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As former in-house counsel for an international electronic media company, Mr. Hawkins has experience with a broad range of business and commercial matters, including (a) entity formation, organization and governance, (b) mergers and acquisitions, (c) labor and employment law, (d) software development and licensing, (e) copyrights, trademarks and related intellectual property matters, (f) website development and operation, (g) advertising and promotions(including contests), (h) e-commerce, (i) music licensing, and (j) real property law.

Boyd has negotiated, drafted and administered contracts and license agreements of every kind and nature. Boyd has extensive experience preparing Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, partnership agreements, bylaws, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, buy/sell agreements, employment agreements, content license agreements, contracts for advertising (including political advertising and false advertising claims), promotional arrangements, contest rules and administration, non-disclosure agreements, technology transfer agreements, television and radio network affiliation agreements, college and professional sports broadcast rights agreements, personal appearance contracts, concert agreements, office lease agreements and real estate purchase agreements. Boyd has participated in the acquisition,disposition and exchange of more than $2 billion of assets in businesses and properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan.

Boyd has assisted news organizations and other public interest groups in obtaining access to government records. He has helped his clients work through defamation, trespass, invasion of privacy and other similar issues encountered by media outlets. One particularly esoteric area of expertise is the complex world of music licensing.

A dedicated distance runner, Boyd has completed 30 marathons (including two Boston Marathons) and countless other shorter distance races. In October 2019, Boyd will join the 25-Year Club at the St. George Marathon. His goal is to continuing running for as long as there are roads and trails to run and air to breathe.

Boyd and his wife Felicia have been married for 40 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, J. Reuben Clark Law School (Articles Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Idaho State University

Professional Associations and Experience

  • Idaho State Bar (1994)   
  • Utah State Bar (1988)