In June 2014, Mr. Witte became a member (equity owner) with Pearson, Butler & Carson, PLLC, where he is chair for the firm’s litigation department. Among other things, he provides a wide range of “general counsel” services for businesses, including entrepreneurs and small businesses needing legal support but lacking full-time in-house counsel.
He collaborates with other firm specialists to provide a range of support in relation to business planning, financial planning, leases, probate resolution, interstate commerce regulation, tax issues, and family/domestic law.
Mr. Witte also litigates as needed on behalf of the firm. Some examples of his recent efforts include a $23.4 million dollar fraud judgment secured in Jameson Stanford Resources Corp. v. Stanford (Utah 5th Dist. Ct. 2014), and drafting the successful brief for Veysey v. Nelson II, 2017 UT App 77, cert. denied, 397 P.3d 846 (Utah 2017).
From 2009-2014, Mr. Witte worked for McCormick Barstow LLP, focusing on complex fraud, business emergency, intellectual property, and complex insurance matters in locations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Seattle, and Salt Lake City.
He investigated, litigated, and/or settled numerous highly sensitive and confidential difficulties for clients, including prosecution of multi-million dollar disputes on behalf of some of the largest companies in the world.
From 2000-2002, Mr. Witte was a commercial litigator with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in Palo Alto, California. Among other things, he handled contract, commercial, securities, consumer protection, corporate, lease, criminal, bankruptcy, and international law matters for fortune 500 companies in international arbitration, as well as federal and state cases venued in California, New York, and Delaware.
During the 1999-2000 court term, Mr. Witte was a law clerk for the Honorable Alan Norris, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Columbus, Ohio.
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