Kirton McConkie goes beyond the basic client expectations of expertise, good judgment and professional integrity to provide a service platform based on helping clients get to the heart of their business issues, solve their problems, and realize new opportunities.
We understand how clients think about their challenging situations—as business problems, not just as legal problems—and strive to guide them through legal processes while keeping their business objectives in mind. For this reason, clients have come to rely on our attorneys for their business insights and have often hired them as outside counsel rather than employ their own in-house counsel.
Kirton McConkie has the highest rating for professional and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the prestigious Bar Register in its list of Preeminent Law Firms in the US.
Kirton McConkie's business and general corporate legal services include entity formation, capital structuring, finance, securities (including private offerings), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, international business franchising, licensing, negotiating and preparing commercial agreements, and related regulatory proceedings.
Our firm is supported by strong tax and international sections, which allows us to meet the critical needs of emerging businesses in our complex global economy. We handle business transactions ranging in value from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions.
The firm was legal counsel for a $505 million radio industry transaction—the largest radio industry deal in the country in five years.
Employment & Labor
Attorneys in our Employment & Labor practice represent clients in all areas of the workplace, including discrimination, ERISA, unemployment matters, wage and hour issues, and civil rights. Our attorneys work with employers to help build employee relations and avoid problems through careful planning and host regular seminars for employers covering concerns such as wage and hour laws, avoiding retaliation liability, workers' compensation and occupational disease claims, making reasonable accommodations under the ADA, employee benefits law, and public policy wrongful termination.
We draw on the talent from our immigration attorneys to help supply worker visas and rely on our elaborate network of local counsel for expert advice and assistance.
Intellectual Property Prosecution & Litigation
Kirton McConkie's Intellectual Property group provides a full spectrum of intellectual property services including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade regulation, trade secrets, litigation, and dispute resolution. The group also manages intellectual property portfolios for a variety of large domestic and international clients, specifically Asian and European interests.
This diverse group of attorneys consists of former patent examiners, former in-house counselors for multinational corporations, leaders within the International Trademark Association (INTA), and internationally qualified mediators. Each IP attorney has a scientific education or background.
The firm represents many multinational corporations as well as representing foreign corporations in connection with business interests in the United States. Our worldwide experience stems from having many lawyers who practiced and/or lived throughout the world and who speak a variety of languages, including Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and American Sign Language.
Litigation, Trials & Appeals
Our Litigation group is comprised of highly experienced general litigators and lawyers who have specialized skills in resolving business and commercial disputes. Our services include shareholder derivative actions, contract enforcement, business torts, securities and complex litigation, creditors’ rights, products liability, and trial and appellate advocacy. At Kirton & McConkie, we pride ourselves in our ability to negotiate and mediate legal disputes, but we are prepared to go to trial (in both small and complex matters) and protect judgments with keen appellate writing and advocacy skills.
Real Property, Leasing and Land Use
Kirton McConkie has the largest and strongest real estate group in the U.S. Intermountain West. Our attorneys handle purchases, leasing, construction, land use development, planning and zoning, lending and finance, restructurings, foreclosures, entitlement, property rights, water and water rights, wetlands, development of Brownsfields and/or properties with environmental impacts, and agricultural law transactions.
Kirton McConkie real estate attorneys were lead counsel in the largest mixed used retail, office and residential development project ever undertaken in Utah.