Steve Marsden is a business lawyer who specializes in matters involving securities, corporate control, and civil fraud. He is head of the Trial department in Salt Lake City. For the past five years he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Securities Litigation and Commercial Litigation. In 2014, he was recognized by Best Lawyers as the Salt Lake Securities Lawyer of the Year.
Steve represents clients in commercial contract, civil fraud, and business disparagement cases. He also represents clients in business ownership and valuation disputes involving closely-held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
Steve has represented companies and individuals (officers and directors, investment advisors, broker dealers, auditors) before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, other regulatory agencies, and in criminal securities fraud and tax fraud matters. He has successfully defended companies, corporate officers and directors, and professionals in securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits involving revenue recognition, loss reserves, and corporate reorganizations.
Steve also counsels clients, and conducts internal investigations focused on ethics complaints, corporate fraud, Medicare fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, and other securities and compliance matters.
Steve maintains an "AV" rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He is recognized by Chambers USA for General Commercial Litigation (Band 2).