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Legal expertise is an important feature when selecting a law firm, but how well the knowledge is applied and delivered is where the real value lies. Whether your legal issues arise from an internal shift in strategy, imminent litigation or current economic conditions. Parr Brown applies legal expertise to your critical business concerns. Working closely with clients, we create rock-solid corporate and litigation solutions, based on years of legal and industry experience.



The law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that  Jonathan O. Hafen, has been selected as president of the firm.  “The attorneys at Parr Brown care deeply about providing high-quality, efficient service to our clients. The firm’s unique compensation and governance structure attracts top-quality legal talent and creates a culture of teamwork focusing on meeting our clients’ legal needs. It is truly an honor to be part of such an outstanding group of lawyers and people,” Hafen said. Jonathan Hafen is a trial lawyer with extensive experience representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial cases,

We are pleased to announce the 25th anniversary of the Utah Freedom of Information Hotline – a firm-sponsored pro bono service that provides free legal assistance to Utah journalists and members of the public seeking access to government records, meetings, and judicial proceedings. Parr Brown President Jeff Hunt, who founded the FOI Hotline in 1992, said the goal was to help journalists and members of the public exercise their rights under the First Amendment and Utah’s “sunshine laws” to obtain information about the workings of government and to hold public officials accountable. “Access to government information and proceedings is critical

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless announced that 34 lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018.  Six of these lawyers were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their specific practice area in Utah. The following Parr Brown attorneys were recognized and represent 47 of the firm’s service areas: James L. Ahlstrom: Commercial Litigation Bryan T. Allen: Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law Michael D. Black: Tax Law Steven J. Christiansen: Environmental Law Robert S. Clark: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that two new Associates have joined the firm. Brooke W. Pettegrew is a member of the firm’s business section and practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business organizations. Prior to joining Parr Brown, Ms. Pettegrew practiced law in Washington, D.C. Kelly M. McBeain is a member of the firm’s real estate practice group, with emphasis in general real estate and commercial lending law. Prior to joining Parr Brown, Ms. McBeain served as Investment Counsel for Advantus Capital Management, Inc. located in St. Paul, Minnesota, where

Thirty-four attorneys from Parr Brown Gee & Loveless have been named to the 2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Each year the top five percent of Utah lawyers are designated by the Super Lawyers team to receive this recognition. The Rising Stars designation honors leading Utah attorneys who are 40 years or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less. Jeffrey J. Hunt, President of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, noted, “We are proud to have nearly half of our attorneys recognized in this regional publication.”  Among those recognized, eleven have notable rankings: “Top 100 Lawyers” – Robert S. Clark,

For twelve years running, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless and several of its attorneys have been ranked in the top tiers of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Rankings are based on interviews with clients (commercial users of legal services) and weighted on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.  Parr Brown and its attorneys are proud to be recognized in the following areas: Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions (Bryan T. Allen, and Seth R. King) Real Estate Law (David E. Gee, Robert A. McConnell, and

The law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that litigation attorney, Jeffrey J. Hunt, has been selected as president of the firm.  Each April, the firm’s management succession plan identifies a new, qualified attorney to serve as president.  Mr. Hunt has served as firm secretary for the past year and will now serve as president.  “Parr Brown is truly unique among law firms both in terms of our democratic form of governance and the uniformly outstanding legal talent we recruit and retain.  It truly is an honor to be associated with such a fine group

The law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that Daniel Jensen, President of Parr Brown. Nathanael D. Paynter is a member of the firm’s Corporate group, focusing on business formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities as well as media and First Amendment Law. Mr. Paynter received his B.A. in History from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School. Thomas E. Goodwin is a member of the firm’s real estate, finance, and bankruptcy groups. Mr. Goodwin received his B.S., cum laude in Economics, and B.A., cum laude in Asian Studies from the University

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Parr Brown is a founding member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide – an integrated alliance of more than 170 independent commercial law firms across 60 countries. As the exclusive member firm in Utah, Parr Brown serves as the gateway to a worldwide legal network, offering clients the bottom-line benefit of coordinating their legal needs around the country, or the world, at incredibly competitive rates.


Parr Brown is consistently recognized by peers and clients for its sophisticated legal work.