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Cory Talbot


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

For more than 15 years, clients have turned to Cory Talbot when faced with complex disputes that require effective advocacy skills.

Cory represents companies in litigation in a broad range of industries, such as financial, cement and concrete, and oil and gas. Cory’s litigation practice heavily emphasizes receivership matters in state and federal courts, representing both creditors and receivers. Having participated in dozens of trials, arbitration hearings, and appellate hearings, Cory understands the impact of litigation from start to finish. 

Cory’s antitrust practice covers litigation as well as counseling, regulatory matters, compliance, audits, and guidance through mergers, acquisitions, and the formation of joint ventures. In the healthcare arena, Cory’s antitrust counseling covers a broad array of transactions, such as clinical and financial integration, joint ventures, and the formation and operations of Affordable Care Organizations. 

Over the past several years, Cory has represented prisoners in post-conviction relief matters, addressing constitutional questions raised in criminal convictions.


Cory concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and civil appellate matters involving: 

  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition 
  • Receiverships 
  • Natural Resources 
  • Real Estate

Client Results

Representative Matters
  • Representation of dozens of companies in Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and related antitrust counseling for mergers and acquisitions.

  • Antitrust counseling for hospitals and physician groups.

  • Representation of receiver in federal equity receiver involving hundreds of millions of dollars in assets and multiple trials and resulting in the recovery by investors of nearly 100% of invested proceeds.

  • Representation of international mining company in water rights litigation, including before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Representation through trial of municipality in multi-million dollar land development lawsuit.

  • Representation of cement plant manufacturer in breach of construction contract arbitration.

  • Representation of natural gas and oil exploration and production company through trial in action arising out of a federal oil and gas lease.

  • Representation of world-wide telecommunications manufacturer in multiple dealer termination cases.

  • Obtained summary judgment in representing a former employee accused of violating non-competition and non-solicitation provisions and successfully defended the summary judgment ruling on appeal.

  • Representation through trial of major financial institution in a case involving allegations of fraud and bad faith in a multi-million dollar construction financing agreement.

  • Successfully vacated the conviction of a prisoner convicted of arson, including two successful appeals to the Utah Court of Appeals.

  • Submitted amicus brief to the Arizona Supreme Court challenging the statutory "marital defense" to rape as unconstitutional.

  • Representation of health products companies in patent infringement and unfair competition actions.

  • Representation of insurance companies in numerous bad faith cases.

  • Representation of major title insurance companies in multiple quiet title and bad faith actions.




Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2017, 2018

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Utah Bar Association, Member, President, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section, 2009-2010, 2016-present
  • Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct, Member
  • And Justice for All, Leadership Committee, Chair

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