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Barry G Scholl

Intellectual property Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2005
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About Barry

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I  practice in the areas of Business and Corporate Governance, Trademark and Copyright, Cybersecurity, Media law, Nonprofit law, Technology law, and Real Estate. I represent and advise clients in the areas of high tech, construction, healthcare, non-profit, the arts, advertising, technology, publishing, hospitality, and retail, among others. I have negotiated, drafted, reviewed, and revised scores of business and personal contracts and related agreements, including corporate and LLC documents, purchase contracts, assignments, commercial leases, HOA documents, technology licenses, IP agreements, service contracts, and loan documents, among many others. As a former communications professional, I focus on accessibility and providing exceptional personalized service to each client.


I began my career as a journalist and magazine editor.  As such, I had the opportunity to ask a lot of questions.  That background provides me with invaluable experience in carefully listening to clients as a means of seeking to understand their issues. I have also been a small business owner, which gives me insights into the issues entrepreneurs face as they attempt to juggle multiple responsibilities, including management, employee relations, intellectual property and trade secrets, and regulatory requirements.

 I seek  to collaborate with clients and remain in close contact as we undertake a project.  By working together, we can effectively identify issues and weigh possible solutions. I have found that when a client is fully informed and has an opportunity to consult with his or or her lawyer, some of the anxiety  that the legal system inspires dissipates and problems seem less overwhelming. I'm also a firm believer in the old adage that the only stupid question is the one left unasked.  


My hobbies include hiking and backpacking with my wife, daughter, and two golden retrievers, collecting first edition books about the Southwest, and playing bluegrass music on the guitar and dobro.


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Client's Choice 2019
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Christensen & Jensen
257 East 200 South
Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111


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Client's Choice 2019
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Posted by Jan | June 3, 2019
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Recommendation for Barry G. Scholl
I contacted Barry Scholl initially with questions regarding general representation on business and personal legal matters related to estate planning and real estate. Barry was very professional and fully answered all of my questions. I felt very comfortable talking to him and appreciated his insights and in-depth answers. Needless to say, I ended up hiring him. My initial impressions were accurate. Barry has proven to be an excellent attorney. I couldn't be happier with his work. I also trust Barry. For me, it's very important to have an attorney who is not only professional and competent, but is someone I can trust to represent my best interests and to always be forthright and honest. I recommend Barry School without reservation.
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Posted by Beverly | May 15, 2019
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Barry Scholl - Miscellaneous Projects
Barry first helped with transferring a corporation from the former owners to us when we bought out our partner. That went very smoothly! Recently I have had him helping me with a problem in an association I am a member of. The treasurer is stealing money, so we need to gather the appropriate documentation, etc. and correct verbiage for when we fire him!! Both Barry and his Assistant, Jeri have been extremely professional as well as helpful!
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Posted by Aaron | May 10, 2019
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Peace of Mind
We hired Barry in 2018 to re-work our operating agreement based on change of ownership in our business. He did a great job with that and has since helped with several other contracts and documents. Every time we’ve contacted him he has been very responsive to our needs. We have peace of mind knowing that all of our bases are covered and we have a competent attorney on our side.
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Posted by AT | May 7, 2019
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Trademarks under control
Barry tidied up our trademark applications that another lawyer had done. Because of the nature of our business, these marks will take a while to get into commerce. We appreciate how diligently Barry and his team track our progress and make sure we are going to hold onto these marks through this long process.
Posted by Jeff | May 7, 2019
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The Best
Our ongoing relationship with Barry has been exceptional. His knowledge and experience combined with an intuitive and thorough process has brought all of our projects to a timely and successful conclusion.
Posted by Eric | April 17, 2019
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Responsive, diligent and knowledgable.
Mr. Scholl handles various legal tasks for our non-profit organization. Some of the work requires research, some involves required filings, some involves specialized contracts. He has handled them all in a very timely manner. He is very good at explaining requirements and making recommendations. He works collaboratively with us, always looking out for our best interest.
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Posted by Mike Mooney | April 16, 2019
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Review of Barry Scholl
My company has worked with Barry for years. I consulted him about a personal contract. I have found him extremely capable in all of my dealings with him.
Posted by Don | April 13, 2019
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Knowledge + Efficiency = Great Results
Over the past four years, we hired Barry G. Scholl to do several legal projects: * Nonprofit Incorporation * LLC's (3) * LLC Dissolution * Consignment Agreement * Photographic Release and Waiver * Independent Contractor Agreement * Lease agreements (2) In every case, Barry presented information, sought feedback, and was willing to listen and adjust. While none of the situations was adversarial, the work met our needs and made for smooth and professional transactions.
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Posted by Karen | April 11, 2019
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Personable and skilled negotiator
Barry has worked with me on several business matters, the first in establishing a copy write for written material, walking us through a process that had seemed daunting. In another matter involving a long-standing conflict among several parties, Barry had done his homework beforehand and had laid the groundwork for a negotiation. The parties met on a conference call, and resolution was obtained within 10 minutes. Agreement was reached among all the participants, and everyone seemed satisfied with the outcome. We were very pleased with his work.
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Posted by Paul | April 11, 2019
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Very helpful and meticulous
I would recommend Barry Scholl to any business owner. He was extremely helpful creating working contracts for my company and I will continue to use him. Barry also did excellent work in trade marking and creating an LLC for another business venture we have undertaken.
Posted by Ryan | April 8, 2019
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Great help to get my business started
Barry has been a great resource, and assistance, in starting my new business. From forming LLCs, registering Trademarks, to website domain names, and a LOT of questions. Very helpful, and timely, in answering all questions, and providing info on questions I hadn't even thought of.
Posted by Michael | April 4, 2019
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Couldn’t be happier
Barry eased all my worries about establishing a new organization, listened well and has always been there promptly when I’ve had follow up questions. I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2016
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Barry has assisted Utah Non Profit Housing Corporation with legal matters ranging from vendor contracts, real-estate transactions and tenant issues. His experience and timeliness matter in our industry. We value his contributions to our team!
Posted by Sam Rogers | April 8, 2016
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Barry is great
I've used Barry Scholl's legal services for just over a year now, and am extremely pleased! In addition dealing with all the paperwork for relocating and restructuring my business (from corporation in CA/NV to LLC in Utah), his expertise in drafting contracts and negotiating them has been tremendously helpful and quickly paid for itself. Also, much to my surprise, he is the most likable lawyer I've ever met, so instead of dreading legal issues, I actually look forward to bringing them up with him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
Excellent attorney, gets results
I used Barry to assist with a trademark matter, and he obtained stellar results quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Barry; he is easy to work with, smart, and results oriented.
Posted by Bill | May 14, 2015
I highly recommend Barry
Barry has been instrumental in getting my start-up company's governance documents in order in a professional and friendly manner. Barry wrote Work-for-Hire Agreements for my vendors; successfully got my company name trademarked and copyright done on my software platform. Barry also amended our Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation and a restricted share agreement allowing two classes of common stock. All of this work Barry performed efficiently and professionally and is always a pleasure to work with!
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
Trusted Counselor
Barry helped me meet my business goals and protect my intellectual property in a personable and efficient manner. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Christensen & Jensen, PC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Richards Brandt Miller Nelson
  • 2015 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks, LLC
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Utah State Court of Appeals
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Senior Editor
  • Utah Business magazine
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Editor in Chief
  • Utah Outdoors magazine
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Editor
  • Salt Lake magazine
  • 1995 - 2000
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  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • Wesminster College of Salt Lake City
  • Master of Professional Communications
  • 1995
  • University of Utah
  • MFA
  • 1991
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
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  • Local First Utah
  • Board member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Salt Lake Entrepreneurs Circle
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Entrada Institute
  • Past President
  • 1994 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2006 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • Business
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Friend of Entrada Award
  • The Entrada Institute
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Utah
  • Board Basics: What Young Attorneys Should Know When Serving on a Nonprofit Board of Directors, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Securities Law
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Securities offerings Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Barry Scholl for many years and highly recommend him as an attorney. He is professional, thorough, intelligent and kind. He is an excellent lawyer and always puts his client's interests first. You cannot go wrong by hiring him to help you with your business matters."
Securities offerings Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Barry since 2002, and I am pleased to endorse him. Barry and I served together on the leadership of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar. He is personable, experienced, and detail oriented. I highly recommend him."
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Salt Lake City Intellectual property Lawyer Barry G Scholl
Barry G Scholl
Intellectual property Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 18 years