Mr. Vance focuses principally on smaller reporting companies and assists them in their compliance, transactional, and fund raising activities. He has represented his clients in their registration statements, including Forms S-1, S-8, and 10, PIPE transactions, private placements, reverse mergers, and compliance with the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K and the proxy requirements of Section 14. Moreover, Mr. Vance represents both target and acquiring companies in reverse mergers and forward mergers, including preparation of deal documents such as Merger Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements and Reorganization Agreements. Mr. Vance prepares the necessary documentation and assists in completing the requirements of federal and state securities laws and SROs such as FINRA and DTC, for corporate changes such as name changes, reverse and forward splits and change of domicile. He also assists clients with their filings under Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act (Forms 3, 4, and 5) and Section 13(d) (Schedules 13D and 13G). He also assists publicly held clients in developing adequate and appropriate corporate governance policies and guidelines.
Mr. Vance is well regarded in his field and has built lasting relationships with clients and corporate professionals alike, including accounting and auditing professionals. His approach to client representation is focused on assisting them through the myriad of legal requirements associated with being a public company, including preventing problems before they arise and complying with ongoing changes in the legal field.
After many years as a solo practitioner, Mr. Vance hired Brian Higley and Gregory Lyle to assist in serving the growing number of clients. He is also well-served by his legal assistant, Jamie Lloyd, who has many years of experience in the securities law field.
Mr. Vance is a member of the Utah and California Bar Associations and the ABA committee on Federal Securities Regulations.