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David Hatch


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Dave Hatch provides efficient counsel to clients in all types of oil and gas and real estate transactions.

His prior experience working for a real estate developer and as a landman gives him a deeper understanding of issues from the client’s perspective.

Oil and Gas Title and Transactions: Dave has extensive experience with drilling title, division, order, financing, and acquisition title opinions, leading the oil and gas title group in New Mexico. He provides efficient and reliable work on simple to complex issues involving federal, state, Indian, and private lands from the Bakken to the Permian.

Real Estate Transactions and Leasing: Dave represents clients in the acquisition, ownership, leasing, financing, and disposition of commercial real estate. He has experience conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiating agreements, resolving title issues, and closing large real estate transactions. He also represents commercial landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating leases for office, retail, and industrial uses.


Oil and Gas Law 

Dave assists clients in all phases of oil and gas exploration:

  • Drafting title opinions 
  • Closing acquisitions and divestitures 
  • Financing and restructuring assets 
  • Advising on complex issues 
  • Performing title curative
Real Estate Law 

Dave advises clients on a variety of commercial real estate projects:

  • Closing acquisitions and divestitures 
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements 
  • Resolving title issues 
  • Conducting due diligence 
  • Drafting and reviewing leases 
  • Securing commercial financing



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Energy & Resources, 2016-2018
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Up and Coming, 2019

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Associate Member 
    Forms Committee, Member, 2016-2019
    Utah Association of Professional Landmen, Member
    Permian Basin Landmen’s Association, Member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Trustee
  • Utah Petroleum Association, Member
  • New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, Member
  • Anderson Hatch Foundation, Trustee
  • Ida Lee Anderson Charitable Trust, Trustee

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