The Van Cott Tradition
Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy is a nationally recognized law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in the Intermountain West. Our attorneys offer comprehensive business, tax, litigation and natural resource-related services to individual and corporate clients.
Since 1874, the firm has responded to the legal needs of local, national and international clients.
We remain committed to a tradition of legal service of the highest quality. This means serving clients’ needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It means providing practical advice and expert representation. It also means finding creative solutions, working within budgets and providing prompt results.
Van Cott represents clients ranging from large, publicly-traded corporations to small businesses, start-up companies and individuals. No one client or industry dominates our practices, and all clients receive the attention they deserve. Our diverse clientele also demonstrates our experience in a wide variety of corporate and industrial settings.
Our attorneys are also a diverse group. We offer clients a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and personalities along with one important characteristic: exceptional legal talent. Outside the office, our attorneys are prominent in government and community affairs, professional and trade associations, international organizations, and state and local bar organizations.
Commitment to Service
In each area of practice, our attorneys have the legal expertise and experience to provide timely, practical advice and service. We handle relatively simple and straightforward matters with the same expertise we bring to specialized, highly technical and complex issues. One of our greatest strengths is our ability to quickly provide clients with the staff support and expertise their projects require.
To guarantee our clients excellent legal advice—and the best value—we often work together in teams. According to the size and nature of the project, Van Cott teams consist of optimum combinations of attorneys and support staff who can best accomplish the task within the required time frame and for the least cost.
Cost Containment and Fees
We recognize that clients want and need their legal costs kept to a minimum. Accordingly, we stress efficient solutions to legal problems, as well as a preventive approach, and routinely keep clients advised of changes in the law that could affect their interests. We also help clients control costs by encouraging a frank discussion of fees from the beginning and periodically as our work progresses. Together with the client, we evaluate options, determine budgets and allocate tasks accordingly.
Our fees are competitive. Generally, they are based on hourly rates reflecting the nature of the work required and the experience and expertise of the attorneys involved. Flat fees, reduced-rate-plus-success-premiums, contingency fees and other fee arrangements are also available when appropriate.