Our Attorneys

Growing out of the professional association among the named members that began in 1978, Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks succeeds on the principle that excellence is best demonstrated by providing quality legal services to achieve each client’s objectives through vigorous representation and creative, practical solutions. Firm attorneys seek to build long-term professional relationships with clients, focusing on legal matters from each client’s perspective, realizing each client’s goal and respecting each client’s desire to achieve its objectives effectively and economically.

  • JAMES R. KRUSE

    Corporate and Securities Law

    Since 1970, Mr. Kruse has concentrated his practice on securities and corporate law, emphasizing new equity financings and corporate acquisitions and reorganizations involving publicly traded companies.

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  • ELLEN MAYCOCK

    Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Since 1975, Ms. Maycock has practiced in the areas of family law and commercial litigation. At the current time, her practice is limited to family law. Ms. Maycock has appeared in state and federal courts and has also served as a mediator and arbitrator.

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  • Lyndon Ricks

    LYNDON L. RICKS

    Corporate and Securities Law

    For more than 28 years, Mr. Ricks has served small and large businesses and helped business people with legal issues. He has primary responsibility for general counsel work, securities matters, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (domestic and international), and a variety of other matters including executive compensation, corporate contracts, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing.

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  • Steven Loosle

    STEVEN G. LOOSLE

    Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Law

    In his private practice, Mr. Loosle litigates in both state and federal courts on a variety of commercial and business disputes. Mr. Loosle represents clients at the appellate and trial level, in both state and federal court.

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  • Richard C. Taggart

    RICHARD C. TAGGART

    Taxation, Estate Planning, Corporate and Securities Law

    Mr. Taggart concentrates his practice in the areas of federal and state taxation, estate planning, probate, and commercial transactions. In his practice, Mr. Taggart serves a broad range of clients, advising them of the business and tax consequences of: the formation of corporations, S corporations, general and limited partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companie; mergers, acquisitions and corporate financing; various estate planning strategies and probate.

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  • Kevin Timken

    KEVIN C. TIMKEN

    Corporate, Securities and Employment Law

    Kevin Timken has been a member of the firm’s corporate and securities practice group since 2000, helping public and private companies with equity financings, commercial transactions and regulatory compliance.

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  • Jennifer Falk

    JENNIFER L. FALK

    Family and Employment Law

    Ms. Falk brings to the firm a wealth of experience in the areas of family law and employment law. In addition to her many years in private practice, Jennifer spent six years with the Employment Section of the Litigation Division of the Utah Office of Attorney General, where she defended the State and individual employees in matters of employment, civil rights, and other related topics.

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  • Terrell Smith

    TERRELL W. SMITH

    Corporate and Securities Law

    Terrell Smith became of counsel to Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks in July 2013. Since 2004, his practice has focused on real property financing, commercial transactions, mortgage banking and servicing, distressed asset acquisitions, nonperforming loan workouts, securities transactions and corporate governance and operations for local and national firms.

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  • Carol Clawson

    CAROL CLAWSON

    Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Ms. Clawson is “Of Counsel” to the firm and practices in the area of employment law, commercial litigation and appeals. Ms. Clawson is also involved in alternative dispute resolution and offers both mediation and arbitration services. Ms. Clawson was the Solicitor General of the State of Utah (1992-99), responsible for the state’s civil and criminal appeals in the state and federal courts.

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    BETSY VOTER

    Corporate and Securities Law

    Betsy concentrates her practice in the areas of financial regulatory compliance, and corporate and securities law. Prior to joining KLMR she was General Counsel for a brokerage and clearing firm. Coming from the financial services industry, Betsy has a unique understanding of how to balance clients’ practical and operational needs within a regulatory environment.

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    KRUSE LANDA MAYCOCK & RICKS, LLC
    136 East South Temple, 21st Floor
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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    Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0561