40 under 40: Simeon Vance

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Simeon Vance

Simeon Vance

Fillmore Spencer Law, Provo

AGE: 36
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.”

Meet the rest of the “40 under 40” here.

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