Real Estate Transactions

Primary Practice Contacts: Michael R. Carlston and Steven W. Beckstrom

Our real estate transaction attorneys have represented many of the largest private and public entities in Utah in a wide range of real estate matters

Successful businesses – even online businesses – need real property from which to operate.  Real property includes land and buildings (offices, warehouses, parking structures), and anything affixed to the land.

Our Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah real estate transaction attorneys have represented many of the largest private and public entities in Utah in a wide range of transactions – including real estate transactions.  When advising clients on whether to buy, build, or lease real estate, we help clients consider their short- and long-term business objectives and the legal aspects of these possibilities.

Buying, Selling, Development, and Leasing

For businesses interested in buying or selling real property, we offer experience in all aspects of this process, including financing.

For businesses that want to develop real property for their own use, we assist in land acquisition, ascertaining requirements for development, negotiating approval processes with government entities, assuring compliance with building codes, securing financing, and drafting construction contracts.

For businesses that want to lease real property to house their operations, we represent owners and tenants in all types lease transactions, including ground leases, commercial leases, and sale/leasebacks.

Representing Clients in Real Estate Disputes

When disputes arise over purchase, construction, or lease transactions, our experienced real estate, construction, and commercial litigation lawyers provide a solid and vigorous defense.

In a dispute, we rely upon years of experience in developing strategies for seeking an acceptable negotiated resolution first and foremost.  In some instances, mediation or private arbitration can be used to help resolve a dispute relatively quickly, and at much less expense than a trial.

If litigation and ultimately a trial are inevitable, we work with clients to develop a strategic litigation approach around their objectives, and work tirelessly in seeking the outcome desired.

Providing Utah Businesses with Experienced Real Estate Transaction Counsel and Dispute Representation

Our real estate lawyers are ready to help.  For more information please contact Michael R. Carlston in our Salt Lake City office or Steven W. Beckstrom in our St. George office, or another member of our team.

Practice Contacts

Michael R. Carlston

E. Scott Awerkamp

P. Matthew Cox

John E. Gates

Scott H. Martin

Jonathan G. Miller