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Ballard Spahr LLP
ONE UTAH CENTER, SUITE 800
201 SOUTH MAIN STREET
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
UTAH
United States

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Senior Counsel

Career

Thomas G. Bennett concentrates his practice in the development of commercial and resort properties, with an emphasis on property acquisition, community structuring, financing, zoning and entitlements, construction, state and federal regulatory compliance, and development of planned communities, condominiums, timeshares, private residence clubs, golf courses, and condominium hotels.

Admissions: Utah

Memberships

American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
Member, State Legislative Committee

Editorial Board of the Timeshare Law Compendium, being prepared as a joint effort between ARDA and the American Bar Association

Education

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1981)

Brigham Young University (B.S. 1976)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Land use/zoning

Ballard Spahr LLP‘s land use and zoning group has attorneys in various areas of the country that advise on securing all permits and approvals on real estate projects, and excels in historic preservation and environmental issues. It has a particularly strong base in Philadelphia, continuing to represent clients in some of the cities highest-profile developments, and head of the department Matthew McClure is based at the firm’s office there. His practice emphasizes development, land use, zoning, and historic preservation matters and he frequently works with David Gest in cases before the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Philadelphia Historical Commission and the Civic Design Review Committee. In Salt Lake City, Thomas Bennett has a focus on development of commercial and resort properties, frequently involving zoning and entitlements work, while at the Minneapolis office, James Walston heads the firm’s real estate development and transactions group and covers land use and zoning in his broad practice.