Kevin Timken

Kevin C. TimkenAreas of Practice

Commercial Transactions
International Business Law
Limited Liability Company
Government Relations/Administrative Law
Employment Law


Kevin Timken has been a member of the firm’s corporate and securities practice group since 2000, helping public and private companies with equity financings, commercial transactions, and regulatory compliance. Kevin’s skills and expertise include:

  • business planning and structuring, entity selection and formation, contract preparation and review, and compliance with federal and state securities laws
  • preparing offering documents for public and private financings and periodic reports to comply with federal and state securities laws
  • advising companies on corporate governance and regulatory compliance
  • representing individuals and corporations in actions brought by the SEC and state agencies
  • structuring complex mergers, securities offerings and acquisitions
  • integrating securities, corporate law and financial reporting requirements with tax planning
  • preparing ongoing disclosures to stockholders and the investment community
  • coordinating international business ventures with local legal counsel, accountants and governmental authorities
  • assisting clients with employment issues, including preparation of employment policies, manuals and agreements
  • advising broker-dealers and investment advisors


  • University of Utah, College of Law, Juris Doctor – 1997
    • Order of the Coif – Top 10% of graduating class
    • Managing Editor, Utah Law Review
  • University of Northern Colorado, Bachelors Degree (English and history) – 1987 (cum laude)

Professional Activities, Publications and Awards

  • Utah State Bar
    • Officer, Securities Section-2009 to 2013
    • Member, Securities and Business Law Sections
  • Member, Utah Career Service Review Board-2000 to 2012, Chair, 2009 to 2012
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent legal information agency, reflecting the highest professional excellence, expertise and integrity
  • Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite – 2006 – 2009, 2011 – 2016
  • Co-author, “Blow the Whistle: The Dodd-Frank Act Creates New Incentives for Whistleblowers — and Compliance Issues for Utah Businesses,” Utah Bar Journal, March-April 2012.
  • Author, “Beware of the Unlicensed Broker-Dealer,” Utah CEO, July 2009.
  • Author, “Raising Money in Hard Times,” Utah CEO, Aug. 2009.
  • Author, “Going Public: Even Small Businesses Can Benefit in the Post-Enron World.”  Utah Business, Nov. 2006.
  • Presenter, “Special Topics in Rule 144,” Annual Securities Law Seminar of the Utah Bar, July 2015
  • Presenter, “Professionalism and Civility for Transactional Lawyers,” Utah State Bar Association Cyberlaw Section Annual Meeting, September 2010.
  • Presenter, “Professionalism and Civility for Transactional Lawyers,” Utah State Bar Association Annual Meeting, July 2010.
  • Co-Presenter, “What is a Security?”, Southern Utah Bar Association Annual Meeting, December 2009.