Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.

Salt Lake City Office

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Managing Partner: Arthur B Berger
Number of partners: 72
Number of other lawyers: 27

Firm Overview:
Since 1940, Ray Quinney & Nebeker PC (RQ&N) has represented clients in many locations and industries, including banks, insurance companies, financial services firms, manufacturers, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare providers and hospitals, energy companies and utilities, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. The firm has attorneys in two offices, and is recognized as one of the ‘preeminent’ law firms in the United States.

Main Areas of Practice:


The litigation section is the largest practice group at the firm, and includes a number of the most respected trial lawyers in Utah. The practice is diverse, covering commercial litigation, insurance, malpractice defense, personal injury, real estate, employment relations, tax litigation and other areas.
Contact: Kamie F Brown

Intellectual Property:
The firm represents a wide array of clients in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition and related matters. The firm’s attorneys handle all types of intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, copyright and trademark prosecution, administrative proceedings, licensing, franchising, and protection of trade secrets.
Contact: Samuel C. Straight

Employment, Labor & Litigation:
The firm has the largest practice group focusing on employment and labor law in Utah. The firm represents clients in matters relating to the workplace, including wage and hour issues, discrimination, unemployment matters, workers’ compensation, civil rights, non-competition issues, ERISA, OSHA, labor management relations, and other labor issues.
Contact: Scott A Hagen

Real Estate Transactions & Litigation:
The firm offers a complete range of services in commercial, industrial and residential real estate matters, including real estate acquisition, development, financing, leasing, title insurance issues and litigation. The firm’s real estate group has long been recognized for its successful practice in real estate tax challenges and planning.
Contact: Blake R Bauman

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s attorneys are experienced in all facets of purchase and sale transactions, including contract negotiation, structuring, financing, due diligence matters and deal consummation.
Contact: Gavin M Reese

Tax Planning & Tax Controversies:
RQ&N handles a broad variety of tax planning and tax controversy work. The firm’s tax attorneys are experienced in both federal and state tax matters, including income and franchise tax, transfer tax, sales and use tax, and property tax.
Contact: Gary L Longmore

Banking & Financial Institutions:
The firm represents a broad range of financial institutions and other lenders in a wide range of transactions and circumstances including commercial lending, commercial mortgage lending, equipment finance, syndicated credits, warehouse credits, workouts, foreclosures, and other credit transactions.
Contact: Michael D Mayfield

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
The firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group includes some of the most well-respected bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers in Utah. The group represent creditors, debtors, trustees, receivers and others in bankruptcy reorganizations and insolvencies, debt restructurings and workouts, receivership proceedings and other complex financial matters. In addition, the firm is experienced in insolvency related litigation and appeals.
Contact: Michael R Johnson

White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Compliance:
The firm’s white collar section assists clients in preventing enforcement actions or criminal investigations through effective compliance programs and internal safeguards and aggressively defends companies and individuals in civil and criminal litigation in either state or federal court involving charges of business crime, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, false claims, computer crime and theft of trade secrets, health care fraud and abuse, and environmental crimes.
Contact: Eric G Benson

Environmental & Natural Resources Law:
RQ&N provides a full range of services with respect to environmental compliance, administrative law and litigation, land acquisition, development and use, local government law, conservation easement law, and water law. Attorneys routinely advise on transactions and disputes related to oil and gas properties, including representation and negotiation with local, federal and state government agencies.
Contact: E Blaine Rawson

Key Clients:
Alta Ski Lifts Co.; Banner Bank; Brigham Young University; CR England & Sons, Inc.; Goldman Sachs; Grand America Hotels and Resorts; Huntsman Chemical Corporation; Ken Garff Automotive Group; MED ONE Capital Funding; Microsoft; Newspaper Agency Company, LLC; PacifiCorp; Rocky Mountain Power; Sinclair; SJ & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation; Steward Health Care; University of Utah; Utah Jazz Basketball; Wells Fargo Bank; Zions First National Bank and affiliates.