SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Jan. 9, 2020) – Holland & Hart LLP is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s Utah-based attorneys are among fifteen attorneys elected into the firm’s partnership in Salt Lake City, effective Jan. 1. The newly elected partners serve clients in a range of practice areas and industries including commercial finance, tax law, and patent prosecution.

“Each of our new partners has achieved a level of preeminence in their practice areas to earn the trust and respect of clients,” said Chris Balch, firm chair. “They have each demonstrated a commitment to the firm’s core values, including teamwork, innovation, excellence, and diversity and inclusion that are critical to the firm’s continued success,” added Balch.

The new partners are as follows:

Phil Harris – Salt Lake City, Patent Prosecution, Counseling, and Opinions

Phil focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications within the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering arts, among other areas. He also handles ex parte and inter partes disputes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, along with various IP client-counseling activities.

Ken Logsdon – Salt Lake City, Commercial Finance

In his corporate finance practice, Ken counsels national and regional banks, non-bank lenders, private equity funds, and both privately owned and publicly traded companies. He advises clients on structuring, negotiating, and administering complex commercial, secured, and asset-based financings.

Nate Runyan – Salt Lake City, Tax

Nate delivers tax counsel to help clients secure the financial health of their companies, focusing on state and local tax issues, including property, sales, income, and severance tax. Nate’s dispute resolution experience includes litigating in state and federal courts, mediation, arbitration, state and local administrative tribunals, local boards of equalization, and lobbies.


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