Brad W. Merrill

Brad W. Merrill: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • Gateway Tower West, 15 West South Temple, Suite 1200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Brad Merrill’s practice is concentrated in corporate, banking, business and finance with extensive experience with corporate governance matters, bank regulatory, private placements and other capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, aviation transactions, asset-based lending financing transactions and general corporate law. In addition, Brad advises producers, wholesalers and retailers in state and federal alcohol law compliance.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Broker-Dealer: Never Make Registration Decisions Based on Assumptions, Contributor, VC Experts (October 24, 2013)
• Dealing With Internal Investigations, Presenter, ACC - Mountain West Chapter Last Chance CLE (June 28, 2012)
•Regular speaker on banking regulatory and related matters
•Speaker to several industry and banking groups on impacts and analysis of Dodd-Frank Act

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law (2019)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2014-2016)
•Utah's Legal Elite: Corporate Law and Transactions (2004-2010, 2015-2017), Mergers and Acquisitions (2018-2019), Utah Business Magazine

Community Involvement

•Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Board of Trustees (2011-present)

Other Professional Experience

•Leucadia National Corporation, Asset Management Group (1999-2008)
•American Investment Bank, N.A., and American Investment Financial, a Utah Industrial Bank, Executive Vice President and General Counsel (1999-2003)
•LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. (now Dewey LeBoeuf) (1996-1999)

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 23 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 27 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

May 27
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys

Mar 18
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 23 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

May 19
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Feb 12
25 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2015 Utah Legal Elite

May 23
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 38 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Oct 24
Broker-Dealer: Never Make Registration Decisions Based on Assumptions VC Experts

Jan 11
Snell & Wilmer Adds Eight New Partners

Related Publications

Jan 04
Corporate Communicator - January 2010 Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
801.257.1541  Phone
University Attended:
University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, B.S., Business Finance, cum laude, First Security Bank Scholarship, President's Scholastic Achievement Certificate, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key National Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma business Honor Society, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Utah College of Law, J.D., William H. Leary Scholar, 1994
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of Utah; Utah; Supreme Court of Utah

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association

Birth Information:
Landstuhl, Germany, 1966
Representative Transactions: Counsel for multi-national seller in several M&A transactions including $90 million asset acquisition and $85 million international sale of holding in Caribbean Public Utility Company, both in 2011; Counsel to various businesses with respect to capital and debt raising including several equity capital raises for charter school development company, energy companies and community banks; Counsel to national bank and affiliated industrial bank in numerous assets sales, acquisitions and business combination transactions; Counsel to large regional auto finance company for several capital raising transactions; Counsel to bank investors and directors in regulatory compliance and related matters; Counsel to local bank in acquisition of neighboring state bank charter and branch; Advised banks and corporate clients on impacts of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; Counsel to large national bank on multi-state Community Reinvestment Act practices and related credit facilities; Advised regional Federal Thrift on establishing multi-state internet banking operations; Counsel to large national bank to establish SBA 504 loan program pooled loan facility; Counsel to numerous companies in connection with general corporate governance, general contracting and compliance; Counsel to large diversified holding company for sell of international telecommunications operations; Counsel to Caribbean based telecommunications operator in its sell to a large international telecommunications provider; Counsel to a pre-paid phone card company in connection with several acquisitions of phone card companies and divisions; Counsel to joint venture in acquisition of 12 automobile dealerships in four different states; Counsel to various financial services companies in connection with asset acquisitions, financings and regulatory matters; Counsel to corporate and individual buyers of private aircraft and related structuring and aircraft leasing agreements

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (1 review)
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