Mr. Gardiner is a partner and head of the firm's Salt Lake City Corporate Department. He also serves as the co-chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, and corporate governance. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies, representing both buyers and sellers in various industries. Sam has also done substantial work in representing companies and investors in venture capital and other private equity financings, registered public equity financings, debt financings, PIPEs, recapitalizations, restructurings and strategic partnering transactions.
Mr. Gardiner's corporate clients range from emerging companies to mature public companies. He also represents boards of directors, private equity and venture capital investors, investment banks and other financial institutions. He serves as general counsel to management and boards of directors of several companies, advising them on corporate governance issues and day-to-day legal and strategic or commercial issues.