About


Ian litigates cases in a wide variety of areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, real estate development, partnership disputes, and wrongful death. He has obtained favorable results for his clients in disputes involving or alleging fraud, securities fraud, breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duties, land use, patent infringement, defamation, and many other legal issues.

Together with the other attorneys at Gross & Rooney, he has won multi-million-dollar jury verdicts for his clients at trial. As defense counsel, he has secured dismissal of claims against his clients valued in the tens of millions of dollars and, when challenged, has successfully defended those results on appeal.

Ian received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University; he returned to Utah after earning his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia where he served on the Managing Board of the Virginia Law and Business Review and was a Hardy T. Cross Dillard Fellow. Ian is admitted to the state bars of Utah and California.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2010)

  • Brigham Young University (B.A. 2006)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar 

  • United States District Court, District of Utah 

  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

  • State Bar of California 

Professional & Civic Involvement

 

  • Utah Bar Association

  • State Bar of California

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association

Selected Reported Cases

Truman v. Orem City, et al., 1 F.4th 1227 (10th Cir. 2021) (affirming summary judgment on civil rights claims).

Derma Pen, LLC v. 4EverYoung Limited, et al., 999 F.3d 1240 (10th Cir. 2021) (affirming award of attorney’s fees in “exceptional” Lanham Act case).

 

AKB Props. LLC v. Rubberball Prod. LLC, et al., 2021 UT App 48, 487 P.3d 465 (reversing summary judgment on contract claims), cert. denied.

 

Cougar Canyon Loan, LLC v. The Cypress Fund, LLC, et al., 2020 UT 28, 466 P.3d 171 (affirming judgment creditor’s right to foreclose on debtors’ legal malpractice claims).

 

Cougar Canyon Loan, LLC v. The Cypress Fund, LLC, et al., 2019 UT App 47, 440 P.3d 884, cert. denied, 455 P.3d 1058 (affirming $4.4 million judgment in securities matter).

 

MCG Southern LLC v. Veracity Networks LLC, 2018 UT App 33, 415 P.3d 1174 (reversing summary judgment on fiduciary duty and contract claims).

 

The Armer Texas Trust v. Brazell, et al., 2017 UT App 35, 397 P.3d 604 (affirming denial of leave to amend and dismissal of securities fraud and related claims).