Emily D. Holt uses her business background and practical approach to represent lenders and borrowers in all kinds of lending transactions, including acquisition financing, asset-based financing, real estate financing and secured and unsecured credit facilities.



Emily D. Holt is chairperson of the Banking & Finance practice team at Parsons Behle & Latimer. Emily concentrates her practice on commercial banking, and debt and equity financing. Emily represents national, regional and industrial banks, and other types of lenders and corporate borrowers in a wide array of lending transactions, including syndicated transactions, acquisition finance, construction and real estate loans, and mezzanine transactions.

Before attending law school, Emily graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She received her MBA degree from the University of Utah and was a small business owner.

Emily received her JD degree from the University of Utah, graduating with high honors. While attending law school, Emily served as a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court, District of Utah and as a volunteer for several pro bono legal clinics. She was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 2013 and the Nevada State Bar in 2014.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.


Breach of Fiduciary Duties

Representing five clients in a jury trial who sued two Trustees for breaches of fiduciary duties. Clients awarded damages, including pre-trial judgment and won a motion to remove the former Trustees. 

Borrower’s Counsel for Nonprofit $30M Loan

Represented non-profit home builder as borrower’s counsel for a $30M term loan from three Utah chartered industrial banks.

Lead Lender Counsel for a Loan Transaction

Lender counsel for an $11,000,000 construction financing for an apartment complex.



University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2013)

  • Utah Law Review, Articles Editor
  • CALI Excellence Awards (Pretrial Practice, Advanced Legal Research, and Legal Profession)
  • College of Law Outstanding Achievement Awards (Legal Writing and Conflict Management)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court (D. Utah)

University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business (M.B.A., 2013)

Brigham Young University (B.S., 2007)

Major: Business Management

Minor: Mathematics


Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star (Business Litigation and Banking, 2019 – 2023)

Best Lawyers in America "One to Watch"



American College of Mortgage Attorneys (2023 - present)

Utah State Bar, Character and Fitness Committee


(2019 – present)

Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers Division

Board of Directors

(2013 – 2016)

Women Lawyers of Utah




Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
(2013 – 2016)





U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law