Lyndon L. Ricks

Lyndon L. RicksAreas of Practice

Commercial Transactions
Securities
Corporate
International Business Law
Limited Liability Company
Intellectual Property
Real Property
Government Relations/Administrative Law
Tax and Estate Planning
Municipal Law

Email

lricks@klmrlaw.com

Clients have described Lyndon as “a businessman who is also a lawyer.”  For 30 years, he has served small and large businesses and helped business people with legal issues.  He handles general corporate and commercial transactions, securities matters, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (domestic and international), and a variety of other matters including executive compensation, corporate contracts, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing.  He has served colleagues as chair of the Securities Section of the Utah State Bar.  Lyndon’s specialized skills and experience include:

  • acting as outside general counsel to various business entities
  • assisting clients in their acquisition, disposition, or merger transactions
  • preparing limited or private offering documents for offerings exempt from registration under federal and state securities laws
  • assisting clients with technology licensing
  • ensuring compliance with reporting requirements under federal and state securities laws
  • creating and advising new corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other entities
  • advising clients as to initial and secondary public offerings, proxy fights and tender offers
  • advising clients about entity selection and formation, contract preparation and review

As a lecturer and panelist at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Utah State Bar and others, Lyndon educates individuals starting businesses on the types of business organizations and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each and on various business and securities law topics. He has acted as a registered lobbyist to represent his clients’ interests before the Utah State Legislature. As a result of his membership on the Centerville City Planning and Zoning Commission and extensive business law background, Lyndon has expertise in representing clients’ zoning and planning interests before local governmental authorities.

Lyndon’s clients cover a broad spectrum of industries including professional sports, aftermarket automotive products, wholesale electrical products distribution, customer relations management, foreign exchange trading, wireless communications, professional employers, health and fitness equipment manufacturing, meat packaging and rendering, oil refining and sales, commercial, mortgage and investment banking, financial institutions, insurance, Internet services, computer hardware manufacturing and sales, software development and sales, electronics manufacturing, mining, survey research and data collection, entertainment, health care and real estate development.

Professional and Community Activities and Awards

  • Utah State Bar Securities Section Chairman – 1996-1997
    • Securities Section Officer – 1993-1997
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Securities Section
  • Silver Beaver Award – Great Salt Lake Council; Chairman of the Contingent from the GSL Council to the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan; Wood Badge Course Director; Farmington Bay District Chairman, Boy Scouts of America
  • Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite, 2007-2014
  • Assistance League of Salt Lake City, Community Advisory Board – 2005-2006
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Centerville City Planning and Zoning Commission
    • Chairman – 1994-1996
    • Member – 1991-1996
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent legal information agency, reflecting the highest professional excellence, expertise, and integrity

Education

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Juris Doctor – 1981 (cum laude)
    • Editor and Author, BYU Journal of Legal Studies
    • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Brigham Young University, Bachelors Degree, (Political Science) – 1979 (magna cum laude) Valedictorian, Department of Government