Combination Expands Spencer Fane Footprint Across 26 Offices 

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce its combination with Snow Christensen & Martineau, a full-service firm with a 135-year history that predates Utah becoming a state. Effective March 1, 2024, the addition brings nearly 50 attorneys to the firm who will practice from Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. The firm will be known locally as Spencer Fane Snow Christensen & Martineau.

The combination provides Spencer Fane and its clients entry into one of the nation’s most dynamic markets with a team of attorneys who offer deep experience in the areas of litigation, business transactions, financial services, intellectual property, insurance, health care, white-collar criminal defense, and labor and employment. At the same time, joining Spencer Fane creates a pathway for Snow Christensen to serve the needs of its clients through a network of more than 500 attorneys across 26 offices nationwide.

“Since opening our doors in 1886, Snow Christensen & Martineau has served Utah’s most prominent businesses, public entities, and individuals, and we are excited to have the opportunity to expand our services and provide even greater value with our new colleagues at Spencer Fane,” said D. Jason Hawkins, President of Snow Christensen & Martineau said. “Snow Christensen & Martineau and Spencer Fane have long recognized the importance of providing the highest quality legal services to our clients both locally and nationally. We continue to witness that our two firms are a match on the measures that matter most, and we are thrilled to share such a strong commitment to client service, culture, and talent development.”

Spencer Fane announced Hawkins will serve as Office Managing Partner in Utah and Nathan Crane will join the firm’s Executive Committee.

“Snow Christensen is a firm that holds fast to core values that are central to the identity of both our firms, which is an alignment that has fostered an early sense of camaraderie between our teams,” Spencer Fane Chair Patrick J. Whalen said. “We look forward to working together to build upon the ways we can deliver value to clients by tapping into these shared cultural values of humility, fierce resolve to win, inclusivity and collaboration, all of which are present in the strongest of teams.” 

About Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane is a full-service business law firm focused on providing results that move clients and their businesses forward. With direct access to firm leadership and a different approach to client engagement, its attorneys instill confidence and certainty that the clients’ interests are the firm’s priority. The firm has offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Tampa, Florida; Overland Park, Kansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cape Girardeau, Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Las Vegas, Nevada; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Greenville, South Carolina; Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; Hendersonville and Nashville, Tennessee; Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Plano, Texas; and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @spencerfane.

About Snow Christensen & Martineau

Snow Christensen & Martineau has been providing legal services in Utah as well as throughout the Intermountain West since 1886. With offices in Salt Lake City and St. George, the firm has nearly 50 attorneys serving clients in corporate and business matters, local government, real estate, insurance, health care, and technology sectors, and white-collar criminal defense.