Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr.

Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr.

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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 guides the strategic direction of the firm and focuses on developing innovative approaches to client service and value that enhance Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s long-standing reputation of excellence. Ken has created a collaborative platform that provides the firm’s attorneys and legal professionals with the resources they need to showcase the firm’s legal services to the market.


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, joint venture development, sales and acquisitions and leasing. Ken represents clients in a variety of real estate finance transactions, including equity joint venture development transactions, mortgage based lending 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.

Ken has a particular focus on ground up development work for investors. He has represented clients in developing, financing, acquiring and disposing of multifamily, commercial, retail and industrial real estate, both developed and undeveloped on a national, regional and local scale. He has experience handling the venturing and purchase and sale of multifamily, retail centers, office complexes, industrial buildings and residential land developments.

In the area of Real Estate leasing, Ken has represented 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.

Personal Approach

As a highly effective communicator, Ken can establish relationships of trust with clients and deal constituents. Clients and peers value his skills at de-escalating transaction pressure points and finding solutions that produce mutually beneficial results. Ken is consistently committed to the task at hand, and clients trust him to anticipate issues, identify solutions, and navigate around impediments to expeditiously and efficiently achieve their specific goals. Ken’s collaborative, client service-focused approach ensures that clients are always heard no matter the size of the matter at stake.

Ken enjoys outdoor sports including running, sailing, skiing and cycling.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership, Member and General Counsel
  • Downtown Phoenix Inc., Board Member
  • Banner Health Foundation, Board Member and Former Chair
  • TerraLex, Board of Directors, Member

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 the acquisition of an interest in a portfolio of industrial properties throughout the US through a joint venture equity acquisition transaction
  • Represent Extra Space Storage, a national self-storage facility REIT, in a variety of equity, debt and acquisition transactions throughout the US
  • Represent American Airlines in connection with their airport leasing and licensing, throughout the world

Related News

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announces 22 attorneys and seven practice areas are recognized by Chambers USA 2018
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 25 attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 13 attorneys have been named as 2018 Southwest Rising Stars®.
Partners honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Attorneys, practices earn recognition in Chambers USA 2017
Rankings reflect research findings based on client and peer feedback
‘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



  • The Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law, 2006-2021
  • Chambers USA - Real Estate Law, 2003-2020
  • AZ Business Leaders, 2014-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel, 2007-2004, 2016
  • Department of Defense Patriot Award , 2013
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011-2012
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers - Construction & Real Estate Law, 2010

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