Gretta C. Spendlove

Gretta C. Spendlove (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Gretta C. Spendlove

Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT
Gretta C. Spendlove serves as the Chair of the Firm's Real Estate Section. Her practice focuses on real estate, corporate law, and business transactions. Her experience includes representation of buyers and sellers in purchasing, selling, leasing, and developing real estate; creating legal entities such as joint ventures, corporations, and limited liability companies; in buying and selling businesses; and handling intellectual property issues such as trademarks and copyrights.

•NBI Seminars presented locally and/or by national audio or video conference:
•“Drafting Shareholder Agreements: A Landmine Guide”
•“When Business Relationships Go Bad: Legal Strategies
•“Shareholder Disputes: When the Love is Gone”
•“Helping your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium size business”
•“Resolving Title Issues From Exceptions to Liens to Restrictions and Authority”
•Lorman Seminar “Law of Easements”
•NAIOP Seminar on “Leasing”
•Presentations to University of Utah MRED classes on Leasing
•Lecturer at Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration on business formation and contract issues

•Columnist for Utah Business magazine on various legal topics

News and Articles
•Thirty-One D J P Attorneys Listed as Legal Elite
•Durham Jones & Pinegar Names Practice Group Chairs
•Thirty-Six Durham Jones & Pinegar Attorneys Named Legal Elite
•Durham Jones & Pinegar Appoints Section Chairs and Committee Leaders
•Forty Durham Jones & Pinegar Attorneys Named as “Utah's Legal Elite”
•Durham Jones & Pinegar Shareholder, Gretta Spendlove, named the Woman Business Leader of the Year by the Salt Lake City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
•Thirty-two DJP Attorneys Included on Utah Business Magazine's 2010 List of “Utah's Legal Elite”
•DJP Shareholder Gretta Spendlove Honored as “Salt Lake Chamber Champion”

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Real Estate
  • LendingBanking
  • Commercial Lending Documentation (Creditor & Borrower RepresentationBusiness & Finance
  • Emerging Companies

Overall Client Rating

in Corporate Law, Contracts and Intellectual Property
4.1 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money
  • Data based on 4 reviews
  • Recommended by 3 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 08/07/12
Posted by a Small Business on 08/07/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Over the years I have had many lawyers and Gretta Spendlove is the best I have ever used. I have used Gretta exclusively for the last 10 years and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by a Small Business on 07/19/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Gretta Spendlove is very professional, competent and effective. She has helped our business with multiple legal matters and has saved us well over $200,000+ by renegotiating contracts and negotiating payments when a much larger more powerful company tried to take advantage of us. With Gretta, my only regrets are when I don't call her immediately when I need her counsel and expertise and allow matters to escalate. Once Gretta takes over, things turn out much better for us.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/22/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Gretta understands the legal needs and obligations of small businesses in general, but also listens to our specific needs as owners who like to do things our own way. She has been a responsive and supportive professional resource to firm for more than 13 years.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/12/10
1.5 out of 5.0
My first meeting with Gretta Spendlove went great. She was very professional. I was told that my cost for her services for this particular case would be roughly $1500.00. I have now paid her $4300.00 and she has billed for an additional $7,158.00. I feel as though she has completely taken advantage of me.

Overall Peer Rating

4.4 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1978, Utah
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Arizona Law School
Class of 1978
University Attended
University of Utah
English, magna cum laude
Birth Information
Born in 1950
Salt Lake City, Utah, March 17, 1950
Associations & Memberships

Professional and Civic Activities

•Named in Utah Business magazine's Legal Elite (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015)
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Real Property and Business Law Sections, Utah State Bar
•Board Member, Women Tech Council (2007 - present)
•Awarded 2010 Women Business Owner of the Year by Salt Lake Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
•Named Chamber Champion by Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (2009)
•Vice President, Salt Lake Rotary Club (2007-2008)
•President, National Association of Women Business Owners, Salt Lake Chapter (2000-2001)
•Chair, Business Section (1999-2000) and Real Property Section (1988 - 1989) Utah State Bar
•President, Women Lawyers of Utah (1991-1992)

Representative Cases
Representative Cases/Deals : Represented developer of outlet mall in $100 million financing; Represented developer of hotel/restaurant/multifamily development; Represented developer in construction and sale of two 100 -unit multifamily projects; Represented developer as landlord in commercial leasing of office park and as tenant in multiple franchise operations; Represented owner of 29 commercial properties across U.S. in leasing, sale, zoning and other matters; Represented developers in various zoning and permitting matters; Represented developer of strip mall; Represented various Utah housing authorities in development and corporate matters

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C.
111 East Broadway, Suite 900, P.O. Box 4050,
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Office Information
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Gretta C. Spendlove
Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C.
111 East Broadway, Suite 900, P.O. Box 4050,
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C. (Salt Lake City, Utah)