Overview

Mr. Buswell is a member of the firm’s Real Estate section. His nationwide practice specializes in real estate transactions and land use planning, including all aspects of real estate acquisition, leasing and development. His typical clients include funds, institutional investors, developers, and corporations. He has special expertise working in the self-storage, agricultural, healthcare, industrial, office, retail, condominium and hospitality sectors.

Mr. Buswell currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA), the nation’s premier organization for agricultural law and policy professionals. He has been active in a number of other community and industry organizations, including serving on the Board of Trustees for the S.J. Quinney College of Law and as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).

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Experience

Representative Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  • Counsel for publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) in its nationwide acquisitions and dispositions
  • Developer’s counsel in all aspects of City Creek Center, a 20-acre mixed use development in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Buyer’s counsel in $550 million portfolio real estate transaction
  • Seller’s counsel in $500 million real estate and asset transaction for portfolio of properties across a number of states
  • Developer’s counsel for resort property in Utah
  • Landlord’s counsel in ground lease of Marriott Hotel, McDonald’s, Natural Grocer’s, and gas station projects
  • Tenant’s counsel in ground leases for self-storage facilities
  • Developer’s counsel for 24-floor office building
  • Buyer’s counsel in $70 million apartment building transaction
  • Counsel for Landlords and Tenants in millions of dollars of office, industrial and retail leases nationwide
  • Developer’s counsel in municipal development agreement for over 1,500 residential units in master planned community
  • Counsel in convention center hotel project in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Developer’s counsel in joint venture for residential development projects


Representative Agricultural Transactions

  • Counsel in ranch, row crop (including, potatoes, onions, wheat, corn, carrots and soybeans, among others), permanent planting (including, grapes, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, apples and citrus, among others), and timber acquisitions and dispositions nationwide
  • Counsel for agricultural production companies
  • Landlord’s counsel in leasing ranch and farm land nationwide
  • Counsel for cattle company in cross-border cattle supply agreement
  • Landlord’s counsel in sand and gravel lease transactions on agricultural property


Representative Healthcare Transactions

  • Counsel for health system in acquisitions, dispositions and development of real estate
  • Developer’s counsel in development of medical office building
  • Tenant’s counsel in medical and dental office leases
  • Landlord’s counsel in ground lease of senior living healthcare facility


News & Events

Speaking Engagements

  • Farm and Agribusiness Purchase and Sale Transactions
    Strafford Webinars, 2019
  • Key Terms in Ag Leases
    American Agricultural Law Association Symposium, 2016
  • I Almost Bought the Farm: Special Considerations in Farm and Ranch Transaction
    Utah State Bar, Real Estate Section Meeting, 2015
  • Don’t Buy a Lemon: The Basics of Real Estate Due Diligence
    Utah State Bar, Fall Forum, 2015
  • Anatomy of a Purchase and Sale Transaction
    American Agricultural Law Association Symposium, 2015
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