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Marianne G. Sorensen

Of Counsel
St. George Office
301 N. 200 E.
Suite 3A
St. George, UT 84770

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Ms. Sorensen is member of Kirton McConkie’s Real Estate Group and its Southern Utah Practice Group. She represents national and local clients in negotiating and documenting site acquisition and sale contracts, development agreements, loan documents, leases, and easements in connection with big-box retail stores, apartment buildings, shopping centers, golf courses, hotels, grocery stores, retail distribution centers, and educational facilities.

Ms. Sorensen also handles general corporate and transactional matters and has substantial experience working with direct selling companies, advising them with respect to their policies and procedures, contracts, consulting agreements, and compliance. In addition, she has handled the incorporation of several nonprofit groups and assisted them in obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Ms. Sorensen is well-versed in promotions and marketing law, providing advice to clients on conducting legally compliant sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions.

Experience

Member of teams handling multi-state site acquisitions and development for national clients.

Assisted clients with the acquisition of shopping centers (in Ohio and Tennessee), acquisition of an industrial facility in southern Utah, and the acquisition of land and the development of a business park in northern Utah.

Closed real estate deals in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Ohio, Hawaii, Alaska and Tennessee.

Education

University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, J.D.

Utah State University, B.S. (Four-year National Merit Scholar)

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1992

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist in the 2013 Utah CCIM Business Excellence program for “Real Estate Attorney of the Year” 
  • Named one of Utah Business magazine’s “30 Women to Watch”
  • Honored by the Utah Business Women organization as a “Woman of Achievement” for Excellence in the Professions

Affiliations

Utah State Bar, Real Property Section (served three years on Executive Committee)

ABA - Real Property, Trusts and Estates (served as Vice Chair of Ground Leasing Committee)

CREW Utah, the state chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network (Founding member and inaugural president)

Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission (served as an appointee of the governor)

St. George Area Chamber of Commerce (served a three-year term on the board of directors)

St. George Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) (two-term president)

 

Community/Civic Involvement

142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Utah Army National Guard, 1983 to 2001; served in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm as an Arabic-speaking interrogator, 2000-2001. Recipient of the Bronze Minuteman Award for service and leadership.