Michael R. Carlston

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Michael Carlston leads the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.  His work focuses on counseling developers, investors, business and governmental entities in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including negotiating and implementing the terms of commercial real estate and other complex transactions, preparing loan documents, and commercial litigation.


  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1973
  • B.S., University of Utah, cum laude, 1970

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer review as AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.*
  • Judicial Clerkship, United States District Court for the District of Utah, 1973-1974

Unique Recognition – Education

  • Law School:  University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1973
    • Order of the Coif
    • Note and Comment Editor, Utah Law Review
*Peer review Rated Lawyer of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.* *AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.