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JP Tarbutton


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

JP counsels emerging growth companies at all stages of the corporate life cycle, including entity formation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions.

JP’s clients include venture capital firms, emerging growth technology startups, and large companies. JP has extensive experience representing strategic investors in private company financings.

Before joining Holland & Hart, JP was an associate at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP in their Technology Companies Group in Silicon Valley.


JP strategically advises companies through their entire life cycle, including:

  • Corporate entity formation, conversion, and liquidation matters
  • Protection of intellectual property rights
  • Equity compensation grants
  • Seed, venture capital and private equity financings
  • Venture capital and private equity financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Day-to-day Business Matters

JP represents companies on buy side acquisitions and he represents venture capital funds in their investments.

JP is a trusted advisor to executives, general counsel, and venture fund managers.


Bar Admissions


  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Up & Coming, 2020
  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Salt Lake Choral Artists, Board Member

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