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Thomas R. Taylor

Thomas R. Taylor


Durham Jones & Pinegar
Utah, U.S.A.

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Thomas R. Taylor is a shareholder in Durham Jones & Pinegar's Salt Lake City office. He practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate, securities, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and recapitalizations, SEC-registered debt and equity securities offerings, private placements, corporate finance, complex loan transactions, emerging growth and technology company representations, venture capital and private equity financings, technology licensing, and general business and corporate matters.

Mr. Taylor maintains an "AV" rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics

Bar Admissions

Washington, D.C.
United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits


Diploma in International Mergers & Acquisitions, The College of Law of England and Wales, 2004

J.D., Arizona State University, College of Law, 1987

Executive Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, 1986-1987
Pedrick Academic Scholar, Arizona State University College of Law
M.B.A., Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, 1983, with highest distinction

B.S., University of Utah, 1981, Management, with honors

B.S., University of Utah, 1980, Accounting, with honors

B.S., University of Utah, 1980, Finance, with honors
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Listed as one of the leading corporate and M&A lawyers in the United States in Chambers & Partners' issues of America's Leading Business Lawyers (2003-2010)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions (2010-2011)
Listed in Lawdragon magazine as one of the 3,000 top lawyers in the United States (2010-2011)
Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine's ranking of the top lawyers in the states of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana (inception-2011)
Listed as one of "Utah's Legal Elite" by Utah Business magazine (inception-2010)
Listed as one of the Top 75 Lawyers in the Mountain State Region by Super Lawyers (2009)
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, MountainWest Capital Network (2009-2010)
Member, Board of Trustees, Hale Centre Theatre (2009-present)
Chairman of the Board of Directors, MountainWest Capital Network (2007-2008); President, MountainWest Capital Network (2005-2006)
President, Utah State Bar Association, Securities Section (2003-2004)
Chairman, MountainWest Capital Network, Utah 100 Program (2002 and 2003)
Vice President, MountainWest Capital Network (1999-2003)
Chairman, MountainWest Capital Network, Entrepreneur of the Year Program (2001 and 2002)


"Selling Your Company in Today's Market," March 2012, Las Vegas
"Selling Your Company in Today's Market," Sept. 2011, Salt Lake City
"Getting in the Game - An M&A Case Study," Nov. 2010
"Direct Selling and Network Marketing Now Seminar," Oct. 2010
"Headwinds" and "Tailwinds" in M&A Transactions, UBS Financial Services' 2010 Family Wealth Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 2010
"Preparing a Company for Sale or a Financing Transaction," MountainWest Capital Network, 2010, Deal Flow Conference, May 2010
"Don't Leave Money on the Table - Legal Considerations in Preparing Your Company for a Transaction," Oct. 2009
"Navigating the Legal Minefield in M&A Transactions," U.S. Bank M&A Conference, Sept. 2008
"Credit Facilities and Loan Agreements," Utah State Bar Association Annual Meeting, July 2008
"Use of Insurance Products in M&A Transactions," May 2008
Panelist, "Going Private"/"Going Dark" and M&A Transactions," MountainWest Capital Network, Dec. 2006
"Ethical Considerations in Securities Offerings and M&A Transactions," Utah State Bar Association - Securities Section Annual Meeting, Aug. 2006
"Dissecting the Purchase Agreement," Lorman Education Services, July 2006
"Sarbanes-Oxley Act: What You Need to Know Today," Lorman Education Services, Sept. 2005
"Fundamentals of Acquisition Transactions in Utah," Lorman Education Services, May 2005
"Sarbanes-Oxley Act: What You Need to Know Today," Lorman Education Services, Sept. 2004
"M&A Transactions Under Utah's 'Fairness Hearing' Statute," Utah State Bar Association - Securities Section, Aug. 2004
"M&A Transactions Under Utah's New 'Fairness Hearing' Statute," Mergers & Acquisitions Conference, Nov. 2003
"M&A Transactions Under Utah's New 'Fairness Hearing' Statute," General Counsel's Forum, May 2003
"Regulation FD Seminar," 2000
"Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances," Association for Corporate Growth, April 2003
"Choice of Business Entities in Utah: How to Do it Right," National Business Institute, Sept. 1998
"Road Map to an IPO," Sept. 1998
"Counseling the Small Business Client in Utah," National Business Institute, June 1998
"Plain English Forum Review of New Securities and Exchange Commission Rules Seminar," 1998

Professional Activities and Experience

Partner: Holmes Roberts & Owen LLP (2002-2010); Dorsey & Whitney, LLP (2000-2002); LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP (now Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP) (1995-2000)

"Assembling the 'Right' M&A Team," MountainWest Capital Network, 2010 Deal Flow Conference, May 2010
Several articles for The Enterprise newspaper on M&A topics (2008)
"Credit Facilities - 15 Issues Borrowers and Their Counsel Should Consider," Utah State Bar Association Annual Meeting, July 2008
"M&A Transactions Under Utah's New Fairness Hearing Statute," Utah Bar Journal, June-July 2003
"Sex Discrimination Charges Made Easy," Utah Business, Jan.-Feb. 1994
"Venture Capital Financing," Utah Business, Dec. 1992-Jan. 1993
"New Utah Corporation Act," Utah Business, July 1992
"Job Interviews - Questions Employers Can and Can't Ask," Utah Business, Nov. 1991
"Injury and Standing Under Section 16 of the Clayton Act - What Does Brunswick Require?" Arizona State Law Journal 769 (1986)

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