SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah’s leading mergers and acquisition attorneys has died.

Scott Loveless, a shareholder with the law firm Parr Brown Gee and Loveless, died Tuesday night after a battle with cancer. He was 63.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Scott’s family at this sad time,” Kenneth B. Tillou, president and shareholder of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, said in a prepared statement. “Scott was passionate about providing outstanding service to his clients. His enthusiasm and zeal extended to those with whom he worked.”

Loveless' clients covered a broad range of industries including medical, pharmaceutical, construction, technology, intellectual property, aviation and mining. 

“He was the 'go-to-guy' in Utah for major corporate deals,” said Jeffrey Hunt, a good friend of Loveless and a partner in the firm.

Loveless received his law degree from Georgetown University. From 1971 to 1978 he worked as legislative counsel in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice in the states of Utah, Virginia and Colorado.

He joined Parr Brown Gee & Loveless in 1979.

“He was an artist when it came to mergers and acquisition work, and was a leader not only in the firm, but in the community as well,” said shareholder David E. Gee. “He will be missed.”

Loveless served as an adjunct professor of law at BYU, where he taught mergers and acquisitions law. He was a member of the board of directors of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global organization of independent commercial law firms.

He was also a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Pioneer Theater Company and past president and board member of The Days of '47, Inc.

Funeral plans have not been released.

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