November 2018

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that Dane R. Johansen joined the firm as a shareholder in the Business and Finance sections. Mr. Johansen received his Juris Doctorate degree from Brigham Young’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, his LL.M. degree in Chinese Law from Peking University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese (business minor) from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johansen worked for leading U.S. and British law firms (inter alia, Paul Hastings and Allen & Overy) in Hong Kong. Mr. Johansen also seconded with the asset management division of a

Utah Business magazine has named 33 of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless attorneys as Utah’s Legal Elite for 2019. The list of Utah’s Legal Elite is compiled from surveys completed by thousands of Utah State Bar members who are asked to identify attorneys they deem the best in Utah and whose legal services they would recommend to others. To contact a recognized attorney, click on any of the names listed below. The following are the Parr Brown attorneys included in Utah’s Legal Elite for 2019, listed by practice area:   Bankruptcy/Workout – Joseph M. Covey. Commercial Litigation – Robert Clark,

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that David P. Mooers-Putzer has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Section. Mr. Mooers-Putzer received his B.A. in History from Stanford University, in 2009.  In 2013 he earned his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was the articles editor, and staff member of the Utah Law Review. David worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Carolyn B. McHugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, as well as for the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP. “We

Utah Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in an appeal of one of the largest eminent domain judgments in Utah history, UDOT v. LEJ Investments, LLC et al, 2018 UT App 213.  http://www.utcourts.gov/opinions/view.html?court=appopin&opinion=UDOT v. LEJ Investments20181108_20160648_213.pdf  The 14 page unanimous decision, authored by Judge David N. Mortensen, affirmed a June 2016 judgment entered by Third District Court Judge Todd Shaughnessy against the Utah Department of Transportation and in favor of LEJ Investments, LLC in the amount of $15,014,933. The landowner, LEJ Investments, LLC, owned over 350 acres of property located between 7800-7000 South and 6000-6400 West in West Jordan