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Salt Lake City Attorney
Wayne G. Petty

Phone: 801.524.1000


Languages: English

Wayne Petty specializes in real estate, real estate development, real estate financing, commercial leases, landlord and tenant, eviction, foreclosure, defense of challenges to trust deed foreclosures, wrongful liens, condominium and time share, real property title issues, commercial transactions, alternative dispute resolution, environmental law. Mr. Petty has been Chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Utah State Bar, Chairman of the Environmental Control Committee, and served as a Bar Examiner for the Utah State Bar.

Mr. Petty’s real estate practice has included representing landlord developer in negotiating leases with Albertson’s, Inc., Wendy’s, Blockbuster Video, Big 5 Sports, and others. He represents The Lodge at Snowbird, a condominium, at Snowbird, Utah, and Summit Watch, a condominium, Marriott-developed timeshare project in Park City, Utah. He has represented lenders and borrowers.                                                                                      


University of Utah School of Law, J.D., 1972
Member, Utah Law Review
University of Utah, B.A.


U.S. District Court, District of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Finance, University of Utah, 1979-1989
Member, Panel of Court-Appointed Arbitrators, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 1994-2005
Utah State Bar
Chairman Real Property Section: Real Property Law, 1980-1981
American Bar Association
Salt Lake County Bar Association

Representative Cases

Federal Court:
United States v. Petty Motor Co. 767 P.2d 712 (10th Cir. 1985) cert. den. 106 S. Ct. 1284, 89 L. Ed. 2d 591
Sierra Club v. Hodel, 675 F.Supp.594 (D. Utah 1987) affirmed in part, reversed in part, 848 F.2d 1068 (10th Cir. 1988)
Sierra Club v. Hodel, 737 F.Supp.629 (D. Utah 1990)
Sierra Club v. Lujan, 949 F.2d 362 10th Cir. (1991)
Utah Courts:
Continental Bank & Trust Co. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 550 P.2d 222(Utah 1976)
Bank of Ephraim v. Davis, 559 P.2d 538 (Utah 1977)
Petty Investment Co. v. Miller, 576 P.2d 838 (Utah 1978)
Petty Motor Lease, Inc. v. Jolley, 585 P.2d 782 (1978)
Reynolds v. Van Wagoner, 592 P.2d 593 (Utah 1979)
Sugarhouse Finance Co. v. Anderson, 610 P.2d 1369 (Utah 1980)
Wallis v. Thomas, 632 P.2d 39 (Utah 1981)
Centurian Corp. v. Cripps, 689 P.2d 1347 (Utah 1984)
County Board of Equalization of Salt Lake County v. Nupetco Associates, 779 P.2d 1138 (Utah 1989)
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Board of State Lands and Forestry of State, 830 P.2d 233 (Utah 1992)
National Parks and Conservation Association v. Board of State Lands, 869 P.2d 909 (Utah 1993)
Kimball Condominiums Owners Association v. County Bd. of Equalization of Salt Lake County, 943 P.2d 641 (Utah 1997)
In re Anderson, 82 P.3d 1134 (Utah 2004)
National Parks Conservation Association v. The Board of Trustees of School and Institutional
Trusts Lands Administration, 2010 UT 13, 231 P.3d 1193 (Utah 2010)
Blaser v. Bentley, 263 P.3d 582 (Utah App. 2011)
Golden Meadows Properties, LC v. Strand, 268 P.3d 849 (Utah App. 2011)
Ruth B. Hardy Revocable Trust v. Eagle Mountain City, 295 P.3d 188 (Utah App. 2012)


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15 West South Temple
Suite 1700
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States

Law Firm Contact: Thomas R. Barton

Tel: 801.524.1000

Fax: 801.524.1098



Member Since: 2010

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