Fillmore Spencer Law, Provo
BORN: Atlanta, Ga.
TITLE: Venture attorney
Simeon Vance has laid down the law. His legal career has taken him to distinguished law firms in Utah, Nevada and Hawaii. Before law school, Vance — who has both a juris doctorate and a master of laws in entrepreneurship — was a coder in software development with a NASDAQ-listed telecom company.
The RED Talking “Actions speak. I take my work seriously — but I try not to take myself too seriously.”
Biggest Accomplishment “Helping entrepreneurs start, finance, grow and/or ultimately sell their company.”
Favorite Accomplishment “Earning a master of laws in entrepreneurship from Duke Law. Coolest experience ever. Situated in the unique entrepreneurial ecosystem of Research Triangle Park, I was wholly focused on formation, funding, scaling and exits of innovation-based companies.”
Key To Success “Attending the most internationally diverse universities in the country for both undergraduate and law school played a big role in my learning to understand, appreciate, and connect with people from all walks of life. At the end of the day, business is people.”
Youthful Advice “Pursue a career in something you’re good at, something you’re passionate about, and something the world needs.”