News

The following news items are about Kirton McConkie, its attorneys and clients. Additional information can be found in our Articles, Blogs and Events sections.

  • March 2016

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce 32 of its attorneys were selected as Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2016.

  • February 2016

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce 32 of its attorneys in 12 categories were selected as Utah Business magazine's Utah Legal Elite for 2016. 

  • December 18, 2015

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce three firm Associates have been elected as Shareholders: Tyler L. Buswell, Alexander N. Pearson, Brian D. Tucker.

  • November 3, 2015

    Kirton McConkie was ranked as a Utah Tier 1 law firm for 2016 by U.S. News & Best Lawyers. Five practice areas were recognized: bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, commercial litigation, construction litigation, real estate and tax.

  • October 29, 2015

    R. Willis Orton, Christopher S. Hill, and Ryan B. Frazier, all shareholders of Kirton McConkie, recently returned from attending the international conference of TAGLaw held on October 26-28, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.

  • September 11, 2015

    The Utah Court of Appeals issued an opinion on September 11, 2015, affirming the dismissal of claims brought by a junior lienholder against a senior lienholder which had previously successfully foreclosed on a deed of trust (Capri Sunshine, LLC v. E&C Fox Investments, LLC, 2015 UT App 231).

  • September 2, 2015

    Kirton McConkie is a proud donor to the construction fund along with several firm attorneys for the new University of Utah College of Law building. Click title to read more.

  • August 18, 2015

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce 24 lawyers in 24 different legal categories were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2016. This distinction is the most esteemed in the entire legal profession, recognizing only the top 4 percent of attorneys in the country. Click title to see the attorney list.

  • August 12, 2015

    Kirton McConkie client, Ski Butlers, was recently ranked in the top 5000 fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. Click title to read more.

  • August 10, 2015

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce the launch of Perspective, the firm's law blog, featuring news, updates and information in areas such as intellectual property, immigration, corporate, employment, international, broadband and franchising. Tax and other topics will be added soon. Click title to read more.

  • August 10, 2015

    Kirton McConkie adoption attorneys Larry Jenkins and Lance Rich brought a contentious adoption case to a successful close.The Utah Supreme Court upheld a district court’s denial of a motion by a putative father to intervene in an adoption proceeding. Click title to read more.

  • August 5, 2015

    Kirton McConkie employment attorney Robert McKinley recently settled a claim for a chain of Mexican restaurants.

  • July 28, 2015

    Kirton McConkie PC has bolstered its new, European Markets practice in Salt Lake City with a former Ballard Spahr LLP partner who is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, securities and EB-5 matters and regularly advises clients on European transactions. 

  • July 20, 2015


    The U.S. Department of Justice announced the City of Ammon’s ‘School Emergency Screencast Application’ as the winner in its National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Ultra-High Speed Apps: Using Current Technology to Improve Criminal Justice Operations Challenge. Click title to read more.

  • Kirton McConkie client, Kneaders, names new President/CFO
    July 15, 2015

    Kirton McConkie client, Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, named David Vincent As President And CFO. To read more, click here.

  • Kirton McConkie client, Kneaders, featured in Franchise Times
    June 2015

    Kirton McConkie client, Kneaders, was highlighted in Franchise Times for its rapid, yet methodical growth. The company currently has 35 franchise units and has experienced 375 percent sales growth over the past five years. Through its franchise practice, Kirton McConkie provides Kneaders with a wide range of legal services. To read the full article, click here.

  • June 12, 2015

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce 36 of its attorneys were selected as Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2015.

  • June 2, 2015

    Kirton  McConkie is pleased to announce the firm’s Real Estate, Corporate/M&A and Energy & Natural Resources/Water practices were ranked in the annual Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers 2015. Click title to read more

  • May 6, 2015

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce the expansion of its Commercial Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights practice with the addition of business bankruptcy and workout attorney Adelaide Maudsley, who recently joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Litigation section. Her practice focus is representation of banks, lenders, and other types of creditors in bankruptcy, receivership, restructuring, and workout matters. Click title to read more.

  • May 5, 2015

    Kirton McConkie litigation attorney, Willis Orton, recently attended TAGLaw’s 32nd international conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • April 3, 2015

    Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce 29 of its attorneys in 14 categories were selected as Utah Business magazine's Utah Legal Elite for 2015. 

  • January 29, 2015

    Charles W. Dahlquist, II, Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany since 1999, was honored at a retirement ceremony January 29, 2015 and also received the German Order of Merit, First Class, the highest tribute the German government pays to individuals for service to Germany. James T. Burton was installed as the new Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany for Utah. Dahlquist and Burton are Shareholders with Kirton McConkie.

  • October 29, 2014

    Kirton McConkie client, The Ritchie Group, L.C., and Evergreen Properties, a conglomerate of real estate investment specialists based in Salt Lake City, took a big step forward to bring the Orem, UT Midtown 360 project to fruition.