Altus Legal

Our Attorneys


Why Choose Us?

Because you deserve counselors and advocates who are as passionate about innovation, outside-the-box thinking, progressive disruption and risk-taking as you are.  Attorneys who care enough to know your business inside and out.  Who listen enough to know what your ultimate "WHY" is, and help you chart your course accordingly. 

Altus Legal, LLC is Utah's premier law firm for entrepreneurs, business owners and land developers. We work to help you stay focused on what you do best by offering a cost-effective, solutions-based approach to your legal challenges whether they be transactional or adversarial.


Meet our Attorneys


Craig L Winder

Craig is a dynamic, high-energy counselor and advocate. Craig has substantial experience in the areas of corporate law (entity formation and governance, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, finance) and real estate (land development, commercial lease negotiation, HOA formation and governance, land use). He also has experience in litigating and mediating business, real estate, and water disputes. He currently serves as general counsel to the Sterling Group family of companies, in Cache Valley, Utah.

Craig’s peers have recognized him as being among Utah’s “Legal Elite”, as reported in Utah Business Magazine, and as one of Super Lawyer Magazine’s “Rising Stars”.

When not engaging in legal work, Craig enjoys watching his five children play and perform, running long distance relays with like-minded fools, exploring business ideas, promoting the arts, performing in musical and theater productions, and spending time with his wife Sabina.  



Juris Doctor, 2003

BA, Political Science, 1999

Activities & Affiliations

  • Cache County Bar Association, Past President

  • Cache Valley Center for the Arts, Past President, Board of Trustees

  • Utah State University Huntsman School of Business Clarke Center for Entrepreneurship, Founders Board

  • Music Theatre West, Board Member

  • Business Networking International, Founder and Past President "Cache Connection" Chapter

  • Lecturer, Utah State University School of Business

  • Board Member, Infinity Soccer Club

  • Youth leader and coach

Civic Activities

  • Founders Board, Utah State University John M. Huntsman School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

  • Lecturer, John M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University (Entrepreneurship Course)

  • President, Cache County Bar Association (2014-15)

  • Board of Trustees, Cache Valley Center for the Arts (2014-15 Chair Elect)

  • Board of Directors, Infinity FC Soccer Club

  • Board of Directors, Cache Valley Storytelling Festival (2011-13)

  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference and Events Committee (2009-13)

  • Pro Bono Counsel, One Heart Bulgaria (non-profit providing living essentials and medical assistance to Bulgarian orphans)

  • Board of Directors, Music Theatre West

  • Supervisor, Cache County Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Assistance Program

Bar Admissions

• Utah, Washington



Darren E. Hansen

Darren is an experienced and passionate attorney whose many years of experience as a civil trial lawyer with a focus on the litigation of complex civil cases has given him a deep understanding of the issues facing today’s businesses and the pitfalls to avoid.

A Cache Valley native, Darren received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board, and the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Darren also holds a B.A. in Economics from Utah State University. 

Darren spent four years practicing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area under the tutelage of accomplished business attorneys handling complex matters with stakes running into the tens of millions before the siren call of the mountains drew him and his family back to Utah.

Outside of work, Darren can often be found outside with his family rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping. When at home, Darren enjoys puttering in his garden and on his cars.



Juris Doctor, 2010

B.A., Economics, 2006

Activities & Affiliations

• Cache County Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

•Utah, Maryland