Kevin Murray is a partner at Holland & Hart’s Salt Lake City office. His practice focuses on managing environmental liabilities, repurposing real estate assets, and creating value through property remediation and planning. He is known for his strategic approach to crafting innovative solutions that deliver maximum value for clients ranging from the largest international corporations to individual landowners. He brings innovative and unique resolutions to complex contamination issues, especially involving multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency matters (particularly EPA and NRC), in the real estate, mining, energy, petroleum, nuclear, and manufacturing industries. Kevin can be reached at KRMurray@hollandhart.com.
Region 8 – (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY)
Elected to Board of Regents 2018
Year of induction:
BA Cum Laude, Brigham Young University 1981; JD Cum Laude, J Reuben Clark Law School Brigham Young Univeristy 1984
Texas 1984, Utah 1990, Idaho 2006
United States Supreme Court 1989, Fifth Circuit, Tenth Circuit
Professional Societies and Organizations:
American Law Institute, American Bar Foundation Fellow,
Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions-5th Edition (ABA2021). Developing for Extreme Weather Events, Utah Business, 03092020. Developing Sites for Sea-Level-Rise and Climate-Change Resiliency, Trends, American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, March-April 2020. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), Environmental Regulation, excerpted from the Second Edition of the American Law of Mining, Chapter 171, Co-Author, 2018. Toxic Substances Control Act, Environmental Regulation, excerpted from the Second Edition of the American Law of Mining, Chapter 178, Co-Author, 2018. A Fresh Air Look at CERCLA Acquisition Structures, Natural Resources & Environment, American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Summer 2017. A Property Purchaser's Tool Box Part Two, Utah Business Magazine, June 2017
Strategist behind the highly innovative and successful Midvale Slag Site, which recently was deleted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List of Superfund Sites 50 years ahead of schedule. Played a key role in the Richardson Flats remediation, which was recognized by the Department of the Interior as the site of the year for its effective combination of Natural Resource Damages Restoration and CERCLA remediation. Led the remediation and redevelopment of a 450-acre smelter site through the innovative use of special account and private funds. It was the first time EPA had agreed to use the approach. The former smelter site is now a thriving multi-use project.