Environmental & Natural Resources
J.D., University of Idaho School of Law, 1966
B.A., University of Idaho, 1961
American Bar Association
Idaho State Bar
Prior to joining Moffatt Thomas in 2002, Mr. Simko spent seven years (1984 to 1991) as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sunshine Mining and Refining Company, and ten years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, retiring in 2001 to re-enter the private practice of law. He was Commissioner of the Idaho State Bar from 1978 to 1981, and President in 1981. He was also President of the Silver Institute, a trade association of miners and refiners of silver from the U. S., Canada, South America, and Europe from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Simko is a Martindale-Hubble AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rated attorney. He was recently selected by his peer for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in 2010 for recognition in the field of Corporate Law.
Mr. Simko’s extensive background includes private practice from 1967 to 1984, where his expertise was in the areas of corporate law, finance securities litigation, and mining. At Moffatt Thomas his practice is centered on corporate law, public offerings, private placements, business combinations, and debt restructuring.