David Marx
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David Marx

Partner
marx.david@dorsey.com

Overview

DAVE HELPS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR OBJECTIVES THROUGH SECURITIES OFFERINGS AND MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS; AND ASSISTS WITH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC COMPANY DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.

Dave is a Partner in Dorsey's Corporate Group.  He focuses his practice on corporate and securities law. He advises companies from their initial formations to eventual sales or initial public offerings. His experience includes advising public and private companies with venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, SEC reporting and regulatory matters, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, NASDAQ and NYSE compliance matters, and general corporate counseling and governance. In addition, Dave represents issuers and underwriters in public equity offerings.

Education & Admissions

Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002)

Brigham Young University (M. Acc., 1999)

Brigham Young University (B.S. Accounting, 1999)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Utah

Languages

  • Japanese

Experience

Representative Transactions

Select Securities Offerings

  • Issuer’s counsel for the initial public offering of People’s Utah Bancorp
  • Issuer’s counsel for the initial public offering of Great Basin Scientific, Inc.
  • Issuer’s counsel for the initial public offering of The Ensign Group, Inc.
  • Underwriter's counsel for the initial public offering of Volcom, Inc.
  • Issuer’s counsel for Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.’s $135 million registered secondary offering of Class A Common Stock 
  • Issuer’s counsel for two Franklin Covey Co. issuer tender offers
  • Issuer’s counsel for follow-on offerings of Amedica Corporation
  • Issuer’s Counsel for Follow-on Offering for Profire Energy, Inc.
  • Issuer’s counsel for multiple registered director and follow-on offerings for Perseon Corporation

Select Merger and Acquisitions Transactions

  • Represented Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. in multiple acquisitions
  • Represented Workfront, Inc. in its acquisition of ProofHQ
  • Represented People’s Utah Bancorp in its acquisition of Lewiston Bancorp
  • Represented L.A.R. manufacturing in its sale
  • Represented Western-Fuels Colorado in its acquisition of the Colowyo Coal Mine from Rio Tinto
  • Represented iArchives, Inc. in its $27 million sale to Ancestry.com Inc.
  • Represented a large international resources company in the $245 million sale of its interest in an Alaska gold mine.

News & Resources

Articles

SEC Clarifies Baby Shelf Rules
SEC Staff Issues Economic Analysis Related to the Proposed Pay Ratio Rule
SEC Offers Tips for New XBRL Filers

News & Press Mentions

Fourteen Dorsey Attorneys Named Utah Legal Elite
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 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
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
Super Lawyers Recognizes 12 Dorsey Attorneys 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
Chambers & Partners Recognizes Five Dorsey Lawyers and Corporate/M&A Practice in Salt Lake City Office

Events & Speaking Engagements

Preparing for the 2017 Proxy Season

Select Presentations

  • "Capital Raising Alternatives -- Overview and Selected Legal Issues," Seminar, 2009
  • "Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules," Utah State Bar, Securities Section, 2006

Industries & Practices

  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Private Equity
  • Pro Bono

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Board Chair and Executive Committee Member, People Helping People
  • Mentor, Utah State Bar

Accolades

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), 2009-2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2014-2017
  • Listed in Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite, Corporate Law and Transactions, 2015-2017
  • Listed as a Salt Lake City Super Lawyer, 2010, 2012-2014
  • Listed as a Mountain States Rising Star, 2010, 2012-2014
David Marx