Mr. Todd D Wakefield Esq.

Mr. Todd D Wakefield Esq.

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  • Utah
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Summary

Todd's professional experience encompasses both senior executive management of high growth technology firms and private civil law practice. He currently serves as Vice President of the APiO Trade Finance Marketplace at APiO, Inc., a Utah-based FinTech company where he is responsible for development and operations of an online marketplace leveraging proprietary data integration and blockchain technology for a new class of trade finance assets. He was General Counsel at Layfield & Barrett, responsible for managing 12 litigation teams in multiple states and a portfolio of over 300 active litigation cases. He has practiced law in Park City, Utah and he was Of Counsel at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough in Salt Lake City. Todd served 5 years as outside General Counsel to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association and U.S. Ski Team. Beginning in 2000, Todd stepped away from the active practice of law to co-found and run Attensity Corporation where he served as CEO and President until 2005. He was responsible for Attensity's vision of unified analysis of text and structured data ("text analytics") which is now used widely by government intelligence and security agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Todd holds 6 patents related to text analytics, and in 2004, Information Management Magazine published his article, "A Perfect Storm is Brewing, Better Answers Are Possible by Incorporating Unstructured Data Analysis Techniques." Todd subsequently served as CEO of NexTalk, Inc., where he led development of its organizational telecommunication solutions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. In 2006, Todd was named one of 50 Worldwide Reader Favorites in Fast Company magazine’s Fast 50 Global Readers’ Challenge for his entrepreneurial work. Todd received both his Juris Doctorate and his Bachelor of Science degrees in Philosophy, with honors, from the University of Utah, and has been admitted into Mensa.

Education
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Gardner Scholarship recipient; National Moot Court Team; National Moot Court Regional Champions and Best Oralists; American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.
Activities: Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Johnson Inn; American Inns of Court; Utah Court of Appeals judicial extern for the Honorable Regnal W. Garff; Utah Attorney General's Office, Criminal Appeals Division, Summer Associate.
University of Utah
B.S. | Philosophy
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Honors: Honors at Entrance Scholarship; Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society; Golden Key Honor Society; Honors Bachelor of Science Degree (earned through University of Utah Honors Program); Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation Scholarship for Leadership, Scholarship and Moral Character; Order of Omega.
Activities: Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, President 1988-89; Inter-Fraternity Council; IFC Alcohol Commission, Chairman; Phi Delta Theta Leadership College, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Lowell Bennion Community Service Center.
Professional Experience
Vice President, Marketplace & Risk
APiO, Inc.
- Current
General Counsel
Layfield & Barrett, APC
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Managing Attorney
Wakefield Law Office
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Attorney
Wrona Law Firm
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Attorney at growing law practice in Park City, Utah. Primarily real estate related work; significant federal and state litigation practice; new ventures; general civil practice.
CEO
NexTalk, Inc.
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Founded, funded and ran NexTalk (www.nextalk.com). Dedicated to providing intuitive, effective communication solutions. History of developing software-based solutions that reduce communication barriers and enables the deaf, hard of hearing, limited English speaking and limited language speaking community to enjoy a greater level of access to communication. Customer base includes industry leaders in the health care industry, telecommunication industry, call center industry, banking industry, investment industry, business, education and in numerous government departments in the United States and Canada.
Founder, CEO, President & Chief Strategist
Attensity Corporation
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Attensity provides social analytics and engagement solutions that are the choice of industry leaders such as Charles Schwab, Cisco, eBay, Electronic Arts/Bioware, JetBlue Airways, Royal Bank of Canada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Whirlpool and many others. Organizations rely on Attensity’s world-class enterprise platform to Listen, Analyze, Relate and Act on customer conversations from across the social web, as well as from internal sources. For these companies, Attensity delivers clear advantages that help them improve the customer experience with their brands. Real-Time Social Analytics: gives an up to the second view of what customers are saying about products, companies and brands. Enterprise-class solutions: company's social analytics and engagement solutions are built to handle the Big Data being generated by today’s social customers. Industry’s Most Accurate Insights: patented solutions are based on more than 10 years of research and development with the federal government and have been proven in many of the world’s largest corporations and homeland security and intelligence agencies.
Partner
Wakefield Wright Otto & Wrona
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General civil practice law firm in Park City, Utah. Primarily real estate related matters, heavy litigation emphasis. Also simultaneously served as outside General Counsel to the United States Ski & Snowboard Association and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Teams.
Associate
Strachan & Strachan
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Boutique law practice in Park City, Utah with emphasis on complex litigation and ski resort and recreation industry defense work. Clients included Deer Valley Ski Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbasin, Marker, REI, Mountain Safety Research, Salomon, Banker's Trust, Silgan Container Corp. and others.
Publications
Awards
Fast 50 Worldwide Reader Favorites
Fast Company Magazine
Recipient, Edward J. Whitney Alumnus of the
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
American College of Trial Lawyers
Member
Mensa
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Park City Bar Association
Member
- Current
PandoLabs
Startup business mentor
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Park City Rotary Club
Member and Board Member
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Habitat for Humanity of Wasatch and Summit Counties
Member, Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
10th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards and PayPal accepted.
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300 per hour
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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