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     Barry Scholl

          barry.scholl@chrisjen.com 
          VCard

          257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
          Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 

 

 

Barry Scholl is the chair of Christensen & Jensen’s business section. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Pamela Greenwood in the Utah Court of Appeals, practiced at a boutique securities law firm, and was a shareholder and business section chair at a full-service Salt Lake City-based law firm.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Barry is a transactional lawyer specializing in business and corporate governance, contracts, trademark and copyright, nonprofit law, technology law, media law, and real estate. Regardless of the area, he focuses on remaining accessible and providing exceptional personalized service to each client.

He represents clients throughout the state of Utah in numerous areas including technology, construction, retail, healthcare, non-profit, manufacturing, the arts, finance, advertising, and hospitality, among many others. He has negotiated, drafted, reviewed, and revised thousands of business and personal contracts and related agreements, including LLC and corporate documents, purchase contracts, licenses, leases, and HOA documents.

Before attending law school, Barry worked as a magazine editor and communications professional. In addition to a JD, he holds a Master of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College (now Westminster University) and an MFA from the University of Utah.

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT

MEDIA LAW

NONPROFIT LAW

TECHNOLOGY LAW

REAL ESTATE


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Barry has received numerous awards and recognitions including:
  • Avvo 10/10 Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite 2016—2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers 2023, Business

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

Barry is currently a board member of the Entrada Institute, TURN Community Services, and Utah Humanities. He is a past board member of Local First Utah and Catalyst Magazine, and served on the executive committee of the Utah State Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section from 2006-2010. He is also an active Rotarian and a popular speaker at various community and professional events.

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

  • Helped a business that recycles used automotive parts to create new product lines, license its business practices to similar businesses in other markets, and protect its assets by creating a holding company separate from its operating company.
  • Advised a major manufacturer, trainer, and wholesaler of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to establish a vertical business structure, obtain federal trademarks for its products and services, and license its products to domestic and international partners.
  • Counseled an established Utah-based catering company in how to segregate profits from assets, launch new affiliated companies, and protect its trade secrets.
  • Assisted the owners of a Utah manufacturing company to maximize their return on the sale of the business by including the operations and facilities in the sale price.
  • Guided a successful small retailer through a major growth phase that involved negotiating with corporate landlords, drafting employment agreements for satellite locations, and registering service marks to protect the company’s brand and image.

SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Paralegal Division, Utah State Bar, “Updates on Landlord-Tenant Issues” (co-presenter), 2022
  • Paralegal Division, Utah State Bar, “Landlord-Tenant Issues For Attorneys to Consider” (co-presenter), 2021
  • Utah State Bar Summer Convention, “Drone Law: Limiting the Risks of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” (co-presenter), 2018
  • Vlog, “Law is Stranger than Fiction,” a weekly Web series focusing on the humorous and absurd aspects of law and the legal profession (co-host), 2018
  • Utah State Bar Summer Convention, “the Risks and Rewards of Serving on a Nonprofit Board: What Lawyers Need to Know” (co-presenter), 2016
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