Attorney Profile

Richard H. Madsen II is a shareholder in the law firm of Ray Quinney & Nebeker in Salt Lake City, and a member of the Firm’s business, corporate, banking and financial institutions, and real property sections. Mr. Madsen maintains a general business law practice as he facilitates transactions associated with the Firm’s clients. Mr. Madsen focuses his practice on commercial transactions and litigation, contract review and drafting, and corporate organizational matters, including business formation and planning. He represents commercial, consumer and real estate lenders in loan documentation, loan workout, foreclosure, equipment financing, and litigation to enforce creditors’ rights. Mr. Madsen has experience with business financing, including equipment finance transactions, asset purchases and sales, and all aspects of real property transactions, including the purchase and sale, financing, leasing, and development of real property. Mr. Madsen also has a financial background as a former institutional investment officer with a major financial banking institution. He assists his clients with name availability searches, trademark and service mark registrations, renewals and administrative proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and state agencies. He also speaks fluent French.

Mr. Madsen has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Banking and Finance Law and in Corporate Law.  He maintains an AV Preeminent (4.5) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics and has been rated by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2008, 2010-2011).

Education

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2003

  • cum laude
  • Executive Editor, BYU JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW, 2002-2003

University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, M.B.A., 1998

  • International Business and Foreign Language Certificate
  • Financial Emphasis

University of Utah, B.S., Political Science, 1996

Prior Professional Experience

  • Judicial Extern for Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah Supreme Court, 2003
  • Legal Division Extern, Franklin Covey, 2001
  • Registered Representative, Investment Officer, Zions Bank Capital Markets, 1998-2000
  • Congressional Tax Fellow, United States Senator Orrin G. Hatch, 1997
  • Conference Services Manager, Snowbird Corporation, 1987-1994

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State Bar, 2003
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2003
  • Utah Supreme Court, 2003

Affiliations / Memberships

  • National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC)
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar

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