Nicole C. Evans

Partner She / Her / Hers
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.

Nicole 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.

Experience 

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

Professional Highlights

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, real estate law (Utah), 2011-2013 and 2016-2021

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; real estate - real estate, 2021

Speaking Engagements

Presenter at ARDA's Annual Convention since 2008

Moderator, "Fix It, Float It, Trust It, Love It – A discussion on timeshare plan structures and use plans," ARDA lecture, April 19, 2019

Panelist, "Electrifying Your Sales Documents Paperless and Fearless," ARDA lecture, March 25, 2017

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

Credentials 

Education

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

Admissions

Nevada

Utah

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada