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

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 and Financial Institutions
  • Capital Markets
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Health Care
  • Investment Funds
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

Accolades

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), 2007-2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2010-2017
  • Listed in Utah Business Magazine Utah Legal Elite, 2016-2018 - Corporate Law and Transactions
  • Listed as a Mountain States "Rising Star," 2008-2009 , 2011
  • Listed in Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite (M&A), 2006-2015
Alan W. Bell