Wyatt B. Johnson
Firm: Angstman Johnson
Address: 3649 North Lakeharbor Lane
Boise, ID 83703
Membership: Idaho State Bar (Member, Litigation and Real Estate Sections); Idaho Trial Lawyer's Association (Board Member).
University: Washington State University, B.A., English, summa cum laude, 1993, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 1998
Admitted: 1998, Idaho and U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
Biography: Wyatt Johnson has substantial trial and transactional experience in real estate, land development, construction, contract and commercial matters. In addition to traditional court appearances, he regularly appears before the city and county development authorities as well as various administrative agencies. Wyatt graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1993. In 1998, he graduated in the top quarter of his class from Northwestern School of law at Lewis Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In conjunction with his professional practice, Wyatt is an active member of the legal community. He is currently serving a six year term on the Idaho Supreme Court Evidence Rules Advisory Committee. He is also on the Board of the Idaho Trial Lawyer's Association. He is a past Chairman of the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section. He regularly lectures at seminars and workshops providing continuing education for attorneys and other professionals. Representative Matters: Represent owners of a four season, national destination resort against multi-million dollar claims by an international lending institution and investment consortium; Obtained a landmark decision from the Idaho Supreme Court regarding a legal land descriptions and Statute of Frauds; Represented a large real estate brokerage in an antitrust class action by homebuyers against real estate agents and brokers; Represented shareholders, members and partners in partnerships and limited liability company disputes; Represent guarantors in cases involving claims on personal guarantees; Crafted and executed strategy for the purchase and sale of large residential subdivision and entitlements to close midway through construction and development; Developed and executed strategy for complex loan workout transactions involving land developers, lending institutions and various items of collateral including land, contract rights and other significant assets; Consulted for commercial product supplier on multi-state government contract; Represent utility provider on multiple land transactions; Represented developer in resolution of water right priority claims for development land in Snake River Basin Adjudication; Represent builders, developers and landowners before local land use and zoning authorities on matters such as land development entitlements, zoning disputes, variances and modifications; Represented junior lien holder and debtors in judicial mortgage foreclosures of large commercial development land tracts; Represented volume home builder in complex multi-party litigation with contract, forgery and fraud claims arising from an investment scheme involving numerous investors and properties. Seminars: "Title Law in Idaho" (NATIONAL Business Institute); "Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations" (Lorman Education Services); "Real Estate Development from Beginning to End in Idaho" (Lorman Education Services); "Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts" (National Business Institute); "Development Process in a Changing Market" (Lorman Education Services); "Resolving Real Estate Title Defects," (National Business Institute); "Construction Lien Law in Idaho" (Lorman Education Services); "Construction Delay Claims" (Lorman Education Services); "Managing Residential Property: Avoiding Tenant Disputes and Evictions" (National Business Institute); "The Appraisal Process - How to Read or Review a Report" (Lorman Education Services); "Documenting a Real Estate Transaction" (Boise Legal Secretary Association); "How to Obtain Good Title in Idaho Real Estate Transactions" (National Business Institute); "Title Examination in Idaho" (Lorman Education Services); "Estate Planning and Probate for the Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Idaho" (National Business Institute). Publications: "A Brief Writing Guide for Litigators" The Advocate, March/April 2008; "Beware the Simple Real Estate Transactions," The Advocate, February 2005. Listed, "Accomplished Under 40 Award," Idaho Business Review, 2007. Member, Idaho Supreme Court Evidence Rules Advisory Committee; Idaho Supreme Court Judicial Recruitment Committee; Uniform Power of Attorney Act Drafting Committee.