31 May 2017

AZ Big Media: Top 9 Commercial RE Law Firms In The Valley + Issues

Top 9 commercial real estate law firms in the Valley
Clark Hill clarkhill.com Douglas Folk, Member of construction law group
NOTEABLE WORK: “We are quite experienced in putting together design/build teams that are able to fast track a project on the client’s schedule. Clients retain Clark Hill for representation for their commercial real estate needs because we take the time to understand their needs, define the development objectives, and then provide the right mix of services for a successful project.”

Fennemore Craig fclaw.com Joe Chandler, Director and chair of real estate practice group
NOTEABLE WORK: The OdySea Aquarium, a 200,000-square-foot oceanic and freshwater aquarium, containing two levels and holding 2,000,000 gallons of water, which is the largest aquarium in the southwest and located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Acquisition, entitlement, development, financing, and operation of a full-service boutique resort located in Paradise Valley, consisting of 175 hotel rooms, 31 hotel-condominium units, a restaurant, market, fitness facility and the rehabilitated Mountain Shadow Executive Golf Course, which will include single-family homes and villas.
Gammage & Burnham gblaw.com Grady Gammage, Jr., Founding member
NOTEABLE WORK: For nearly 40 years, the firm has been deeply involved with the development around Tempe Town Lake, which started with a public/private partnership that helped finance and build the lake and led to the development of Hayden Ferry Lakeside, the initial Marina Heights PAD, Papago Park Center, Tempe Marketplace, Playa del Norte and multifamily developments by SunCor, Pulte, Lennar and others.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon jsslaw.com Bruce May, Chair of real estate department
NOTEABLE WORK: Most recently, the firm represented a client in the multi-million-dollar purchase of a large golf club in Arizona, a transaction that involved, among other tasks, complex taxes, lending and corporate issues, including mezzanine financing and the commercial lease of an office building by the purchaser.

Quarles & Brady quarles.com Stan Johnson, Partner/chair real estate practice group
NOTEABLE WORK: “Quarles & Brady represents Liberty Property Trust in the acquisition, development and leasing of Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe, which is located on an 80-plus acre construction landfill site formerly owned by the City of Tempe. To date, Liberty has built and leased five office buildings and one industrial building at the site, which is years ahead of the development schedule set out in the development agreement.”

Withey Morris witheymorris.com Jason Morris, Founding partner
NOTEABLE WORK: “Our portfolio ranges from Agritopia in Gilbert to the Ritz Carlton in Paradise Valley and includes The Continuum Office Industrial Project in Chandler, The Heritage District in Downtown Gilbert, The Cityspace/Block 23 in Downtown Phoenix, The Entertainment District in Downtown Scottsdale, Conair Corporation in Glendale and American Furniture Warehouse in the West and East Valley.”

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