Todd A. Reece

Salt Lake City

Todd A. Reece is an experienced transactional attorney who utilizes and combines his knowledge of legal, business, and accounting principles to provide comprehensive, practical, and creative business law services. He previously worked as an internal auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP in Silicon Valley and Salt Lake City.

Todd advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, financings (venture capital and private equity), joint ventures, licensing matters, business formation issues, internal restructurings, and corporate governance. He regularly advises U.S. clients and non-U.S. clients on general business matters and M&A transactions.

Todd is a Practice Leader of the firm's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice Group. Todd represents clients in a wide range of business sectors, including high-tech, software, biotechnology, communications, professional services, retail, logistics, and manufacturing.

Todd is also the co-leader of Ballard Spahr’s Diverse Lawyers Group.


Representative Matters

  • Represented Veracity Network LLC in its recent acquisition by FirstDigital Telecom, a deal that created the largest private fiber footprint in Utah
  • Represented Visible Supply Chain Management in a $838 million acquisition by integrated container logistics company A.P Moller-Maersk, the world's largest container shipping and vessel operator
  • Led numerous transaction teams in private acquisition and disposition transactions, ranging in size from $5 million to $800 million, negotiating the definitive and other agreements, and coordinating the Ballard Spahr team of lawyers

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

MountainWest Capital Network, Executive Committee, Chairperson, 2018 and 2019

MountainWest Capital Network, Executive Committee, President, 2016 and 2017

Utah 100 Fastest Growing Company Awards, MountainWest Capital Network, Chair, 2012 and 2013

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, The University of Utah, Sponsor and Frequent Guest Speaker 

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, corporate/M&A law, (Utah) 2016-2021

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate governance law, 2018-2022; "Lawyer of the Year," corporate governance law, (Salt Lake City), 2021

Named one of Utah Business magazine's "Legal Elite" in corporate law, 2010-2020

Speaking Engagements

Panel Moderator, "Governance and Building an Executive Team for Emerging Growth Companies," Utah Science Technology and Research Agency, Utah Technology Innovation Summit, June 2018 

"Entity Selection and Preparing Your Company for an Equity Investment," Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, The University of Utah, 2018, 2019, 2020

"Oh, That's Why I Need a Lawyer," Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development and Utah Media Group, April 2017

Board Memberships & Community Service

Stampin' Up, Board Member

BioInnovations Gateway, 2009-present

Brighton Youth Football, 2007-present

The Children's Friend Foundation, 2006-present



Creighton University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
Creighton Law Review

Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management (B.S. 1997)