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Languages spoken: German, Italian, French

Practice areas

  1. International Law: 65%
    43 years, 300 cases
  2. Corporate: 25%
    43 years, 500 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    43 years, 500 cases



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Shumway Van & Hansen

8 E Broadway Ste 550
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2229


UTDisciplinary - Suspension197107/14/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in UT, 2014


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1985
ListedWho's Who in the World1984
ListedWho's Who In American Law1983
ListedWho's Who in Finance & Industry1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ManagementFirst Law International2001 - 2010
AttorneyVarious Law Firms1971 - 2012
ClerkChadbourne Parke Whiteside & Wolff1969 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State Bar, International Law SectionChair2009 - 2010
National Council for International VisitorsChair1993 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
International Biotechnology licensingSuccessfully implemented.
Acquisition of TerraTek, Inc. by Schlumberger, Inc.Acquisition successful. Founding shareholders enjoyed a profitable exit strategy and employees' jobs preserved with acquiring company.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970