Durham Jones & Pinegar Shareholder, Ian S. Davis was honored at the annual Utah Business Forty Under 40 event on Thursday, February 28th. Forty Under 40 “honors Utah’s up-and-coming professionals rising through the ranks at record speed.”

N. Todd Leishman, Durham Jones & Pinegar Managing Partner said “Ian is a leader in our banking, finance and real estate practices and we as a firm are pleased and proud he is receiving much deserved recognition as one of Utah Business magazine’s Forty Under 40.”

Excerpt from Utah Business Magazine, February 2019:

After graduating law school near the top of his class and completing a judicial clerkship with Justice Ronald Nehring on the Utah Supreme Court, Ian S. Davis started his legal practice with Durham Jones & Pinegar in 2007. Just in time for the great recession. Developing expertise in handling complicated load workouts and foreclosure he has worked diligently on guiding his clients through troubled load situations. “I had to quickly shift focus,” Mr. Davis says. “I had hoped to do load origination work, but very few banks were making loans then.” But being thrown in the fire taught him how to navigate those troubled situations, and he’s since only grown.

Outside of Law, Mr. Davis is an avid gardener and is a member of the board for Wasatch Community Gardens. “We offer a place of refuge and a source of community,” Mr. Davis Says. Providing them with legal support and business advice, he hopes to continue to build a flourishing community space.


Ian S. Davis is the chair of the firm’s Real Estate section. His practice focuses on banking and lending matters, specializing in documenting lending relationships, modifying or restructuring existing lending relationships, and navigating troubled loan situations. His experience also includes, preparing and negotiating credit agreements, factoring agreements, security documents, loan modifications, participation and intercreditor agreements, and credit opinion letters.