Ronald G. Moffitt

Ronald G. Moffitt

Partner
Salt Lake City, UT
Overview

About Ron

Ron Moffitt is a partner of the firm. Ron has a broad corporate practice, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance and commercial transactions. He has more than 35 years of experience buying and selling public and private companies in North America, Europe and Asia; negotiating public and private debt and credit facilities; negotiating commercial transactions; and counseling clients on corporate, commercial, securities, licensing and tax matters. Ron also represents individuals and family offices in private transactions, investments and charitable giving. He serves as a director or advisor to several private foundations and charitable organizations.

Ron was formerly general counsel of Huntsman Chemical Corporation and Huntsman Packaging Corporation, two of Utah’s largest corporations. During his career, Ron has also coordinated all legal work for several clients, including American Pacific Corporation, Coveris Flexibles/Exopack, AlphaGraphics, Raser Technologies, and ePac.

Ron’s experience as corporate general counsel and in private practice (as both a buyer and a seller of legal services) gives him unique tools and perspective in meeting clients’ legal needs.

 

Ronald Moffitt has demonstrable experience representing clients in corporate, commercial and securities transactions on behalf of both public and private companies. One client describes him as ‘a seasoned professional who is honest to his core, pragmatic and has a breadth of knowledge about our organization that makes him indispensable.’ ”
 - Chambers 2019         

 

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Experience

Experience

  • Sale of Huntsman Springs resort and residential real estate development, Driggs, Idaho
  • Purchase of The Salt Lake Tribune®
  • Sale of Sotheby’s® real estate offices in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Sale of YESCO Electronics LLC to Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • Sale of Longview Timber LLC to Weyerhaeuser Co.
  • Sale of Longview Fibre and Packaging, Inc. to Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corp.
  • Purchase of assets of Intelicoat Technologies by Exopack Advanced Coatings.
  • Purchase of BioExpress, Inc. by VWR International, LLC.
  • Sale of Huish Detergents, Inc. to Vestar Capital Partners.
  • Sale of Back to Basics to Focus Products Group.
  • Purchase of Leslee Scott Inc. by Sorenson Capital Partners.
  • Sale of Envirocare of Utah, Inc. to Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer.
  • Merger of Soronti, Inc. into Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ) and Delaware Appraisal Rights.
  • Series A preferred stock offering $100 million senior subordinated notes offering for Pliant Corporation.
  • Purchase of Decora Industries, Inc. and Decora Incorporated printed film business.
  • Sale of Huntsman Packaging Corporation, including $580 million senior secured credit facility, $220 million senior subordinated notes and $100 million Series A preferred stock.
  • Purchase of AlliedSignal Corporation’s global sheet molding compound film business.
  • Sale of Huntsman Packaging Corporation’s European polystyrene foam container business to Huhtamaki Oy and Polarcup Limited.
  • Purchase of Blessings Corporation, a publicly held manufacturer of plastic films, including $510 million senior secured credit facilities.
  • Joint venture with RWE DEA Aktienesellschaft fur Mineraloel und Chemie (CONDEA Chemie GmbH), Meerbeck, Germany.
  • Purchase of Amoco Chemical Company’s North American styrenics business.
  • Purchase of Novacor Chemical’s North American polypropylene business.
  • Purchase of Eastman Chemical Company’s world-wide polypropylene business.
  • Joint venture with Sinopec Shanghai Dacquiao Petrochemical Corporation, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

Representative General Counsel Work

  • Managed all legal affairs for three different Fortune 500-sized, privately owned companies.
  • Extensive corporate finance experience with investment banks, commercial banks, private equity firms and commercial leasing companies.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City, 2016; and Mergers & Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City, 2014
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law), 2007-2020
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions), 2004-2019
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate), 2007-2019
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite, listed since 2004
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®

Civic Activities

  • Secretary and General Counsel, Huntsman Cancer Foundation
  • Director, Kirk Humanitarian
  • Former member, Board of Trustees, Economic Development Corporation of Utah
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Retired Youth Basketball and Lacrosse coach
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