Perrin R. Love - Clyde Snow & Sessions, PC

Perrin R. Love

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 801-433-2408

Shareholder and Director

Mr. Love's business litigation experience includes antitrust claims brought under the Sherman Act and the Robinson-Patman Act (unfair competition, price fixing, price discrimination, concerted refusal to deal, horizontal and vertical restraints, and predatory conduct); intellectual property claims (trademark, trade dress, trade secret, unfair competition, and breaches of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements); and corporate, commercial, and securities litigation (insider self-dealing, minority shareholder disputes and valuation of minority shares, shareholder derivative claims, minority share valuation claims, securities fraud, RICO, and other business torts).

Mr. Love has represented both property owners and various condemning authorities (including an interstate natural gas utility, a water district, state agencies, and municipalities) in both state and federal eminent domain proceedings. On behalf of many different clients, Mr. Love has litigated real estate claims involving title insurance, easements and rights of way, surveys, and boundary disputes.

Mr. Love also has experience in malpractice matters. He has represented attorneys, appraisers, and other professionals in defense of proposed liability and malpractice claims.

For more than a decade, Mr. Love has represented a major oil company, an interstate crude oil pipeline company, and other clients in connection with various environmental litigation claims (including CERCLA-Superfund claims, actions brought under the Utah State LUST Act, and the federal Oil Pollution Act).

Mr. Love has served as Special Assistant Attorney General on behalf of the Utah Department of Transportation in a complex eminent domain action. He also served as Special Counsel to the Utah State Bar at trial in disbarment proceedings. He began his career as an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., following a clerkship with the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Baltimore, Maryland.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Trusteees, University of Utah College of Law 
  • Member, And Justice for All Leadership Committee 
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Salt Lake City Library (2004-2010) 
  • Member, Salt Lake City Arts Council Executive Committee (1989–97) 
  • Member and Chairman of Tree Utah, Board of Trustees (1991–99)

Yale UniversityBA 1975University of VirginiaJ.D. 1980
Judicial Nominating Commission for Third District Court (2007–2010)Supreme Court Subcommittee on Model Jury Instructions, Eminent DomainSupreme Court Subcommittee on Model Jury Instructions, Fraud & Deceit Inns of Court (1991–present)Utah State Bar Annual Convention (2002)Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Rules of Civil Procedure (1991–2001)Salt Lake County Bar (1996–2001)

Office Location

One Utah Center, 13th Floor
201 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law of the Salt Lake City Metro Area
Perrin R. Love has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property