Leading Adviser 2019

Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2019 57 Jun19408 Acquisition I ternational - Issue 8 35 Jun19408 Level Up with Messner Reeves LLP Messner Reeves LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services from nine offices across the United States to a diverse group of coast to coast clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. Recently we caught up with the Head of Messner Reeves LLP Utah office, Torben M. Welch. Following his success in AI’s Leading Adviser 2019 we discovered more about the exceptional work both he and the team consistently provide to their clients to ensure that the desired outcome is achieved. ith offices throughout Colorado, Nevada, California, Utah and New York, Messner Reeves LLP’s diverse group of attorneys is barred across the United States, as well as assisting in legal matters worldwide. Regardless of the size of the client, the firm’s focus remains the same – to deliver quality legal work for their clients so they can focus on the business of doing business. Over the years, Messner Reeves LLP has counselled clients with great personal attention, developing legal strategies that assist their business in moving to the next level. With decades of experience in counselling businesses in a plethora of sectors, Torben begins by going into further detail about the firm and the services the team provides to their clients with their in-depth industry knowledge and legal expertise. “Here at Messner Reeves, our experience covers a vast range of sectors including banking and financial institutions, corporations and business entities, healthcare, and hospitality to name a few. We have an abundance of success stories which are the result of the close relationships we have built with our clients who are confident we are looking after them and their interests. This track record is founded in delivering clear advice based on legal outcomes, rather than internal business politics or continuously reprioritizing the importance of legal matters which require an attorney to oversee them.” Working behind the scenes to ensure that personalized, award- winning services are provided, is the experienced, passionate and dedicated team which forms the backbone of Messner Reeves LLP. When discussing the internal culture, Torben is keen to highlight the significant role the team plays in the overall success of the firm. “At Messner Reeves, our team is highly motivated and entrepreneurial in their approach to work. Over the past nearly 25 years, we have created a culture that empowers individuals to take control of their career. From the moment that visitors step into any of our office locations, decorated with artwork created by the children of our clients and employees, they realize we are not a typical law firm. You will not find bureaucracy, politics, committees, or unnecessary meetings in boardrooms. Instead you will see a collaborative, energetic group of highly skilled professionals dressed comfortably, working hard to create common sense solutions to complex business problems.” Looking ahead to what the future holds for the firm, the team at Messner Reeves LLP will continue to deliver impeccable service to their clients, ensuring that they not only fulfill the requirements which have been set but also surpass their expectations. Bringing the interview to a close, Torben signs off by revealing the exciting plans which lie in the pipeline for the firm, touching on how they hope to further expand the menu of services they provide. “Since our inception, we have recognized that attracting and promoting diverse attorneys through mentoring, business development training, and client service opportunities create a culture where all can flourish. This focus has been instrumental in Messner Reeves’ growth and success. We promote diversity and have higher than average statistics in nearly every diversity measurement. Moving forward, we plan to continue with our smart hires, offering workforce diversity to the culture and our clients, and to always provide the highest level of service and solutions to legal and business challenges.” Contact: Torben M. Welch, Partner Company: Messner Reeves LLP Address: 13894 S Bangerter Parkway, Suite 300, Draper, Utah 84020, United States of America Telephone: 801-683-2021 Web Address: www.messner.com W ading Complex Business and Commercial Transactions Lawyer of the Year, Utah

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