ELEVATE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 2017 – REGISTER TODAY!

For anyone unfamiliar with this event, Elevate is a half-day commercial real estate seminar hosted by CBC Advisors, and sponsored by D|J|P, KeyBank and others. The event includes lunch, networking and insight from many of the brightest minds in our industry. The event will... Read More

D|J|P Shareholders to Present at Summit 2016

D|J|P Shareholders to Present at Summit 2016 December 8-9, 2016 at Montage Deer Valley Resort Now in its 16th year, Summit D&O Conference will take place in Deer Valley this week. Summit 2016 is a world-class directors and officers training... Read More

D|J|P Summer Scholars

Committed to community and mentoring youth, Durham Jones & Pinegar is hosting 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... Read More

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

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

Are Living Trusts Still Relevant?

Are Living Trusts Still Relevant? Robert L. Bolick, Esq. – Durham Jones & Pinegar Living trusts are as important now as ever – possibly even more relevant today than in the past. Many people confuse the whopping $5,430,000 federal estate... Read More

New Ogden Office Location Coming January 2016

In response to business growth in Northern Utah, the D|J|P Ogden office will relocate in January 2016 from its previous location near Weber State University to more prominent offices in the heart of downtown Ogden. Attorneys in the Durham Jones &... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Elects Two New Shareholders

LEHI, November 1, 2015 – The law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar elected two new shareholders to the firm, effective November 1, 2015. The new shareholders include Jordan K. Cameron and Aaron R. Harris. D|J|P is a leading law... Read More

D|J|P Welcomes Four New Attorneys

D|J|P welcomes four new attorneys to three of its Utah offices. The addition of the new associates will raise D|J|P’s attorney count to 91, positioning the firm as one of the largest in Utah.   James Larson joins the firm’s... Read More

N. Todd Leishman Named Attorney of the Year

Salt Lake City – Best Lawyers in America named 22 Durham Jones & Pinegar attorneys on its annual list. The 2016 rankings also included N. Todd Leishman as Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year in the area of mergers... Read More

Four D|J|P Attorneys Listed as Nevada Legal Elite

Las Vegas – Nevada Business Magazine ranked four attorneys from Durham Jones & Pinegar on its 2015 Legal Elite list. Those listed include Anthony R. Ager, Shane W. Clayton, Craig S. Newman and Michael D. Rawlins. Selected by their peers,... Read More

Thirty Attorneys Named to Mountain States Super Lawyers

Mountain States Super Lawyers released its annual list of the top attorneys throughout the region. Among those listed, David W. Tufts and Steven J. McCardell were named to the Top 100 list and 11 attorneys were selected as Mountain States... Read More

Cole L. Bingham Joins Durham Jones & Pinegar

Cole L. Bingham joined the Lehi office of Durham Jones & Pinegar as an associate attorney. Bingham’s practice will concentrate on commercial and civil litigation. He received his J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Elects 2015 Board of Directors

Salt Lake City – Shareholders at Durham Jones & Pinegar appointed nine attorneys to the firm’s Board of Directors Wednesday. The nine-member Board of Directors will serve for one year. Those elected to the board include Mark L. Astling, Richard... Read More

Thirty-One D|J|P Attorneys Listed as Legal Elite

Salt Lake City – Utah Business Magazine ranked thirty-one attorneys from Durham Jones & Pinegar on its 2015 Legal Elite list. Selected by their peers, the annual list honors attorneys who have been practicing for more than five years. The... Read More

Dementia and Legal Capacity

By Kim Boyer Dementia is often a key factor in determining the capacity of an individual. Doctors and elder law attorneys view dementia from different perspectives.  Doctors are concerned with diagnosis and treatment.  Elder law attorneys are concerned with whether... Read More

10 Most Common Health Mistakes Seniors Make

By Kim Boyer 1.  Driving when it’s no longer safe.  Seniors often associate mobility in a car with their independence, but knowing when it is time to stop driving is important. 2.  Fighting the aging process and its appearance. Seniors... Read More

Avoid Medicaid Traps When Child is a Caregiver

Over 22 million Americans care for their ailing parents, other relatives or friends.  Most of these caregivers do so without compensation.  Taking certain steps ahead of time may save assets from Medicaid. If caregiving services are being provided by a... Read More

Tax Deduction for Family Caregiver Services

By Kim Boyer Many times family members or friends provide care to a loved one for a fee. These family members or friends are typically unlicensed caregivers. Can the person paying for the care deduct the payments as a medical... Read More

Avoiding Estate Planning Pitfalls in Nevada

By Kim Boyer We have the opportunity to help people plan ahead, so their plan accomplishes their goals.  We also see what happens when people do not plan at all, do not plan properly, or do not follow through.  Here... Read More

Avoiding Fraud Against Seniors

By Kim Boyer Fraud is on the rise in America, and seniors are among the prime targets of con artists.  Seniors account for 26% of all mail fraud victims, but their representation increases dramatically in certain categories, such as prizes... Read More

Asset Protection for Physicians, Part 6

Part 6: Life Insurance By Robert L. Bolick, Esq. This article is the last in a six-part series on simple and reasonable steps you can take to protect your assets. This issue focuses on how to protect the cash value... Read More

Asset Protection for Physicians, Part 5

Part 5: Protecting Accounts Receivable By Robert L. Bolick This article is the fifth in a six-part series on simple and reasonable steps you can take to protect your assets. This issue focuses on how to protect your accounts receivable.... Read More

Asset Protection for Physicians, Part 4

Part 4: Limited-Liability Companies (LLCs) By Robert L. Bolick, Esq. This article is the fourth in a six-part series on simple and reasonable steps you can take to protect your assets. This issue focuses on how to protect your rental... Read More

Asset Protection for Physicians, Part 3

Part 3: Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs) By Robert L. Bolick, Esq. This article is the third in a six-part series on simple and reasonable steps you can take to protect your assets. This issue focuses on how to protect... Read More

Asset Protection for Physicians, Part 2

Part 2: Family Limited Partnerships By Robert L. Bolick, Esq. This article is the second in a six-part series on simple and reasonable steps you can take to protect your assets. This issue focuses on how to protect your after-tax... Read More

Asset Protection for Physicians, Part 1

Part 1: Nevada Asset Protection Trusts By Robert L. Bolick, Esq. This article is the first in a six-part series on simple and reasonable steps you can take to protect your assets. In the upcoming issues You can learn how... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Elects Shareholders, Section Heads

Salt Lake City – Shareholders at Durham Jones & Pinegar elected three new shareholders effective Nov. 1. New shareholders include Elijah L. Milne, Elisabeth Calvert Smith and Andrew V. Wright. The firm’s Board of Directors also appointed Gregory N. Barrick... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Ranked in 2015 Best Law Firms

Salt Lake City – U.S. News and Best Lawyers ranked eleven Durham Jones & Pinegar practice areas in the Utah Metropolitan Tier 1 category. The rankings were released in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” edition. An additional eight practice areas... Read More

Michael J. Thomas Joins Durham Jones & Pinegar

St. George, Utah – Associate Michael J. Thomas joined the St. George office of Durham Jones & Pinegar. Thomas will practice in the firm’s litigation section and he will focus on contract disputes, professional liability, product liability, insurance defense and... Read More

Provo Office Relocates to Thanksgiving Park

Salt Lake City – The Provo office of Durham Jones & Pinegar relocated to a new building in Thanksgiving Park in Lehi, Utah on Oct. 10. The recently constructed office will allow attorneys to better serve Utah and Salt Lake... Read More

Shareholder A. Howard Lundgren Passes Away

With great sadness, Durham Jones & Pinegar announced that Shareholder A. Howard Lundgren passed away on September 4, 2014. Howard worked at Durham Jones & Pinegar since 2007, where he served as the chair of the firm’s Family Law department.... Read More

Three Attorneys Join Durham Jones & Pinegar

Durham Jones & Pinegar welcomed three new attorneys including Shareholder Evan A. Schmutz and Associates Rebecca G. Van Tassell and Christopher D. Wade. Schmutz joins D|J|P after returning from serving as a mission president for the LDS church. He has... Read More

Craig S. Newman and Anthony R. Ager Join Las Vegas Office

Durham Jones & Pinegar welcomes Craig S. Newman and Anthony R. Ager as shareholders in its Las Vegas office. Both attorneys focus their practices on litigation matters. Newman’s practice concentrates on a variety of matters including complex business disputes, commercial... Read More

Pitfalls and Dangers of Joint Tenancy

Pitfalls and Dangers of Joint Tenancy Robert L. Bolick, Shareholder   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,... Read More

Mountain States Super Lawyers Ranks 27 D|J|P Attorneys

Twenty-seven Durham Jones & Pinegar attorneys were named to the Mountain States Super Lawyers rankings released Wednesday. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.... Read More

Chambers USA Ranks Four Durham Jones & Pinegar Attorneys

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Durham Jones & Pinegar, and four D|J|P Corporate/M&A attorneys, in its 2014 rankings. Shareholders P. Christian Anderson, N. Todd Leishman, Kevin R. Pinegar and Thomas R. Taylor were named on the annual list.... Read More

Mark L. Astling Appointed to Board of Directors

Salt Lake City — Shareholders at Durham Jones & Pinegar elected Mark L. Astling to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors. Astling practices in the firm’s Business & Finance section where he advises a spectrum of corporate and individual... Read More

ACG Utah Names Wilson Electronics as Dealmaker of the Year

The Utah Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Utah) has honored southern Utah manufacturer Wilson Electronics with the organization’s 2014 ACG Utah Dealmaker of the Year Award  SALT LAKE CITY  – ACG Utah has a long tradition of... Read More

Are Living Trusts Still Relevant?

Are Living Trusts Still Relevant? 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... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Hires Three Attorneys

Salt Lake City– Three attorneys joined the Salt Lake City offices of Durham Jones & Pinegar including Warde S. Allan, Spencer D. Critchett and Jonathan H. Hoagland. Durham Jones & Pinegar has 92 attorneys throughout the firm’s five offices. Allan... Read More

Shane Clayton Joins Durham Jones & Pinegar

Las Vegas — Attorney Shane W. Clayton joined the Las Vegas office of Durham Jones & Pinegar. Clayton, a shareholder, is a member of the firm’s Litigation section. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, construction law, insurance coverage litigation and... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Names Practice Group Chairs

Salt Lake City — The Board of Directors of Durham Jones & Pinegar has appointed shareholders of the firm to chair its six major practice groups for 2014.  The firm has 93 lawyers in five offices, four in Utah and... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Elects Three New Board Members

Salt Lake City — Shareholders at Durham Jones & Pinegar elected nine shareholders of the firm to its Board of Directors Jan. 7. Board members, serving one-year terms, include: Managing Partner Kevin R. Pinegar, Paul M. Durham, Richard M. Hymas,... Read More

Thirty-Six Durham Jones & Pinegar Attorneys Named Legal Elite

Salt Lake City –Utah Business Magazine honored thirty-six attorneys from Durham Jones & Pinegar in its 2014 “Legal Elite” distinctions. Published annually, “Legal Elite” honors lawyers who are selected by their peers in a statewide balloting process. Each lawyer listed... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Names New Shareholders

Salt Lake City — The law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar elected three new shareholders to the firm, effective Nov. 1. The shareholders include Ian S. Davis, Michael S. Malmborg and Jessica G. Peterson. Mr. Davis practices in the... Read More

Women Lawyers of Utah Honors Durham Jones & Pinegar

Salt Lake City — Durham Jones & Pinegar is pleased to announce that it has been named the Women Lawyers of Utah (WLU) 2013 Outstanding Women Lawyers Supporter (OWLS) Award Recipient. A newly established honor, the OWLS Award is presented... Read More

Government Shutdown – How it’s Affecting E-Verify

Sept. 30, 2013  — At midnight the government posted E-Verify shutdown information on the E-Verify login page and made additional information and instructions available for employers who use E-Verify. The following is the announcement: “The USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS... Read More

D|J|P Represents Enray

Durham Jones & Pinegar was pleased to represent Enray, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium organic, gluten-free ancient grain products, including sprouted and non-sprouted grains, pasta, and cookies, which are primarily sold under its flagship brand, truRoots®,  in... Read More

Best Lawyers Ranks Durham Jones & Pinegar as Tier 1 Law Firm

Salt Lake City – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers named 19 Durham Jones & Pinegar attorneys on the 2014 “Best Law Firms” ranking. The ranking also listed founder Paul M. Durham (Litigation-Real Estate), Shareholder Steven J. McCardell (Litigation... Read More

Russell K. Smith Honored by Utah Bar Association

Salt Lake City — The Business Law Section of the Utah Bar Association has honored attorney Russell K. Smith as the 2012-2013 Distinguished Business Law Practitioner of the Year. Smith, a shareholder with Durham Jones & Pinegar (D|J|P) who chairs... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Expands to Utah County

Salt Lake City – The law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar (D|J|P) announced that it has expanded business into Utah County and that five former directors of the law firm Hill Johnson & Schmutz have joined D|J|P as shareholders. In... Read More

How Nevada Medicaid is Viewing Special Needs Trusts

By Kim Boyer We attended a seminar in Reno where we learned from the Nevada Medicaid Office how they are currently viewing the special needs trust (“SNT”).  A special needs trust is a trust used to hold the assets of... Read More

Affordable Care Act in Nevada

By Kim Boyer The 2010 Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires individuals to have health insurance starting in January 2014, called the individual mandate.  Under the ACA, the Medicaid expansion was optional, and Nevada has chosen the Medicaid expansion.  In addition,... Read More

VA Issues New Policy on Aid and Attendance

By Kim Boyer I visited San Antonio, Texas for training. During our breaks, we walked along the beautiful river walk, and visited The Alamo. As we were getting ready to board our return flight, they called for all the sailors... Read More

Basic Tax Issues for Seniors and their Families

By Kim Boyer This article discusses some basic tax issues that seniors and their families face. Filing Return for an Incapacitated Person. If a taxpayer is unable to manage her affairs over a long period because of physical or mental... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Elects New Board Members

Salt Lake City — The law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar (D|J|P) announced the election of its Board of Directors. Newly elected members are Steven J. McCardell, Brick G. Power and David P. “Dade” Rose. McCardell, a shareholder in the... Read More

VA Benefits: Family Caregiver Payments

By Kim Boyer Many veterans or surviving spouses of veterans are unaware that they could qualify for significant cash benefits under the improved pension program through the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). This is often referred to as “aid and... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court Rules on Surrogate Consent

By Kim Boyer Avis Maxey, who was 72 years old, ingested approximately 200 prescription pills in an apparent suicide attempt. Her ex-husband, Theodore, with whom she resided, delayed calling an ambulance because he believed she wanted to kill herself. When... Read More

Successful Medicaid Planning

By Kim Boyer The budget crisis has made obtaining Medicaid more difficult. Still, elder law attorneys may be able to assist individuals and families in developing estate plans to avoid depleting their assets, should they become ill and need long... Read More

Medicaid Spend Down

By Kim Boyer What is a spend down? This is the amount by which a Medicaid applicant’s allowable resources must be reduced before eligibility can be obtained. The concept applies to both married and single applicants, although there are additional... Read More

Power of Attorney v. Guardianship

By Kim Boyer One of our readers recently called our office to ask if we had literature on the difference between a Durable General Power of Attorney and a Guardianship.  Due to the overwhelming number of times our office has... Read More

Medicaid Division of Assets in Nevada

Medicaid law is complex and there is a great deal of confusion over the “division of assets” and the “Medicaid spend-down.”  Everyone’s situation is different and this article provides an example of just one of the ways in which many... Read More

Mike Malmborg Named Weber County Bar President-Elect

The Weber County Bar Association elected Durham Jones & Pinegar Associate Michael S. Malmborg as the 2013 President-Elect. Malmborg will take office in 2014 as the bar’s president. He has been a member of the Weber County Bar Association since... Read More

Four Shareholders Added to Durham Jones & Pinegar

Salt Lake City — The law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar announced that four associate attorneys have been elected as shareholders effective Nov. 1. The four new shareholders are Patrick E. Johnson, Erin T. Middleton, Jason P. Nixon and... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Named Leading Firm in Utah

Salt Lake City – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers named 17 Durham Jones & Pinegar attorneys on the 2013 “Best Law Firms” ranking. The ranking listed Kevin R. Pinegar, D|J|P’s Managing Partner, as Lawyer of the Year, in... Read More

Attorney Jessica G. Peterson to Lead Women Lawyer’s Group

Salt Lake City – Bankruptcy attorney Jessica Peterson has been selected to head Durham Jones & Pinegar’s Women Lawyers Group. Peterson is a six-year associate with the firm. She practices in the areas of bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, and litigation.... Read More

Shareholder Sherwood Cook Named to Nevada Legal Elite

Las Vegas – Durham Jones & Pinegar attorney Sherwood Cook has been named to Nevada’s Legal Elite by Nevada Business Magazine. Cook is a shareholder in the firm’s Las Vegas office. His practice covers a variety of business-related transactions including emerging... Read More

Attorney Elisabeth Smith Joins Durham Jones & Pinegar

Salt Lake City – Durham Jones & Pinegar has hired Elisabeth C. Smith as an associate in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. Smith’s practice will focus on a wide variety of corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and... Read More

Complaint Filed Against Chevron Pipe Line Company

Salt Lake City – The law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar filed a complaint today against Chevron Pipe Line Company in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. The complaint, filed on behalf of 66 plaintiffs, alleges damages arising... Read More

Karen Azenberg Announced as PTC’s New Artistic Director

Salt Lake City Pioneer Theatre Company announced that Karen Azenberg has been appointed Artistic Director of the theatre, effective July 1, 2012. Ms. Azenberg will succeed Charles Morey, who will step down as PTC’s Artistic Director after twenty-eight years, on... Read More

Elijah L. Milne Joins Durham Jones & Pinegar

Elijah L. Milne recently joined the St. George office of Durham Jones & Pinegar as an Of Counsel attorney. Milne received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 2003. He graduated, summa cum laude, from Michigan State University College of... Read More

Durham Jones & Pinegar Creates Intellectual Property Section

SALT LAKE CITY – Durham Jones & Pinegar, one of Utah’s largest law firms, has created an Intellectual Property Law Section. The practice section is chaired by shareholder Kevin Johanson. The firm added its first intellectual property attorneys to its... Read More

Tim Wheelwright Quoted in Daily Herald

Tim Wheelwright, Chair of our Immigration Law Practice Group, discusses Utah’s new immigration law which creates a migrant worker program with the Nuevo Leon Migrant Attention Center. Click here to view the article.

D|J|P Hires Two New IP Attorneys

Salt Lake City— Attorneys Clinton E. Duke and Colby C. Nuttall have joined the law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar. Duke graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Brigham Young University in... Read More

Terry Wade Rejoins Durham Jones & Pinegar Law

St. George — St. George attorney, Terry Wade, recently re-joined the law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar (D|J|P) after serving as a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Asuncion, Paraguay. Wade has practiced... Read More

Tom Taylor Joins Durham Jones & Pinegar

July 6, 2010 Salt Lake City — Law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar (DJP) is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Taylor has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Salt Lake City office. Tom practices in the areas of... Read More

Attorney Peter Donaldson Joins D|J|P

December 1, 2009 D|J|P is pleased to announce a new attorney has joined the firm. Peter H. Donaldson will practice as an associate as part of the D|J|P’s Litigation and Real Estate Sections in the firm’s Salt Lake office. Mr. Donaldson comes... Read More

D|J|P Shareholder Tim Wheelwright Quoted in Deseret News

November 20, 2009 Tim Wheelwright, chair of D|J|P’s Immigration Law Practice Group, was quoted as a resource on immigration law in an article published in the Deseret News newspaper regarding federal immigration audits targeting some local Utah businesses. Click here to view the article.

Tom Burns and Mike Leavitt Become Shareholders

October 26, 2009 D|J|P is pleased to announce that Tom Burns and Mike Leavitt have been elected shareholders of the firm. Tom Burns is a member of D|J|P’s Family Law Section and practices in the firm’s Salt Lake office. Mike Leavitt’s practice focuses on general civil litigation in the firm’s... Read More

Three New Attorneys Join D|J|P

October 20, 2009 D|J|P is pleased to announce three new attorneys have joined the firm. Bankruptcy attorney Bob Nelson will practice as an Of Counsel attorney with D|J|P’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section in the firm’s Salt Lake office. Mr. Nelson comes... Read More

Corporate Tax Attorney Mark Astling Joins D|J|P

June 1, 2009 Durham Jones & Pinegar is pleased to announce Mark Astling has joined the firm as an associate. Mr. Astling’s area of expertise is corporate taxation. He comes to D|J|P from the Salt Lake office of Stoel Rives, where he practiced... Read More

Nevada Supreme Court Rules on Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Kim Boyer  What is Estate Recovery?    In 1993, the federal government passed a little debated law that required state Medicaid programs to recover from the estates of deceased Medicaid beneficiaries.  This recoupment is referred to as “Medicaid Estate Recovery.” ... Read More

How to Protect Your Assets from Rising Nursing Home Costs

By Kim Boyer Senior Press April 2003 Ralph and Alice just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.  Ralph, who has Alzheimer’s, wandered away from home.  The police found him sitting on a street curb, talking incoherently.  They took him to a... Read More