Simeon L. Vance

Biography Publications
Simeon L.Vance
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6750

Mr. Vance’s 15-plus year legal career has included roles as a corporate attorney with premier firms in Utah, Nevada, and Hawaii, as in-house general counsel to a private-equity-backed holding company and its innovation-based subsidiaries, and as an adjunct faculty teaching entrepreneurship to business, law, and engineering students.

More than just a lawyer, Mr. Vance often serves as an extension of the executive team for his clients as outside general counsel, gaining an in-depth understanding of their business, industry, objectives, and obstacles, providing business-minded legal solutions, and acting as a connector and strategic resource dedicated to their success.

Mr. Vance has extensive transactional experience spanning the entire business lifecycle, with particular expertise in angel and venture capital financings and other private offerings, crowdfunding, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions on both the sell-side and buy-side.

In addition, Mr. Vance often serves as a single point of contact for his clients, facilitating collaboration from other attorneys within the firm when needed on matters critical to emerging growth companies, such as patents, trademarks, licensing, tax, employment, cybersecurity and data privacy, as well as litigation and dispute resolution.

When not wearing his lawyer hat, Mr. Vance is an avid skier, hiker, camper, and mountain biker. Prior to law school, Mr. Vance was a full-time software programmer for a NASDAQ-listed telecom company and also an e-infrastructure startup funded by Bain Capital and Accel Partners.

Industries

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

Duke University School of Law (LL.M. in Entrepreneurship, 2012)

University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D., 2008)

  • Casenotes Editor, University of Hawaii Law Review

Brigham Young University of Hawaii (B.S. in Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude

  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society for Computing

Professional

Top 40 Under 40, BusinessQ Magazine


Associations

Professional

Association for Corporate Growth

Mountain West Capital NetworkBusinessQ Editorial Board

American Bar Association – Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee

American Bar Association – Mergers and Acquisitions Committee

Utah State Bar

State Bar of Nevada

Hawaii State Bar


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
Nevada
Hawaii
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Nevada
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Hawaii

Education

Duke University School of Law (LLM); University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law (JD)