Kim S. Colton


Kim S. ColtonVan Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthyLinkedin.Logo
36 South State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City Utah 84111

Tel: (801) 237-0316
Fax: (801) 534-0058


KIM S COLTON is a shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Energy Practice Group. His practice focuses on energy, local government, real estate and corporate matters. Much of Mr. Colton’s background has been in representation of corporate groups and municipal associations, whose need to maintain separate identities within a group often requires complex and strategic thinking.

Mr. Colton has represented an association of municipal electric companies in negotiating, drafting and reviewing project development agreements, engineering procurement, construction and real estate agreements, and other complex agreements.

Mr. Colton currently represents a global aquaculture group of companies. He has negotiated and designed the corporate structure and reorganization of this group, maintaining thirteen separate corporate entities, drafting complex asset sales and purchase agreements.

In the area of real estate, he has represented both developers and lenders in commercial financial transactions. He has represented numerous private companies regarding formation, dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, stock purchase and sales, financing and leasing.
Mr. Colton maintains an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.

Van Cott represents governments and private industry as they strive to meet growing demand for energy. We represent both regulated and unregulated enterprises throughout the western U.S.

Van Cott offers legal support and counsel to clients developing, financing, licensing, operating, and transferring natural gas-fired, coal-fired, hydro, geothermal, solar, and wind powered-generation projects and energy transmission facilities. Van Cott takes clients from conception through feasibility, planning, financing, licensing, and construction, as well as from operation and maintenance through transfer, disposition, and decommissioning of such projects and facilities. We provide guidance in each phase of the process, including due diligence, negotiation, regulatory compliance, and documentation of the many aspects of project acquisition and disposition.

Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy is a nationally recognized law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in the Intermountain West. Our attorneys offer comprehensive business, tax, litigation and natural resource-related services to individual and corporate clients.

Since 1874, the firm has responded to the legal needs of local, national and international clients.

We remain committed to a tradition of legal service of the highest quality. This means serving clients’ needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It means providing practical advice and expert representation. It also means finding creative solutions, working within budgets and providing prompt results.