Steven P. Mehr

Associate

mehrs@ballardspahr.com
Tel 424.204.4365
Fax 424.204.4350
Los Angeles
Tel 801.517.6811
Fax 801.531.3001
Salt Lake City

Steven P. Mehr is a real estate attorney who focuses on commercial and industrial leasing as well as property acquisition, financing, and development, including construction, entitlement, and vendor management programs. His leasing practice emphasizes businesses with multiple locations across jurisdictions. Steve also works with land owners and developers on structuring and negotiating joint ventures and other transactions to produce industrial, multifamily, residential, and commercial projects, including resort development. He has represented government entities and public utilities in real estate matters, including acquisition and development of multi-site industrial projects.

Steve also maintains an active real estate finance practice in which he represents institutional lenders, investment banks, mezzanine funds, and portfolio lenders for origination of commercial and residential mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, and loan restructurings for all asset classes.

Steve's broad experience also includes representing private equity funds in strategic mergers and acquisitions and advising public companies on general corporate matters and required state and federal filings. He also has experience with private equity transactions, capital markets, securities law and regulation, and startup investments involving seed funding and angel investment.

Representative Matters

  • Represents a government entity in all aspects of the implementation of a legally mandated transfer of multiple real property assets throughout California
  • Represents a major telecom company in negotiating and closing multiple build-to-suit leases for its regional office headquarters and adjacent laboratory space
  • Represents a major oil company for construction loans, title analysis, transfer of rights in pipeline trestles, and in numerous leasing matters
  • Represents a public water agency in the acquisition and development of multi-site industrial projects

Professional Activities

LawWithoutWalls, worldwide practitioner mentor, Team Leader

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, Small Business Development Center, 2013-present

Community Activities

Riley Children's Foundation, donation coordinator, 2009-present

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, information specialist, 2005-present

Boy Scouts of America, Assistant District Commissioner, Scoutmaster/venture leader, Eagle Board Chairman

S.C.O.R.E., practitioner mentor/presenter, 2013-present

Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D. 2012)
Recipient, Jefferies Fellowship and Merit-Based Scholarship
Executive Competition Coordinator and Executive Board member, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
Graduate student representative, Campus Judicial Board

University of Utah (B.A. 2009)

Languages

Spanish

California

Not admitted to practice in Utah