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Fillmore Spencer Utah Attorneys

Founding Partner

Richard W. Sheffield

Corporate, business & finance law, real estate law, estate planning

Richard W. Sheffield counsels clients on a broad range of business, real estate, estate planning, finance and transaction matters. He returned to Utah from Phoenix, Arizona, after 20 years of experience at one of the largest law firms in the West. He has extensive experience and know-how in general and specialized issues faced by new and established businesses.

A founding partner of the firm, Richard seeks to build confidence and trust with his clients and help them realize their objectives and purposes. He has served in various capacities in the community, including roles with the Boards of the Provo School District, the BYU Alumni Association, The Arizona Forum, the Timpanogos Legal Center, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Practicing corporate, business, real estate, estate planning and finance law

Richard enjoys helping clients grow their businesses and investments. Seeking always to “get good deals done,” he loves to:

  • Structure worthwhile business relationships
  • Facilitate and close critical financings
  • Create estate plans that leave true legacies
  • Resolve business issues and problems
  • Draft understandable and effective contracts
  • Map legal routes to accomplish clients’ goals
  • Advocate the clients’ best interests
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For 20 years, Richard W. Sheffield has maintained an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating awarded to attorneys by their peers for legal ability and ethical standards. 

An Attorney to protect what you've built

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Practice Areas

Richard W. Sheffield’s vast experience and meticulous attention to detail have saved his clients millions of dollars and set them up for long-term success in business formation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, and disputes.  Richard also provides his expertise in estate planning to help his clients structure their personal and financial legacies.

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Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2000
  • Arizona, 1979


  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University
    • Note & Comment Editor, BYU Law Review
    • Winner of Interviewing & Counseling Competition
  • Visiting Student, Georgetown University Law School
  • B.A., Public Relations/Communications, Brigham Young University
    • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
    • Hinckley Scholar (Most Prestigious BYU Scholarship Recognition for Upperclassmen)
    • Recognized as the Outstanding Senior in Public Relations

Experience and Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2000–Present
  • Equity Partner, Partner, and Associate with Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona (Arizona’s largest law firm and one of the largest  firms in the West), 1979–1999
  • Distinguished Service Award received at Utah State and Local Government Conference, 2014
  • Various seminars and lectures to attorneys and businesses on business, securities and health care matters
  • U.S. Supreme Court Intern and Coordinator of U.S. Constitution film project under direct supervision of Justice Byron R. White and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1977–1978

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Central Utah Bar Association
  • Founding President and Board Member of Timpanogos Legal Center
  • Member and President of the Provo School District Board of Education
  • Co-Chair of Utah 4th Judicial District Pro Bono Committee
  • Chair of Central Utah Chapter of J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  •  J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member of International Board and Executive Committee of BYU Alumni Association
  • Founding President and Board Member of The Arizona Forum
  • Chair and Board Member of Phoenix Region of BYU Alumni Association
  • Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Argentina North Mission (Spanish language fluency)

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