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Since 1875, Jones Waldo has provided legal services to the businesses and community organizations that support and grow the state’s economy. Built on a strong foundation of service and knowledge of Utah’s core industries, the firm continues to evolve through meeting new challenges, finding innovative solutions and advancing legal trends in the state. With departments in business, real estate and litigation, attorneys at Jones Waldo have expertise to solve complex client needs in nearly every area of business. Jones Waldo has offices in Salt Lake City, Park City, St. George, Provo and the Chicago metro area.

Happy GDPR Deadline Day!
Posted on May. 25, 2018

Today is May 25, 2018, the deadline by which companies around the word had to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)! This new legislation is intended to have a significant impact on data protection worldwide and its requirements affect a large number of business owners, officers, and decision–makers. We urge you to read this whole message and seek competent advice regarding the extent to which the GDPR applies to you. 

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I sell products over the internet – does that make me subject to personal jurisdiction in all 50 sta
Posted on Aug. 16, 2017

In the early days of the internet, the answer was probably yes. Many courts adopted the approach first used in 1997 by the court in Zippo Mfg. Co. v. Zippo Dot Com, Inc., 952 F.Supp. 1119 (W.D. Pa. 1997). In Zippo, the court held that the operation of a “passive” web site that does little more than provide information is not enough to subject the operator to jurisdiction in all 50 dates, but the operation of an “active” web site through which products are sold is enough to subject the operator to jurisdiction in all 50 states. Based on that approach, an e-commerce company based in California could be sued in Florida, even if it had never actually made any sales into Florida.

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Jones Waldo Raises Funds for Utah Dispute Resolution
Posted on Apr. 1, 2016

Jones Waldo participated in this year's Love Utah Give Utah fundraising event on March 31. The firm matched contibutions to Utah Dispute Resolution up to id="mce_marker"000. The goal was acheived resulting in an overall donation of $2000.

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Jones Waldo Attorney George Sutton Contributes to American Banker Magazine
Posted on Mar. 21, 2016

Jones Waldo attorney George Sutton recently contributed a feature article to American Banker magazine regarding brokered deposits. George served as the Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions from 1987 to 1993, where he was responsible for regulating all state chartered depository institutions and all consumer financial services providers in Utah. Since 1993, George has specialized in bank regulation. He assists clients with new bank and other regulatory applications, provides compliance reviews of products and services, and advises boards and management on regulation and corporate governance matters. Read the article in American Banker

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Babcock Appointed New Business Department Chair
Posted on Feb. 18, 2016

Jones Waldo is pleased to announce that Bruce Babcockhas been appointed the Business Department Chair effective February 1.

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Law Day Run Recap
Posted on May. 19, 2015

Saturday, May 16, was the 33rd annual Law Day Run. It was a successful fundraiser for "...and Justice for All."

Jones Waldo recruited more than 40 people for the run. A big thank you to everyone that came and who brought family and friends. Great job by all of our runners! To see the results of the race click here.

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Jones Waldo Welcomes Four New Hires
Posted on Nov. 15, 2014
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Happy Chinese New Year
Posted on Feb. 8, 2013
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Insta-Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on Dec. 27, 2012

Popular Facebook-owned photo sharing app, Instagram, recently changed its Terms of Service, spurring outrage from users, account cancellations from entities like National Geographic (with its 638,000 followers), and now a class action lawsuit.

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U.S. Tops Music Piracy List
Posted on Oct. 29, 2012

It’s no surprise Americans have an extraordinary thirst for music. What is a bit surprising (and also disconcerting) is that we download more songs illegally than any other country in the world according to MusicMetric’s recent report on its investigation on file-sharing activities via BitTorrent. The report, called the Digital Music Index (DMI), showed that Americans pirated nearly 760 million songs via BitTorrent between January and June 2012 alone.  

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Rankings & Recognition

2012 Utah Legal Elite - Named by Utah Business Magazine

20 Jones Waldo attorneys named Utah Legal Elite, including more in Real Estate than at any other firm.

2012 U.S New Best Law Firms

Ranked "Tier One" in eight areas of practice, including bankruptcy creditors' rights, commercial litigation, m & a and real estate.

Chambers & Partners

Ranked in Band 1 for Real Estate

  • Glen D. Watkins
  • Keven M. Rowe
  • Paul M. Harman
  • Tom Berggren

Ranked in Band 2 for Corporate/M & A

  • Randon W. Wilson
  • Robinson (Rob) M. Alston
  • Ronald S. Poelman

Ranked in Band 2 for Energy/Environmental

  • Lucy B. Jenkins

Ranked in Band 2 for Labor & Employment

  •  Michael Patrick O'Brien
  •  Bruce E. Babcock

Ranked in Band 3 for Commercial Litigation

  • Jeffrey Weston Shields
  • Lewis M. Francis
  • Timothy C. Houpt

Mountain States Super Lawyers

28 attorneys named Super Lawyers. Eight lawyers listed for five consecutive years.

Upcoming Events

"...and Justice for All" 2013 Campaign Kick-Off
February 5, 2013

Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference
February 6-7, 2013

U of U Founder's Day
February 28, 2013