During a period of historic growth, Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons) shareholders have voted to retain the firm’s 2022 Board of Directors for 2023 and has elected four of its attorneys to the rank of shareholder.
Founded in 1882, Parsons is one of the oldest and largest regional law firms in the Intermountain West. Over the past five years, Parsons has doubled the number of its offices and added more than 70 new attorneys to its bench in a focused movement of strategic growth to better serve the needs of its clients in the Intermountain Region.
On Jan. 17, Parsons shareholders reelected existing firm leadership for 2023 including: Director, Chairperson and CEO Shawn C. Ferrin; Director and Vice President Richard J. Angell; Director, Vice President and Secretary Brook B. Bond; Director, Vice President and Treasurer Bruce H. White; Director and Vice President Juliette P. White. Cory D. Sinclair will continue to serve as president of the firm.
Parsons has also promoted four attorneys to the rank of shareholder across offices and practice teams. Newly elected shareholders are Gregory H. Gunn, located in Parsons’ Salt Lake City, Utah office and a member of the litigation team; Darren Neilson, located in St. George, Utah and also a member of the litigation team; Jordan L. Stott in Parsons’ Boise, Idaho office, who is a member of the intellectual property team; and Jamie K. Tract of Parsons’ Reno, Nevada office and a member of Parsons’ corporate and M&A teams.
During the past quarter, Parsons has also welcomed three additional attorneys to the firm, Shawna Doughman – of counsel, who focuses her practice on estate planning from the Lehi and Park City offices; Sarah Ferguson – shareholder, a litigation, employment and labor attorney located in Parsons’ Reno office; and John R. Ternieden – associate, who is located in the Park City office. Ternieden is licensed in California and will be sitting for the Utah State Bar exam in February. Ternieden’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation.
Shawn C. Ferrin, Parsons’ CEO and chairperson says, “As we begin another exciting year at Parsons, we congratulate our four colleagues on their well-deserved election to the rank of shareholder. Their legal acumen, dedication and commitment to providing clients efficient and effective legal solutions aligns perfectly with Parsons’ approach to client service. We are confident they will carry this longstanding tradition well into the future. Parsons experienced many positive changes in the past year that were made possible through the hard work and support of the Parsons team at every level of the firm. As a returning Board, we express our appreciation and gratitude to everyone whose combined efforts culminated in another historic year for the firm.”