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Anthony Michael Panek

Attorney / Partner
Salt Lake City
Licensure: UT


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Anthony Panek represents clients in complex business transactions, fund formation and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, business formations, stock offerings, and estate planning. Anthony has previously worked with interested groups and individuals in drafting proposed legislation at the state and federal level.

Anthony’s clients range from established companies and issuers, funds, small businesses, oil and gas companies, broker-dealers, early-stage start-ups, middle-stage companies, trade group and associations, private individuals, and individual investors.

Anthony is an arbitrator for FINRA and was an Honors Clerk with Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Congress. Anthony previously served as Assistant Attorney General in the Tax, Antitrust, and Financial Services division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office and as General Counsel for a large OTC Broker-Dealer.

In his spare time Anthony is an avid fly-fisherman, golfer, and marksman. He enjoys baseball, horse racing, gardening, and spending time on his family’s ranch in rural Utah.

Professional History

Anthony has worked with the SEC, U.S. Congress, and the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

Anthony is currently serving as Fabian VanCott’s Tax, Business and Transactions Practice Group Chair (2024).


Georgetown University Law Center: Securities and Financial Regulation Program, LL.M, 2023

Venture Capital Certificate Program at Startup @ Berkeley School of Law, 2020

J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2016

Utah Law Review, 2015-16

CALI Award (highest grade in course): Securities Law, Fall 2014

Graduate Student Representative Academic Senate University of Utah

Bachelor of Science, Economics, University of Utah, 2013

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Utah, 2013

Community Service

Anthony serves on the board of directors of 47g Board of Governors, CannaPharmaRX, Inc., Mountain West Mother’s Milk Bank, and Herriman Little League Baseball.

Recognition and Awards

Representative Projects:

  • Represented selling entities in $1.3 billion acquisition transaction in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Represented seller in a $90 million acquisition transaction of a distribution company
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of multiple franchise locations totaling over $40 million
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of agricultural business in excess of $100 million
  • Represented client in forming syndicated investment fund investing in seed and pre-seed rounds
  • Represented client in forming venture capital fund targeting early-stage growth companies
  • Advise client on formation of sustainable development fund formed to invest in sustainable public and private ventures

Elite Lawyer (Business Law) (2023)