Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr.

Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr.

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602.262.5357 office
602.734.3763 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

"They understand our business very well, they understand our concerns. It's a symbiotic relationship." - Chambers USA

Managing Partner

As managing partner of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Ken Van Winkle leads the firm in creating high-value relationships with clients by going beyond its hallmark quality legal services. Providing a platform for innovation, pursuing and incorporating client feedback, and attracting and retaining the best talent ensures that clients expectations are met and their business goals achieved.


As a practicing lawyer, Ken is a member of the firm's Real Estate Transactional Group and focuses his practice on real estate equity and debt financing; sales and acquisitions and leasing. Ken represents clients in a variety of real estate finance transactions, including equity joint venture financing transactions, mortgage based lending, franchise lending transactions, sales/leaseback transactions and leasehold mortgage transactions. Most of his work involves representation of institutional clients including insurance companies and REIT’S as well as investors and developers. His experience covers the broad spectrum of real estate transactions, including extensive work with real estate development joint ventures.

Ken has a particular focus on ground up development work for investors. He has represented clients in acquiring and disposing of multifamily residential, single family residential, commercial, retail and industrial real estate, both developed and undeveloped. He has experience handling the joint venture and purchase and sale of multifamily products, retail centers, office complexes, industrial buildings and residential land developments.

In the area of Real Estate leasing, Ken represents several restaurant chains in connection with their leasing agreements, licensure issues and disputes on a local, regional and national scale. His experience has provided extensive exposure to the requirements and posture of many local, regional and national retail landlords.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Phoenix 2017 NCAA Final Four Organizing Committee
  • Arizona Super Bowl XLIX Host Committee
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership, Member and General Counsel
  • Downtown Phoenix Inc., Board Member
  • Ballet Arizona, Board Chair
  • Arizona State University Foundation, Board Member and Chair of Audit Committee
  • Banner Health Foundation, Board Member and Former Chair
  • TerraLex, Board of Directors, Member, 2017

Representative Matters

  • Represent RED Development in the joint venture equity financing of a large mixed use retail, multifamily and commercial project on the last undeveloped block in downtown Phoenix
  • Represent PGIM in joint venture equity financing of a multifamily/retail development known as Port Imperial in West New York, NJ over a 15 year period
  • Represent Extra Space Storage, a national self-storage facility REIT in the recapitalization of 36 facilities located throughout the United States
  • Represent American Airlines in connection with their airport leasing and licensing, throughout the world

Related News

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85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Attorneys, practices earn recognition in Chambers USA 2017
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‘Best Law Firms' 2017 rankings highlight Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Firm is recognized in national, metro lists by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
83 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named in ‘Best Lawyers'
11 partners also honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year' in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
Chambers USA recognizes Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys
Annual rankings reflect law firm's focus on client service, value, commitment to excellence
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
Lewis Roca Rothgerber and Christie, Parker & Hale Join Forces
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP creates top-level Intellectual Property practice



  • Chambers USA - America’s Leading Business Lawyers - Real Estate Law, 2003-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • AZ Business Leaders, 2016
  • Department of Defense Patriot Award , 2013
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011-2012
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers - Construction & Real Estate Law, 2010
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel, 2007-2004, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law, 2017

Other Info


J.D., Research Editor, Law Review, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1987, Order of the Coif
B.A., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University, 1984

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1987