Stephen E. W. Hale
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EDUCATION
  • 1988, J.D., University of Utah, Order of the Coif, Utah Law Review
  • 1983, M.B.A., University of Utah
  • 1982, B.S. magna cum laude, University of Utah
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • 1988Utah
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Bio |

Mr. Hale’s practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on disputes arising out of: construction projects, including defect claims and claims for delay and disruption involving resort hotels, refineries, highway construction and commercial and residential developments; coverage disputes over policies of insurance for commercial general liability insurance, title insurance, directors and officers liability, employer liability, professional liability, and health insurance; employee disputes involving enforceability of non-competition agreements and related issues concerning trade secrets and confidentiality agreements; real estate development, including disputes concerning real estate contracts, and zoning and  planning matters; business organization disputes relating to ownership, officers and directors liability and accounting for losses and profits; general disputes arising out of commercial transactions, such as the sale of businesses; collection disputes arising out of equipment leases and commercial loans; property damage arising out of mass torts; and sale and property tax liability disputes. 

He represents clients in a variety of industries, among, others: contractors engaged in commercial, residential and heavy construction; commercial and residential developers; lenders; health care; equipment lessors; heavy and light manufacturers; investment banking; private equity; airlines; and chemical manufacturing.  He has served as an arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Hale has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has also been named one of the top general commercial litigation lawyers in Utah in the 2010-2017 editions of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and was recognized in the 2007-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Construction law.  Mr. Hale was listed in the 2009-2017 editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers, and in 2013 and 2016 was named one of Utah’s “Top 100” lawyers in the Intermountain area.  He has also been continuously listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite since its inception.

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