Michael R. Brown is a member of Parsons’ Real Estate & Finance practice group. He takes a thoughtful and effective approach toward commercial and real property transactions and matters of compliance and business operations.



Mike’s clients range from small businesses to large commercial enterprises and include financial institutions, manufacturers, mining operators, agricultural companies, and public entities. Mike advises on issues related to land use, insolvency, corporate structure, and compliance with both state and federal regulations. Mike routinely helps his clients gain a better understanding of novel or developing areas of law and potential outcomes for their businesses.

Mike has practical experience negotiating and structuring a wide variety of complex real estate deals. His practice also involves lending, foreclosures, secured transactions (UCC), workouts, tenancy, and creditor/debtor issues. Additionally, Mike has the knowledge and skills to guide lenders and borrowers through commercial restructuring and all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings.


Structured Gold Mine Transaction and 1031 Exchange

Structured the sale of a gold mine to a junior mining company for the client including negotiating and documenting all aspects of the transaction, including a private placement and the payment of a mortgage. Also represented client Nevada Gold Mines in an IRS Section 1031 like-kind exchange of two mining properties, including environmental due diligence; real property transfers/recordings; personal property transfers; private placement on a secured credit facility; and tax structuring.



University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2016, with high honors)

Utah Law Review, Executive Text Editor
CALI Awards: Real Estate Transactions and Finance, Commercial Law, and Business Bankruptcy: Reorganizations
William H. Leary Scholar

The University of Utah (B.A., Spanish, 2008)


Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joel T. Marker of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.



Utah Bar Real Property Section

Utah Bar Banking and Finance Section

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

International Council of Shopping Centers




U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of Utah


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law