Todd A. Reece

Partner

reecet@ballardspahr.com
Tel 801.517.6872
Fax 801.531.3001
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 Co-Practice Leader of the firm's Emerging Growth 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.

Representative Matters

  • Led numerous transaction teams in private acquisition and disposition transactions, ranging in size from $5 million to $500 million, negotiating the definitive and other agreements, and coordinating the Ballard Spahr team of lawyers
  • Represented numerous emerging companies in seed financings, convertible note financings, and preferred stock financings
  • Represented emerging companies in the medical device industry and life science industry, handling all aspects of the legal representation
  • Led numerous transaction teams in the drafting, negotiation, and closing of software and other technology licensing agreements, both in the United States and abroad
  • Negotiated and advised clients on employment arrangements and agreements, representing both employers and employees, including compensation arrangements, equity plans, and non-compete provisions
  • Represented an Olympic athlete in negotiations regarding sponsorship and brand ambassador agreements

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: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, corporate/M&A law, 2016-2019

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate governance law, 2018-2019

Named one of Utah Business magazine's "Legal Elite" in corporate law, 2010-2019

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 

"Preparing Your Company for an Equity Investment," Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, The University of Utah, January, February, and April 2018 

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

 "Traditional and Alternative Financing Options in Purchasing a Business," National Business Institute: Handling the Sale of a Business, March 2017

"Research Highlights – Fireside Discussion," Utah Science Technology and Research Agency Confluence 2016: Where Innovation Meets Economic Development, Salt Lake City, October 2016

"Venture Capital in Utah," Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development and Utah Media Group, April 2016

"Corporate and Securities Law: Enabling or Disabling Entrepreneurship," University of Utah Law School Law Review Symposium

"Top 10 Pitfalls in Equity Financings," MountainWest Capital Network Business Bootcamp

"Jobs Act Overview," Utah State Bar Association

"Securities Law in Utah," BioInnovations Gateway

"Securities Issues When Raising Money in Utah," Wayne Brown Institute

"Ten Things Attorneys Wish Accountants Knew," Utah State Bar Association, October 2009

Board Memberships

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)

Utah