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

"Experienced[d] in handling various real estate sales and acquisition, finance and leasing matters. He remains counsel of choice for a number of banks and insurance companies" - Chambers USA

Ken Van Winkle is Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's Managing Partner. He is a member of the firm's Real Estate Transactional Group and focuses his practice on real estate leasing; real estate equity and debt financing; and real estate sales and acquisitions.

Ken has represented both borrowers and lenders in a variety of real estate finance transactions, including mortgage based lending transactions, equity joint venture financing transactions, franchise lending transactions, sales/leaseback transactions and leasehold mortgage transactions. Most of his work involves representation of bank clients, insurance companies and REIT’S. His experience covers the broad spectrum of real estate financing transactions, including extensive work with real estate development joint ventures.

Ken has represented many institutional clients in acquiring and disposing of developed and undeveloped multifamily residential, single family residential, commercial, retail and industrial real estate. He has experience handling the joint venture and purchase and sale of multifamily products, retail centers, office complexes, industrial buildings and residential land developments. The representation has included the negotiating and drafting of contracts, coordinating due diligence and closing the transaction.

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. Current and prior restaurant clients include P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Paul Martin's American Grill, Wildfish and Eddie V's, Z'Tejas and Peter Piper Pizza. His experience has provided extensive exposure to the requirements and posture of many local, regional and national retail landlords. He also has extensive experience representing tenants in leasing office, manufacturing and industrial space, nationally.

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

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  • 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