Clint M. Hanni


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Clint enjoys helping clients find common sense legal solutions to their business needs and not overcharging them for his services. He uses his years of experience to provide efficient and careful advice on a wide variety of corporate and transaction matters, including venture capital finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase transactions, employment agreements, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations.

Clint has deep experience in commercial finance matters, loan agreements, security documents, guaranties, forbearance agreements, loan modifications and intercreditor agreements. He often serves as local Utah counsel in the delivery of third-party legal opinions. His finance expertise extends to debt restructuring, loan workouts, debtor-in-possession finance, project finance and real estate finance. He is an expert on all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code. He regularly works with clients on a flat fee basis and has a particular interest in the technology, outdoor retail and renewable energy industries. He is fluent in Japanese and enjoys skiing and mountain biking in the Wasatch Mountains.

Prior to joining the firm, Clint practiced at Stoel Rives LLP in Salt Lake City; VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy in Salt Lake City; and O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles.

Tokyo University Faculty of Law, Fulbright Research Fellow, 1992
Columbia University School of Law, J.D. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 1991
Brigham Young University, B.A., summa cum laude (economics/philosophy), 1987
Nanjing University, Chinese language studies, 1987

Professional Affiliations: Utah State Bar, Business Law and Banking and Finance Sections
The State Bar of California, Business Law Section
American Bar Association, Business Law and International Law Sections

Utah, 1997
California, 1992

Recognized by Utah Business Magazine and its poll of Utah lawyers as a Utah “Legal Elite” in Finance for many years.

Publications: “Loan Restructuring: Effective Negotiation for Borrowers,” Bloomberg Law Reports, Oct. 2010
“Strike a Bargain: Negotiate to Modify a Loan,” Utah Business Magazine, Feb. 2010