Dorsey & Whitney expands into Boise market

Chloe Baul//January 25, 2023

Dorsey & Whitney expands into Boise market

Chloe Baul//January 25, 2023

Due to explosive growth in technology, food and mining in Idaho, the Mountain Region has seen a demand for legal and business-based solutions for individuals in these industries. Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an American law firm with over 500 attorneys and 20 locations across the world, noticed this opportunity for further growth and opened its first Idaho location early this month.

“With our offices in Boise, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver and Missoula, the Mountain West Region has become extremely important to Dorsey,” Bill Stoeri, managing partner of Dorsey & Whitney, said. “Dorsey’s focus industries include technology, food and agribusiness, and mining and energy, which matches well with Boise’s growing economy.”


Boise-based attorneys Nick Taylor, office head, and Richard Hall, leading mining partner, were looking for a new firm to bring into the Boise market with a national platform. The two attorneys joined the firm as partners to establish the new office in Boise.

“Boise’s growth has brought lots of new people and lots of new businesses with these professional needs, the types of industries that are the core of Dorsey’s experience and what they focus on,” Taylor said.

Dorsey & Whitney also offers clients additional resources and expertise for more complicated subjects within security, SEC compliance, capital markets, cross-border transactions and privacy, added Taylor.


“With the resources that Dorsey has, as well as the ability to attract future talent, we will be able to better serve our clients,” he said.

The firm recently announced the addition of Steve Hardesty, a partner in the firm’s corporate practice, at the Boise office. Hardesty is an attorney with more than 35 years of experience across a wide range of corporate transactional work, including private equity, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.


“Dorsey is perfectly positioned to be a true leading law firm here — no other firm in Boise can offer the bench and expertise and footprint that Dorsey has — it is a big deal for the firm to be in Boise and it will be uniquely positioned to be at the top of the other firms,” Hardesty said.