Real Estate Law - Helping You Manage And Develop Your Real Estate

Barney McKennaBarney McKenna & Olmstead has one of the largest and most experienced real estate law firms in Southern Utah and Southern Nevada. Our real estate clients include many of the best known and most successful companies in the region. We have built strong and long-lasting working relationships with appraisers, title companies, lenders, government entities and officials that benefit all of our clients.

How Can We Help You?

We have broad real estate business experience, including counseling, negotiation and litigation in complex transactions. The full scope of our real estate practice includes:

  • Residential and commercial real estate sales
  • Commercial leasing
  • Condemnation
  • Foreclosures
  • Homeowners association and CC&Rs
  • Landlord/tenant law
  • Land use, development and zoning
  • Real estate financing
  • Real estate litigation and construction
  • Site plans and variances
  • Ordinance amendments
  • Permitting
  • Construction defect litigation
  • Water law
  • Mechanic's liens claims
  • Payment bonds
  • Performance bonds
  • 1031 Exchanges

Guiding You Through Land Use And Zoning Laws

Development is essential to the overall economic climate of our region. Helping our clients obtain the necessary land use entitlements and approvals is critical to their ability to turn undeveloped property into a successful and profitable project.

We are skilled in drafting development agreements to secure the necessary entitlements, permits and land use designations for our clients' projects including general and specific plan amendments, zone changes, site development permits, development agreements, variances, tract maps, parcel maps and other project approvals.

Our real estate lawyers have broad experience navigating the complex zoning, permitting, and tax and bond issues related to all types and sizes of development projects.

Our lawyers have substantial experience in handling a variety of complex zoning matters ranging from simple variance requests to complete re-zonings. We frequently handle zoning and development matters for commercial and residential developments including new communities, planned residential developments, and office and industrial parks. We are extremely sensitive to the political realities that arise in the ordinary course of any zoning engagement. Critical to our clients' success is our strong working relationships with local governmental authorities. Historically, these relationships have helped establish a solid foundation of credibility and trust in the course of advancing our clients' interests.

Schedule An Initial Consultation To Get Started

While our main office is located in St. George, our attorneys are licensed to practice in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Washington and California. Call our main office in St. George at 435-628-1711, or send us an email to set up an appointment with our attorneys.