richard-w-sheffieldRichard W. Sheffield, Partner


As chair of Fillmore Spencer’s Business, Finance & Real Estate practice, Richard W. Sheffield counsels clients on a broad range of business, real estate, 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 finds great fulfillment in establishing confidence and trust with his clients, seeing their objectives and purposes realized, and leading and serving in other capacities in the community. Among other roles, he has led the Boards of the Provo School District, the BYU Alumni Association, The Arizona Forum, the Timpanogos Legal Center, and the Central Utah Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.


Practicing corporate, business, real estate 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, resolve business issues and problems, draft understandable and effective contracts, map legal routes to accomplish clients’ goals, and advocate their best interests.

Our Address

Fillmore Spencer LLC

At Jamestown Square

3301 North University Avenue

Provo, Utah 84604

(801) 426-8200

Practice areas

  • Business transactions, negotiations & contracts
  • Real estate transactions & commercial development
  • Debt & equity financing
  • Business organizations (corporations, LLCs, partnerships, joint ventures)
  • Securitites and disclosure law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Technology & intellectual property licensing & contracts
  • Health care & medical practice laws & contracts
  • Trademarks & trade secrets
  • Emploment & non-competition agreements

Work with an attorney who is highly valued by his clients and peers

For 15 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. Call him at (801) 426-8200 or contact him using the form to see how he can help your enterprise grow and resolve its most pressing legal issues.

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Bar admissions

  • Utah, 2000
  • Arizona, 1979


Professional experience and honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2000–2014
  • Equity Partner, Partner, and Associate with Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona (Arizona’s largest law firm and one of the largest law 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



  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, 1979
    • Note & Comment Editor, BYU Law Review
    • Winner of Interviewing & Counseling Competition
  • Visiting Student, Georgetown University Law School, 1977
  • B.A., Public Relations/Communications, Brigham Young University, 1976
    • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
    • Hinckley Scholar (Most Prestigious BYU Scholarship Recognition for Upperclassmen)
    • Recognized as the Outstanding Senior in Public Relations

Professional and community involvement

  • 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
  • Co-Chair of International Annual Conference of J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member of National Board and Executive Committee of BYU Alumni Association
  • President and Board Member of The Arizona Forum
  • Chair and Board Member of Phoenix Region of BYU Alumni Association
  • Missionary for LDS Church, Argentina North Mission (Spanish language fluency)

Fillmore Spencer LLC is located in Provo, Saint George, and South Jordan UT and services clients in Eagle Mountain, Highland, Lindon, Orem, Provo, Pleasant Grove, Saratoga Springs, Springville, Elberta, American Fork, Wallsburg, Alpine, Mapleton, Midway, Lehi, Spanish Fork, Cedar Valley, Draper, Heber City, Payson, Salem, Goshen, Sandy, Santaquin, Riverton, Duchesne County, Juab County, Sanpete County, Summit County, Utah County, Uintah County y Wasatch County.