Mr. Johansen is a member in the law firm of Skoubye Nielson & Johansen, LLC.
His practice involves commercial and residential construction transactions and disputes, mechanic’s lien foreclosures, Utah Residence Lien Recovery Fund claims, payment bond claims (both state and federal), construction defect litigation, real estate transactions, including condominium and PUD organizational documents, contract disputes, and collections.
He has represented owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, fabricators, construction material suppliers, sureties, insurance companies, and other businesses in the Intermountain West.
Mr. Johansen has been involved in the construction industry since graduation from high school. His experience includes both residential and commercial construction. His involvement in the construction industry has required working with contractors, subcontractors, architects, owners, material suppliers, engineers, and others in their various trades.
Mr. Johansen has been named as one of Utah’s Legal Elite Lawyers in the area of Construction Law by Utah Business Magazine.Mr. Johansen practiced law for 5 years at the law firm of Babcock Scott & Babcock (fka Walstad & Babcock then Babcock Bostwick Scott Crawley & Price).
In 2003 he joined the firm of Skouby Nielson & Johansen, LLC (pka Olsen Skoubye & Nielson, LLC) where, as a partner with the firm, he continues to represent clients in construction and real estate related litigation and transactions.
Education: Mr. Johansen received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University in 1994. He received his Juris Doctor degree, graduating cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1998, with a focus on contracts, construction law and real property law.
Admissions & Associations: Mr. Johansen is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Utah and the United States District Court for Utah. Mr. Johansen is currently a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Utah Bar and served as a student arbitrator for the Brigham Young University Housing Arbitration Board.
Mr. Johansen is currently a member of the Construction Law Section of the Utah Bar where he served as Chair during 2010. Mr. Johansen is likewise a member of the Litigation Section and the Real Property Law Section of the Utah State Bar.
Mr. Johansen served on the executive committee of the Utah Construction Suppliers Association and has been involved in drafting legislation related to the construction industry in Utah as well as acting as an advisor with respect to proposed legislation affecting the construction industry in Utah.
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