Salt Lake City — Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business released its annual rankings and named Durham Jones & Pinegar’s M&A practice as one of the best in Utah. The firm’s M&A practice was placed in Band 2 of the rankings. The list stated that D|J|P is a “Growing team increasingly viewed as a strong presence in the Utah market. Involved in all aspects of corporate and M&A work, the firm is recognized for its handling of securities matters and transactions.”
Along with the firm ranking, P. Christian Anderson, N. Todd Leishman, Kevin R. Pinegar and Thomas R. Taylor were also recognized individually by Chambers.
Anderson’s practice focuses on M&A, business and finance, private equity, securities, international law and life sciences technology. Best Lawyers in America named Anderson as Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year for Private Equity and M&A Law. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America and Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite and he maintains an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Leishman represents sellers in sales of privately-owned companies to financial and strategic buyers; acquirers in mergers and acquisitions; and companies in debt and equity financing transactions. Leishman also advises emerging and established companies. He has been named in Mountain States Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite and he was named the 2012 Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Securities/Capital Markets Law. Leishman maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Pinegar serves as the firm’s managing partner and concentrates his practice on corporate securities and business-related matters. He represents public and private issuers in securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures. Pinegar was named 2015 Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year for corporate governance by Best Lawyers in America. He is also listed in Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite and he maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Taylor practices in the areas of M&A, corporate, securities, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and recapitalizations, corporate debt and equity financing, emerging growth and technology company representations, venture capital and private equity financings, technology licensing, corporate governance, and general business and corporate matters. Taylor has been named to Best Lawyers in America, Mountain States Super Lawyers and he maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.