President & CEO: Hal J Pos
Senior Partner: Raymond J Etcheverry
Number of shareholders: 96
Number of other lawyers: 49
Parsons Behle & Latimer offers national expertise in a regional law firm. In addition to being the largest Utah-based law firm, Parsons Behle & Latimer is one of the oldest and best known firms in the Intermountain Region, offering litigation and business law services since 1882. The firm’s first clients were in the business of mining — one of the major industries that helped fuel the growth of the area. Over time, the firm’s reputation and client base have grown with the Intermountain Region. The firm offers the resources and capabilities of a large and diverse firm, coupled with the highest levels of accessibility and responsiveness. With more than 145 attorneys, it brings a depth and range of experience in the major practice areas listed below.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate/M&A & Tax:
Members of the firm’s corporate and tax department participate in the negotiation and documentation of complex business transactions, M&A, furnishing timely advice about securities, tax, environmental, employment law and other issues. The firm advises clients concerning business, corporate and securities, tax, international business, regulatory and administrative, energy and government relations.
The firm’s employment law practice is one of the broadest in the Intermountain Region. Many of its attorneys practice exclusively in the labor and employment area. Areas of representation include wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, employee benefits, ERISA, workers’ compensation, OSHA and MSHA, and National Labor Relations Act.
Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources:
With more than 20 attorneys, the firm has one of the largest environmental, energy and natural resources practice groups in the western United States. The practice is national and international in scope with particular emphasis on the western United States and Latin America. Areas of practice include mining, oil and gas, water rights, public lands, energy and electrical power, renewables, air and water quality, hazardous waste, superfund and brownfields, and occupational issues. In these and other areas the firm advises and assists clients with transactions and finance, project development and closure, property acquisition and title, permitting, compliance, enforcment, cost recovery, rate cases, litigation, rulemakings and legislation
Government Relations, Lobbying & Political Law:
Attorneys and lobbyists represent clients before state legislatures, local governments and regulatory agencies on issues including, but not limited to: environmental, natural resources finance, power, real estate telecommunications and transportation. Attorneys and professionals in this practice area, many of whom have significant campaign and election law experience, also advise clients regarding election law, campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and regulatory law.
The firm handles intellectual property of all types, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, technology licensing and intellectual property agreements. Attorneys assist clients in all industries with intellectual property and technology matters including patent infringement and intellectual property litigation. The firm has the resources to assist clients in patent prosecution, licensing, portfolio management, strategic counseling and other transactions involving intellectual property assets.
The firm has one of the largest litigation departments in the Intermountain Region. Attorneys practice before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels. Representative areas of trial practice include commercial litigation, natural resources and environmental, intellectual property, antitrust, banking, insolvency, personal injury, products liability, mass media and white-collar criminal law.
With beginnings as a mining firm, Parsons Behle & Latimer has one of the strongest mining practices in western US. From initial stages of a mining project through reclamation and closure, its attorneys have experience assisting clients with mineral title examination and land use authorizations; financing; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; exploration, lease and option agreements; environmental permitting, compliance and diligence; royalty and refining agreements; joint operating agreements; water rights; electrical power supply and infrastructure; and administrative appeals and litigation.
Real Estate, Banking & Finance:
Attorneys represent commercial banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions. The firm also handles all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, finance, development, condominium and PUD documentation, and zoning and land use regulations.
Parsons Behle & Latimer maintains an active and varied practice international, specifically in Latin America.
Representative clients include: Agnico Eagle Mines Limited; Ancestory.com; Andeavor; Asahi Refining USA, Inc.; Baker Hughes; Barrick Gold Corporation; Bear River Water Conservancy; Chubb Insurance Company of Canada; Corizon Health; The Boeing Company; Boise State University; ClearOne, Inc; Cradlepoint, Inc.; Dominion Energy; D.R. Horton, Inc.; Dyno Nobel; Eureka Moly, LLC; First Utah Bank; Georgetown Rail Equipment Company; Google, Inc.; Holly Frontier; Idahoan Foods; IM Flash Technologies; Integrated Energy Companies; Intermountain Power Agency; JP Morgan Chase; J.R. Simplot Company; Kennecott Utah Copper; KGHM International Ltd.; Kinross Gold U.S.A., Inc.; Orbital ATK, Inc.; Overstock.com; Micron Technology, Inc.; Mountain View Hospital; Myriad Genetics; Podiatry Insurance Company of America; Resolution Copper Company; RioTinto; Stericycle; TCFC Holdings LP; Thorne Research, Inc.; Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC; Union Pacific Railroad; US Magnesium; Vivant Solar, Inc.; Zions Bancorporation.