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Since 1875, Jones Waldo has provided legal services to the businesses and community organizations that support and grow the state’s economy. Built on a strong foundation of service and knowledge of Utah’s core industries, the firm continues to evolve through meeting new challenges, finding innovative solutions and advancing legal trends in the state. With departments in business, real estate and litigation, attorneys at Jones Waldo have expertise to solve complex client needs in nearly every area of business. Jones Waldo has offices in Salt Lake City, Park City, St. George, Provo and the Chicago metro area.

NEWS BRIEF: Not My Taste
Posted on Sep. 6, 2012

Artist Daniel Moore has prevailed in his long battle with the University of Alabama. The school took issue with Moore’s paintings, which depict so-called great moments in Alabama football.  The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that Moore’s First Amendment freedom of expression trumps the school’s trademark in its uniforms. We at Jones Waldo also have an eclectic art collection, which is sure to include something you won’t like.  Come visit us for a tour.  University of Alabama Bd. of Trustees v. New Life Art, Inc., 683 F.3d 1266 (11th Cir. 2012).

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NEWS BRIEF: God Bless the HOA
Posted on Sep. 6, 2012

Sure, your homeowners association can require you to paint your house some shade of beige, tan, or taupe, but it can’t bar you from placing political signs in your window.  The New Jersey Supreme Court said, “Political speech is … fundamental to a democratic society.”  Mazdabrook Commons Homeowners’ Ass’n v. Khan, 46 A.3d 507 (N.J. 2012).

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Posted on Sep. 5, 2012

Have you ever buried your treasure only to forget exactly where you buried it? Your search becomes more and more frantic, and pretty soon, your backyard looks like a herd of aggressive gophers have thrown the rodent party of the decade.

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NEWS BRIEF: Happier Days
Posted on Aug. 17, 2012

Several of the cast members of the popular 70s show told CBS to “sit on it” after they discovered the existence of a “Happy Days”-themed slot machine. It seems that CBS had not been paying royalties for use of the actors’ images. Yahoo! News reported that the case settled in early July with payments to each of the actors for about $60,000. To make your day happier–or not–the Smithsonian has switched the display Fonzie’s jacket for Farrah Fawcett’s red bathing suit.

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NEWS BRIEF: Killing Us Softly
Posted on Aug. 17, 2012

Lauryn Hill plead guilty earlier this summer to three counts of tax evasion. The income in question, totaling $1.8 million, was earned by four corporations Hill owned. She faces a maximum one-year sentence for each count, but sentencing has been delayed to the fall to permit Hill time to make a payment. 

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The Unique Legal Issues of Women: How to be Prepared
Posted on Jul. 23, 2012

Our own Marianne Sorensen was published is last week's issue of the Enterprise.

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Law Day Run Recap
Posted on Jun. 5, 2012

Saturday, May 19, was the 30th annual Law Day Run. It was a big success raising more than $35,000 for "...and Justice for All."

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Kathleen McDonald elected Jones Waldo shareholder
Posted on May. 7, 2012

Jones Waldo also welcomes four new members to its board of directors...

Jones Waldo, one of Utah’s most enduring and prestigious law firms, has elected Kathleen McDonald as its newest shareholder. The firm also elected four new members to its board of directors including Paul M. Harman, Bruce E. Babcock, Timothy B. Anderson and Lewis M. Francis.

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Jones Waldo Attorneys Blog on Legal "Spotlight" Sites
Posted on May. 7, 2012

Community of legal topic blogs provide interaction, information and insights to clients and public

SALT LAKE CITY – May 1, 2012 Attorneys at Jones Waldo, one of Utah’s most enduring and prestigious law firms, now have another way of engaging and informing clients – and perhaps one more digestible to the lay public. The firm has created a new collection of “Spotlight” blogs, which can be found at joneswaldo.com.

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Utah SHRM Legal Mail - April 26, 2012
Posted on May. 1, 2012

This is Utah SHRM Legal-mail no. 2012-10 prepared for Salt Lake SHRM, the Human Resources Association of Central Utah (HRACU), the Northern Utah Human Resources Association (NUHRA), the Color Country Human Resources Association (CCHRA), the Bridgerland Society for Human Resource Management and Utah at-large members of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 


National SHRM Federal Regulatory Alert

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Rankings & Recognition

2012 Utah Legal Elite - Named by Utah Business Magazine

20 Jones Waldo attorneys named Utah Legal Elite, including more in Real Estate than at any other firm.

2012 U.S New Best Law Firms

Ranked "Tier One" in eight areas of practice, including bankruptcy creditors' rights, commercial litigation, m & a and real estate.

Chambers & Partners

Ranked in Band 1 for Real Estate

  • Glen D. Watkins
  • Keven M. Rowe
  • Paul M. Harman
  • Tom Berggren

Ranked in Band 2 for Corporate/M & A

  • Randon W. Wilson
  • Robinson (Rob) M. Alston
  • Ronald S. Poelman

Ranked in Band 2 for Energy/Environmental

  • Lucy B. Jenkins

Ranked in Band 2 for Labor & Employment

  •  Michael Patrick O'Brien
  •  Bruce E. Babcock

Ranked in Band 3 for Commercial Litigation

  • Jeffrey Weston Shields
  • Lewis M. Francis
  • Timothy C. Houpt

Mountain States Super Lawyers

28 attorneys named Super Lawyers. Eight lawyers listed for five consecutive years.

Upcoming Events

"...and Justice for All" 2013 Campaign Kick-Off
February 5, 2013

Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference
February 6-7, 2013

U of U Founder's Day
February 28, 2013