A new business will usually have some need to lease or buy property and facilities. We regularly negotiate and prepare documents related to the acquisition and sale of real property (commercial and residential), commercial leasing (including shopping center and office building and build-to-suit leasing), and the development of real property throughout the United States. Our attorneys also have experience in the area of construction, boundary law, easements, surveys, title review, and insurance. We have performed extensive real estate work in most of the Western Region states, including Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, California, and Colorado.
Frequently, a start-up company will have environmental concerns. We serve clients in the following areas: assessments in connection with real estate acquisitions, leases, sales and financing; remediation; environmental litigation involving Superfund sites and disputes among potentially responsible parties; compliance; development of environmental policies and procedures; development of standard form environmental agreements; negotiation and documentation of environmental agreements with governmental authorities, environmental consultants and remediation contractors.
A new company needs good tax advice to conserve its scarce or expensive resources. We provide advice and counsel on federal, state and local tax matters, not only for your business entity but also for its founders and owners. The tax group represents individuals and corporations with such matters as the tax aspects related to the acquisition and sale of assets, mergers, tax-free exchanges involving real estate, qualified and unqualified pension and profit sharing plans, executive compensation plans, insurance trusts, living and testamentary trusts, wills, probates, guardianships and trust litigation. We represent clients before the IRS, the Utah State Tax Commission and other taxing authorities relating to tax controversies including audits, appeals and litigation.