Hawley Troxell is Idaho’s largest full-service business law firm. The firm’s collective experience enables it to provide solutions to the challenges of doing business at competitive Idaho rates.
Headquartered in Boise, the firm serves clients in Idaho and across the United States. Hawley Troxell lawyers provide legal services in an array of practice areas, including alternative dispute resolution, antitrust, banking, construction, corporate, creditor rights and bankruptcy, employee benefits and executive compensation, employment, estate planning, health care, insurance, intellectual property and internet, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, patent, public finance, real estate, renewable energy, securities, tax, wine, brew, spirits and workers' compensation.
Hawley Troxell's antitrust attorneys provide an array of counseling and litigation services pertaining to antitrust and unfair competition issues under federal and state law. We advise our clients about how they may conduct business while avoiding the pitfalls of anticompetitive practices. In conjunction with other practice groups of the firm (Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Health Care), our counseling also includes advising clients concerning potential antitrust issues that may arise in mergers or acquisitions, participation with trade associations, or day-to-day operations. When necessary, we are experienced and prepared to represent our clients in both federal and state court.
Our experience in the appellate courts gives us a breadth and depth of knowledge that enables us to excel at all levels of the appellate process, including, providing appellate moot court services, filing amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, and most importantly, securing favorable appellate rulings for our clients. Our attorneys have successfully handled appeals in business and commercial law, employment and labor law, real estate and contracts law, administrative law (including agency ruling appeals), and medical malpractice law. Our lawyers have clerked for the Idaho Supreme Court, various United States Courts of Appeals, and several federal and state trial courts. Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Cathy Silak, who authored hundreds of appellate decisions, first as an Idaho Court of Appeals Judge and later as a Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, co-chairs the Appellate Practice Group.
Hawley Troxell’s banking attorneys represent and assist national, state chartered, and community banks as well as thrifts, mortgage banks, mortgage brokers, consumer lenders, securitized lenders, bond underwriters, and loan documentation and software providers.
Hawley Troxell's corporate attorneys work as a team to help clients achieve business goals and address legal and business issues in a practical, cost-effective, and creative way. We make an investment in understanding our clients' businesses, which enables us to provide strategic and practical solutions in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We counsel established local, regional, national, international businesses and emerging growth companies, as well as venture and private equity investors. We serve as outside general counsel and assist in-house counsels.
Hawley Troxell’s construction lawyers represent owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, and construction managers throughout all phases of the construction process. They assist clients in drafting construction documents from traditional design-bid-build to fast track design-build contracts. Additionally, they litigate and arbitrate disputes from simple claims to complex multi-party actions.
Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy
Hawley Troxell’s creditor rights and bankruptcy attorneys have significant experience in complex commercial creditor rights and bankruptcy matters for national and local clients. We represent national, state chartered, community, and mortgage banks, consumer and commercial lenders, agricultural finance lenders, manufactured home finance lenders, as well as a wide variety of trade and other creditors.
Hawley Troxell’s employment lawyers help clients implement strategies to reduce liability for employee claims. They assist with preparing and revising employment contracts and applications, employee handbooks, and other documents that could contribute to claims. Additionally, they counsel clients on their rights and obligations under the constantly evolving terms of employment law.
Health Care Law
Hawley Troxell’s health law attorneys provide the health care industry with the legal services needed to compete in a highly-regulated, intensely-competitive, and always changing environment. We provide hospitals and physicians with a wide-range of legal resources to ensure that Idaho’s health care providers succeed in providing high quality patient care and in operating their businesses successfully.
Hawley Troxell’s insurance attorneys represent insurers and insureds alike. We have been on both sides of the issues and can offer the perspective of each side and creative solutions used in past situations. We provide coverage opinions and bad faith analysis, coverage litigation, and insurance contract breach and bad faith claims. We are experienced in providing specialty defense of professional malpractice claims for the medical, legal, accounting, and architectural industries, and know the unique issues in defending professionals.
Intellectual Property and Internet Law
For decades, Hawley Troxell has helped clients secure, protect, and transfer their intellectual property (IP) assets. With our experience in IP matters and the ever-changing world of Internet law, we combine a seasoned perspective with an innovative approach to secure the maximum possible value for our clients’ IP portfolios. We understand how important IP is to your business. Our IP and Internet attorneys have the experience and knowledge to protect your copyrights, trademarks, Internet domain names, trade secrets, and patents. We can help you identify, develop, and protect your IP assets in traditional contexts and on the Internet.
Hawley Troxell’s trial lawyers have extensive experience in all facets of litigation. They represent clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in Idaho and other states. They work closely with clients to develop a course of action that brings the dispute to an appropriate, cost-efficient resolution.
Mediation and Arbitration
Hawley Troxell’s Mediation and Arbitration attorneys have extensive experience in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. We serve as advocates for clients who are in the mediation and arbitration process and involved in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration services.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Hawley Troxell’s mergers and acquisitions attorneys have a multitude of experience with negotiating, documenting, and closing deals to provide clients with all-encompassing support. Our M&A team provides full coverage of M&A issues, including corporate, securities, finance, antitrust, tax, executive compensation, real estate, and employee benefits, and we assure clients of full coverage of the M&A issues.
Patent and Emerging Technology
Our full service domestic and international patent practice is nationally renowned. With over 35 years of combined experience in Silicon Valley, we are well-versed in coordinating US and foreign filing strategies and work with a multi-national network to enhance IP protection for our clients throughout the world.
Public Finance and Local Government
We represent public entities such as cities, counties, urban renewal agencies, school districts, irrigation districts, universities, health care providers, and housing developers in tax-exempt bond issues. We are the largest firm in Idaho listed in the "Redbook" as qualified public finance and bond counsel.
Hawley Troxell’s real estate lawyers are experienced in the multifaceted, fast-paced real estate industry. They assist clients with real estate and combined asset transactions, financing, development, and land use. Additionally, they have experience in land use regulation and litigation.
Hawley Troxell’s renewable energy attorneys assist developers and investors with a diverse array of renewable energy projects. We provide legal and business services to wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydro energy projects during all phases including: project formation, organization, management, financing, and transitioning.
Hawley Troxell represents a wide range of businesses from publicly-held, exchange-traded companies to investors and securities professionals involved in securities transactions, federal and state securities enforcement proceedings, and civil litigation. We are counsel to national and community financial institutions and private lenders as well as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and corporations. Additionally, we maintain strong relationships with national and regional PCAOB-registered auditors. Our multidimensional experience provides us with the perspective of all sides of a transaction, which helps us anticipate issues and structure deals that are more likely to work in the market place and pass muster with the securities regulators.
Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits
The tax laws that impact individuals and corporations, estate and gift planning, and employee benefits programs are constantly changing. Boise-based Hawley Troxell’s tax and employee benefits attorneys have the experience and knowledge to guide clients through the morass of tax and benefits laws, providing creative and practical solutions to any problem. Our tax attorneys represent individuals and business clients in a variety of tax-related matters, including choice of business entity, transaction structuring and planning, estate planning, business succession planning, and probate, as well as federal, state, and local tax controversies.
Wine, Brew, Spirits
Hawley Troxell’s Wine, Brew, Spirits Group is experienced with the issues that clients encounter in these rapidly growing industries. As one of Idaho's few law firms focusing on wine, beer, and spirits law, our attorneys assist with a variety of legal issues that clients face the minute they decide to start a business.
Our attorneys have positioned themselves at the leading edge of workers’ compensation, representing major industries which include hospitals, retail, transportation, and manufacturing companies. Our distinguished service has been noted throughout Idaho for exceptional claims assessment and we are recognized authorities in this area of law.