Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate


  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Utah

Torben M. Welch


Phone: 801.683.2021
Office: Salt Lake City

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Torben M. Welch is the head of the Messner Reeves Utah office, where he handles complex business and commercial transactions worldwide, providing practical “solutions oriented” operations and general counsel services to help client’s business goals. Licensed in Utah, Colorado and New York, Mr. Welch’s practices in a variety of industries – Real Estate, Finance, International Business, Lending/Banking, Tech, Hospitality and Sports. He has represented a variety of clients in his 18 years of practice, including serving as outside general counsel to companies both big and small, including those in the Fortune 500.

Torben received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English from the University of Utah (’99) and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (’02). Born in Glendale, California and raised in Denver, Colorado, Torben now resides in Draper, Utah with his wife and daughter. Outside of work, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, cricket and golf.

Specialized Services:

  • Corporate Operations
  • Real Estate Acquisitions (Purchase, Sale, Lending and Leasing)
  • Outside General Counsel Services.

General Services:

  • Enterprise Strategic Planning
  • International Trade
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Asset Acquisitions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Financing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Workout and Recovery Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Internal and External Investigations
  • Litigation Prevention

  • University of Denver (J.D. 2002)
  • University of Utah BA in Political Science (1999) BA in English (1999)
  • Named as a Colorado Super Lawyer – Rising Star: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Best Real Estate and Corporate Practice Manager – Denver (2016 Legal Elite Awards – Corporate America News)
  • 2019 Leading Advisor – Complex Business and Commercial Transactions Lawyer of the Year, Utah (Acquisitions International)
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
Publications and Speaking Engagements

A Few Asset Acquisition Lessons Learned From European Football, Colorado Real Estate Journal, December 18, 2013

Stormy Financial Seas for Landlords: Does Your Tenant Have A Lifeboat?, Colorado Real Estate Journal, November 17, 2010

How to Save NASL, USL and U.S. Soccer Through Promotion and Relegation. Self-published via, September 27, 2016

Professional Experience
  • Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., Vice President & Associate General Counsel (2017-2018)
  • Messner Reeves LLP, Partner (2006-2017)
  • Higgins, Hopkins, McClain & Roswell, LLP Senior Associate (2002-2005)
  • Bloom, Murr & Accomazzo, P.C. Associate (2005-2008)

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