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UTAH GENIUS AWARDS TO HONOR MORE THAN 50 OF UTAH’S MOST INNOVATIVE

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Lifetime Products Founder to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March, 2017) — World IP Day, April 26, 2017, is a day set aside around the globe to celebrate Creativity and Innovation. More than 50 of Utah’s most... 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

Durham Jones & Pinegar Appoints Aaron Evans as Marketing Assistant

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DJP HIRES MARKETING ASSISTANT SALT LAKE CITY, October, 2016 – Durham Jones & Pinegar, a leading law firm in Utah and Nevada, recently appointed Aaron Evans as their Marketing Assistant. Aaron recently graduated from Brigham Young University in April with a... 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

Milne Selected as a 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Attorney

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Congratulations to Elijah L. Milne, attorney from the DJP St. George office. Eli was recently selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers in Utah for 2016! Eli’s practice focuses... 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