a fantastic litigator who does not get rattled and he is very good with clients."

Francis Wikstrom is a highly experienced lawyer who regularly represents clients in public law proceedings and commercial disputes. He is well placed to handle land use and environmental cases.

John Lund is an experienced litigator with a strong track record representing clients in medical malpractice lawsuits. He is often retained to handle complex administrative proceedings.
"He is an excellent and pragmatic litigator and strategist."

Julianne Blanch is a go-to lawyer for both commercial and medical malpractice litigation. She is well placed to handle disputes such as breaches of fiduciary duty.

Juliette White has a broad commercial litigation practice, with experience in issues such as defamation and false advertising. She is particularly well placed to handle IP disputes.

Michael Bailey practices across both Arizona and Utah, handling a range of civil litigation. He regularly advises on land use and environmental law mandates, including those involving administrative proceedings.

Michael Larsen brings to bear longstanding trial skills when advising on a range of civil disputes, including those with information technology elements. He also handles mediations.

Raymond Etcheverry frequently acts on complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving IP concerns. He also has experience handling class action defense.

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Litigation: General Commercial

Parsons Behle & Latimer PC

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Location

201 South Main Street

Suite 1800

Salt Lake City

Utah

USA

UT 84111

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Utah

Litigation: General Commercial


Erik Christiansen
Band 3
Francis M Wikstrom
Band 2
John R Lund
Band 1
Julianne Blanch
Band 4
Juliette White
Band 4
Michael Bailey
Band 4

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