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Gordon Business Law | Entrepreneur's Choice

Gordon Business Law is a boutique law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, specializing in unique solutions to complex business matters. We act as special corporate counsel for innovative and growing entrepreneurs and their businesses. Working effectively with the law entails knowing the appropriate questions and when to ask them. Our firm assists in the development of business and finance design, consults on legal compliance issues, and provides acquisition and sales transaction guidance. Our passion and novel approach delivers sustainable results by providing you with the clarity, creativity, and confidence you need to be successful and accomplish your goals.

How We Help

Entrepreneurs in all fields face three significant challenges for business success: innovation, scaling, and exiting. Our firm has experienced professionals qualified to attack, resolve, and provide ongoing support for special projects, complex negotiations, compliance, governance, and entity design. We have decades of experience in strategic planning, drafting and enforcing business contracts, securing trademarks and intellectual property, resolving human resource issues, tax planning, asset protection, transition management, and developing growth initiatives with great results. If you plan to undertake the risks associated with creating a business – why not make it great!?

Because business is difficult enough, we work with you as a strategic partner in an intelligent, informed, efficient, and economical manner. We offer valuable insights to achieve results quickly and creatively. We design optimal structures, processes, and strategies, with a watchful eye on compliance, prevention, and protection. We believe achievement requires understanding, a bias towards action, and effective partnerships with talented teams. The wisdom to apply knowledge and insight at the right time and in the right manner, with strength and understanding, allows our team to help you improve your business.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Blockchain Compliance
  • Tax Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Entity Structure
  • Corporate Governance and Control
  • Employee Benefits
  • Trademark and Patent Defense
  • Consumer Development


  • X-Factor Question– Insight into the Ideal Future
  • F-9 Analysis – Future without Fears; Awareness with Agility
  • Kolbe – Greater Insight into the Team’s Unique Default Instincts
  • 10x Growth – Vision Mapping in chunks – T.O.M.
  • Strategy Circle – Problem Analysis and Prioritization
  • IPPP Intellectual Property Portfolio Plan – What You Should and Must Protect
  • Talent Management – Critical to Attract, Develop and Retain the Best
  • Finance Due Diligence – Blind Spots?
  • Your Competitive Marketplace – Insight, Opportunities and Threats
  • 3-P – Mastering Product, Process and Personnel Advantages
  • Unique Abilities Focus – Distinguish Your Best Core from the Rest
  • Values – the Why things matter (MOLO)

Whether you are just starting or have been active in business for years, an entrepreneur can increase the likelihood of success by understanding and managing legal risk, we can help you deal with the legal matters and challenges that inevitably arise. We have the knowledge and experience to efficiently help you reach your business goals.

Our Team

Scott Gordon

Founding Partner


20 Years of Experience

Scott B. Gordon received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) law degree from the University of Utah School of Law twenty years ago. His principal legal practice has been innovating business solutions and strategies for entrepreneurs. He has acted as in-house legal counsel and business advisor for national and international sales organizations. Helping clients develop novel solutions, Scott has spent much time in Asia and Europe innovating a network of production resources in technology, manufacturing, furniture design, and mobile accessory development.

Scott served for several years as regional CEO for a Fortune 100 company. He is a frequent lecturer and educator for professional organizations, teaching effective negotiation skills, professionalism, business law application and board certification courses in Utah, California and around the country. He has led national marketing teams for several major sales companies for both new products and financial services. He has served on the staffs of the Governor of Utah and also the Utah Attorney General. He is often engaged in youth service activities, is married and the father of eight wonderful children and one delightful grandson.

Richard Gordon



49 Years of Experience

Richard Gordon provides the unique combination of decades of relevant experience both as a lawyer and as a businessman. His principal practice has been in corporate, securities and real estate matters. He has the practical experience of having served as a business founder, director and manager, and has authored and taught business law courses for universities.

Richard received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1967, and while there worked for both the White House and for the U. S. Senate. He left Washington D.C. to serve a U.S. Federal Judge. His many years of legal and business experience provide him with rare insight into the essential steps for creating and growing a successful business. He has particular experience in the fields of technology, environmental matters and real estate development. He is an avid world traveler, having visited over 125 countries. He has been recognized for his community service and for his service to youth. He and his wife proudly claim six children and 21 grandchildren.

Jonathan L. Rudd



Over 20 Years of Experience

Jonathan L. Rudd retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2018. During his 21-year career as a special agent and legal advisor with the FBI, he specialized in financial crime, organized crime, international and domestic terrorism, counterintelligence, public corruption, intellectual property rights, civil rights and cybercrime investigations. Along with domestic assignments in New York, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah, he has extensive international experience having represented the FBI in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Korea, and Japan.

In addition to his investigative experience, Mr. Rudd taught Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, National Security Law, Privacy Rights, Civil Liberties, and Ethics at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he obtained Adjunct Professor status with the University of Virginia. Mr. Rudd is currently an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Utah Valley University.

Benjamin Nelson



Over 20 Years of Experience

Benjamin M. Nelson is an Attorney with Gordon Business Law, PLLC. During his career he has focused on providing corporate organization and transaction services to small business and entrepreneurial clients in various industries.

Ben excels at recognizing business growth opportunities and assists companies to successfully formalize organizational structures, negotiate commercial agreements, implement policies and procedures, and ensure appropriate corporate governance and compliance.

Ben is a cum laude graduate of George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he completed the Corporate & Securities Law Concentration. Before law school, Ben earned a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Jennifer Thompson

Client Manager


Over 20 Years of Experience

Jen is our manager of client relationships who is passionate about taking on new challenges, building relationships with clients and supporting them. She applies insight and attention-to-detail to our client’s needs.

She uses her strong organizational skills and always looks for opportunities to keep us moving forward. She does a variety of work such as answering phone calls, coordinating appointments and sending client statements and correspondence. She enjoys conducting special projects such as Family Foundation compliance.

Jen came to Gordon Business Law with over 20 years in customer-service related experience. She has a background in Real Estate, Bio Medical Services and Entrepreneurship.

It is her goal for all of our clients to know that a friendly contact is only one phone call away.

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