Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr Bailey offers expertise in alternative dispute resolution including mediation.  Mr. Bailey Makes alternative dispute resolution a major focus of his practice, both as a mediator and as counsel representing parties in mediation and arbitration.  This includes mediation in the areas of construction claims, commercial disputes, bankruptcy, real estate contracts, divorce and custody issues.

  •  Mediation
General Law Practice

Steven R. Bailey


The general area of Estate and Trust Planning and Administration includes the following areas of more specialized practice:    

Estate Planning - ​Lifetime Gift Planning - Generation-Skipping Transfer Planning - Will Drafting - Trust Drafting - Revocable Trusts - Special Needs Trusts - Family Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies - Estate and Trust Administration - Probate of Estates - Marital and Family Law

The practice is diverse, covering commercial litigation, insurance (defense, coverage and bad faith), malpractice defense, personal injury, real estate, employment relations, tax litigation and other areas. The majority of our practice is for the defense, although several attorneys also represent plaintiffs in noncommercial actions.

Within the general area of Litigation, Mr. Bailey also has experience in the following: 

Appellate Practice - Bankruptcy Litigation - Commercial Litigation - Construction Litigation - Criminal Litigation - Products Liability Litigation - Real Estate - White Collar
Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Mr. Bailey offers a complete range of services in the areas of commercial and residential real estate.  His knowledge and experience covers acquisition, development, financing, leasing, mortgage lending, title insurance issues and litigation. Our real estate group has long been recognized for its successful practice in real estate tax challenges and planning, including representation before planning, zoning and other government boards on behalf of our clients.

Within the general area of Real Estate Transactions and Litigation, Mr. Bailey also has experience in the following:    

Purchase and Sale Transactions - Title Issues - Mechanics Liens - Condemnation - Like-Kind Exchanges - Real Estate Development - Zoning and Land Use Planning - Construction Law - Landlord/Tenant Disputes - Litigation

Estate and Trust Planning and Administration

​Mr. Bailey has 36 years’ experience in planning mid-sized to small estates, using sophisticated planning techniques.

Family Law

Legal problems arising out of family disputes can be confusing and fraught with emotional issues. They are also difficult to manage without a perceptive lawyer who employs tactful yet vigorous representation. Our goal is to work with clients to understand the unique problems each situation brings. Mr. Bailey works tirelessly to understand and address the client’s situation, goals, and needs.

Mr. Bailey has the knowledge and skill to assist clients who face family-related issues. Mr. Bailey is skilled at negotiating settlements and when settlement is not possible, trained and practiced at litigating cases. His practice also draws on the expertise of other lawyers and practice groups within the surrounding Wasatch Front Legal Community to make sure that their advice and advocacy is broadly sound. 

Mr. Bailey seeks to solve family law issues in the best way possible for each case. Thus, he looks to alternatives to litigation and solve problems. When possible, the attorneys use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR methods include negotiation, mediation, the “collaborative process,” and arbitration. ADR often allows clients to resolve their legal problems in a more timely and efficient manner with less emotional stress.    

Marriage and Divorce - Alimony and spousal support - Child custody and parent-time - Child support - Civil unions - Domestic partnerships - Adoption - Child abuse - Annulment - Property settlement - Juvenile court issues - Paternity
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Mr. Bailey is experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy issues including advising debtors and creditors, counsel clients on debt restructuring, and work toward innovative solutions to financing and reorganization issues. In addition, this firm is experienced in Chapter 7, 11, & 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Mr.Bailey is presently on the panel of Trustees for the State of Utah. Mr. Bailey has served as a Bankruptcy Trustee since 1983. 

Business Formation, Planning and Transactions

Mr. Bailey is able to assist clients throughout all phases in the life of a business, from choice of the appropriate entity, formation, compliance issues, structuring compensation and employment agreements, facilitating ownership succession, resolving business disputes and providing representation in litigation, through the end stages of selling the business, dissolutions and liquidations, or bankruptcy.