Jon Stenquist is an experienced commercial and real estate attorney. His practice focuses on problem solving through transactional and litigation solutions.
Jon Stenquist is a Commercial and Real Estate Litigation attorney in the firm’s Idaho Falls office. He has over 20 years of experience representing clients in a variety of financial, banking, corporate, construction and real estate matters.
Jon Stenquist began his career in Houston, Texas working on complex transactional and litigation disputes. He is known as an effective advocate who understands the law and the economics of litigation, providing both value and security to his clients. He frequently appears in state and federal courts across Idaho, Western Wyoming and Northern Utah and often appears in federal district and bankruptcy court.
On the transactional front, his experience in litigation gives him a unique perspective on issues relating to corporate formation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, commercial contracts, construction disputes, employment contracts, and homeowners’ associations. He is an outstanding resource for both small and large companies needing outside general counsel or assistance managing special projects.
Mr. Stenquist’s experience includes:
- Successfully defending large banking institutions from allegations of bad faith, predatory lending, wrongful foreclosure, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.
- Successfully obtaining judgments against fraudulent borrowers who obtained funds through misrepresentation.
- Successfully defeating partner’s claims of verbal modification of contract.
- Successful defense of property owner’s rights to property boundaries.
Represented dozens of HOAs including drafting and amending CC&Rs, preparing bylaws and corporate documents and advising HOAs and their members on governance and enforcement issues as well as in substantial litigation.
Idaho Supreme Court – Successful Defense of Lender Liability Claims
Represented JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and successfully obtained summary judgment against borrowers who raised multiple counterclaims including bad faith and predatory lending practices. Chase obtained, and the Supreme Court held, that the district court did not err when it granted lender’s motion for summary judgment and denied the borrowers’ motion to amend the counterclaims to add a fraud claim. The Supreme Court concluded that the borrowers’ appeal was frivolous under Idaho Code Section 12-121 and awarded Chase attorney fees on appeal.
Corporate Formation, Purchase and Sale Documents
Mr. Stenquist has negotiated, drafted and closed dozens of business mergers and acquisitions. His work has involved the transfer of significant real estate and intellectual property. These transactions include negotiating and drafting non-compete agreements and confidentiality provisions. He also regularly assists clients with business continuation issues. With assistance from the employment practice group, he often advises clients in employment related matters.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law (J.D., 1999)
University of Texas Executive Education Program (1999)
Brigham Young University (B.S., 1996)
Idaho State Bar – Real Estate Section
At Large Council Member (2012-present)
Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce
Business Resources Committee Officer (2008-2013)
Idaho AGC (Associated General Contractors)
Idaho Banking Association
Federal Bar Association – Banking Law, Bankruptcy Law, and Federal Litigation