Kirton McConkie Lawyers Ranked in Prestigious 2015 Chambers USA

June 2, 2015

Kirton  McConkie is pleased to announce the firm’s Real Estate, Corporate/M&A and Energy & Natural Resources/Water practices were ranked in the annual Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers 2015.

Following are excerpts about each recognized attorney from the Chambers USA research.

Real Estate

According to Chambers USA, the Kirton McConkie real estate practice is highly regarded for its work on important Utah real estate matters as well as its handling of international projects” and “provides additional strength in managing retail, residential, industrial and mixed-use developments. The firm is also is “active on commercial leasing transactions. According to clients:

"They have a very good culture of responding well to their clients and doing so in a professional manner."

"They have good, competent lawyers across the board." 

The firm’s real estate lawyers ranked by Chambers USA were:

Rob Hyde, ranked in Band 1, is widely regarded as a leader in the field. One source said: "He is fantastic – very clear thinking and very personable. He handles situations of conflict extremely well, and has helped us through a number of hard situations." His experience encompasses significant real estate purchases and commercial developments. 

Read Hellewell has experience in a host of real estate matters, such as financing, leasing and development. He also benefits from his previous experience acting as counsel for a national property developer. One source commented: "He is very thorough—he finds all the issues and deals with them accordingly."

Loyal Hulme is commended by peers for his handling of environmental issues. He also advises on transportation-related developments, commercial and residential centers and financing transactions.

William Meaders acts for buyers, sellers, developers and lenders on a wide variety of real estate matters. He recently assisted Sorenson Group Management with the preparation and negotiation of a contract in a sale valued at $36 million.

Significant firm real estate clients include Maverik, MicAm Group/One Fourteen Partners, Ivory Homes, Wadsworth Development Group, and The Thackeray Company.  The group assisted The Ritchie Group with the purchase and financing of a development involving residential, retail and office space, valued at $35 million.


According to Chambers USA, Kirton McConkie is known as a familiar name in Utah that is becoming increasingly prominent for oil and gas sector transactions as well as active in the transportation and media spheres. 

Gary Winger is commended for being "a knowledgeable and experienced corporate lawyer." He acts for both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and assists clients with corporate finance, real estate issues and contracts.

The firm’s significant corporate/M&A clients include Maverik, Be Great, Delivery Solutions of America, Blade HQ, LE Aviation.

Energy & Natural Resources, Water Law

Christopher Bramhall is "well known for his environmental work." He also has significant expertise advising on water law matters and has been involved in drafting of legislation in this area.