Guy P. Kroesche

Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA

About Guy

Guy Kroesche is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate groups. His practice focuses on real estate – acquisition, entitlement, finance, leasing, joint venture, and development matters; finance – secured and unsecured lending, and loan workouts; health care – real estate, development, affiliation, contract and compliance matters; and corporate transactions – acquisition, disposition, organization, affiliation and contract matters. Guy also has long been involved in local arts, education and community activities; regularly advises nonprofit organizations on organization, transaction, expansion, fundraising, contract, board membership, employment, legislative and administrative matters; and is active in space planning and development in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

Guy started his legal career in Los Angeles, California with O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He travels to, and works regularly in, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, being licensed in Utah, Nevada and California.

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  • Acquisition, entitlement, development and leasing of a medical health care campus in Salt Lake County, Utah, which involved environmental, title, access, land exchange, municipal, ground lease/land bank, cost-sharing, zoning and related issues.
  • Representation of financial institution as a participant and, through the acquisition of the position of the lead bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (as receiver), as the lead lender in a loan for a failed retail, residential, office and commercial venture, in lien and participation issues, loan and guarantor litigation, and related matters. Project involved lenders situated throughout the United States and lien priority and title disputes, valuation and collateral questions, title insurance, public financing, and related loan matters.
  • Acquisition, entitlement and development of site for future warehouse and distribution center for health care provider and supply chain organization, involving access, cost-sharing, open space, wetlands and phasing issues.
  • Development and documentation of a medical center/ambulatory care complex as part of a joint venture, involving the ground lease of property, a site development agreement, a joint development agreement, and related construction, easement, utility, financing, and ancillary documents, as well as associated nonprofit, legal, legislative and political issues.
  • Acquisition, entitlement, platting and development of Summit County, Utah property, involving management association, Summit County, Park City, various Summit County agencies, water companies, resort developer, and other landowners, with issues relating to access, density, platting, entitlement, development, utilities, cost-sharing, litigation and related matters.
  • Land exchange involving approximately 50 acres in Utah County, Utah, involving the valuation of properties, water rights, land development, entitlement and access matters.
  • Loan workout, refinancing and related matters involving the financing of various hotel facilities and properties, together with lien, cross collateralization, and subordinated lender issues. 
  • Acquisition, entitlement and development of medical campus property in Park City, Utah, involving annexation, open space, entitlement, lien, easement, housing allocations, land exchanges, and related legal, municipal and political issues.
  • Acquisition, entitlement and development of a retail and business campus in Salt Lake County, Utah for future corporate, management and operational headquarters for international company, involving legislative, municipal, entitlement, access, cost-sharing, wetlands, artifacts, Indian burial grounds, transportation, parking, zoning, transit-oriented development, and related matters.
  • Lien, collateral and legal opinion matters related to multi-state refinancing of credit facilities, involving real property interests in California, Utah and Nevada.
  • Negotiation and documentation of right of entry, acquisition and easement properties for private landowners with federal, state and municipal entities.
  • Acquisition, entitlement and development of future educational property in Salt Lake County, Utah, involving municipal, development, public approval, master plan and zoning amendments, nonprofit, and related local, state and federal issues and regulatory proceedings and approvals, including, notably, an Act of Congress in order to consummate the transaction, which legislative process was initiated in 2002 and finalized in late 2010.
  • Negotiation and documentation of acquisition and development of environmentally-contaminated properties, including use restrictions and federal and state regulations.
  • Negotiation and documentation of joint ventures, asset acquisitions and professional services arrangements with healthcare providers, including valuation, regulatory, real estate, and healthcare issues.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Real Estate Law), 2006-2020
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Real Estate), 2005-2019
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite, 2007-2018
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Health Care, Land Use), 2007-2017
  • “And Justice For All” Executive Committee, 2002-2016
  • Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Section Executive Council, 1986-1988
  • Editor-in-Chief, Barrister, Young Lawyers Section newsletter, 1986-1988
  • Member, Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Board of Advisors, University of Utah, 2005-2011 (Board Member) and 2011-2013 (Board Chair)
  • Board of Trustees, Rowland Hall – St. Mark’s School, 2002-2011
  • Board of Trustees, Ballet West, 2002-2012
  • Rotary Club, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1998-2016
  • Founder and Board Member, School of Rock Foundation, 2008-2010
  • Chairman and President, Performing Arts Coalition, 1990-1997
  • Officer and Board Member, Utah Lawyers for the Arts, 1998-2004
  • Board Member, Salt Lake City Arts Council, 1987-1994
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