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Brent J. Giauque
Brent Giauque is a partner of the firm emphasizing his practice on issues of corporate
and limited liability company law, including such issues as corporate reorganizations
and mergers and acquisitions. His practice also focuses on commercial and business
transactions (such as joint venture agreements and other business transaction
documents), third-party legal opinions/letters, executive employment and consulting
agreements, employment termination/settlement agreements and non-competition
agreements. Brent also represents and advises attorneys and law firms concerning
matters of professional ethics and professional responsibility.
Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Brent was with VanCott, Bagley, Cornwell & McCarthy in
Salt Lake City, as an associate (1970-1975), shareholder (1975-1998), chair of the
Corporate, Finance and Real Estate Section, board member and vice president (19941998).
Representative Work
Corporate Law
ownership interest.
Brent represented a Utah-based transportation company concerning the
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University of Utah College of Law,
J.D., 1970
Order of the Coif
shareholders agreement, Articles of Restatement of the Articles of Incorporation,
Assistant Editor, Utah Law Review
Brent counseled an energy company concerning the methods available under the
Utah Revised Business Corporation Act to effect a change in the name of the
Business Transactions
Brent is client lead for a major advertising agency in Utah and regularly assists it
in legal matters including the preparation of its advertising agency services
agreement and website development services agreement.
University of Utah, B.A., 1968, cum
Brent reviewed and advised our client concerning the implications of certain
agreement proposed by another shareholder of the corporation.
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preparation of the relevant corporate documents including a voting agreement,
corporate restructuring documents including a buy-sell agreement shareholders
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restructuring of its internal corporate operations and prepared or oversaw the
and Bylaws.
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Brent regularly advises a Poland-based corporation concerning the internal
operations of a Utah corporation in which the Polish corporation has a majority
Retired Partner
Brent J. Giauque
Executive Agreements
Most recently, Brent prepared the employment agreement utilized by the CEO of an advertising agency who, as the principal
shareholder of the agency, was selling the agency in an auction process as his exit strategy.
Non-Competition Agreements
In connection with the sale of one of our client's businesses to an out-of-state buyer, Brent reviewed and commented on the
form of non-competition agreement proposed by the buyer to be executed by the key members of management of the target
Opinion Letters
Brent assisted with the sale of Envirocare of Utah, Inc., and prepared the third-party legal opinion of Stoel Rives LLP delivered
to the buyer at closing.
Professional Ethics and Responsibility
Brent is currently assisting one of his litigation partners concerning ethics and professional responsibility issues in a lawsuit
brought against a major Salt Lake City law firm and one of its partners.
Professional Honors and Activities
Named Best Lawyers' 2011 Salt Lake City Corporate Lawyer of the Year
Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Corporate Law), 2007, 2009-2014
Listed in the 2011 Utah Business "Legal Elite"
AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in 2007 Mountain States Super Lawyers directory
Member, Utah State Bar
Member, Salt Lake County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association