Michael P. Petrogeorge, Business Lawyer, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mr. Petrogeorge is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation department, specializing in real estate litigation and general civil litigation. He also maintains a practice in Utah liquor licensing. In the area of real estate litigation, Mr.
Petrogeorge handles a broad array of disputes and substantive issues, including breach of real estate contracts, liens enforcement and defense, easements, boundary disputes, partitions, fraudulent transfers, nuisance, trespass, and landlord/tenant disputes. He has litigated numerous general civil litigation matters involving a wide range of issues including breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud/misrepresentation, misappropriation of confidential and trade secret information and breach of fiduciary duties and other torts. Mr. Petrogeorge has been involved in numerous bench and jury trials in multiple forums and has successfully briefed and argued appeals before a variety of courts including the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals.
He has also assisted a number of clients in obtaining restaurant or club licenses from the Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. Mr. Petrogeorge is a member of the firm’s board of directors, serving as vice president. Prior to his election to the board in January 2012, Mr.
Petrogeorge served as the practice group leader of the firmвs Real Estate Litigation practice group, and on the firmвs recruiting committee. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Utahвs S. J. Quinney College of Law and previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen H. Anderson on the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Petrogeorge has an AVВ Preeminentв rating from and was recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2013-2016 editions.
Mr. Petrogeorge has also been recognized by his peers as one of Utah Business magazineвs Legal Elite, a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine, and as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation magazine. In 2013, Mr. Petrogeorge was named as one of Utah Business magazine’s “Forty Under 40. ” Mr.
Petrogeorge is active in the community, serving as vice chair of the advisory board for Salt Lake Head Start, on the advisory board for the Utah Office of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, on the leadership council of the United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders, and on the University of Utah Young Alumni Board. He has previously served on the board of trustees for the Valley Mental Health Foundation, as chair of the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar, and as co-chair of the Utah State Bar Annual Meeting Program Committee. He is also a 2008 alumni of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerceвs Leadership Utah.