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Wm. Shane Topham


Phone: 801-534-7254
VCard


AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Automobile Dealerships

Commercial Property Acquisition, Development and Management

Governmental Incentives for Relocation and Expansion

Land Use/Entitlements

Local Government

Real Estate Finance

 

FIRM:

Of Counsel

 

PRACTICE FOCUS:

Automobile Dealer Law

Business Law

Local Government Law

Real Estate/Land Use Law

 

EXPERTISE:

Shane represents business clients in entity structuring and formation, as well in complex acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions.

He has over 30 years experience in automobile dealer representation, including numerous dealership purchase, sale and financing transactions as well as advising dealer clients concerning a variety of manufacturer relation issues. Shane serves as general counsel for New Car Dealers of Utah, the trade association of essentially all of Utah's franchised new motor vehicle dealers.

He also has extensive experience in real property transactions and litigation, including acquisitions and sales, exchanges, financing, development, leases, foreclosures, title issues, easements, boundary disputes, zoning and quiet title actions. Shane is recognized by Utah Business magazine as a Utah Elite attorney in the real estate practice area.

Shane is the former city attorney for Holladay, Utah and the current city attorney for Cottonwood Heights, Utah, with significant experience in local government law, including formation and representation of municipalities and their redevelopment agencies, as well as advising concerning land use issues such as zoning/use, entitlements and takings.

 

EDUCATION:

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., 1984

  • Member, Utah Law Review, 1983-1984
  • Leary Scholar, 1982-1984

University of Utah, B.A. magna cum laude, 1978

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Utah State Bar

Utah Municipal Attorneys Association

New Car Dealers of Utah

Phi Kappa Phi

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

Portuguese

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Shane was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, tinkering on his 1950s sports car, and collecting vintage Utah art.

 

 

Departments
Industry Awards

Martindale

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated 

Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite

Bar Admittance

1984, Utah

U.S. District Court, District of Utah