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I was born in Ogden, Utah, and received my B.A. degree in Political Science and History at Weber State College in 1971. I received an M.A. degree in Political Science with a Certificate in International Relations from Utah State University in 1972.
I was Commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1971, and was assigned as Communications Officer, and as Operations Officer in USS SAN BERNARDINO (LST-1189). We were part of the last Amphibious Ready Group to deploy to Vietnam. I was next assigned as an Assistant Professor to the NROTC Department at UCLA in 1976, where I was also responsible for historical and political curriculum development for over 54 colleges and universities in the United States. I also served as an instructor at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD in 1976 and 1977.
I resigned my commission in 1977 and returned home to Utah to attend law school. I received my Juris Doctor Degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1980. During my legal education I was awarded the Silver Key Award by the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association for my service to that organization.
For the past twenty-eight years, I have been a solo practitioner specializing in corporate and business law, with particular emphasis on state and federal securities law. I have had experience in exempt offerings, public offerings, in-house counsel to public reporting companies, formal and informal state and federal securities investigation defense, securities litigation and corporate governance. I am also experienced in international business matters and represent numerous clients who conduct financial transactions, and who manufacture and market products outside of the United States in Europe and Asia. I am a former member of the Utah State Bar Advisory Committee to the Utah Division of Securities, and am a founding organizer of the original American Inns of Court organized in 1980. I am licensed to practice in the State of Utah and in the District of Columbia. I am admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in those jurisdictions, and am also admitted to practice before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, CO and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. I was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1987.
I am an instructor at the University of Phoenix where I teach undergraduate history and political science courses, and graduate international business courses in the MBA program.
I am active in civic and community affairs, and served as a volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years. I have also served as a volunteer for Special Olympics and served as a volunteer for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games. I reside with my wife Michelle in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have 8 children, all of whom are adults, and eight grandchildren.
Languages spoken: German
Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|Managing Partner||Eldredge & White, PLLC||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|League of Utah Writers||President-Elect||2004 - Present|
|D.C. Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Salt Lake County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||1980 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Founding Member||1979 - 1983|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Utah State University||Political Science and International Relations||MA - Masters||1972|
|Weber State University||Political Science and History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|