International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Nolan S. Taylor is rejoining the Firm’s Corporate practice in its Salt Lake City office as a Partner. Mr. Taylor has been on leave from the Firm on a mission in Oklahoma with the LDS Church for the last three years, during which time he remained Of Counsel to the Firm.

With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Taylor is one of the most highly respected corporate and securities lawyers in the region. He has extensive experience representing clients in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity and venture capital transactions, PIPEs, securities law compliance, NYSE and NASDAQ compliance and corporate governance. He also has extensive experience representing underwriters and issuers in initial public offerings and other registered offerings. Mr. Taylor’s clients include private and public companies, boards of directors, special committees and private equity and venture capital funds.

Before his leave, Mr. Taylor was recognized as a Band One Lawyer (highest band) in the Corporate/M&A Section of Chambers Guide to the Best Lawyers in the USA for eight years. He was named to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team in 2010 (among only 164 lawyers recognized nationally for outstanding client service). He has been named a Best Lawyer in Corporate, M&A and Venture Capital Law by Best Lawyers since 2006 and was also named Lawyer of the Year-M&A-Salt Lake City in 2011 by Best Lawyers.

Commenting on the announcement, Dorsey & Whitney Managing Partner Ken Cutler noted, “Nolan Taylor is a preeminent corporate and securities lawyer with a national reputation, and we are delighted that he is returning to us at this time. He is rejoining a powerhouse Salt Lake City office that has nearly doubled in size in the last five years and that has developed superb national practices in corporate, M&A, litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring and energy and natural resources.”

“Dorsey is a great law firm,” added Mr. Taylor, “and its Salt Lake City team is strong, dynamic and growing. I look forward to rejoining them and the excellent lawyers across the Dorsey platform and to serving the Firm’s exceptional client base.”