• We advise and represent a wide variety of clients at the intersection of business law and government relations.


    Local firm. National impact.

    States where we work:


    With offices in St George, Utah, Premise Law is a boutique law firm focused on business law, government contracts law and government relations. We represent companies with matters before the courts, administrative agencies and legislative bodies. We have a unique expertise in startup and high-growth ventures and how complex companies interface with state and federal government.


    Our Alaska office is in the beautiful coastal town of Homer, Alaska. We know Alaska law and we also know Alaska's institutions and culture. We provide our clients with legal insight at the intersection of business and government. We have a unique expertise in federal contracting in the state. We advise Alaskan entities with significant state and federal dealings.

    Practice Areas

    Washington DC

    Our Washington DC practice represents client interests before regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress. We are experts in building federal programs and securing federal appropriations to support large-scale, capital intensive projects. We represent business interests, investment groups, universities, and local governments in complex federal transactions.

    Business Law

    Business sophistication from start to finish.

    First and foremost, Premise Law is a Utah business law firm. We provide business law services to companies from startup to scale to acquisition. We represent business clients from St George, Utah to Salt Lake City. Our attorneys :

    • Are counselors, problem solvers, negotiators, and lobbyists
    • Impact policymaking to make Utah law work for business
    • Assist businesses as general counsel on an as-needed basis
    • Negotiate regulatory matters with state government
    • Structure financing and investment capital for seed and growth companies
    • Facilitate strategic partnerships, joint ventures, public private partnerships and business acquisitions

    Why hire a Utah water attorney?

    We are a business law firm at our core. But we also blend our water knowledge with political insight and effective government relations. As a small law firm, we're selective on the matters in which we engage. That allows us to work closely with our clients as true partner and team member.

    Our business law practice includes:

    Start up

    • Business entity creation
    • Business agreement preparation
    • Compensation structuring
    • Legal compliance
    • Capital structuring

    Growth business

    • General Counsel as needed
    • Complex capital structuring
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Public Private Partnerships
    • Mergers and acquisitions 

    Business for government

    • State and federal appropriations 
    • Public Private Partnerships
    • Government counsel
    • Public procurement
    • Government contracting

    Government Contracts Law

    Resolving government contracting issues.

    We understand the legal complexities that exist at the intersection of business and government. We offer comprehensive advice to businesses transacting with state and federal government. Our government contracts law practice represents the full spectrum of government contractors from large defense contractors, to small federal and state service contractors. As one of the only government contracts law firms in the West, we provide national expertise and are locally accessible.

    • Government procurement
    • Proposal development & drafting
    • Bid protests
    • Contract claim resolution
    • Federal contracts compliance
    • Audit support & findings defense
    • Licensing & credentialing



    Government Relations

    Strategic advocacy.

    We are a local firm with national impact. While many law firms focus on solving problems, we like to prevent them. Effective government relations can add great value to business enterprises. We have deep experience with the legislative process from legislation to appropriations. Our attorneys represent clients before the Utah Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Our government relations practice includes:

    • Securing appropriations for capital intensive projects
    • Legislation
    • Administrative rulemaking
    • Public and strategic messaging
    • Program development
    • Proposal and grant writing
    • Political process and political law



    Public Private Partnerships

    Maximizing public and private benefit.

    Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) can unlock vast amounts for the public and private investors. We advise our clients on PPPs related to water projects and water infrastructure. Our water PPP practice includes:

    • Project financing structure
    • Legislation and lobbying
    • Government contracts 
    • Permitting and approvals
    • Capital raising
    • Federal appropriations and grants



  • Attorneys

    National expertise. Local focus.

    Jeremiah Riley, Attorney

    Founder & Managing Member


    Jeremiah Riley founded Premise Law in 2015 to advise businesses that work closely with state and federal government. Over the prior decade, Jeremiah was a part owner of a federal prime contractor and represented company interests before the U.S. Congress.


    Jeremiah is first and foremost a business attorney, strategic counselor and government relations advisor. He has considerable national experience advising businesses and other organizations in all aspects of business law and government relations. He has a unique expertise advising clients at the complex intersection of business and government. Both an attorney and a businessman, Jeremiah is a part owner of a renewable energy company and founder of the consultancy, Uinta Group.




    J.D. University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Honors: Graduated with Honors


    B.S. Utah State University, Huntsman School of Business, Logan, Utah

    Major: Economics

    Honors: Dean's List






    U.S. District Court for the District of Utah


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