Real Estate


We excel across the full range of real estate matters and we are particularly aggressive in commercial real estate litigation.

Success in the real estate industry depends in large part on forces outside your control. Economic booms and busts, rising and falling interest rates, and even an atmosphere of optimism or pessimism can mean success or failure for a project. Or a company.

Our real estate practice can help you build a strong foundation for your business to take advantage of (or withstand) market fluctuations. We handle deals ranging from $5 million to several billions of dollars. And our large, diverse team of real estate lawyers are supported by a deep bench of legal professionals with experience in public and private financing, environmental law, tax law, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, and litigation.

Our clients include:

  • developers
  • entrepreneurial real estate companies and individuals
  • financial institutions
  • homebuilders
  • hotel, hospitality, and leisure companies
  • housing authorities
  • landlords and tenants
  • multifamily owners and managers
  • office building owners
  • private equity funds
  • public, private, and nonprofit companies
  • REITs
  • retail, outlet and shopping center owners
  • retail end users and franchisees

We understand the market, and we understand the law. Whether you are finalizing a multimillion dollar transaction or closing a single-property deal, we can help you spot the pitfalls, develop a strategy, evaluate financing and capital sources, and seize the (right) opportunity.

How We Can Help

  • acquisitions, dispositions, investments, mergers, and buyouts
  • development and construction
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • environmental
  • investment and real estate investment trusts
  • financing
  • leasing (office, industrial and retail)
  • workouts, bankruptcies, and foreclosures
  • zoning and land use

What Sets Us Apart

Rest assured that we share a common goal: creating certainty for your business transactions. Based on our experience with all sizes of organizations – ranging from start- ups to multinational corporations – and structures such as sole proprietorships and joint ventures, you find in us the right partner to help you plan for the unexpected.

As a client you can further benefit from our association with other lawyers and law firms, should the need for legal advice on a global scale arise.

We’re Different

Being a small, full service law firm located in the Phoenix metropolitan area allows us to offer accessible, efficient and responsive legal counsel. Leveraging a uniquely Southwest approach, we strive to make the complex simple and to communicate clearly. We speak your language.

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