Employment Law


Naylor & Hales, P.C.’s employment attorneys assist clients in their employment-related transaction and training needs. They advise clients regarding hiring and termination practices, federal and state regulatory guidelines, and best practices for complying with all applicable employment law. In addition, we provide these services:

  • Negotiate and craft employment agreements
  • Provide employers with a full-range of legal services that arise from mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Provide guidance on personnel policies and procedures to help businesses take preventive measures on matters such as employee performance problems, workforce consolidations, and discrimination and harassment complaints


Naylor & Hales, P.C. both pursues and defends employment claims on behalf of clients on matters implicating the full spectrum of workplace legal issues:

  • Unpaid compensation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination based on age, race, gender, pregnancy, national origin, religion, and disability
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation
  • Hostile work environment
  • Claims before the Idaho Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Americans with Disabilities Act claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Act claims
  • Other matters

Civil Rights Litigation

Our attorneys are experienced in representing civil rights claims as well as defending against frivolous and unwarranted claims.  We routinely handle a wide-variety of civil rights issues, which often implicate the following:

  • First Amendment restrictions
  • Due Process violations
  • Excessive force claims
  • Age discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Unfair and arbitrary practices
  • A variety of additional claims arising under federal and Idaho law such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and the Idaho Human Rights Act.

Administrative Law

Naylor & Hales, P.C. provides a full range of administrative legal representation to a wide-variety of individuals, businesses, and government agencies.  Our attorneys assist clients in working with local, state, and federal agencies to enforce compliance with their individual sets of rules and procedures. We also assist to resolve specific matters that impact their specific needs and professions. We negotiate with agency personnel, promote government/business relations, obtain permits and licenses, and represent individuals and businesses at agency hearings.  Additionally, our attorneys assist in administrative appeals in district court.

Governmental Entity Law

Municipal Law

Naylor & Hales, P.C. specializes in defending governmental entities throughout the state and our many successes have played a significant role in shaping municipal law in Idaho.  We have litigated hundreds of cases while successfully defending the State of Idaho, as well as a variety of counties, cities, governmental agencies, authorities, boards, and officers in nearly all aspects of the law, including claims involving:

  • Civil rights violations
  • Wrongful termination
  • Whistleblowing claims
  • Retaliation
  • Breach of contract
  • Unfair or deceitful labor practices
  • Excessive force
  • Constitutional violations involving due process, free speech, and free expression
  • Discrimination
  • A wide-variety of other claims affecting nearly all aspects of the law

Additionally, we serve as counsel to a variety of municipal agencies, boards, and authorities.  In so doing, we:

  • Assist in drafting local laws
  • Educate and train governmental entities on their rights and responsibilities
  • Help Idaho governments navigate their way through complex litigation.

General Litigation

Naylor & Hales, P.C. represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad spectrum of civil and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.  We represent clients at every stage of the litigation process in nearly all aspects of the law:

  • Counsel on litigation avoidance and risk management
  • File and defend against lawsuits
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Utilize alternative dispute resolution options
  • Represent clients at trial and on appeal

Business Law


Naylor & Hales, P.C. represents a wide cross-section of clients in all aspects of their business needs, from forming businesses to selling them. Representing all types of businesses, we assist with any legal questions regarding contracts, employment, liability issues, or other concerns that may arise with your business:

  • Entity Formation   Our attorneys advise entrepreneurs on the tax and corporate considerations in deciding whether to operate as a sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited liability company, or corporation and prepares the advisable organizational and governance documents.
  • Business Operations   Naylor & Hales works with business owners in their day-to-day transactions, while providing a variety of legal services—from negotiating and drafting agreements to providing counsel on governmental regulatory compliance. We also have extensive experience in employment issues and drafting disclaimers and releases, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, licensing and publishing agreements, and a variety of other corporate and contractual documents.
  • Corporate Governance   Our attorneys have broad experience in counseling the board of directors of private and public companies on corporate governance matters, including corporate compliance programs, codes of conduct and responsibilities of directors and officers.
  • Buying and Selling Businesses  Naylor & Hales is able to provide representation and guidance in the acquisition or selling of a business in order to advise and complete any necessary legal requirements.
  • Specialized Services   Naylor & Hales provides a variety of other quality legal services related to our clients’ specific business needs.


Naylor & Hales, P.C. offers a wealth of diverse business litigation expertise.  We assist clients in establishing long-term strategies, providing preventative analysis, and resolving disputes as they arise.  We offer guidance in matters related to the following issues:

  • Employment and commercial disputes
  • Antitrust
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Contractual disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • A myriad of other business-related areas

Technology Law / Agreements

Our attorneys assist clients with the negotiation of all types of technology and web-related transactions.  We have experience working on an array of issues including:

  • Software licensing
  • Maintenance and support
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Joint development agreements
  • Electronic agreements and transactions
  • Other issues related to emerging technology and e-commerce

Collection Law

Naylor & Hales, P.C. assists clients in recovering their financial losses in timely and cost-effective manner. Our attorneys handle cases involving debt collection and creditors’ rights while representing creditors in bankruptcy.


Naylor & Hales, P.C. has extensive background in multiple areas of legal practice and analysis and is experienced in handling different types of workplace and administrative investigations. Investigations allow businesses and governmental entities to better understand their factual position with an independent and thorough analysis before making important decisions and provides the information necessary to avoid costly legal pitfalls or hazards in the future. Investigations are helpful for any person or entity seeking factual analysis of:

  • Allegations of harassment or discrimination
  • Potential termination of an employee
  • Misconduct allegations
  • Potential violations of law, regulations, or company or entity policy

Real Estate Law

Naylor & Hales, P.C. provides comprehensive legal representation to real estate owners, lenders, and commercial developers.  Our attorneys advise on all phases of real estate transactions, including the following:

  • Developing basic business strategies and objectives
  • Advising clients on acquisition, development, operation, and disposition of major real estate projects
  • Structuring ownership and financing transactions using vehicles such as limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and ground leases
  • Reviewing and analyzing construction contracts, architectural and engineering contracts, and owner and contractor claims
  • Analyzing, performing and assisting in due diligence, negotiations, documentation, and acquisitions of improved and unimproved property
  • Eviction proceedings
  • Assisting clients in obtaining government approval for conditional use permits, subdivisions, variances, and other land use applications
  • Advising government entities on planning and zoning issues
  • Drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, and 1031 exchanges
  • Assisting clients in resolving boundary and easement disputes
  • Advising Home Owner Associations

Wills, Trusts, Probate

Naylor & Hales, P.C. assists clients meet their unique family and business planning objectives in an efficient manner, ensuring that each client receives an individualized strategy for estate planning.  In so doing, we help achieve client goals and objective such as:

  • Ensuring the appropriate heirs receive the appropriate assets
  • Proper trustees and personal representatives are named
  • Spouses and children are provided for
  • Tax savings are considered and implemented