Sean Monson is the chairperson of the firm’s Employment & Labor and Immigration Law practice teams. He defends employers against discrimination and wrongful termination claims, represents them in non-compete cases and advises them regarding best practices to avoid litigation in the future.  

Capabilities

Biography

Sean A. Monson focuses his practice in employment counseling and litigation and real estate litigation and transactions. He has represented several large and small Utah businesses in litigation matters involving claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, covenants not to compete, WARN Act disputes, OSHA infractions, and labor disputes. He has represented title companies, businesses and individuals in real property transactions and litigation matters involving boundary, ownership, title insurance and priority of interest lawsuits. He has also represented companies in multimillion dollar real estate purchase and sale transactions as wells as lending, development and leasing agreements. He has appeared before planning commissions and city councils on behalf of real estate developers regarding entitlement and zoning disputes throughout the Wasatch Front. He is the current chair of the Bountiful City planning commission.

Experience

Represented client in sale of a golf course ground lease and surrounding subdivision

Represented Foreign Bitcoin Mining Company in Recovering Cryptocurrency and Company Assets

Successfully pursued a former employee who misappropriated more than $1 million in stolen cryptocurrency and who misappropriated other company assets. Successfully dismissed multiple counter-claims asserted by the former employee relating to alleged ownership interests in the company and obtained injunctive relief to assist the company in retrieving its stolen cryptocurrency.

Reduced Wage Penalty Under FLSA Audit

In a recent audit of a client for alleged violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, located text on the Wage and Hour Division website to make an argument that according to the investigator had not been previously made by any other employer to significantly reduce penalty assessed against client.

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1995)

Brigham Young University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1992)

Professional

Recognized as member of Utah’s Legal Elite by Utah Business magazine for multiple years in both employment and real estate. 

Associations

Professional

Chair, Real Estate Section of the Utah State Bar

Member, Executive Committee, Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar

Community

Member of Board of Directors, Davis County Citizens Committee Against Violence

Volunteer, Davis County Attorney’s Office Protective Order Project

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Credentials

Licensed

Utah

Education

University of Michigan Law School