Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, P.C. (“Van Cott”), founded in 1874, is the oldest law firm in the state of Utah. Van Cott has a long record of excellence and professional leadership in the Intermountain West and remains committed to a tradition of legal service of the highest quality. Van Cott maintains its long-standing tradition of excellence, balancing client expectations of cost-effective practical advice, with quality representation and creative solutions. Van Cott’s team of lawyers offers comprehensive litigation and business legal services to a wide range of clients that include small businesses, large corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals. The firm is organized into two general practice sections, litigation and business, and has a number of practice groups within those sections.
Lawyers in the litigation section concentrate primarily on civil disputes involving antitrust and unfair competition; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business crimes and compliance; commercial contracts; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental liability and compliance; intellectual property, lender liability; media and First Amendment law; occupational safety and health; personal injury; product liability; and professional malpractice. The firm’s lawyers are regularly involved in complex litigation matters and provide representation in federal and state courts and before administrative tribunals.
Lawyers in the business section provide comprehensive legal services and advice concerning business transactions; corporate law; environmental law; estate and benefit planning; intellectual property; limited liability company and partnership law; natural resources; probate; real estate development and transactions; taxation; utility regulation; and water rights.
Outside of the office, Van Cott lawyers are prominent in government and community affairs, professional and trade associations, international organizations, and state and local bar organizations.
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