Lincoln Hobbs has again been recognized by Best Lawyers, again in 2019, in the categories of Real Estate, Litigation-Labor and Employment and Litigation-Construction. 

Margaret and Lincoln both practice throughout the state of Utah, primarily in and around Salt Lake City and Park City, and both are licensed in Utah and Idaho. Lincoln is also licensed in Wyoming.

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Once again, Hobbs & Olson has been named as a "Best Law Firm" in several areas, and Lincoln W. Hobbs has again been named as a Mountain States Superlawyer.

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Real Property Law

The majority of the firm's cases involve property law, most often in the realm of community associations - condominium associations and HOA's. But that's only the beginning of our real property transaction and litigation practice.

Over the years, we've represented dozens - probably hundreds -- of buyers and sellers of real property, both residential and commercial. Lincoln's practice as a condominium lawyer and HOA lawyer began over 30 years ago, with representation of the many newly formed condominium and homeowners associations (HOAs) in the Deer Valley and Park City areas. Some of our Park City Condominium Association clients have been clients for thirty years, through two different firms.

We've represented both sides of real property transactions in cases when the sales turned out other than as expected, and when they didn't get concluded.

We've represented buyers in getting their earnest money deposits back - most recently a jury verdict well into the "six figures," and we've represented sellers in recovering their earnest money and attorneys fees incurred in pursuing it.

We've litigated to establish and defend against easements related to real property.

We've assisted landlords in collecting rent and, when necessary, evicting their tenants. We've drafted and negotiated many leases - residential and commercial.

We have filed and defended against mechanics' liens, in commercial and residential projects, and we've dealt with the performance issues associated with those proceedings.

The ownership of adjoining properties can create boundary issues, and we have lots of experience in litigating, and in negotiating resolutions to these disputes.

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Hobbs & Olson | Carpenter Hazlewood is a Salt Lake City based firm of attorneys managed and operated by people who believe that the practice of law is and should be an honorable and rewarding profession. Our attorneys and staff are committed to providing superior legal advice and service, while remaining mindful of the costs and personal strife that are inevitably associated with the need for legal services.

Our clients usually select the firm based upon the recommendation of the firm's existing clients or of other recommendations from other Salt Lake City attorneys. Our clients stay with the firm because of the prompt, professional service accorded to all of the firm's clients, and because of the firm's commitment to the prompt and successful resolution of our clients' problems.

Attorneys in the firm practice both civil and criminal law; our civil focus includes extensive trial and appellate work, as well as transactional assistance. The firm's primary areas of civil practice fall in real property, employment and commercial litigation; the criminal representation includes misdemeanors and felonies in all areas.

We also regularly assist corporations and individuals from out of state who find themselves involved in Utah disputes. We regularly and frequently associate as "local counsel;" we also will provide the exclusive representation for out-of-state clients. Other Salt Lake City trial lawyers often retain us as co-counsel and refer conflict matters to us.

We would be happy to discuss your legal needs with you, if you believe we can help you. We invite and encourage you, if you are considering the firm, to contact us for the names of clients and other Utah lawyers (and from elsewhere) who are familiar with us and the consistent quality of our representation. We also invite you to spend some time reviewing this site, which provides an overview of the firm, its members and staff and its clientele.

We have received the highest rating available rating ("AV") from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation's leading directory of attorneys and law firms. Martindale-Hubbell's ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories -- legal ability and general ethical standards.

Lincoln Hobbs and Margaret Olson have both been repeatedly named to Utah's Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine, and both have been named by Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine as two of the top lawyers in the region (in real estate and criminal defense, respectively). Only five percent of the lawyers in the region are given this recognition. Lincoln Hobbs has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of the Best Lawyers in America (in the field of labor and employment law and construction litigation) and has received a 10 out of 10 rating from

Lincoln and Margaret are both licensed to practice law in Utah and Idaho, and Lincoln is also licensed to practice in Wyoming.

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