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I have a broad practice assisting closely-held companies with their domestic and international legal needs. For many clients, I operate as their outside general counsel managing not only their standard corporate issues, but also business litigation, negotiations, employment issues, licensing, and government regulatory issues as well. In other words, my clients know that they can bring any issue forward and I will see that it gets handled properly and timely either by me personally, or by helping identify and then overseeing the work of specific legal specialists from time to time.

Much of my domestic legal focus in recent times has been with companies supporting the oil & gas industry in Utah and Colorado. My international work has centered primarily on clients with significant ties to Europe, China, and South America.

With regards to problem solving, dispute resolution, and litigation, I have handled significant matters in the federal and state courts in Utah, Colorado, and Nevada on both the trial court and appellate levels.


Languages spoken: Czech, Slovak

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Practice areas


  1. International Law: 45%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Litigation: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler

15 W South Temple Ste 1700
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101-1549


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2015
UCCD Gold StarUCCD2015
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2013
Legal Elite - Up & ComingUtah Business Magazine2012
Super Lawyer - Rising StarMountain States Super Lawyers2012
Distinguished Alumni AwardBrigham Young University2011
International FellowInternational Center for Law & Religion2007
Meriorious Honor Award/MedalU.S. Department of State2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyParker & McConkie2003 - 2005
Political/Economic OfficerU.S. Department Of State1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Salt Lake Film SocietyCultural Committee2015 - Present
Utah-Europe Chamber of CommerceTrustee2013 - Present
Utah Consular CorpsMember2010 - Present
Phi Delta PhiProvince President2003 - Present
The Wallace Toronto FoundationTrustee2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Utah Council for Citizen DiplomacyVice President2010 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Burke v. Lewis, 122 P.3d 533 (Utah 2005)Reported - Victory
South Temple Holding v. Sizemore (2009 Utah App. 373)Reported - Victory
Ward v. IHC Health Services, Inc., 173 P.3d 186 (Utah App. 2007)Reported
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Publication nameTitleDate
Medzinárodne a vnutroštatne právne aspekty subjektivity osobitných subjektov medzinárodného práva cirkvi a náboženských spoločnostíNáboženské organizacie - práva subjektivita a štatne výhody v USA2013
Osterreichisches Archiv fur Recht & ReligionThe Registration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Slovakia: An Insider's Report2009
Príručka ku Genealogickému Výskumu na Slovensku a v slovacikálnom zahraničíCirkev Ježiša Krista svatých neskorších dní a jej genealogické aktivity2009
State-Church Relations in Europe: Contemporary Issues and Trends at the Beginning of the 21st CenturyThe American Experience - Bridging the Gap Bewtween Islam and Christianity2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPublic PolicyMA - Masters1998
Brigham Young UniversityPublic PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Academy of International Business Annual MeetingThe Development of Female Entrpreneurship in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe1998