Lewis D. Schorr

Lewis D. Schorr

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520.629.4417 office
520.879.4719 fax
One S. Church Avenue
Suite 700
Tucson, AZ 85701

Mr. Schorr is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate area of the Business Transactions Group. Business Transactions includes the Corporate and Securities, Tax, Real Estate, Public Finance and Wills and Trusts groups. He concentrates in real estate, land use regulation and general business law.

His experience includes real estate sales and purchases, financing, subdivision, leases, real estate related dispute resolution, and many other aspects of commercial real estate practice; rezoning, variances and other land use approvals, including representation of clients before various legislative and administrative bodies; and municipal, county and state land use regulation, including development agreements.

Mr. Schorr is also active in firm management through his prior memberships on the firm's Executive, Finance, Hiring and Business Development Committees.

Representative Matters

Mr. Schorr has:

  • Represented one of his longest-standing clients in the negotiation, documentation and closing of a sale and purchase of an approximately 300,000 sq. ft. ground leased office complex located in Skysong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Represented a prominent national insurance company in connection with multiple significant real estate purchases and investments in real estate ventures involving residential and office projects located in various states.
  • Represented an Arizona-based real estate investment group in the acquisition and disposition of numerous major commercial, industrial and apartment projects located in Arizona and other states, as well as in connection with the financing and leasing of those projects. Mr. Schorr represented that group in negotiating, structuring and documenting a 19-property industrial portfolio sale transaction.
  • Represented a Nevada-based development company in the assemblage of 4,000 acres in Southern Arizona for mixed-use master planned community.
  • Represented Tucson-based development company in the sale of, and negotiation and documentation of a development agreement for, 100 acre industrial site to be used by national big-box retailer for 1,000,000+ square foot internet sales fulfillment center.
  • Served as counsel for a national home building company in connection with dozens of land acquisitions in the Tucson metropolitan area.
  • Served as counsel for a Los Angeles-based investment company in the acquisition and disposition of Arizona apartment and self-storage projects and the disposition of Nevada mobile home parks.
  • Represented a development company in the sale of land to a national big-box retailer for a new store location. That representation also included the negotiation of a development agreement with a municipality, the buyer and an adjacent landowner for the construction and cost-sharing of on and off-site improvements for the development.
  • Represented Phoenix-based developer in the negotiation and documentation of a complex ground lease and build-to-suit leases for a state of the art medical research building located on the campus of a world-renowned health care provider.

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Related Publications

  • Author, "Tenant 'Lock-Outs': Pitfalls to be Avoided by the Commercial Landlord," BOMA News (Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Tucson), February 1995
  • Author, "Protecting Judgment Lien Creditors from Prior Unrecorded Conveyances by the Debtor: Rowe v. Schultz," 24 Ariz. Law Review 1024, 1982.



  • The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Real Estate Law, 2001-2017
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel, 2009
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Real Estate: Business, 2007-2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers, 2010
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011
  • Arizona Theatre Company - "Georgy Award", 2011

Other Info


J.D., with Highest Distinction, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1984, Order of the Coif, Phi Beta Kappa
B.A., with Highest Distinction, University of Arizona, 1981

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1984

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Planning and Allocations Divisions of United Way of Greater Tucson, Former Member
  • Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Southern Arizona, Former Board Member
  • Tucson Jewish Community Center, Former Board Member, Advisory Council Member
  • Arizona Theatre Company, Former Board Member
  • Technical Committee of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association, Former Member
  • Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee of the City of Tucson, Former Member
  • Pima County Bar Association, Member
  • Real Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Stonewall Foundation, Board Member
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Member