Steven P. Mehr

Associate

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

Steven P. Mehr has a national, broad based real estate practice, with a focus on the development, leasing and financing of commercial, retail, industrial and resort properties. Steve concentrates on acquisitions dispositions, construction, zoning and entitlements. Steve has extensive experience guiding developers in structuring joint ventures and developing industrial, multifamily, residential, and commercial projects, including resort development, planned communities, condominiums, timeshares, private residence clubs, golf courses, and condominium hotels. Steve also maintains an active real estate finance practice representing borrowers and institutional lenders, investment banks, and portfolio lenders in the loan origination and restructurings for all asset classes. Steve’s financial expertise also includes representation of private equity funds in private equity transactions, capital markets, securities law and regulation, and startup investments involving seed funding and angel investment.

Representative Matters

  • Serves as counsel for a number of developers of large master-planned unit development communities, including commercial and mixed-use communities
  • Represents a national sporting goods retailer in leasing, acquisition, disposition and general real estate matters
  • Represented a government entity in all aspects of the implementation of a legally mandated transfer of multiple real property assets
  • Represents the principal vertical developer of Empire Pass, a master-planned residential community in Deer Valley
  • Represents lenders and private placement purchasers in various financing for resort, commercial, retail, industrial and mixed-use properties in California and Utah
  • Represents a major telecom company in negotiating and closing multiple build-to-suit leases for its regional office headquarters and adjacent laboratory space
  • Represents ski resort owners and developers in transactions related to general resort development and the purchase and sale of buildings, development parcels, lots, and condominiums
  • 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
  • Represents landlords and tenants in leases for office and retail
  • Prepares and negotiates industrial warehouse leases for a national developer
  • Represents and advises government entities, including state agencies and special service districts

Pro Bono Experience

Steve's pro bono work has focused on the representation of various local and national tax-exempt organizations with respect to tax, real estate, and general corporate matters. Steve is also focused on civil justice and has represented numerous low income individuals and families.

Professional Activities

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

NAIOP

LawWithoutWalls, Worldwide Practitioner Mentor, Team Leader

Recognition & Accomplishments

Recipient, Ballard Spahr's 2019 Pro Bono Award, for exemplary pro bono service

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “The Art of Giving Feedback,” LWOW Sprint, Miami, FL, June 17, 2020

Panelist, “Putting the Pro in ProBono: How Can Entities Better Prepare Attorneys for ProBono Assignments,” January 22, 2020

Presenter, “She, He, We and Who: Rethinking Access to Justice In a Non-Binary World,” Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2016

Presenter, “Ambiguous Legal Issues Associated with Investigations and Audits,” Miami, FL, February 9, 2015

Community Activities

Riley Children's Foundation, 2009-present

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2005-present

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

Utah

District of Columbia