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Salt Lake City – The law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC (MBBP) has opened an office in Salt Lake City. The firm is headquartered in Boston.
"Utah, with its increasing demand for lawyers who represent high tech, medical device, and life sciences companies and the investors who invest in these companies, is a perfect fit for our firm," said Lisa Warren Treannie, the managing partner of MBBP. "Like the Boston area, Utah also has a highly entrepreneurial culture in which technology-based companies are looking for a law firm that understands their businesses and their challenges. We are excited to establish a permanent presence in this dynamic market, and we expect to maintain our momentum by increasing our presence over time."
The office is led by two partners, Jeffrey P. Steele and James J. Kelly. Steele focuses on emerging growth companies in a variety of industries including life sciences and medical devices. He also represents a range of clients in angel and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and business partnering transactions. Kelly's practice is focused on representing private investment fund managers in all aspects of their businesses, including fund formation and compliance, operational and regulatory matters. He also advises a variety of emerging growth companies, including in the technology and professional services sectors.