J. Scott Hunter

Director and Shareholder


(801) 433-2457


Mr. Hunter is a director and shareholder of the firm and has over four decades of experience representing clients in a variety of corporate and transactional matters. He focuses his practice in two main areas: representing and advising clients on capital market transactions, and the representation of start-up companies and entrepreneurs.

Capital Market Transactions

  • Securities Law involving representation of issuers of equity, debt and derivative securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving representation of small and mid-cap business on both buy-side and sell‑side
  • Complex Financing transactions including funding of professional sports teams and public sports arenas

Start-up Companies and Entrepreneurs

  • Business planning
  • Securities compliance in connection with fund raising
  • Planning and negotiation involving licensing, production and supply arrangements, and other transactions
  • Franchising, direct marketing, and other third-party distribution arrangements
  • CM&AA, Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor, Loyola Marymount University (2010)
  • Juris Doctor, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver (1978)
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Math, magna cum laude, University of Utah (1975)
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors
  • Chairman, Utah State Bar, Corporation Section (1984)
  • Member, Utah State Bar, Securities Section (1984-1985)
Honorary Societies
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Court of Admissions
  • Utah State Courts

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