Mr. Murray is a partner at Holland & Hart. He assists clients with contaminated property and water issues. His work includes all facets of remediation, compliance, permitting, mergers and acquisitions, land development, and property reuse, especially as these issues relate to current and historic mining, petroleum, and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Murray has significant experience with CERCLA liability including brownfields development, and advises clients on a broad range of matters concerning the acquisition, remediation, and redevelopment of contaminated property. He was the strategist behind the highly innovative and successful Midvale Slag Site, one of the first individuals to use the ER3 program for site remediation, and is known for innovative and unique CERCLA resolutions. He also played a key role in the Richardson Flats remediation, which was recognized by the Department of the Interior for its effective combination of NRD restoration and CERCLA remediation. He has successfully represented public and private clients to transform thousands of acres of brownfields property. He regularly negotiates federal Consent Decrees, Administrative Orders on Consent and related agreements. His practice expertise also includes the Clean Water Act, where he counsels clients on compliance and water quality matters.
Mr. Murray is an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He teaches Real Estate Transfer Finance and Development at the University of Utah School of Law. At BYU he has taught Real Estate Development since 1990. He was honored as the Distinguished Alumni of Uintah High School in 2005. From 1994-2000 Mr. Murray was on the Bountiful City Board of Adjustment. Mr. Murray was a board member for Lakeview Hospital from 2000-2005 and in 2005 he was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Hospital. In May 2005, he was appointed to the Board of Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Control, and appointed Chair in 2010 to present. In May 2006, Mr. Murray was named Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Davis Education Foundation of the Davis County School District to serve a 2-year term; he served a 2-year term as Vice Chair of the foundation from May 2004 to May 2006 and a 2 year term as Chair from May 2006 to 2008. At the same time, he was also appointed to the Board of Trustees for Pioneer Theatre Company where he was named the Chair in 2013. Mr. Murray is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with an AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, by Woodward and White as one of the Best Lawyers in America for over fifteen continuous years, and has been part of the Utah Legal Elite since its inception. He has been named to Rocky Mountain Super Lawyers continually since 2007, and is listed in Chambers USA.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Murray was an attorney at Chapman and Cutler LLP.