Hobbs & Olson Salt Lake City Attorneys
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Community Association Law

Many homeowner and condominium associations, including many of the state's largest associations, rely upon the firm for representation in transition, governance, management, and assessment collections. Lincoln W. Hobbs is actively involved in association and developer representation, and is extemely active in the national and local chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Mr. Hobbs is the past president and founder of the Utah Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (UCCAI). Within our Community Association Practice, we help associations with all sorts of matters.

Our Community Association subspecialties include:

We provide regular training and information on all aspects of community association practices, for both homeowners' associations and condominium associations through our sponsored web site, UtahCondoLaw.com, and the Community Learning Center.

Employment and Labor Law

Hobbs & Olson provides employment counseling and representation in all aspects of employment law, for both management and employees. Our current caseload includes numerous cases involving sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act disputes, retailiation claims, and the enforcement of and defense against non-compete agreements. Lincoln W. Hobbs has repeatedly lectured, and continues to lecture, on all areas of employment law. Lincoln is a past chair of the Utah State Bar Labor and Employment Section.

Small Business Services

We are well situated to provide assistance to small and developing business entities, including profit and non-profit corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. While we represent business entities of all sizes, we particularly enjoy assisting other small and growing businesses in their growth. Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you in your corporate representation.

Criminal Defense

Margaret Olson, a former prosecutor, provides effective and aggressive criminal defense, in charges ranging from minor traffic and juvenile offenses, including driving while intoxicated (DUI), to the defense of complicated white collar crimes.

Probate Litigation

Margaret Olson has also been extensively and regularly involved in probate litigation, assisting in the resolution of disputes involving estate distribution.

Miscellaneous Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Disputes arise in many forms. In our collective experience, we have handled many unique and interesting cases. Because each case is different, experience is important. Collectively, the lawyers in the firm have over sixty years of experience in almost all areas of civil litigation. For many disputes, litigation is not the best solution. We also have a history of resolving disputes throgh settlement agreements acheived with and without mediation. And when mediation is the best alternative, we can seek assistance with the experienced and well trained mediators at Hobbs Mediation. If you are in need of any type of assistance, we can probably assist you. And if we cannot, we will help you to find someone who can.

Green Law

Green law is a developing area of the law, which was unfortunately in its infancy at the beginning of the latest great recession. We don't know, and we don't think that anyone knows, when and how the recovery will come about, but when it does, we are confident that sustainability, and concerns about the environment will be central to that recovery. We intend to lead our green clients through that recovery.

Real Property Law

We've been involved in many real property disputes over the years, and have counseled hundreds of buyers and sellers of real property. We conduct evictions and foreclosures, and also defend individuals facing improper or unwarranted foreclosures. We have represented many individuals in recovering earnest money deposits and consequential damages in connection with real estate deals that don't close, and in fraudulent real estate transactions.

Women Lawyers Group

Many firms, dominated by male lawyers, like to boast about their "women lawyers groups". At Hobbs & Olson, most of our firm members are women. The women in our firm, and the progressive token male attorney in the firm, are serious in our commitment to assist women in all of their legal needs.


Our numerous successes in trials, and our occassional losses at trials, have led to numerous appeals to the Utah Court of Appeals, and the Utah Supreme Court. Our extensive experience before those courts makes us well qualified to defend or pursue an appeal on our behalf of our clients, should that become necessary.