Our Business and Finance Practice Group has a breadth of expertise that covers the entire range of corporate, finance, tax and securities matters. Our broad diversification enables us to provide our clients with coordinated legal advice in multiple areas of the law. Among Utah’s top law firms, we have one of the largest, most experienced teams of transactional lawyers, whose capabilities enable us to handle the numerous issues that can arise in any corporate transaction.
In 2012, Super Lawyers Magazine named Durham Jones & Pinegar as the No. 1 firm in Utah for its business and transactions law practice.
Our attorneys serve as outside general and special counsel and advisors on a full spectrum of corporate transactional and other matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, restructurings, private equity investments and a full range of other business transactions.
We represent businesses of all types at all stages of development, including start-ups, emerging growth companies, mature private companies, public companies and large private institutional businesses. We advise businesses on various advantages and disadvantages of different ownership and capital structures, including considerations of tax effects and exit strategies.
We provide strategic advice and guidance to our clients on all legal aspects of their business. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the laws governing Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies under the laws of the state of Utah, Nevada, surrounding states and Delaware. As businesses develop, we structure and negotiate joint ventures, strategic alliances and licensing and codevelopment relationships. We also advise clients in the areas of marketing, sales and distribution arrangements.
Our attorneys represent businesses and investors in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, combinations, and asset sales. We recognize that every transaction, regardless of size, is important to our clients. Our lawyers strive to bring the same practical approach, creativity and commitment to excellence to each matter in which we are engaged. Our lawyers analyze, structure, negotiate, and manage merger, acquisition, and disposition transactions, helping our clients formulate the tactics, structure, and negotiating positions necessary to complete the deal.
Our attorneys assist with all aspects of capital formation and are particularly adept at public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including offerings pursuant to Rule 144A. We advise issuers and underwriters on the analysis, structure, negotiation, and management of such transactions, beginning with pre-transaction planning and including due diligence. We prepare and file registration statements and other offering materials, FINRA filings, and "blue sky" registrations and exemption analysis. In addition, we advise our publicly traded clients on reporting and compliance requirements under all federal and state securities laws.
We advise clients in public and private financings alike. The experience of our attorneys extends to all types and combinations of debt and equity instruments. In a capital markets environment characterized by rapid change and innovation, our attorneys often structure new securities and transactions for clients in response to specific needs.
In the area of public finance, we represent banks and other financial institution as well as borrowers, private equity sponsors and other investors, on all aspects of acquisition and leveraged financing transactions, from the deal structuring and the commitment stage to closing.
Our attorneys help clients with their business and individual income tax matters on the federal, state and local levels. We have in-depth experience and knowledge and have advised clients in the banking and finance, commercial, real estate, technology, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications and public utilities arenas.