Business &

Contract Law

Securities Law

The attorneys that practice in our law firm's securities law practice group advise clients on securities issues and assist with preparing private placement memoranda and related private offering materials. Our law firm’s approach is to thoroughly understand a client's business and future objectives so that our securities lawyers can better advise each client as well as to help ensure that any disclosure documents are accurate and complete.

At our law firm the securities attorneys understand that there is a difference between simply assisting a client with drafting offering and disclosure documents and helping to guide the business owners and other key individuals to opportunities and relationships that can help them to achieve their goals; thus our attorneys are able to leverage their knowledge and contacts to identify people and businesses that can help clients to grow their businesses and expand their interests.

Although the principal focus of private offerings of securities is often compliance with, or meeting requirement for exemptions from, federal and state securities laws, securities laws are applicable in many other business transactions as well, including mergers and acquisitions and the formation of new ventures, including but not limited to corporations (S and C varieties), limited liability companies, limited and general partnerships, and joint ventures.

Private Offerings. Some of our clients are active issuers of securities in private transactions which are commonly known as Regulation D 504, 505, or 506 offerings, or Regulation S offerings. Relating to these services, our attorneys also render advice regarding exemptions from federal and state securities registration laws and related regulatory matters. As is the case with public offerings, we also represent issuers, placement agents and investors in private (exempt) transactions.

Transactions. The lawyers in our law firm's securities law practice group also perform a wide range of complex corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions. As you would suspect, these lawyers apply their knowledge of securities laws and financing trends to assist clients in consummating these often difficult transactions in an innovative, cost-effective, and timely manner.

Business Entity Formation

Our law firm provides counsel with respect to all aspects of establishing, organizing capitalizing and maintaining business entities, including: (i) corporations; (ii) limited liability companies; (iii) limited and general partnerships; and joint ventures. The lawyers and staff that assist clients with entity formation can also assist with drafting and negotiating the agreements and instruments necessary to conduct your business successfully, such as:

  • Stockholder agreements,

  • Partnership agreements,

  • Joint venture agreements,

  • Operating agreements,

  • Commercial sales and services agreements, and

  • Employment contracts.


The attorneys at our firm are also able to guide a new or established business in all aspects of finance, business combinations and other capital transactions, including:


  • Debt and equity financing,

  • mergers and acquisitions, and

  • stock and asset sales.



The attorneys at our law firm are proud to have represented a variety of traditional and nontraditional lenders, including banks, finance companies, private investment funds, and other entities, as well as developers and other borrowers, related to the financing of real property, business acquisitions or dispositions, receivables, and other assets. The capabilities of our finance lawyers are all-encompassing and include the initial structuring and closing of finance transactions, loan administration, workouts, and loan restructures.

Our finance attorneys regularly handle the following types of matters:


  • Both standard and exceedingly complex financing transactions, including acquisition, development, construction, bridge and permanent loan transactions,

  • Mezzanine loans,

  • Multistate/multiparcel cross-collateral transactions,

  • Revolving lines of credit,

  • Loans secured by ground leases,

  • Loans secured by fractional ownership interest receivables,

  • Loans secured by crops and other farm products, and

  • The issuance of letters of credit.


Often there are multiple lenders involved in a financing transaction, and, as a result, we also draft and negotiate a variety of intercreditor, participation, or loan syndication agreements.


Business &

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Our law firm provides aggressive and innovative representation in civil litigation matters throughout the United States. Our litigation practices are designed to fit the needs of our clients and the changing nature of law, and doing so in the most efficient way possible. The last century has seen an explosion of civil litigation bringing with it new causes of action and theories of liability and because this is the case, our law firm makes it a priority to stay in touch with the changing economy by listening to the needs of our clients and by monitoring case law and industry trends.

Our law firm's civil litigation practice includes: products liability, construction liability, premises liability, vehicular accidents, and fire liability. Due to the breadth of our civil litigation practice, our lawyers are experienced in general and specialized tort litigation, including negligence, intentional torts and statutory causes of action.

Based upon our litigation experience, the lawyers at our law firm have the ability to accurately evaluate the value and strength of each case. Our lawyers make it a practice of assimilating the facts of a case, a client's goals, and the status of the law, to develop a litigation plan of action that is aggressive, realistic, and cost-effective, which can result in great results for a client.

Commercial Litigation

The Firm’s litigators know that good results in litigation are the product of hard work and skill. We know how to effectively prepare for trial and try cases. From the earliest stages of litigation, we analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the case and marshal the evidence necessary to promote our client’s position. Our seasoned trial lawyers know from experience how to efficiently navigate the litigation process, how to favorably position a case, and how to persuasively present that case at trial.

The fact is that an overwhelming percentage of lawsuits settle at some point. Good settlements are negotiated from a position of strength. That strength comes in part from a demonstrated willingness and ability to vigorously advocate a client’s position successfully through trial, if necessary, and to perform at the highest levels of the profession.

We seek to understand our clients’ legal and business objectives and to map out a strategy to satisfy both those objectives. In this respect, we give our clients a prompt, honest, and practical evaluation of their legal position. Our litigators work closely with our transactional attorneys and draw upon their substantive expertise to better serve our clients. Our success is derived from performing high-quality legal work at a reasonable price while providing superior service.


Technology Law

When intellectual property is the primary asset for your business you need technology attorneys who understand how to blend legal and business strategies so that your best interests are always served and your business prospers. Unfortunately, almost all successful technology or IP-related companies also need attorneys who are able to successfully prosecute claims through litigation and other means when intellectual property assets are being challenged.

At the law firm of Shumway Van we represent technology companies and other owners of intellectual property at every stage of business from start-up through seed, angel, and venture capital financings to initial public offering. As an owner of intellectual property you represent one of the fastest-growing sectors of a world economy. As lawyers who represent businesses and the business interests of individuals, we understand your unique needs and objectives related to intellectual property and business strategy generally.

Founders, inventors, investors, and management teams choose our law firm because of our knowledge of the venture capital and finance markets, the passion our IP lawyers have for the technology sector, and our law firm’s track record in structuring and negotiating successful and viable transactions. Our lawyers know technology and know business and that makes our law firm a good partner for any business to have.

At Shumway Van our lawyers regularly represent clients in contract negotiations. With respect to technology transactions the representation often involves IP licensing rights related to a myriad of issues common in local and national economies. From drafting software, technology or other such intellectual property licenses, to negotiating agreements that help the owner of the intellectual property to extract significant value from the asset, our technology attorneys provide clients with substantive expertise to help meet their immediate business objectives and to anticipate broader enforcement and related issues.

Our intellectual property attorneys have significant experience with:


  • Negotiating and drafting complex agreements to obtain, protect, commercialize, and license technology and computer-related intellectual property rights.

  • Negotiating and drafting complex copyright development, transfer, and licensing agreements.

  • Drafting online and electronic commerce contracts, disclaimers, legends, and privacy policies.

  • Drafting and negotiating computer software and hardware licenses and transfers.

  • Trademark Litigation

  • Trade Dress Litigation

  • False Advertising Litigation

  • Unfair Competition Litigation

  • Lanham Act Litigation

  • Domain Name Litigation

  • Right of Publicity Litigation

  • Advertising Litigation

  • Trademark Cancellations

  • Trademark Oppositions


Family Law

Shumway Van seeks to obtain the best results for its clients, and to provide quality family law services at a reasonable cost. Our attorneys and legal staff are committed to settling cases early in the proceedings without sacrificing our client’s interests. However, if litigation is necessary, the attorneys at Shumway Van are very experienced and aggressively seek to obtain the best results for our clients.

The family law attorneys at the firm have experience in a variety of areas of the law in order to provide our clients with a more comprehensive base of knowledge for their family law cases. Our clients have found it to be very beneficial to utilize attorneys that understand real property, contract, estate planning and other related areas of law when a complex situation needs unwinding. Our experienced and trusted Utah, Texas and Nevada divorce and family law attorneys will represent your interests in all areas of family law and divorce issues, including but not limited to the following:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce

  • Spousal maintenance/alimony

  • Property division

  • Child custody and support

  • Modifications of orders

  • Relocations

  • Paternity

  • Domestic violence

In striving to provide the highest degree of service, professionalism and integrity, we offer full-service family law counsel. We also offer divorce mediation and limited scope representation.


Estate Planning

Attorneys at Shumway Van practice in the areas of federal and state tax planning for persons and entities involved in real estate transactions, whether as owners, lenders, developers, foreign investors, or users. We are also recognized for our expertise in estate planning and probate and trust administration. Our tax and estate planning practice includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Entity Related Planning. Family partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies to develop and operate real estate or other business projects, substantially reducing the family’s potential income and estate tax while preserving control.

Trust Agreements. Living trusts, which provide for the disposition of a client’s assets at death in a tax-efficient and probate-free manner, and also for the management of property during the client’s lifetime in case of disability.

Wills. Wills, testamentary trusts, and similar arrangements, which provide security for the client’s heirs, minimize income taxes and maximize administrative efficiency.

Pre-Relationship Agreements. Planning and negotiating prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and other arrangements to protect assets and earnings from potential claims of ex-spouses or others.

Post-Marital Agreements. Planning and negotiating specialized marital settlement agreements to provide for the continued unified operation and control of a family business and investment properties following a divorce.


Personal Injury

At the law firm of Shumway Van, our injury lawyers are committed to assuring that our clients do not become victims of an insurance company. Getting into an injury accident is a life-changing experience, and you deserve to be educated about victim’s rights, kept informed about your case during the entire process, and helped to recover the maximum case compensation possible for your case in the shortest amount of time.

No hassle. No Obligations.

Because of our no fee guarantee, you don’t pay us unless we win your case. Our guaranty allows you to focus on your recovery while knowing that your personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Shumway Van are working as aggressively and efficiently as possible to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve.

With over 60 years of combined experience, the injury attorneys at our law firm can help you to receive the compensation owed to you associated with almost any injury claim. Our injury lawyers and paralegals make every effort to aggressively pursue the claims of our clients so that they are paid for their injury and damages.

Types of personal injury cases we handle...

Our injury attorneys are able to handle a broad selection of types of injury cases, however they focus on being the best accident attorneys, and have handled a significant number of cases relating to motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, product liability, premises liability and medical implants. As car accident attorneys, our injury lawyers have years of experience and have retained a knowledgeable staff that will direct you every step in the process. You are never alone when you are working with the law firm of Shumway Van. Let an experienced accident lawyer represent you and help you to get the compensation that you deserve for your case.

Our personal injury lawyers zealously represent our clients to ensure that each one of them gets the win that they deserve. Whether that win comes in the form of a settlement or after a hotly contested trial, our injury attorneys take care of their clients all along the way. 

No individual needs to go without representation and no one should attempt to handle their own injury case without assistance from an attorney. We believe that no person needs to face the insurance industry alone. Our attorneys know the law and your rights and can help you to get the result that is right for you and your family. The law firm of Shumway Van gives you an experienced voice who will fight for you every step of the way.

Note: Never communicate with the police or an insurance company without having your attorney present. If you are injured in an accident call on the 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline and get with an attorney right away for a free consultation.

Las Vegas Office:

8985 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

Ph: (702) 478-7770

Salt Lake City Office:

8 East Broadway, Suite 550
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
Ph: (801) 478-8080

San Antonio Office:

310 South St. Mary’s Street, Suite 2100

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Ph: (210) 503-2800

St. George Office:

368 E. Riverside Dr., Suite 3A

St. George, Utah 84790

Ph: (435) 767-9639

Toll Free:  +1 (800) 868-1341

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