Randon W. Wilson
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Randon W. Wilson

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wilson.randon@dorsey.com

Overview

Randon represents numerous cooperatives – particularly agricultural cooperatives in the Rocky Mountain States.

Over Randon’s long career to date, he has developed a national reputation for his work with cooperatives in both the agricultural and in the non-agricultural sectors, including among others cooperatives in the egg, fruit, cane/beet sugar, brine shrimp, turkey and concrete manufacturing businesses. He has also served as counsel for a client in a challenge of the Federal Line Item Veto law, which was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Randon has been recognized by Chambers USA and by Best Lawyers in America®. He has been involved for many years in the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and many other organizations focused on cooperatives.

Education & Admissions

University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 1964)

Utah State University and University of Utah (B.S., 1962)

Admissions

  • Utah

Experience

  • Served as counsel for a client in a challenge of the Line Item Veto law, which was struck down by the United States Supreme Court.
  • Established three major cooperatives in the sugar beet industry and assisted in the acquisition of 15 sugar factories across the United States.
  • Formation of Snake River Sugar Cooperative and Acquisition of Amalgamated Sugar Company (approximately 1,000 farm families).
  • Formation of Rocky Mountain Sugar Growers and Acquisition of Western Sugar Company (approximately 1,000 farm families).
  • Acquisition of Michigan Sugar Company and Monitor Sugar Company (approximately 1,000 farm families).
  • Formation of Sugar Growers and Refiners, Inc. in Louisiana (approximately 700 cane farmers and 8 cane mills) and the formation of Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC.
  • Formation of United Potato Growers of America (a Federated Cooperative) with Member Cooperatives in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin and California and other growing regions.
  • Outside General Counsel to United Egg Producers, a cooperative based in Atlanta, Georgia, whose members produce approximately 90% of the eggs produced in the U.S.
  • Formation of Cranberry Growers Cooperative, based in Wisconsin, representing cranberry growers in the U.S. and Canada.

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Salt Lake County and American Bar Associations
  • Utah State Bar
  • Ireland Bank (in Idaho), Director
  • This is the Place Foundation (which operates This is the Place Heritage Park), Executive Committee
  • A founding Trustee (Secretary/Treasurer), Scott M. Matheson Park Foundation
  • Former Member, University of Utah Research Park Advisory Committee
  • Former Trustee, The Walbridge Fund, a New York Charitable Foundation Founder and Trustee, Midway Heritage Foundation
  • Trustee and Secretary/Treasurer, Midway Property Owners Association
  • Director (former Vice Chair), Ireland Bank, Malad, Idaho

Accolades

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-2019
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, 2018
Randon W. Wilson