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Utah Economic Outlook Ski Event

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Durham Jones & Pinegar partnered with D.A. Davidson and Zions Bank to host the Utah Economic Outlook Ski Event, held at the Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah on March 1, 2018. Attendees were able to spend the morning and afternoon... Read More

5 Tips to Get You Ready to File for an H-1B Visa

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By Timothy M. Wheelwright, Shareholder April 1, 2018 is an important day because all U.S. employers can finally file for new H-1B visas with an October 1, 2018 start date. The H-1B visa is the most common and sought-after temporary... Read More

Changes in the New Tax Law Nobody is Talking About – No More Free Parking

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By W. Waldan Lloyd and John D. Walch New tax laws are always full of surprises.  Take the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”), the tax law recently passed by Congress and signed by the President.  Although the lower... Read More

DURHAM JONES & PINEGAR ATTORNEY BLAKE HAMILTON RAPPELS 13 STORIES TO SUPPORT THE SALT LAKE AREA FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

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December 19, 2017 – Blake Hamilton rappelled 13 stories to help raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault in our Salt Lake community. Attorneys and staff at Durham Jones & Pinegar donated $1,275 to support the Salt Lake Area... Read More

Three D|J|P Attorneys to Present at The 2017 Utah Petroleum Marketers & Retailers Association Convention

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Thorup, Hymas and Hoagland, attorneys with Durham Jones & Pinegar, will be presenting at the 2017 Utah Petroleum Marketers & Retailers Association Convention & Trade Show. The convention will be held September 13 – 15 at Zermatt Resort in Midway,... Read More

Is Your Trademark Ornamental?

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The purpose of trademarks and service marks is to identify the source of origin of various goods and services. By observing the trademark, consumers know who produced the goods or services they are buying. Thus, one would think that the... Read More

Registering Copyrights

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Since the adoption of the Berne Convention in 1989, many people have come to learn that a copyright attaches to a work as soon as it’s created. Thus, many people forgo the time, effort and expense of registering their copyrights... Read More

SMITH & CALVERT ASSIST IN SECURING INAUGURAL $200MM CREDIT FACILITY

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August 8, 2017 — Durham Jones & Pinegar Shareholders Russell K. Smith and Elisabeth Calvert served as legal advisors to Kingfisher Midstream, LLC (KFM), of Houston, TX, in securing inaugural $200 million credit facility to fund future growth of KFM.... Read More

Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II to Merge with Alta Mesa and Kingfisher Midstream to Form a Combined Company Valued at Approximately $3.8 Billion

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Aug. 16, 2017 –  Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (“Silver Run II”) (NASDAQ: SRUN, SRUNU, SRUNW) announced that, subject to certain conditions, it has entered into definitive agreements to combine with Alta Mesa Holdings, LP (“Alta Mesa”) and Kingfisher Midstream,... Read More

25 DJP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America Five Durham Jones & Pinegar, Five Durham Jones & Pinegar Attorneys also Named Attorney of the Year

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UTAH (August 15, 2017) — Best Lawyers in America ranked twenty-five attorneys from Durham Jones & Pinegar practicing in Utah and Nevada on its annual list.   Attorneys listed in the 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best... Read More

Five Durham Jones & Pinegar Shareholders Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

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August, 2017 — Congratulations to the following Durham Jones & Pinegar attorneys for their recognition as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2018  edition of The Best Lawyers in Salt Lake City. Only a single lawyer selected by their peers... Read More

MARK KAM JOINS DURHAM JONES & PINEGAR

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Salt Lake City, UTAH (July, 2017) – Mark E. Kam, recently joined the law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar in its Salt Lake City office as an Associate. He is a member of the Business & Finance section. Mr. Kam... Read More

SL Rotary Club Hosts Social at D|J|P Headquarters

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More than 100 guests from the Salt Lake Rotary Club converged on the Durham Jones & Pinegar SLC office on on Tuesday, July 18th. A number of attorneys joined the festivities to connect with business leaders. Paul Durham has been a member... Read More

2017 Brody Young Scholarship

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Utah Peace Officers Association 2017 Brody Young Scholarship award ceremony was hosted at Durham Jones & Pinegar by Blake Hamilton, Shareholder, on July 6, 2017. The annual event honors of the officers who have died.  “A man’s character, a woman’s heart... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Welcomes Daniel J. Licciardi as an Associate Attorney

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Las Vegas, NV  (May, 2017) – Daniel J. Licciardi, Jr., an experienced insurance coverage and litigation attorney, recently joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as an Associate in the firm’s Las Vegas office. Mr. Licciardi brings more than eight years of... Read More

D|J|P Attorneys Named in Mountain States 2017 SuperLawyers/Rising Stars

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Congratulations to the  2017 Mountain States 2017 SuperLawyers and Rising Stars. We are especially pleased to announce that three Durham Jones & Pinegar Shareholders were named in the Top 100 this year: Randall B. Bateman – Intellectual Property, David W. Tufts – Business... Read More

Read what the 2017 Chambers USA guide says about Durham Jones & Pinegar

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D|J|P is delighted with the feedback we receive from clients as listed in the Chambers USA guide, and proud of our Shareholders listed as notable practitioners. What the team is known for Substantial team with expertise across the full spectrum of corporate... Read More

The Benefits of a Utah Asset Protection Trust

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The Benefits of a Utah Asset Protection Trust Matthew F. Hafen They say “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” – but Utah’s legislature recently created an exception to this adage by strengthening legislation for Utah Domestic Asset... Read More

Remember to Report Incentive Stock Option Exercises and Stock Purchases

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Remember to Report Incentive Stock Option Exercises and Stock Purchases By: John D. Walch, Shareholder – Durham Jones & Pinegar   The IRS requires employer corporations to provide written statements by January 31 to their employees regarding transfers of stock... Read More

ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGIES LUNCH & LEARN – CLE

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Free CLE! Join us for a lunch and learn presentation by Mathew F. Hafen, Shareholder. Come learn practical ways that professionals can add value to their clients by protecting assets from potential liabilities while accomplishing client financial goals. The primary... Read More

End-of-Year Gifting Considerations

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End-of-Year Gifting Considerations Matthew F. Hafen December 7, 2016   ‘Tis the season for giving.  The best gifts are motivated by love and affection.  But for some more affluent individuals, some substantial gifts can be motivated by estate, tax, family,... Read More

Company Holiday Party Legal Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

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  The Boy Scout Motto is “Be Prepared.” Are you prepared to limit your company’s potential liability at your upcoming holiday party? Recommendations to avoid potentially serious liability include the following:   Workers Compensation Liability Separate the holiday party from the... Read More

Nevada Asset Protection Trusts – How Effective Are They?

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Nevada Asset Protection Trusts – How Effective Are They?  Robert L. Bolick, Esq. Durham Jones & Pinegar November 30, 2016 – It took hard work to get where you are, so how do you protect what’s yours? ‎‎Nevada is well... Read More

End of Year Benefit To-Do List

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  End of Year Benefit To-Do List By: John D. Walch, Shareholder Durham Jones & Pinegar November 21, 2016 – The end of the year is when people make lists and check them twice.  However, for managers of a company’s... Read More

Vital Signs: Make Sure Your Work Wellness Program Is Healthy – John D. Walch

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  Wellness programs sound great. They attack one of the root causes of rising healthcare costs: increasing demand for healthcare. By helping employees become healthier, and avoiding medical intervention, an employer will pay less for providing health coverage to those... Read More

Spendlove to Present in upcoming NBI Training: Using LLCs in Real Estate Acquisition

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Durham Jones & Pinegar Shareholder, Gretta C. Spendlove, to present as faculty member of the National Business Institute (NBI) in an upcoming training. In this fast-paced, high-level LLC course, veteran attorney faculty will demonstrate how to quickly identify tax risks... Read More

D|J|P Scores Two Ninth Circuit Victories

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Congratulations to the Las Vegas litigation teams of Craig Newman and Anthony Ager, and to Michael Thomas in the St. George office, on their recent victories in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Newman/Ager successfully defend Summary Judgment in Casino... Read More

ATTENTION RUNNERS!

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5K THIS WEEKEND The U of U 2016 Homecoming Scholarship 5K is this Saturday, October 8th. Durham Jones & Pinegar is proud to be a sponsor of this event. Starting from the U of U Law School this year, the race... Read More

We Need a 21st Century Immigration System

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Modernizing the Immigration System In an election-year, it is easy for politicians to focus on border security, refugees, and undocumented immigrants. But that misses an urgent need to modernize our dysfunctional and outdated high-skilled immigration policies. Many nonpartisan think tanks... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Welcomes Tayler Fox as Senior Associate

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An Extensive Litigation Background J. Tayler Fox, an experienced litigation and real estate attorney, recently joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as a Senior Associate in the Litigation Group. Mr. Fox brings more than eight years of experience to benefit his... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Welcomes James D. Gilson as Newest Shareholder

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Former Utah State Bar President Joins Litigation Section at D|J|P Law Firm Salt Lake City, UTAH (August [4], 2016) – James D. Gilson, a highly respected trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, has joined Durham Jones & Pinegar law firm... Read More

D|J|P Summer Scholars

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Committed to community and mentoring youth, Durham Jones & Pinegar hosted two motivated students from Bronxdale High School in New York for a Summer Scholar internship. Merary Martinez and Ivelisse Fernandez were chosen to participate in the firm’s second year of... Read More

Utah Legislature Imposes Limits on Post-Employment Non-Competition Covenants

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The Utah Legislature recently enacted the Post-Employment Restrictions Act (Act), which took effect on May 10, 2016.  The Act restricts non-competition agreements with employees.  It does not limit non-solicitation, non-disclosure, or confidentiality agreements.  The Act applies to non-competition agreements executed... Read More

Wheelwright Responds to United States Supreme Court’s Decision on Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

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The Supreme Court Vs Executive Action on Immigration  Today, the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Welcomes David G. Angerbauer as Newest Shareholder

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Former EnergySolutions Executive Joins Business & Finance Section at Durham Jones & Pinegar Salt Lake City, UTAH (June, 2016) — David G. Angerbauer, a highly respected corporate and securities attorney joined Durham Jones & Pinegar on June 1, 2016 as a... Read More

Jodi Holmgren Elected Chair of the Women’s Business Center

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June, 2016) – After serving as Vice-Chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center (WBC) for the past year, Jodi Holmgren of Durham Jones & Pinegar (D|J|P) assumes responsibilities as Chairperson of the non-profit later... Read More

Four Attorneys from D|J|P Las Vegas Named in 2016 Legal Elite

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2016 Legal Elite: Las Vegas DJP Attorneys  Congratulations to the Silver State’s top attorneys!  The 2016 Legal Elite were recently announced, highlighting Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. Polling for the 2016 list began in February of this year and... Read More

Deadline for Temporary Visas for Foreign Professionals Rapidly Approaching

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Short Window of Opportunity to File Petitions Beginning April 1 for High Demand Work Visas SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March, 2016) — Businesses that employ foreign professionals (engineers, computer professionals, teachers, scientists, or any position that requires at least a... Read More

Thirty Attorneys from Durham Jones & Pinegar Listed as Legal Elite

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UTAH (January, 2016) – Utah Business Magazine ranked thirty attorneys from Durham Jones & Pinegar on its 2016 Legal Elite list. Selected by their peers, the annual list honors attorneys who have been practicing for more than five years. The... Read More

“Section 4(a)1(1/2)” Exemption for Resales of Restricted Securities Now Codified

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By Thomas R. Taylor, Esq. A relatively obscure new federal statute entitled the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or the “FAST” Act, was signed into law on December 4, 2015.  While primarily related to improving transportation, the FAST Act amends Section 4 of the Securities Act... Read More

Las Vegas Paralegal Daniel Maul Receives Volunteer Surrogate Award

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Congratulations to Durham Jones & Pinegar Las Vegas paralegal Daniel Maul for the Volunteer Surrogate Award he received from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for his advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged students. The award was presented by Nevada... Read More

Selling Property in Probate

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Have you ever listed a property after someone on title died?  For example, a hypothetical person, Mary Jones, recently passed away and Mary’s kids now want to sell the property.  What do you do?  What are the potential problems? We’ll... Read More

Nevada Asset Protection Trusts

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Nevada is well known for having some of the strongest asset protection laws in the country. Our homestead laws are very generous. Recent changes in the law have increased protection for annuities and life insurance. Clearly the strongest of all our asset protection... Read More

Are Living Trusts Still Relevant?

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Robert L. Bolick, Shareholder Yes! Living Trusts are as important now as ever – possibly even more relevant today than in the past. Many people confuse the whopping $5,250,000 federal estate tax exemption with the threshold for probate. They are... Read More

Protect Your Rentals- Nevada LLCs

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Anyone owning rental properties, whether in Nevada or another state, should seriously consider holding their properties in a Nevada limited-liability company (“LLC”). Why? Asset protection. You can never be too safe. Nevada LLCs offer perhaps the strongest asset protection benefits... Read More

Charitable Remainder Trusts

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Can a Charitable Trust Benefit Me?    If you have charitable inclinations to benefit a charity when you pass away, but you want to retain the use and benefit of your assets during your life, a charitable remainder trust (“CRT”) may... Read More

Pitfalls and Dangers of Joint Tenancy

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Most real estate owned by more than one person is held as “joint tenants with rights of survivorship”. This is more or less the default setting for holding title, especially among married and unmarried couples.  Unfortunately, it is probably the... Read More