Trademarks – Registration of your mark

A common concern of a business is a competitor stealing its name or competing with a confusingly similar name. In light of this concern, businesses typically wonder whether they...

Lease Contracts – Options to Renew

There are many important provisions for businesses to be aware of when entering into a lease contract. One of those provisions which has come up recently in my practice is the...

Contract Provisions for Almost Any Contract

Recently, one of my Utah clients was sued in Illinois. My client asked me to defend him and his company but I am not licensed in Illinois. Luckily for...

A Guide to Contesting a Will

When there is a will, there is always a way, never more so than while a will is contested by a discontented relative. If you are not pleased with...

Avoiding a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

An important decision for new businesses is selecting a name for the business and/or its products. Unfortunately, new businesses will often times select a name without doing a thorough...

Buy-Sell Agreements

Far too many business partners fail to prepare for unexpected events such as a partner’s: (1) death; (2) divorce; (3) bankruptcy; or (4) desire to sell their interest in...

Forced Purchase or Buy Out

No one enters into a partnership expecting to have a major dispute with their partner. This is especially true if the partner is a good friend or family member....

Non-compete provision

In the employment arena, it is common for employers to require employees to sign a contract stating that the employee will not compete with the employer, disclose private and...