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ABOUT Elizabeth (Leeza) Evensen

Leeza Evensen is based in Snell & Wilmer's Salt Lake City office where she serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. Leeza's practice is concentrated in real estate law, focusing on hotel, resort, retail, condominium, office, and other commercial real estate development and disposition; office/retail leasing; zoning and land use; partnerships and joint ventures; construction; real estate workouts; real estate financing; and general commercial and corporate transactions. She advises clients on complex real estate matters that arise in connection with the development of utility-scale wind and solar projects. Leeza has a special expertise in the acquisition, development, construction and financing of public charter and private school facilities. Her experience includes representing real estate developers, ski resorts, landowners, real estate investment trusts (REITs), financial institutions and governmental agencies.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Commercial Real Estate Roundtable, Participant, Utah Business (May 2018)
• Women in the C-Suite: How Do They Do That? Moderator, CREW Utah (January 2017)
• Partner Spotlight, Author, The Highmark Quarterly, Volume 2, Issue 4 (June 2016)
• Up for Grabs, Monetizing Utah Retail Liquor Licenses, Co-Author, Utah Business (July 2014)
• Retail, Office and Restaurant Leases: Key Provisions and Warranties, Presenter of Topics “The Use Clause and Re-Negotiating the Lease,” Live Seminar organized by National Business Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah (April 2014)
• Legal Issues in the Complex Leasing Transaction Part II, Continuing Education Instructor, State of Utah Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate (2011)
• Getting the Best Results Cost Efficiently - Billable Hour Alternatives, Presenter, Utah Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (August 2010)
• Top Landlord Mistakes in Commercial Leasing, Co-Author, The Enterprise (April 13-19, 2009)
• Fifth Circuit Rejects EPA Rule Requiring State and Federal Agency Consultation as a Precondition for State Permitting Programs, 19 J. Land Resources & Envtl. L. 129 (1999)
• Open Space Preservation in Utah, Techniques, Tools, and First 'Quality Growth' Steps, 19 J. Land, Resources & Envtl. L. 267, 270 (1999)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Team Member, National Tier 1 in Real Estate Law, U.S. New Media Group and Best Lawyers (2018)
•Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate (2017-2020)
•30 Women to Watch, Utah Business Magazine (2017)
•Video Clip
•Real Estate Attorney of the Year, CCIM Utah Excellence Award (2017)
•Finalist (2016)
•Team Member, National Tier 1 in Real Estate Law, U.S. New Media Group and Best Lawyers (2017)
•CCIM Excellence Top Performer Award (2015)
•Team Member, Tier 1 in Metropolitan Rankings, Utah, Real Estate Law (2014, 2015)
•Utah's Legal Elite: Real Estate, Utah Business Magazine (2008, 2011, 2015-2020)

Community Involvement

•Downtown Farmers Market/Utah Public Market Board, Board Member (2019)
•ArtSpace, Board Member (2019)
•Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Success in Law School Mentoring Program, Past Mentor
•Utah State Bar, New Lawyer Training Program, Past Mentor
•Snell & Wilmer Community Involvement Committee, Salt Lake City office, Past Chair
•Utah Tennis Association, Past Board Member
•Utah Junior Tennis Foundation, Past Board Member
•Utah Tennis Association, Executive Committee, Past Secretary

Related News & Events

• Mar 02
Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Recognized by Utah Business Magazine As 2020 Utah Legal Elite

• Apr 26
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 44 Attorneys as Leaders in their Field

• May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

• Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 23 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

• May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

• Apr 13
Utah Business Magazine Recognizes Snell & Wilmer Partner Elizabeth Evensen in Annual 30 Women to Watch

• Mar 07
Snell & Wilmer Attorney Elizabeth Evensen Honored as Real Estate Attorney Of The Year for Utah CCIM 2017 Excellence Awards

• Mar 06
Utah CCIM Chapter Honors Commercial Real Estate Professionals at 2017 Excellence Awards Event

• Feb 07
Snell & Wilmer Attorney Elizabeth Evensen Finalist for CCIM 2017 Excellence Award

• Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 27 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

• Jan 18
Utah CCIM Chapter Announces Finalists for 2017 Excellence Awards

• Aug 24
CREW Utah Elects Snell & Wilmer Partner Elizabeth Evensen as President-Elect

• Jun 23
Partner Spotlight
The Highmark Quarterly

• Mar 18
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 23 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

• Feb 08
Snell & Wilmer Attorney Finalist for CCIM Excellence Award

• Feb 12
25 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2015 Utah Legal Elite

• May 17
Burmese Refugees Move into Apartment Furnished by Salt Lake Attorneys

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Areas of LAW

  • Commercial Leasing
  • Construction
  • Real Estate

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