257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Tanner became an associate with Christensen & Jensen in 2013. Prior to going to law school, Tanner worked in sales, customer service, and technical service areas of the online print company Printingforless.com. While in law school, she clerked with firms in Salt Lake City and Birmingham, Alabama. Her practice at Christensen & Jensen focuses on insurance defense and hospitality issues, with a special interest in liquor licensing. Originally from Alabama, Tanner and her husband have lived in Utah for over seven years. Tanner's practices include assisting clients with liquor licensing, DABC regulatory compliance and enforcement defense.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Restaurants/Hospitality and Alcohol Beverage Licensing & Compliance:
Negotiate settlements with DABC for violations
Assists with liquor license applications
Advises clients regarding DABC policy, procedure, and best practices
Procured client's special use liquor permit with a waiver allowing additional alcohol to be served
Handled multiple sales of club liquor licenses, representing both buyers and sellers
Consulted on obscure questions of liquor law regarding gift baskets, gift cards, and employee discounts for local and national clients
Drafted compromise language for HB442, enacting sweeping changes in Utah liquor law, with Salt Lake Restaurant Association
Obtained a varaince before the DABC Commission for a client whose restaurant was too close to an LDS temple
Represents businesses and individuals in commercial and professional liability, as well as contract disputes, with a focus in construction law.
Represents both plaintiffs and defendants involved in motor vehicle accidents, products-liability cases, and other personal-injury matters.
Obtained summary judgment for highway construction company in bicyclist personal injury action
Obtained summary judgment for small business in snowmobile personal injury action
Successfully negotiated resolution to slip and fall action (representing hotel defendant)
Represents various professionals in claims of errors and omissions or malpractice.
LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS
"This Poll's for You " - City Weekly - January 9, 2019
"The Utah Liquor Lawyer: Tanner Lenart" - Utah Grape and Grain, January 3, 2019
"Salt Lake City liquor lawyer turns those maligned ‘This Is a Restaurant, Not a Bar’ signs into art" - Salt Lake Tribune, November 15, 2018
"Best of Utah" Salt Lake City Weekly - Best of Utah 2018
"The Politics of Utah's Alcohol Laws" - Crafty Beer Girls - November 4, 2018
"Her Best Shot: Attorney Tanner Lenart interprets Utah's peculiar liqour laws so the rest of us don't have to." Salt Lake City Weekly - May 2, 2018
"The New Utah Podcast" - Utah's liquor laws - Episode 96 March, 2018
“Sweeping changes for Utah’s liquor laws;” Utah Business Magazine, March 2017
“An Expert for All Seasons,” Utah Bar Journal, March 2014.
Panelist, “Setting Yourself Up for Success,” Women’s Law Caucus, April 2014.
Speaker, “Help Them Help You: Dealing with the DABC,” Franchise Section of the Utah State Bar CLE, February 2014.
Panelist, “Networking Skills,” Mentoring Marathon, Young Lawyer’s Division of the Utah State Bar, January 2014.
University of Utah, J.D., 2011
American Graduate School of International Relations, 2004
Furman University, B.A., 2001
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ADMISSIONS
Admitted to practice in all Utah state courts and the United States District Court for the District of Utah
Admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims
Utah State Bar Sections: Young Lawyers Division, Litigation, Women Lawyers of Utah, Salt Lake County
Board of Directors, Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association
Co-Chair, Utah 99s Chapter of the International Organization of Women Pilots
Women Lawyers of Utah liaison to National Association of Women Judges
Board Member, Books From Barristers
American Inns of Court
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Utah State Bartender’s Guild
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Secretary of the Board of the Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association
Christensen & Jensen, P.C., 2013 – present
Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard Moss, LLC, 2012-2013
Orange Legal, 2011-2012
Eisenberg & Gilchrist (clerk) 2010-2011
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton (clerk) 2009
Printingforless.com (Sales Manager) 2005-2010