Careers

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Firm Culture

Parr Brown’s management style is unique among full-service commercial law firms. We operate on a consensus model, providing new associates equal participation in management. Associates have unparalleled participation in firm management as full voting members within various management committees. The committees are responsible for coming up with recommendations for firm governance, including business development and strategic planning; benefits; financial management; billing and collections; and technology.

Associates are treated as prospective shareholders from their first day on the job – a cultural attitude that affects virtually every aspect of an associate’s career at the firm. New associates are encouraged and expected to assume early and rapidly increasing levels of responsibility under the supervision of senior attorneys, providing associates with meaningful client and courtroom experiences.

Here’s what one new associate told the Intermountain Commercial Record, a local Salt Lake City newspaper:

“The attorneys at Parr Brown, and its reputation, are very high-quality. I wanted to practice with attorneys who would give me a real opportunity to learn. I’m working with shareholders who are taking the time to mentor me and show me the ropes. They are absolutely great. Right now I’m working on an appellate brief for a patent case—a very complicated patent case—before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. I’m also involved in some fascinating securities litigation.”

Through our strong client focus, continued skill development and careful practice management, we maintain strong revenue growth and economic stability. The firm is constantly recognized in publications such as Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, Mountain States Super Lawyers and Utah Business magazine’s Utah’s Legal Elite.

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Attorney Recruiting

Representatives of Parr Brown work closely with university on-campus interview programs and attend law school recruiting functions throughout the year. Students from law schools where the firm is conducting on-campus interviews should submit their resumes in accordance with their schools’ guidelines.

If we are not scheduled to interview on campus at your school, send a resume directly to our Recruiting Committee by mail or email addressed to Megan Houdeshel, Recruiting Committee Chair.  First year students should submit resumes between December and February.  Second and third year students should submit resumes between August and October.  A transcript (unofficial ok) should be submitted as well.

JDH_3456-Edit rHiring Process

 

Now Hiring: Lateral Attorney for Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Group.

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, PC, a business-centered mid-sized law firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah, seeks a lateral attorney for its corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities group.  Applicants should have 1-4 years of relevant law firm experience.  The position involves working on M&A and investment transactions. It also involves advising businesses with respect to general corporate/LLC issues and drafting general business agreements.  JD from a “top 20″ U.S. law school or class rank in the top 10 percentile highly recommended.

Now Hiring: Business Associate for Real Estate, Land Use, Construction and Corporate Finance.

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, PC, a business-centered mid-sized law firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah, seeks a lateral attorney for its real estate, land use, construction and corporate finance group.  Applicants should have 3-10 years of relevant law firm experience.  The position involves working on the acquisition, development and land use/planning, leasing and sale of real estate development projects. We also have need for assistance with representing general contractors and representing lenders/borrowers on asset-backed loan transactions.  JD from a “top 20″ U.S. law school or class rank in the top 10 percentile highly recommended.

Now Hiring: Lateral Attorney for Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group.

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, PC, a business-centered mid-sized law firm located in Salt Lake City law firm, Utah, seeks lateral attorney for Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group. Applicants should have 3 years or more of relevant law firm experience. Negotiation experience and knowledge of IP and Data Privacy law are required. The position involves working on technology transactions, including license agreements, outsourcing agreements, technology development agreements, reseller, distribution and cloud service agreements, advising clients on data security and privacy matters and assisting transactional attorneys with IP due diligence, structuring and documentation in M&A and financing transactions. JD from a “top 20″ U.S. law school or class rank in the top 20 percentile highly recommended.

Now Hiring: Business Paralegal.

Summary:  Research law, investigate facts, and prepare documents to assist business attorneys by performing the below stated duties. Corporate Filings, Lien and UCC, Tax and State Registration, Basic Drafting, Document Tracking and Organization, Clerical, and Filing and Indexing.  For entire job description click here

  • Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the above stated competencies and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and responsibilities listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from attorneys, clients, staff, and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software, and legal software.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Experience:  Minimum of 5 years of business paralegal experience is required.
  • Demands and Work Environment – Physical Demands: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Physical demands will include significant computer use.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Summer Clerks:

Parr Brown actively recruits summer clerks, the majority of whom have completed their second year of law school. A limited number of positions are available for first-year students and law school graduates who will be going on to judicial clerkship’s. We believe in hiring talented and energetic law students who are interested in making a long-term professional commitment.

We typically hire summer clerks who are in the top 10% of their law school class and show initiative through extra-curricular activities such as law review, Moot Court program participation and other activities. While grades are important, we also look at individual characteristics such as poise, leadership ability and written and verbal skills.

Representatives of Parr Brown work closely with university on-campus interview programs and attend recruiting functions throughout the year. Students from schools where the firm is conducting on-campus interviews should submit their resumes in accordance with their schools’ guidelines.

If we are not scheduled to interview on campus at your school, send a resume directly to:

Megan J. Houdeshel, Recruiting Committee Chair
101 South 200 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

First-year students should submit resumes between December and February. Second- and third-year students should submit resumes between August and September. A transcript (unofficial OK) should also be submitted.

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Associate Compensation

Parr Brown is committed to hiring top candidates from quality law schools and eliminating attrition among current attorneys. As a result, we are dedicated to remaining at the top of the compensation scale for the Salt Lake City market. In addition to guaranteed salaries, all full-time associates participate in firm profit-sharing distributions, have fully-paid medical and dental coverage for themselves and their families, and receive annual contributions to a 401(k) retirement plan. Summer associates receive weekly salaries that are adjusted annually to ensure that they are competitive with other Salt Lake City firms.

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Law students who participate in the firm’s summer program get a real-life look at Parr Brown’s culture and practice. Students work on actual client matters and attend trials, hearings, depositions and client meetings when appropriate. Summer clerks are given the broadest possible experience by working with many different attorneys in the firm.

The Summer Clerk Program Coordinators have the primary responsibility for overseeing work and social activities. A weekly meeting is held for summer clerks, during which assignments, social activities, and other functions are planned and coordinated.

Each attorney that assigns work is encouraged to provide an informal evaluation directly to the summer associate. In addition, the attorneys complete written evaluations for each project assigned. Evaluation reports are submitted to the firm’s Recruiting Committee for reference in performance reviews. Summer clerks can expect to have two formal reviews – a mid-summer review and a final review.

During the summer, representatives of different practice groups meet with summer clerks to discuss their practice area and provide practical instruction. These short seminars provide helpful information for beginning practitioners and reflect the firm’s ongoing commitment to practice development.

Associates that join the firm after graduation participate in a nine-session training program including such topics as getting along with opposing counsel, entity selection considerations, essentials of pleadings, real property transactions and documents, written discovery, due diligence in commercial transactions and taking depositions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the firm hire associates from its summer program?

Yes. The summer program is the principal source of new hires. The program permits the summer associates and attorneys to get to know one another on personal and professional levels. Lateral hires are made only on a case-by-case basis.

When are offers extended?

The size of the summer program is intentionally limited so each participant meeting the firm’s expectations can receive an offer. Offers are extended to 2L associates after the conclusion of the summer program based on the firm’s assessment of their work performance, initiative, judgment and interpersonal skills.

Do you allow split summers?

We entertain split summers on a case-by-case basis. We do, however, require a minimum of seven weeks, which can start at the beginning of the summer or at mid-summer. Ideally, we prefer that summer associates participate in the entire summer program to have the full Parr Brown experience.

What is the timing of your summer program?

We are flexible with starting dates as long as you fulfill the seven-week minimum requirement. Some summer associates start as early as late April and the last of the summer associates usually depart in August.

What types of assignments will I receive?

While actual assignments are based on the firm’s needs at the time, summer associates are encouraged to work on a variety of projects for a well-rounded experience, rather than being assigned to a specific practice group. This provides exposure to the broad range of legal services offered by the firm and allows interface with as many attorneys as possible. While we also make every effort to accommodate individual interests, we hope summer associates will take the opportunity to explore as many facets of the practice of law as possible.

Staff Openings

Parr Brown takes pride in its administrative and support staff, many of whom have worked for the firm for over 30 years. Parr Brown currently offers a generous package of compensation and benefits, including competitive salaries, contributions by the firm to the firm’s 401(k) retirement plan, fully paid individual and family medical and dental coverage, contributions by the firm to the firm’s cafeteria medical plan, as well as long term disability insurance and term life insurance.

For inquiries, or to submit your resume, please contact Caralee Marsh at cmarsh@parrbrown.com.

CONTACT US

If you think there’s a potential fit, or you’d like to discuss your situation, we’d love to hear from you.
Call, email or stop by our offices today.

Principled. Results.
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

101 South 200 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tel. 801.532.7840
Fax. 801.532.7750

mkano@parrbrown.com

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