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Brooke Ashton

Franchising Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   17 reviews

About Brooke

Learn Brooke’s areas of practice.

I enjoy helping clients to find practical solutions to their problems. Whether it be assisting an entrepenuer who is trying to start a new concept, dealing with day to day issues that arise in any business, or planning the estate needs for a client, there are many solutions to any problem.

 

When not working with clients, you can find me discovering new music, enjoying nature, traveling to new places, or meeting new people.

Licensed for 15 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Brooke

Fetzer Simonsen Booth & Jenkins, PC dba Mountain West Law
50 West Broadway
Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

Reviews

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Posted by Monique Flesher | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Needs
Brooke was very thoroughly and diligent when helping us with an album release project. Thank you Brooke!
Posted by Scott | August 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Came away enlightened......
Consulted with Brooke who carefully explained the many aspects of franchising including activities that I normally would not have considered to be franchise related. Now I have a clear understanding and just enough information to know at what point I may need to hire professional attorney help in the franchise arena. Thanks Brooke!
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brooke was fantastic!
I needed portions of a contract reviewed so I could make my own modifications to it. I did not have much time to accomplish this task. Brooke answered all my calls promptly and gave me excellent advice in the short time I had to work with. With her assistance, I was able to modify the contract to my satisfaction within the time deadline and move forward with the project at hand. Thanks, Brooke!
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Posted by Gina | June 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Flexible and Comprehensive
Brooke engaged quickly on our project did a thorough review of the documents and provided guidance on all matters, legal and business that were important to making a franchise purchase decision. I highly recommend Brooke to assist in making such an important decision.
Response from Brooke Ashton June 27, 2016
Thanks! It was great working with you and I wish you the best of luck in this new business venture.
Posted by Travis | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buy / Sell Agreement
Had an unfavorable experience leaving my company and saw right away that I needed an attorney. Brooke became my voice and helped me be able to walk away with a fair agreement that would allow me to continue to work in my industry. Can't say enough about her availability to me as a client, work ethic and hard work. I look forward to using her services in the future.
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Response from Brooke Ashton June 27, 2016
Travis, it was a pleasure working with you. Please let me know if I can provide any assistance in the future!
Posted by Justin | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mission Accomplished
Brooke is well spoken and has "been around the block" which is an important trait when dealing with the law. I would highly recommend if your case applies to her law type sitting down and getting the no BS reality from Brooke. Herself and firm successfully remedied my companies situation in a rather short time frame. Staff, emailing, billing, communication A+. Happy we did business and absolutely recommend Brooke.
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Posted by Jonathan | August 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Orthopedic Surgeon, Father of 9, 2nd Marriage.
Excellent, timely, good nurtured, absolutely professional, available always, explains the law easily and quickly, evaluates and responds now, to questions. Hire her before she gets too famous! JHH
Posted by Cindy | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Brooke Ashton is an exceptional lawyer. She not only did a phenomenal job but genuinely cared and was very personable. She would always return my call & emails in a very prompt manner. I would hire her for any and all legal needs.
Posted by Kent | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Practically Perfect in Everyway
Ms Ashton is attentive, insightful, and aware of the legal landscape. She listens closely and provides legal structure and positioning to align legal objectives with business strategies. She is amazingly responsive to chaotic deadlines and eleventh hour repositioning. She is hardworking, and passionate about providing solutions to long-term business positioning. She is known to work to get the project done. Ms Ashton is quick-minded. She provides advise and counsel that is holistic and realistic in its philosophy and its execution. She is forthright and efficient. One of the best attorneys I've ever engaged.
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Posted by Seth | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A bright light in a difficult situation
I was lucky to find Brooke. A business sued my business alleging copyright infringement. I called her out of the blue, explained the situation and she went above and beyond my expectations. She was honest with me about the legalities of the lawsuit, she explained each step, she kept me informed of the process, and helped me think through strategies to reach conclusions. She laid out all the scenarios and explained the pros and cons of each, but she made it clear that all decisions were mine to make and she would support me in whatever I chose. I could tell that she cared about my case and took seriously the work that needed to be done. Had I not worked with her, I'm certain that the case would not have resolved in my favor.
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Posted by Connie | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation & service
Ms. Ashton is always our first call when we have a question or concern regarding anything relating to our franchise. She is responsive and gives us great advice and service. We are confident with her skill and knowledge!
Posted by Karen | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to Work With
Have worked with her a few times. Her referrals were always useful. And when we needed a contract written, it was thorough and a quick turnaround time.
Posted by Jonathan | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick Turnaround
Brooke drafted my document quickly while still taking time to ask about important details that I had overlooked. She gave it careful attention even though I am not a major client. The document was accepted and has made for a smooth relationship. Hiring her is one decision we got right.
Posted by Wendy | August 24, 2013
Already referred her to several people.
Brooke made us feel comfortable planning our estate. She gave us options and helped us make rational decisions that were the best for our situation. Throughout the process, we've appreciated her warmth, humor, compassion and her extensive knowledge of the the law and estate planning. She has the ability to explain complex legal terms simply. We appreciated her insights into the pros and cons of different options. We've already referred several people to her and will continue to do so because she gives exceptional service. She capably and efficiently gets the job done while focusing on the client. You won't find a more responsive estate planner.
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Posted by April | August 20, 2013
Excellent, Professional, Personable, Thorough
Brooke took a personal interest in our case. She kept us well informed and explained everything thoroughly. She represented us extremely well, and I look forward to working with her again if the need arises.
Posted by Ryan | August 20, 2013
Brooke is and exceptional professional !!
Brooke is an exceptional attorney! Her knowledge of the law and attention to detail are exactly what a person should care about when considering hiring a lawyer. Brooke has great client relation skills and will always make sure you feel comfortable and understand the requirements and expectations of the law. She is helpful, smart, and pleasant to work with. I highly recommend her services!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2013
Excellent experience! Extremely responsive and knowledgeable.
Brooke Ashton really took the time to review my concerns and explored all my options. She kept me in the loop throughout the process and had a quick response time when I had questions. It is evident to me that Brooke has a passion for the law and helping her clients. I will use Brooke Ashton for all my legal affairs and recommend her to all my friends and family based on my positive experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Franchise & Business Law Group
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Clerk
  • Honorable James D. Ishmael Jr.
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, Women's Caucus
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Utah State Bar, Disaster Legal Response Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Utah State Bar, Franchise Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Utah State Bar, Franchise Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Committee of the Year Award - Co-Chair
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2015
  • Cali Award for Trust and Estates
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • 2005

Publications

  • Utah Bar Journal
  • Disasters: Are You Prepared Personally and Professionally?
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Utah State Bar, Spring Convention
  • Business Growth Strategies: A Practical Guide to Advising Clients
  • 2011
  • Utah State Bar, Continuing Legal Education
  • The Changing Face of Franchising: Alternatives and Surprising Trends
  • 2010
  • Utah State Bar, Continuing Legal Education
  • Annual Update: ABA Forum on Franchising
  • 2009
  • Utah State Bar, Spring Convention
  • Essentials of Drafting Effective and Compliant Distributor Agreements
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Franchising Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brooke Ashton is a fabulous attorney. She is experienced and very knowledgeable. Her clients can depend on her to build a legal framework that fosters the growth of a business. Companies and individuals alike will enjoy Brooke's personal attention to their legal needs."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brooke is an excellent attorney with valuable experience and a diligent work ethic. I have referred several clients to Brooke because I trust her to do quality work and provide sound advice."
Franchising Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is a knowledgeable and intelligent lawyer."
Franchising Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Brooke as a franchise attorney. Brooke has a vast knowledge of the registration and disclosure requirements, which helps her serve her clients to be able to expand their businesses across the country. Brooke also an excellent estate planning attorney, and can help protect her clients' assets through wills and trusts."
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