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,