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Victor A. Pollak

Attorney / Of Counsel
Salt Lake City
Licensure: UT


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Victor A. Pollak has over 30 years of experience in corporate and securities law. His expertise includes negotiating and documenting mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, private placements, public offerings, entity formation, corporate finance and intellectual property transactions.

In the community, he has served as a member and officer of bar association committees and as a pro bono legal advisor for clients of the Miller Small Business Development Center.

Victor graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he was law journal lead articles editor. He also has a bachelor’s degree from Antioch College and an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. He is licensed to practice in Utah, and is also admitted to the bar in Illinois and Missouri.

Professional History

Attorney and Shareholder, Fabian VanCott, 2000 – 2013; and Of Counsel 2014 – present

Member, Securities Section of Utah State Bar, 2005 – present

Member, American Bar Association

Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell

Member, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, 2000 – 2002

Member and Past Chairman, Fabian & Clendenin Corporate and Transactions Practice Group, 2003-2006; Assistant Chairman, Altheimer & Gray Corporate Practice Group, 1986 – 1988; Co-chair, Altheimer & Gray International Practice Group, 1989 – 1992

CEO and General Counsel, Lumenal Technologies, LP, 1993 – 1999

Of Counsel, Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler, Salt Lake City, 1992 – 1996

Member, Corporation Acts Advisory Committee to Illinois Secretary of State Jim Edgar, 1986 – 1992

Chairman, 1986 – 1987; Member, 1982 – 1992; Illinois State Bar Corporation and Securities Section

Attorney, 1976 – 1992; Partner, 1981 – 1992; Altheimer & Gray, Chicago, IL

Law Clerk, Hon. Floyd R. Gibson, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1974 – 1976

Admitted to Utah State Bar, 1993; Illinois State Bar, 1974-Inactive; Missouri Bar, 1975-Inactive; and U.S. District Court, District of Utah. Formerly admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


J.D., Cum Laude, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1974; Member, Editorial Board, and Lead Articles Editor, Loyola U. of Chicago Law Journal; Member, Alpha Sigma Nu; Recipient, President’s Medallion, Loyola U. of Chicago School of Law, 1974

M.F.A. in Writing, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 2019

Graduate Study in Accounting, DePaul University of Chicago, Graduate School of Commerce

B.A., Philosophy and Communications, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, 1970

Community Service

Legal Advisor, Pro Bono, Miller Business Innovation Center/Miller Free Enterprise Center, Sandy, UT, 2004 – 2013

Member, Licensing Executives Society, 2004 – present, Steering Committee, 2006 – 2007

Publications & Presentations

Editorial Board Member, Utah Business Law for Entrepreneurs and Managers, September 2015, published by the Utah State Bar, editor of Chapter titled “Strategically Structuring Ownership and Employment” authored by Greg Perry

Speaker, “Perils of Going Into Business With Family and Friends” for Law School For Entrepreneurs, Utah Small Business Development Center, 2005 and 2006

Speaker, “Employment Law Issues for Startups” and “Common Mistakes of Start Ups,” Miller Business Innovation Center, 2005

Speaker, “Choice of Business Entity in Utah: Doing it Right” and “Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Representing Business Entities,” sponsored by National Business Institute, October 2003

Speaker, “Mergers & Acquisitions in Utah: The Art of Doing Deals – Drafting M&A Agreements,” sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 2002

Speaker, “Digital Signatures and PKI in Business Transactions,” Idaho State Bar, Boise, ID, April 2001

Executive Editor, first Poland Law Digest for the International Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1991

Panelist, “Issues Involving Interested Director Transactions,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1988

Co-author, Official State Advisory Committee Commentary: “Officers and Directors” provisions of Illinois Revised Business Corporation Act, 1986

Speaker, Presentation of New Statutory Provisions on Officers and Directors under the Revised Illinois Business Corporation Act, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1986

Recognition and Awards

Recognized in the 2014 edition of The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences – Transactional Lawyers

Recognized by Utah Business magazine as a “Legal Elite” in the field of Corporate Law for 2018 and selected prior years

Recognized in the Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine in 2018 in the field of Business/Corporate and formerly in the field of Securities and Corporate Finance

Recognized in “Best Lawyers” for 2018 and selected prior years in Business Organizations, Including LLCs