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Gilmore Bell Announces New Director and Shareholder in Salt Lake City

Gilmore & Bell, P.C., a leading public finance law firm, is pleased to announce that Clay Hardman has been named director in the Salt Lake City office.

Mr. Hardman has extensive experience in a variety of public finance transactions, with an emphasis on multifamily, single family, and government assisted housing, charter and private schools, low-income housing tax credits, secondary market securitizations, 501(c)(3) projects, and manufacturing facilities. He represents a variety of governmental entities, housing authorities, underwriters, lenders, credit enhancers, loan servicers, tax credit investors and syndicators, bond investors, charter schools, developers, and 501(c)(3) organizations. Mr. Hardman is licensed to practice in Utah. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management in 2011 and his J.D. (with high honors) from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2015 where he served as the Executive Process Editor for the Utah Law Review and President of the Business Law Society. View Clay’s profile here.

Gilmore & Bell, P.C. is also pleased to announce that Aaron Wade has been named shareholder in the Salt Lake City office.

Mr. Wade has practiced law as a municipal bond attorney since entering the law practice in 2017 with a focus on tax exempt financings for state agencies, municipalities, and special districts in Utah and throughout the West and frequently serves as bond, disclosure, or underwriter’s counsel. He has developed expertise on the Public Infrastructure District Act and has assisted cities and counties in creating districts and has served as bond and disclosure counsel for numerous public infrastructure districts. Mr. Wade is licensed to practice in Utah and New Mexico. He received dual B.S. degrees from Utah State University in Finance and Economics in 2012 (magna cum laude) and his J.D. (with highest honors) from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2017 where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. During law school, he served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Utah Law Review and won the Western Region as a member of the Transactional Law Meet team. Prior to law school Mr. Wade worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. View Aaron’s profile here.

About Gilmore Bell

Gilmore Bell is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States. The firm primarily represents governmental entities and 501c3 organizations to negotiate financing alternatives including bond and lease transactions, economic development incentives and public-private partnerships. For more than 25 years, Gilmore Bell has ranked in the top 10 nationally in the number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues. Gilmore Bell has offices in Utah, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois. For more information, visit us at

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024


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