Stewart O. Peay

Stewart O. Peay: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
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Biography

Stewart Peay's practice is focused in general commercial litigation, including construction litigation, real estate and fraud related litigation, toxic tort defense and state procurement issues.

General Commercial Litigation Stewart has represented numerous clients in commercial disputes. This includes representing clients in numerous breach of contract, corporate governance, intellectual property and insurance coverage disputes. He has also represented numerous landlords in unlawful detainer and other lessor/lessee disputes.

Trade Secret Litigation Stewart has represented companies in trade secret and unfair competition litigation. This includes representing a cutting edge medical products company that allegedly stole trade secrets and competed in violation of a do not compete agreement. He has also represented manufacturers and product developers in the health food and nutraceutical space against claims of trade misappropriation and breach of non-compete agreements. Stewart has represented these clients in Federal Court in Utah and Arizona.

Construction Litigation Stewart has represented and obtained positive outcomes for commercial owners, contractors and architects in disputes dealing with multi-million construction projects. These cases have included breach of contract, change order dispute, cardinal change, negligence, cumulative impact and delay claims, among others.

Real Estate and Fraud Related Litigation Stewart has represented and obtained positive outcomes for companies and professionals involved in the real estate and development industry that have been accused of fraud or breach of contract.

Products Liability Defense Stewart has represented numerous manufactures and land owners against claims related to asbestos exposure.

Stewart served as an officer in the Utah National Guard for 12 years. His service included a one year tour in Baghdad with the Iraq Survey Group during the Iraq War.

Representative Presentations and Publications

•“Cards on the Table: Resolving disputes quickly and more economically, ” Author, Utah Business (March 2018)
• Utah's Economic Loss Rule, Author, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction Newsletter (September 16, 2013)
• The New Normal: Thirteen Realities and Issues that Lenders are Considering, and Borrowers Should Now Consider in Connection With Construction Financing, Co-Presenter, ABA Forum Owners & Lenders Division (Division 12) (August 11, 2010)
• How to Avoid Five Common Errors in Pre-Litigation Investigations, Presenter, Mountain West Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (June 24, 2008)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Salt Lake Chamber, Leadership Utah, Class of 2019
•Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Business Litigation (2009-2013)
•Utah's Legal Elite: Civil Litigation, Utah Business Magazine (2011, 2014-2019)
•Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial (2017-2018)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2019)

Community Involvement

•American Red Cross, Mountain Valley Chapter
•Board of Directors
•Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
•Utah Committee Member

Other Professional Experience

•Baker and McKenzie, Intern, Moscow, Russia

Related News & Events

Sep 13
Salt Lake Chamber Selects Snell & Wilmer Attorney Stewart Peay For Leadership Utah Class of 2019

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 23 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 27 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Mar 18
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 23 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Feb 12
25 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2015 Utah Legal Elite

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jan 03
Snell & Wilmer Names 11 New Partners

Aug 24
Snell & Wilmer Attorney Elected to the American Red Cross Mountain Valley Chapter Board of Directors

Jun 20
Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Related Publications

Mar 20
Under Construction - March 2018

Sep 16
Under Construction - September 2013

Oct 05
Legal Alert - Utah Court of Appeals to Lenders Relying Upon Their Own Boilerplate Lien Release Language in Form Draw Requests: Use the Legislature's Form and Elements

Jun 28
Under Construction - June 2012

Jun 22
Under Construction - June 2011

Sep 02
Under Construction - September 2010

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • SEC Reporting and Corporate Governance
  • Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
801.257.1527  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
Brigham Young University, B.S., Economics, 1998
Law School Attended:
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, Associate Editor, Journal of Public Law, President, Federalist Society, 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002
Admission:
United States District Court, District of Utah; Utah; Supreme Court of Utah
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Salt Lake County Bar Association

Military:
Utah National Guard (1995-2008) Captain, Iraq/Kuwait; Operation Iraqi Freedom (01/2003-05/2004)
Languages:
Russian
Birth Information:
Provo, Utah, December 16, 1973
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; General Commercial Litigation; Represented numerous clients in commercial disputes, including representing clients in numerous breach of contract, corporate governance, intellectual property and insurance coverage disputes; Represented numerous landlords in unlawful detainer and other lessor/lessee disputesFinancial Services Litigation; Represented a defendant who purchased a large lender that was sued for loaning money to an entity that was purportedly operating a Ponzi scheme; Represented numerous mortgage servicers who have been sued by individuals claiming that trust deeds securing their mortgages are void because their mortgages were securitizedConstruction Litigation; Represented commercial owners and contractors in disputes dealing with multi-million dollar construction projects, including breach of contract, cardinal change, negligence, cumulative impact and delay claims, among others; Represented commercial owners and contractors in issues dealing with federal bidding and contracting standardsCivil RICO and Governmental Investigations; Represented several defendants against civil RICO claims, including defending a large title insurer against allegations of RICO and civil conspiracy, and a large holding company against allegations of securities fraud and related RICO violations; Assisted clients who are being investigated by the SEC or the Utah State Securities Division; Represented clients who are the subject of litigation brought by SEC receivers seeking the return of assets allegedly obtained through a Ponzi schemeProducts Liability Defense; Represented numerous manufactures and land owners against claims related to asbestos exposure
ISLN:
916967237

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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