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Marlon L. Bates - Salt Lake City, UT

15 W South TempleSuite 600 Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Updated: 10/03/2023

Salt Lake City Foreclosures Lawyer

Overview

Marlon Bates has practiced real estate and business law, including both transactional work and litigation, since graduating from law school in 1986. He has been a partner at the firm since 1991 and has served as the firm's managing partner on three occasions. He represents a wide variety of clients including banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, loan servicing companies, title insurance companies, property managers, developers, landlords, real estate brokers and many other businesses...

Marlon Bates has practiced real estate and business law, including both transactional work and litigation, since graduating from law school in 1986. He has been a partner at the firm since 1991 and has served as the firm's managing partner on three occasions. He represents a wide variety of clients including banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, loan servicing companies, title insurance companies, property managers, developers, landlords, real estate brokers and many other businesses.

The largest segment of Marlon's practice concentrates on foreclosures and creditor bankruptcy law. He has handled thousands of foreclosures and bankruptcies for a wide variety of banks, credit unions, and servicing companies. He has an experienced team of paralegals and associates who assist him in doing this work quickly and inexpensively.

Marlon has been honored by LPS Default Solutions as one of its top attorneys for excellence in both foreclosures and bankruptcies. For the past 10 years he has been selected by his peers as one of Utah's top creditor's rights attorneys in Utah Business Magazine's listing of Utah's legal elite, and is an "AV" rated attorney, the highest rating according to his peers in the legal community, as determined by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier legal listing service in the United States. Marlon is approved counsel by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and was selected for designation as a Lawyer of Distinction in Real Estate.

Marlon also has a great deal of experience in litigation. He has tried cases before state and federal courts, and has handled appeals before the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court. He served as a Small Claims Court judge for seven years and has taught continuing legal education courses on real estate litigation, foreclosures and creditor bankruptcy on both a state and national level.

Marlon earned an Associates of Arts Degree (highest honors) from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho in 1981. He then received his Bachelors Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1983. In 1986, he received his Juris Doctor Degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and the Consumer Protection Reporting Service.

About Marlon L. Bates

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • Japanese

Practice Areas

  • Foreclosures
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986

Other Affiliations

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Utah State Bar Association (Member)
  • Legal League 100 (Member )
  • American Legal and Financial Network (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Taught, Real Estate Litigation and Evictions
  • Taught, Title Insurance Courses
  • Taught, Real Estate Liens and Foreclosures
  • Taught, Deficiency Judgments

Past Positions

  • Third Circuit Court of Salt Lake City, Small Claims Division, Judge Pro Tem, 1989 - 1995

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1986
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Board, 1984-1986
    Honors: Commercial Protection Reporting Service, Staff Member, 1985-1986
    Honors: Legal Research and Writing (Top 5%)
    Honors: Moot Court (Top 5%)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1983
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Jacob Spori Scholar
    Honors: Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar
    Honors: Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society
  • Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho, 1981
    Associate of Arts
    Honors: Highest Honors

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

15 W South TempleSuite 600 Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Fax

  • 801-326-4669

Achievements

Honors

  • Utah's Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine
  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawyer of Distinction- Real Estate

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By Anonymous on May. 14, 2020

0.5 out of 5 stars

After reading the other comments that he replied within 24 hrs I decided to leave him a message and it's been over a week and a half and still no reply so I will keep on searching for another lawyer who as time for me.

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By Anonymous on Mar. 30, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

I e-mailed for a free consultation and Mr. Bates responded in a timely manner. He asked questions to clarify my situation and gave me information that will help me move forward in making a decision about a retaining wall issue. Thank-you

By Kelly K. on Sep. 16, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

Marlon Bates was an excellent lawyer! He handled our case so professionally and kind. I feel like a lot of the time he went above and beyond to help us in our situation. If I ever need a real estate and foreclosure lawyer I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!!

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By Anonymous on May. 31, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

Attorney Marlon Bates went above and beyond in advising me and drafting an agreement to modify and modification to easement for my house purchase and I'm 100% sure I would not have been able to go through buying my first house without his help. This was my first every need for an attorney, so I found Marlon through just the regular online search. After sending inquiry to over half dozen attorneys I found, Marlon was the very first to respond with immediate availability. He spent more than an hour on our consultation call, providing more than I was hoping to learn and get advice on the my easement situation. He left on a family vacation the week after but he was still very responsive to my questions and when I decided to move forward with the house with only left few days till diligence deadline, he was able to provide me with the perfect agreement and easement modification draft that I needed to close on my house with a peace of mind. In addition, he was able to clearly outline the risks and the steps that I needed to know and take to fully implement the contract and the modification. Buying my first house with easement issues was a very scary decision and I would have never gone through buying this house if it wasn't for the reassuring consultation and the contracts and modification drafts that Marlon provided. I would go through this all over again with his help. Ultimately, I ended up with a better term on the house and more favorable modifications to the easement than I would have initially accepted on the house

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