Chambers USA ranked nine Durham Jones & Pinegar attorneys in its 2018 rankings. Shareholders P. Christian Anderson, Jeffrey M. Jones, N. Todd Leishman, Kevin R. Pinegar, Russell K. Smith and Thomas R. Taylor are recognized for Corporate/M&A, Brad R. Cahoon for Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, Paul M. Durham for Real Estate and W. Waldan Lloyd for Labor & employment: ERISA.

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Durham Jones and Pinegar congratulates our outstanding attorneys on being ranked among the leaders in their practice area.

Christian Anderson’s practice focuses on M&A, Business and Finance, Private Equity, Securities, International, Life Sciences and other technologies. Anderson has worked for many years in the venture capital arena, representing both investors and their portfolio companies. He enjoys representing high-growth companies throughout their life-cycle, with respect to both financing transactions and the myriad business transactions they deal with.



Brad R. Cahoon is an experienced environmental lawyer representing clients in litigation, administrative, regulatory, transaction and government relations matters. Cahoon’s clients have included financial institutions, land developers, manufacturers, oil, gas and mining companies, dry cleaners, metal recyclers, ski resorts, ranchers, landfills, wireless carriers and chemical companies.




Paul M. Durham counsels clients regarding complex development projects, hotel and resort properties, office buildings, retail properties, residential developments, multi-use projects, industrial parks, apartment buildings, condominiums, and raw land. He advises clients with respect to purchases and sales of real property, leasing, joint venture agreements, development agreements, land-use matters, construction activities, real estate-based financing, condemnations, easements and other property interests.



Jeffrey M. Jones’s practice concentrates on corporate and securities matters. Jones regularly represents public and private companies in a broad range of matters, including M&A, general corporate administrative and commercial transactions, venture capital and other types of financing transactions, registered public offerings of securities and secondary offerings of securities, private placements to institutional investors followed by registered public resales of privately placed securities, preparation and filing of reports required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and securities listings on national and regional stock exchanges.



N. Todd Leishman’s practice concentrates on corporate and business law with an emphasis on representing sellers in the sale of privately owned companies to financial and strategic buyers, acquirers in mergers and acquisitions and companies in debt and equity financing transactions. Leishman also acts as an outside general legal advisor to emerging and established companies.




W. Waldan Lloyd practice includes assisting clients on the design and operation of all forms of retirement and welfare plans, including 401(k) plans, ESOPs and VEBAs, with plan sizes ranging from those for individuals to those covering tens of thousands of employees. Lloyd’s practice also focuses on advising on ERISA compliance matters and helping plan trustees and fiduciaries in connection with plan transactions, whose benefit plans are under audit by the Internal Revenue Service or are being investigated by the Department of Labor. Lloyd has defended plan fiduciaries accused of fiduciary breaches and represented plan participants in connection with claims against fiduciaries for violations of ERISA.


Kevin R. Pinegar practices in the securities and corporate governance fields. Pinegar has represented public and private issuers in securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures. He counsels clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters, including directors’ duties and responsibilities and other aspects of corporate governance, disclosure issues, corporate compliance matters and internal investigations.



Russell K. Smith’s practice includes representing private companies in a broad range of industries and sectors, including venture capital, life sciences, software, internet, real estate, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and energy (including oil and gas). He regularly advises start-up and emerging-growth companies from formation through liquidity event in matters including governance, debt and equity financing, equity incentive compensation and M&A.



Thomas R. Taylor practices in the areas of M&A, corporate, securities, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and recapitalizations, private placements, corporate finance, complex loan transactions, emerging growth and technology company representations, venture capital and private equity financings, technology licensing, corporate governance and general business and corporate matters.