Mr. Pinegar is a co-founder of Durham Jones & Pinegar and currently serves as the firm’s President and on its Board of Directors. Mr. Pinegar is a nationally recognized leading attorney and a member of the firm’s Business & Finance Section, with extensive experience in the securities and corporate governance fields. He has represented public and private issuers in securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures.
Mr. Pinegar 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.
Mr. Pinegar also advises boards, independent directors and special committees of directors in routine matters and in crisis situations and where the satisfaction of their fiduciary duties is subject to particular scrutiny. Those clients are involved in a variety of industries, including health care, information technology, construction, resort ownership and management, communications, security, and direct sales.
Mr. Pinegar advises executive management, boards of directors and board committees regarding disclosure compliance under federal securities laws as well as the changing corporate governance environment and current and prospective governance requirements and attitudes (including under Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC rules, NYSE/NASDAQ rules and state law).
As a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and as its senior executive, Mr. Pinegar oversees the operations of the firm and its various offices. He has also been active in community affairs as a member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and as an adjunct professor of law at J. Reuben Clark Law School (Brigham Young University) in Provo, Utah. He has authored articles for legal and trade journals on international legal matters and the practice of law and lectured on international business transactions.
Mr. Pinegar has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” in the corporate, securities and corporate governance fields by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Best Lawyers in America; and Utah’s Legal Elite.
Languages Spoken: German
Licensed since 1982
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Lawyer of the Year: Corporate Governance Law||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Legal Elite||Utah Business Magazine||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|America's Leading Lawyers||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2014|
|Lawyer of the Year: Corporate Compliance Law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Shareholder||Durham Jones & Pinegar||1994 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Economic Development Corporation of Utah||Board of Trustees||2011 - 2014|
|Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce||Board of Governors||2007 - 2011|
|J. Reuben Clark Law School, Alumni Board||Board of Trustees||2000 - 2003|
|World Trade Association of Utah||Officer and Director||1989 - 1994|
|Utah State Bar, International Law Section||Officer||1984 - 1989|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|Brigham Young University||Humanities||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|