Nicole Evans
Nicole Evans

Nicole C. Evans

Partner

evansn@ballardspahr.com
Tel 801.531.3058
Fax 801.531.3001
Salt Lake City

Nicole C. Evans has a national, broad-based practice in resort and hospitality law, including resort and timeshare development in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; fractionals and other luxury real estate products; condominiums; mixed-use and planned community developments; condominium hotels; and analysis of club structures.

Ms. Evans counsels owners, franchisors, and franchisees on matters of due diligence, branding and development of hospitality properties, and the negotiation of hotel management agreements and franchise agreements. She also handles more traditional real estate and commercial matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Grupo EMR, developer and owner of signature resorts in the most sought-after tourism regions of Argentina, in franchising and branding the properties as Tribute Portfolio Hotels under the banner of Marriott International, Inc.
  • Serves as special timeshare counsel for an international hotel chain in its vacation ownership product offerings in Park City, Utah, and Las Vegas
  • Serves as special timeshare counsel for a publicly held company regarding its timeshare documentation, registration, and licensing issues for projects in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin
  • Assists in registration of timeshare products with state regulatory agencies for sales in all Western states and several Eastern states for a variety of timeshare and fractional developers
  • Serves as special counsel for a number of developers creating condominium hotel projects
  • Serves as counsel for a number of developers of large master-planned unit development communities, including commercial and mixed-use communities and HOPA projects for adults 55 and older

Read a July 2010 feature on Ms. Evans in Resort Trades magazine's "Women in the Industry" section.

Professional Activities

Utah State Bar

State Bar of Nevada

Salt Lake County Bar Association

American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Trustee; Legal/Regulatory Advisory Group, Content Leader; Meetings Committee; Legal Issues Subcommittee; Women in the Industry (WIN); Developments magazine Editorial Board

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Utah Chapter, Sponsorship Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, real estate law, 2011-2013 and 2016-2017

Named among Real Estate Forum magazine's "NextGen: Women to Watch" for her influence on commercial real estate, 2013

Utah Business Magazine's "Utah Legal Elite" (based on peer reviews), real estate, 2013

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction – real estate, 2011

Publications

Co-author, "Paperless Promises to Pay: Legal Issues Impacting E-notes," American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) Developments magazine, October 2016 Issue

Featured in GlobeSt.com story on influential women under 40 making an impact on commercial real estate, September 17, 2013

Co-author, "Six Simple Ways To Stay Out of Trouble with the CFPB," American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) Developments magazine, November/December 2012

Speaking Engagements

Presenter at ARDA's Annual Convention since 2008, including panelist, "Asset Light Model – Fierce Form or Fee Fatigue?" April 2013

"Capital Light Deal Structures: Both Sides of the Deal," ARDA webinar, February 2013


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D. 2000)
William H. Leary Scholar; Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Law and Family Studies

Weber State University (B.A. 1997, cum laude, departmental honors)
Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Member, Golden Key National Honors Society

Nevada

Utah

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada