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Braden Johnson

Braden Johnson

Associate| Salt Lake City


Braden Johnson focuses his practice in debt financing and real estate secured lending for banks and private lenders. He has experience in workouts, mezzanine financing, tribal lending and public finance. Braden is involved in all stages of the lending process, including due diligence, loan documentation, negotiation, closing, post-closing issues and loan modifications. With this experience, Braden has developed a knowledge of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, mechanics liens and the sate construction registry, inter-creditor relationships, loan forbearance, commercial leasing, SBA lending, syndications, title insurance, tax advantaged financing, lending to estate planning vehicles and nonprofit entities, and much more.

  • University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 2015)
    • Dean's List
    • Associate Editor, Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review
    • Recipient, John and Cynthia Schultz Wildcatter Full Scholarship
    • Recipient, Public Service Pledge Award
  • Brigham Young University (B.A., Political Science, 2012)
    • Freelance Editor, J. Reuben Clark Law School's International Center for Law and Religious Studies
    • Student-Author, Brigham Young University Prelaw Review Journal
  • "Effective Modification Agreements: Teaching an Old Loan New Tricks," Author, Utah Banker (Issue 2.2018)
  • "Justice After the Gavel Sounds: Unravelling the Prisoner Litigation Epidemic," Author, Gamm Justice Award Writing Competition, unpublished (February 2015)
  • "Public Benefit Corporations: A Better Way to do Business in Colorado," Presenter, Boulder Startup Week (May 15, 2014)
  • "The Future of Coal: Is the Modern Regulatory Regime a Taking?," Author, The New Jurist (January 2014)
  • "Don't Stop the Music: iTunes and Probate Law," Author, The New Jurist (January 2013)
  • "Freedom to Achieve: The Future of Student-led Organizations within the Public School System," Author, 26 Brigham Young University Prelaw Review 55 (2012)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tomorrow's Leaders Utah
    • Professional Development Committee (2018)
  • Needs Beyond Medicine, Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • West Venture Law, Law Clerk (2014-2015)
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado, Summer Clerk (2014)
  • Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission, Law Clerk (2014)
  • CU Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic, Student-Attorney (2013)
  • Lake, Burcke, Lake & Watkins, Law Clerk (2013)
  • Provo City Attorney's Office, Legal Intern (2012)
  • Law Office of James G. Clark, Legal Intern (2011)
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • Supreme Court of Colorado