M. ERIC OLMSTEAD

Eric’s practice focuses on the areas of Employment Law, Construction Law, Business Law and Real Estate Law. He handles cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment and other Title VII based claims, ADA, non-compete agreements and trade secrets. He also counsels and trains employers on how to minimize their exposure to the risk of employment lawsuits.
Eric works with owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in all phases of the construction process including contract formation, bonding, liens, claims and litigation relating to these areas. He also represents existing businesses in their legal needs including contract drafting and enforcement, UCC, dissolutions and collections, and assists clients in forming and operating new businesses including LCCs and small corporations.
He represents buyers and sellers in commercial and residential real estate purchases and litigation arising from such transactions. He also represents developers in all phases of real estate development including drafting development agreements, financing, representation before city and county planning officials and litigation related to these areas.

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., University of Utah College of Law, 1987
  • B.S., Weber State University, 1982

Admissions

  • Utah, 1996
  • Nevada, 1999
  • California, 1987

Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Utah Legal Elite™, Utah Business Magazine

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Southern Utah Bar Association
  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  •  Legislative Chair, Color Country Human Resources Association
  • Member, St. George Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Rotary Club of Dixie Sunrise
  • Former Member, Community Action Committee; Member Relations Committee, St. George Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member, Committee for Governmental Relations, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member, Committee for Race Judicata, Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program