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Brad Hardy is uniquely experienced to provide legal and business counseling to his diverse clients. In his over 35 year career he has provided legal and business advice as a partner in a large Utah based law firm, general counsel and executive of a large public company, and in an executive and advisory role for a start-up bank. Through his broad legal and business expertise, Brad is poised to deliver quality, ‘large firm’ legal and consultant advice in a more personalized small firm environment.

Brad focuses on providing legal advice on all types of business matters, including: business formations; structuring, negotiating and documenting complex business transactions; mergers and acquisitions; contract review and negotiations; banking and financial institutions; and regulatory compliance and issues.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business Acquisition and Disposition (M&A)
  • Capital Raise (equity and debt)
  • Business Counseling
  • Corporate Governance, including advising board of directors
  • Business Formations and Restructuring
  • Structuring, Negotiating and Documenting Complex Business Transactions
  • Contract Review and Negotiations
  • Advising Public Companies and SEC
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Regulatory Compliance and Issues
  • Strategic Planning
  • Real Estate Transactions

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

  • General Counsel and executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer for largest Utah based bank holding company and affiliates
  • Counsel on more than 40 bank and affiliate acquisitions for major bank holding company
  • Counsel on multiple equity and debt issuances
  • Executive management and advisor, small start-up Utah based bank
  • Compliance and risk management executive, super-regional bank
  • Private practice, large Salt Lake City based law firm – general corporate practice; business planning; mergers and acquisitions; led Business and Tax Section within firm
  • Represented multiple clients in all aspects of their legal matters
  • Experienced in transactions of all types, including real estate purchases and sales, lending and financing agreements and leasing

EDUCATION

  • JD, University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law – Order of the Coif; Law Review
  • MBA, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
  • BS, Management, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

ADMISSIONS

  • Utah State Bar
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • American Bar Association – Member of Business Law Section’s Banking Law Committee

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Professional experience

Director and Executive Officer – NHB Holdings; Proficio Bank
Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel – Wells Fargo & Co.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and CFO – First Security Corporation
Shareholder, Attorney – Ray, Quinney & Nebeker

HONORS

Martindale-Hubbell with AV Preeminent rating

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake, Board Member (current)
Health Sciences Benefactors, University of Utah (current)
University of Utah Alumni Association, Board of Directors