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AJ Pepper

AJ Pepper

Associate| Salt Lake City


AJ Pepper is a commercial real estate attorney focusing on mixed-use, transit-oriented, office, retail, condominium, hotel and resort projects, as well as multifamily residences, subdivisions, and master planned communities. He has worked with financial institutions, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and asset management firms, and local, regional and national developers, investors and land owners on complex real estate developments, acquisitions and dispositions, and financings throughout the United States. 

AJ’s background in urban planning and vision for sustainable development allows him to understand clients' vision, solve legal challenges and collaboratively work with stakeholders to create successful projects that inspire and appeal to all segments of the end user market. In this regard, he regularly represents clients on government relations matters relating to zoning and land use approvals. 

AJ also has experience drafting leases, resolving complex title and survey issues, performing real estate due diligence and helping clients document and close a wide range of real estate transactions and commercial loans. He also enjoys serving his community and using his skills and knowledge to have a positive impact through pro bono service.

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
    • Executive Editor, Journal of Science & Technology Law (2013-2014)
    • Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar
    • Dean's Award – Corporations (2012)
    • Legal Writing Fellow
    • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Chapter President (2012-2014)
  • Brigham Young University (B.S., Geography: Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning, 2010)
    • Minor in Business Management
    • Students for New Urbanism, Vice President (2009-2010)
    • "Revitalization through Urban Design: South Provo's Transit Oriented Development," Senior Paper
  • State Bar of Utah
    • Real Property Section
    • Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah Chapter of The Congress for the New Urbanism, Programs Committee
  • Ballard Spahr LLP, Associate (2015-2017)
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Associate (2015), Summer Associate (2013)
  • LDS Church, Office of General Counsel, Legal Extern, Frankfurt, Germany (2012)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah, Judicial Intern to the Hon. Joel T. Marker (2012)
  • Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., Land-Use Planning Intern (2009)
  • Dutch
  • Utah
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • Supreme Court of Massachusetts