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Jones Waldo Elects Nathan Thomas as Next Firm President

By April 22, 2021August 24th, 2021No Comments

Keven Rowe Jones Waldo President

SALT LAKE CITY— Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough announce that long-time president Keven Rowe recently made the decision to step down from the Board of Directors and as President of the Firm, a position he held for 18 years. Rowe is a Real Estate lawyer who represents clients in commercial finance, complex real estate development and leasing, and corporate law. Rowe will be remaining with the Firm and focusing on providing his clients with the high caliber of service they have come to expect. “All of us at Jones Waldo commend Keven for his leadership and are grateful for his many years of service. His contributions have been invaluable and we are glad that he remains with the Firm to mentor the next generation of leaders,” said Sue Skanchy, Chief Operating Officer.

Upon Rowe’s decision, the Firm is pleased to announce that Nathan Thomas a Litigation Shareholder in the Salt Lake City office will be the next firm president. His term will begin today, April 22, 2021.

“Keven’s legacy is in good hands with Nathan, whose innovative ideas and energy will ensure Jones Waldo continues to provide superior service to our clients and keep our firm a great place to work for our attorneys and staff”, said Daniel Daines, Chairman of the Board.

“Keven has been a great leader to our firm and has served with passion and perspective at all times,” said Nathan, “I have had the privilege of observing Keven’s management of the firm firsthand for the past several years, his has not been an easy job, yet he has performed it with aplomb at all times. I appreciate the opportunity to continue Keven’s efforts to keep Jones Waldo one of Utah’s most prestigious law firms.”

Nathan is a litigation lawyer who represents individuals, privately owned businesses, and publicly traded companies in a number of different

iNathan D Thomas Jones Waldo Chairmanndustries. Nathan is an experienced civil litigator helping his clients navigate the legal system and helping them move forward. He represents clients in all types of intellectual property disputes, antitrust and competitive issues, as well as experience litigating numerous complex business disputes, creditors’ rights issues, securities

issues, and fraud. In addition to his litigation practice, Nathan also practices employer-side labor attorney and has become a trusted advisor on employer-union relations for private companies, non-profit arts organizations, and municipalities.

“Nathan is among our most accomplished firm leaders and lawyers. He is deeply committed to providing our clients with first-class service and value while leading our colleagues into the future,” said Rowe. Nathan has served on the firm’s executive committee for six years and on the firm’s Board of Directors since 2012.

“I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to serve as the next firm president,” said Nathan Thomas, “I look forward to building on the firm’s current momentum in our efforts to grow our business and continue to provide outstanding legal services and value to our clients. Jones Waldo has a long history in Utah of being a fulfilling workplace for the high-caliber of attorneys, professionals, and administrative staff we have here, I am committed to continuing that tradition while leading us into the future to be an even stronger law firm.”

Along with the election of Nathan Thomas as firm president, Jed Burton was elected as the newest member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Additionally, attorneys, Kyle Leishman, Mark Tolman, Liz Butler, and Chris Hadley were re-elected to the Board of Directors joining Daniel Daines, Blake Terry, and Lewis Francis. Jones Waldo’s Executive Committee will be comprised of Nathan Thomas as President, Daniel Daines as Chairman of the Board, and Kyle Leishman as Secretary. We are proud of all our attorneys who are so willing to serve in management, our firm is better for it.


About Jones Waldo

Jones Waldo is a business law firm with three departments focusing on business, real estate, and litigation; attorneys at Jones Waldo have the expertise to solve complex client needs in nearly every area of business. Built on a strong foundation of service and knowledge of Utah’s core industries, the firm continues to evolve through finding innovative solutions and advancing legal trends in the state. Jones Waldo has offices in Salt Lake City, Park City, Provo, Lehi, and the Chicago Metro area.  For more information, visit

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