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Durham Jones & Pinegar


Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar, formerly Durham Jones & Pinegar, is a team of nearly 100 lawyers whose recent combination with Dentons has enhanced its ability to deliver high-value solutions that address its clients most important needs, wherever they arise. Based in Salt Lake City, and with additional offices in Lehi, St. George and Ogden, Utah, Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar is deeply committed to the communities its professionals call home. Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar has been, and continues to be, deeply rooted in Utah. Founded in 1991, the Firm’s fearless and solution-minded lawyers have delivered exceptional results to its clients. From inception, Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar has, organically and through acquisition, expanded its footprint, expertise and scope of services to help its clients achieve success.


GARY THORUP is a practicing tax lawyer who also spends considerable time in lobbying executive branch and legislative branch officials in the state of Utah. He also represents clients before numerous state agencies, including the Utah State Tax Commission, the Utah Liquor Commission and Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. Mr. Thorup’s tax practice is a case and controversy-type practice representing clients before the IRS, the Utah State Tax Commission and Utah courts, but also includes tax planning and some work nonprofit/tax-exempt entities. As a registered Utah lobbyist since 1982, he spends full-time during Utah’s 45 calendar-day legislative session and the Utah Legislature’s interim committee study period lobbying state legislators and executive branch policy makers. Mr. Thorup is also involved in alcohol law and policy issues representing clients applying for alcohol licenses, defending against alleged violations, and seeking policy changes.