Alan W. Bell
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Alan W. Bell

Partner
bell.alan@dorsey.com
Salt Lake City P +1 (801) 933-7361 F +1 (801) 880-6438

Overview

ALAN HELPS COMPANIES PURSUE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS BY PROVIDING PRACTICAL LEGAL ADVICE ON INVESTMENTS AND MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS.

As a corporate attorney who co-leads Dorsey’s Funds Group, his practice focuses on private equity, and he counsels private funds in the purchase and sale of portfolio companies and portfolio company investments. He also serves as outside corporate counsel for venture and private equity-backed companies, advising on general corporate and financing matters.

Alan represents institutional investors, including banks, insurance companies, endowments, fund of funds and family offices, in their limited partner investments in venture, buyout, real estate, mezzanine, and other private funds. He has assisted institutional investors in more than 150 limited partner investments representing more than $1 billion of capital commitments.

In addition, Alan counsels sponsors on the formation of private funds, including venture, buyout, fund of funds, sector-focused and hedge funds, and he advises on the operations of the funds. He has been involved in the formation of dozens of funds representing aggregate capital commitments of more than $1 billion.

Education & Admissions

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (J.D., 1999), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi

Utah State University (B.A., Political Science, 1995), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

News & Resources

Articles

Tax Law Changes Compel Amendments to Investment Fund Agreements
SEC Implements New Rules Regarding Investment Advisers

News & Press Mentions

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Twenty Dorsey Attorneys Named to Utah ‘Legal Elite’
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Salt Lake City
Seventeen Dorsey Attorneys Named to Utah ‘Legal Elite’
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
10 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Fifteen Dorsey Attorneys Named Utah ‘Legal Elite’
10 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America®" 2016 and "Best Lawyers of the Year"
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey & Whitney Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year-North America by Lawyers World Law
Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Ten Dorsey Salt Lake Lawyers Recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers

Events & Speaking Engagements

Dorsey's Private Funds Symposium 2018 Post-Event Resources

Select Presentations

  • "Distressed Assets," Association of Corporate Counsel, Mountain West Chapter, November 2, 2011
  • "Counseling the Small Business Client in Utah," National Business Institute, 2002

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Capital Markets
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Healthcare
  • Investment Funds
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Technology

Accolades

Ranked in Chambers USA 2019 Leading Individual  Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual  Ranked In - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual   Ranked in Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual 

  • Ranked one of "America’s Leading Business Lawyers" by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2007-2019
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2010-2017, 2019
  • Listed in Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite (Corporate Law and Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions), 2006-2015 and 2016-2019 
  • Listed as a Mountain States "Rising Star," 2008-2009, 2011
Alan W. Bell