Attorney Profile

Mr. Reese is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Section.  Mr. Reese assists clients with general corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, business entity selection and formation, and securities matters.  He represents numerous companies in connection with their day-to-day legal operations, and has experience in drafting asset purchase agreements, merger agreements, private placement memorandums, information memorandums, subscription agreements, shareholder agreements, and the various ancillary agreements that accompany a merger or acquisition, including complex disclosure schedules.

Mr. Reese counsels clients in a wide range of real estate matters including negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, easement agreements, and commercial and retail leases.

Additionally, Mr. Reese assists clients with various projects related to the radio broadcasting industry, such as negotiating the sale of FCC licenses. During his career, Mr. Reese has assisted in projects ranging from the sale and purchase of single radio stations to negotiating the sale and exchange of large groups of radio stations. Mr. Reese is also experienced in reviewing radio broadcast agreements and transmitter site leases.

Mr. Reese has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the category of Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Real Estate (2008, 2010) and has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2015-2017).

Education

University of Oregon, J.D., 2002

  • Managing Editor, Oregon Law Review
  • 2002 Recipient of Oregon Law Review Distinguished Service Award

University of Utah, B.A., English, 1999

Prior Professional Experience

  • Holland & Hart LLP, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002 – 2012

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Member, Utah Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Past Member, United Way of Salt Lake, Board of Directors
  • Past Chair, Young Leaders, United Way of Salt Lake
  • Past Member, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, Utah School Readiness Board (appointee of Speaker of the House)
  • Past Chair, Young Leaders, United Way of Salt Lake
  • United Way of Salt Lake, Heart and Hands Award, 2009

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