Crook & Taylor Law - Professional legal services in employment, real estate, and business law

Jeremiah R. Taylor

Jeremiah R. Taylor



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Legal problems involving your organization or your real property can cause a lot of stress. They often jeopardize your ability to make money in the short or long term. Or, they expose you to the risk of losing a significant amount of money in one fell swoop. In addition, you do not have the time or the desire to worry about them. Even small legal problems can be overwhelming.

I make it my goal to take the stress and worry off of my clients’ shoulders. I have helped organizations and individuals resolve and avoid legal problems for more than a decade.

In 2016, 2017, and 2018, I was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an award given to a small percentage of attorneys based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. I have handled numerous civil litigation matters and have represented many businesses of all sizes, including some of the biggest financial institutions in Utah, and many real estate owners.

When you hire me as your lawyer, you can have peace of mind in knowing that:

  1. I will diligently and efficiently take the burden off of your plate and go to work to find the best legal outcome and the best path forward.

  2. I will communicate with you regularly and will be readily available and highly responsive to you by cell phone and email.

  3. I will give you thoughtful recommendations, opinions, and options throughout the process and will discuss with you the pros and cons of each.

  4. I will have the knowledge and experience required to find and appropriately analyze the essential answers and solutions.

  5. I will be ethical, honest, and fair.

Practice Areas:

My law practice is focused in the following areas:

Real Estate Law

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law

  • Commercial Lease Drafting

  • Commercial Eviction

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Lease Terminations

  • Unlawful Detainer

  • Fair Housing

  • Adverse Possession

  • Boundary Disputes

  • Zoning and Land Use Law

  • Zoning and Land Use Applications and Appeals

  • Title Insurance Defense

  • Condominium Association Law

  • HOA/Homeowners Association Law

  • CC&R Enforcement

  • Takings, Eminent Domain, and Condemnation

  • Easements

  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability

Employment Law

  • Discrimination Defense

  • Retaliation Defense

  • Sexual Harassment Defense

  • Wage Claim Defense

  • Human Resources Issues

  • Employee Discipline and Termination

  • Employment Investigations

  • Workplace Training

  • Employee Manuals, Handbooks, and Policies

  • Employment Contracts

  • Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Solicitation Agreements and Litigation

  • Employee Benefits and Overtime

  • Severance Agreements

  • Trade Secret Litigation

  • Utah Anti-discrimination and Labor Division (UALD) Defense

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Defense

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Defense

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Defense

  • Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act

  • Workers Compensation Defense

Business Litigation

  • Lawsuits

  • Demand Letters

  • Cease and Desist Letters

  • Business Disputes

  • Arbitration and Mediation

  • Judgment Enforcement and Collection

  • Breach of Contract

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Breach of Good Faith

  • Fraud

  • Unfair Competition

  • Truth in Advertising

  • Defamation

  • Alter Ego/Piercing the Corporate Veil

  • Discovery

  • Depositions

  • Trial

  • Trademark and Copyright Disputes


Practice Areas:

  1. Real Estate/Landlord Tenant/Land Use Litigation

  2. Commercial/Business Litigation

  3. Employment Law

Professional Distinctions:

Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star
• Litigation, 2016, 2017, 2018


University of Idaho College of Law
Juris Doctor, Moscow, Idaho, 2008

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications/Public Relations, 2004

Idaho Real Estate School

Professional Associations:

Utah Bar, 2011

  • Utah Bar Labor and Employment Section

  • Utah Bar Litigation Section

  • Utah Bar Real Property Law Section

Idaho Bar, 2008

Speaking Engagements:

  • 2018 - National Business Institute Legal CLE - Commercial Land Use and Zoning Law, Resolving Disputes Over Land Use Code Violations

  • 2017 - National Business Institute Legal CLE - Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, Appealing an Administrative Zoning Decision