Parsons Behle & Latimer

In 1882, William Howard Dickson, a mining attorney and Territorial District Judge, left Carson City, Nevada, to establish a law practice in Salt Lake City. The law firm became Parsons Behle & Latimer, one of the largest law firms in the Intermountain West, with 118 attorneys, offices in Salt Lake City, Reno and Las Vegas, and an enviable history of successes in litigation and transactions across a broad spectrum of industries.

Over the years, lawyers at the firm have formed hundreds of mining companies, fought dozens of patent infringement battles and handled thousands of business and real estate transactions, all shaping the dynamic business landscape in the region.

Some of the most notable matters include representation of Kennecott in a land acquisition encompassing the city of Bingham Canyon, which facilitated the expansion of Kennecott’s open-pit mine.

Veteran litigators played an important role in solving the mysteries surrounding Howard Hughes’ estate in representing his Summa Corporation. In the mid-’80s, the firm launched its intellectual property litigation practice with the successful resolution of a patent defense case for Baker Hughes.

“Business owners, large and small, have relied on us to protect or obtain what is rightfully theirs,” notes president Raymond J. Etcheverry. “We’re proud that we’ve helped hundreds of clients through the complexities of legal matters.

Just as local executives and entrepreneurs have successfully adapted to economic and market changes, so has the firm. “KUED’s business programs serve as a tool in educating the public about many of the changes,” says Etcheverry. “Our firm is proud to be an underwriter of these programs, and to be recognized as a catalyst for increased funding to KUED through the use of challenge grants.”

Today, Parsons Behle & Latimer has five major practice areas: litigation; environmental, energy & natural resources; corporate & tax; real estate, banking & finance; and employment.