Law firm Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough has announced that Nathan Thomas, a litigation shareholder in the Salt Lake City office, will be the next firm president. His term began April 22.

Thomas replaces long-time president Keven Rowe, who recently made the decision to step down from the board of directors and as president, a position he held for 18 years. Rowe is a real estate lawyer who represents clients in commercial finance, complex real estate development and leasing and corporate law. Rowe will be remaining with the firm as a practicing attorney.

“All of us at Jones Waldo commend Keven for his leadership and are grateful for his many years of service. His contributions have been invaluable and we are glad that he remains with the firm to mentor the next generation of leaders,” said Sue Skanchy, the firm’s CEO.

“Keven’s legacy is in good hands with Nathan, whose innovative ideas and energy will ensure Jones Waldo continues to provide superior service to our clients and keep our firm a great place to work for our attorneys and staff,” said Daniel Daines, chairman of the board.

“Keven has been a great leader to our firm and has served with passion and perspective at all times,” said Thomas, “I have had the privilege of observing Keven’s management of the firm firsthand for the past several years, his has not been an easy job, yet he has performed it with aplomb at all times. I appreciate the opportunity to continue Keven’s efforts to keep Jones Waldo one of Utah’s most prestigious law firms.”

Thomas is a litigation lawyer who represents individuals, privately owned businesses, and publicly traded companies in a number of different industries. He has served on the firm’s executive committee for six years and on the firm’s board of directors since 2012.

“I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to serve as the next firm president,” said Thomas, “I look forward to building on the firm’s current momentum in our efforts to grow our business and continue to provide outstanding legal services and value to our clients. Jones Waldo has a long history in Utah of being a fulfilling workplace for the high-caliber of attorneys, professionals and administrative staff we have here. I am committed to continuing that tradition while leading us into the future to be an even stronger law firm.”

Jed Burton has also been elected to the firm’s board of directors and Kyle Leishman, Mark Tolman, Liz Butler and Chris Hadley were re-elected to the board.

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