Handles contract, statutory and real estate litigation in its various forms. Advises both national and local clients in commercial landlord/tenant litigation matters.In addition to areas of negotiation and trial practice, Bruce has written briefs that have resulted in decisions establishing for the first time various principles of Utah law including. A court cannot add pre-judgment interest to an award of reasonable attorney fees. An appellant has no need to marshal evidence (a peculiar requirement of Utah appellate law) when appealing only conclusions of law. An alleged promise to loan money is unenforceable under the Utah statute of frauds. Under certain circumstances, an oral promise of continued employment can rebut the presumption of at-will employment and the express words of an employee manual. Purchasers under a land-sale contract are entitled even after default to the release of property for which they paid before default.