Robert McConnell is a member of the firm’s transaction and real estate practice groups and has substantial experience in commercial financing transactions representing lenders, borrowers and developers. Mr. McConnell represents clients undertaking a wide variety of commercial and residential real estate development activities, including residential, retail and office condominium developments, low-income housing projects utilizing tax credit financing, subdivision and mixed-use community development and securing land use entitlements for Transportation Oriented Developments. He also has experience reviewing and evaluating impact fee studies in relation to state statutory requirements and assisting clients in connection with the negotiation of impact fee reductions, both due to flaws in impact fee study methodology and in connection with developer installation of over-sized public facilities, construction of system facilities, etc. Mr. McConnell has also negotiated reimbursement agreements for clients that are funded by future impact fee collections. His clients routinely seek his assistance with acquisition, financing, entitlement, development, construction and the ultimate sale or lease of their respective development projects.
Mr. McConnell’s non-real estate transactional experience is generally focused on secured transactions (Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code). His experience also includes the drafting and negotiation of organizational and transactional documents for clients in diverse transactions.
Mr. McConnell is a former member of the Ordinance Review and Long Range Planning Committees for South Jordan City. Mr. McConnell has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell and was named one of the top real estate lawyers in Utah in the 2006-2014 editions of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In the 2011 edition, he was praised by clients as “highly capable and prompt.” He was also listed in the 2007-2015 editions of Utah Business magazine’s as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in real estate and has also been listed as one of Mountain States Super Lawyers. Mr. McConnell has been continually listed in Best Lawyers in America and in 2015 he was listed as “Lawyer of the Year” in Land Use and Zoning.