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Cary D. Jones

Cary D. Jones

Partner| Los Angeles


Cary Jones has practiced for over 30 years in all aspects of sophisticated national real estate transactions, focusing in shopping center, mixed use, transit, hotel, ski resort and office joint ventures and developments; zoning and land use; real estate financing, and construction. In his prior role as the Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of a national food and drug store public company, Cary supervised over $3 billion in development of shopping center and related mixed use projects throughout the country.

Cary is the Administrative Partner of the firm's Los Angeles office.

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Representative Real Estate Cases
  • Lead counsel for leading ski resort operator in acquisition, disposition and development of ski resorts in Colorado, California, Nevada, Utah, and Vermont
  • Lead counsel for acquisition, development and leasing of one million sq. ft. research and development park in Los Angeles, California
  • Lead counsel for acquisition, entitlement and development of one million sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Utah
  • Lead counsel for Utah Transit Authority on all real estate and land use matters for $185 million acquisition of Union Pacific facilities for 175-mile Wasatch Front Commuter Rail Project
  • Lead counsel for acquisition and development of 20,000-seat amphitheater facility in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lead counsel for large grocery retailer in sale of 600,000 sq. ft. mixed use office/retail project in Salt Lake City, and lease of 250,000 sq. ft. to large national bank
  • Lead counsel for American Stores Properties, Inc. in acquisition of California Smith's Food & Drug Stores
  • University of Utah (J.D., 1976)
    • Note Editor, Utah Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Utah (B.A., with honors, 1973)
  • Real Property Section, Former Chairman, State Bar of Utah
  • Alumnus of the Year Award, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (2015)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2003-2018)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2012-2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Real Estate (2005-2011)
  • Super Lawyers, Real Estate - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
  • Utah Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine (2009)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2007-2009)
  • Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Utah College of Law
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Los Angeles Central City Association, Executive Committee
  • Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School, Board of Trustees, Former Chair
  • University of Utah, College of Law, Adjunct Professor (2002-2008)
  • American Stores Properties, Inc., Sr. Vice-President and General Counsel (1997-1999)
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Utah
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Utah