Real Estate

"They have a manner of practicing that assures high-quality control at the same time
as working with counterparties to get our deals done." - 
Chambers USA

Real estate investment and development is often influenced by a wide range of economic, social and regulatory factors. Technology, access to capital, shifting demographics – all play important roles and their impact can vary widely across geographic markets.  In this dynamic environment, mistakes can be costly, and you need legal advisors who understand the industry from end-to-end.
 
At Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, our real estate attorneys handle transactions including every type of asset from multifamily residential properties to airport concessions to casinos and resorts. We work with our clients, the development community and local jurisdictions to address all aspects of development and the sometimes unpredictable zoning, permitting and infrastructure needs associated with traditional development, infill development and the adaptive re-use of buildings.

Business Transactions

Amy E. Altshuler
Amy E. Altshuler
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Phoenix
aaltshuler@​lrrc.com
602.262.0205 / vCard
Scott K. Brown
Scott K. Brown
Partner
Phoenix
sbrown@​lrrc.com
602.262.5321 / vCard
Samuel Sungjin Chang
Samuel Sungjin Chang
Partner
Phoenix
schang@​lrrc.com
602.262.5794 / vCard
Philip A. Feigin
Philip A. Feigin
Partner
Denver, Tucson
pfeigin@​lrrc.com
303.628.9509 / vCard
Glenn D. Forcucci
Glenn D. Forcucci
Partner
Phoenix
gforcucci@​lrrc.com
602.262.5308 / vCard
Stephen T. Johnson
Stephen T. Johnson
Partner
Denver
sjohnson@​lrrc.com
303.628.9543 / vCard
Kevin M. Kelly
Kevin M. Kelly
Partner
Denver
KKelly@​lrrc.com
303.628.9514 / vCard
David P. Kunstle
David P. Kunstle
Partner
Colorado Springs
dkunstle@​lrrc.com
719.386.3014 / vCard
Donald G. Martin
Donald G. Martin
Partner
Las Vegas, Reno
dmartin@​lrrc.com
702.474.2610 / vCard
Lindsay L. McKae
Lindsay L. McKae
Partner
Denver
lmckae@​lrrc.com
303.628.9511 / vCard
Mark A. Meyer
Mark A. Meyer
Partner
Denver
mmeyer@​lrrc.com
303.628.9570 / vCard
Linda M. Mitchell
Linda M. Mitchell
Partner
Phoenix
lmitchell@​lrrc.com
602.262.5323 / vCard
Linda R. Parkis
Linda R. Parkis
Partner
Phoenix
lparkis@​lrrc.com
602.262.0217 / vCard
Mark D. Patton
Mark D. Patton
Partner
Tucson
mpatton@​lrrc.com
520.629.4456 / vCard
Michael J. Phalen
Michael J. Phalen
Partner
Phoenix
mphalen@​lrrc.com
602.262.5777 / vCard
John M. Rawicz
John M. Rawicz
Partner
Phoenix, Las Vegas
jrawicz@​lrrc.com
602.262.5715 / vCard
Lewis D. Schorr
Lewis D. Schorr
Partner
Tucson
lschorr@​lrrc.com
520.629.4417 / vCard
Andrew D. Schorr
Andrew D. Schorr
Partner
Tucson
aschorr@​lrrc.com
520.629.4414 / vCard
Heidi K. Short
Heidi K. Short
Partner
Phoenix
hshort@​lrrc.com
602.262.0237 / vCard
Matthew C. Sweger
Matthew C. Sweger
Partner
Tucson, Phoenix
msweger@​lrrc.com
520.629.4431 / vCard
Justin Graham
Justin Graham
Associate
Phoenix
jgraham@​lrrc.com
602.262.0871 / vCard
Kimberly O'Hagan
Kimberly O'Hagan
Associate
Tucson
kohagan@​lrrc.com
520.629.4449 / vCard
Amanda L. Thatcher
Amanda L. Thatcher
Associate
Phoenix
athatcher@​lrrc.com
602.262.0848 / vCard
Andrew Vanell
Andrew Vanell
Associate
Phoenix
avanell@​lrrc.com
602.262.0849 / vCard
Eric G. Wanner
Eric G. Wanner
Associate
Phoenix
ewanner@​lrrc.com
602.262.0813 / vCard

Gaming

Peter A. Larson
Peter A. Larson
Partner
Phoenix
plarson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5796 / vCard
Sean M. McGuinness
Sean M. McGuinness
Partner
Reno, Las Vegas, Denver
smcguinness@​lrrc.com
775.321.3407 / vCard
Frances R. Sjoberg
Frances R. Sjoberg
Associate
Phoenix
fsjoberg@​lrrc.com
602.262.5718 / vCard

Litigation

Michael D. Plachy
Michael D. Plachy
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver
mplachy@​lrrc.com
303.628.9532 / vCard
Bruce E. Samuels
Bruce E. Samuels
Practice Group Manager, Partner
Phoenix
bsamuels@​lrrc.com
602.262.0216 / vCard
John E. Bragonje
John E. Bragonje
Partner
Las Vegas
jbragonje@​lrrc.com
702.474.2625 / vCard
Chad S. Caby
Chad S. Caby
Partner
Denver
ccaby@​lrrc.com
303.628.9583 / vCard
Howard E. Cole
Howard E. Cole
Partner
Las Vegas, Irvine
hcole@​lrrc.com
702.949.8315 / vCard
Ross L. Crown
Ross L. Crown
Partner
Albuquerque
rcrown@​lrrc.com
505.764.5402 / vCard
Justin D. Cumming
Justin D. Cumming
Partner
Denver
jcumming@​lrrc.com
303.628.9526 / vCard
Nicole K. Gorham
Nicole K. Gorham
Partner
Denver
ngorham@​lrrc.com
303.628.9505 / vCard
Josh Grabel
Josh Grabel
Partner
Phoenix
jgrabel@​lrrc.com
602.262.5759 / vCard
John C. Hinderaker
John C. Hinderaker
Partner
Tucson
jhinderaker@​lrrc.com
520.629.4430 / vCard
John N. Iurino
John N. Iurino
Partner
Tucson
jiurino@​lrrc.com
520.629.4432 / vCard
Paul A. Matteoni
Paul A. Matteoni
Partner
Reno
pmatteoni@​lrrc.com
775.321.3425 / vCard
Robert H. McKirgan
Robert H. McKirgan
Partner
Phoenix
rmckirgan@​lrrc.com
602.262.5396 / vCard
Alex C. Myers
Alex C. Myers
Partner
Denver
amyers@​lrrc.com
303.628.9502 / vCard
Ben M. Ochoa
Ben M. Ochoa
Partner
Denver
bochoa@​lrrc.com
303.628.9574 / vCard
Randy Papetti
Randy Papetti
Partner
Phoenix
rpapetti@​lrrc.com
602.262.5337 / vCard
Melanie V. Pate
Melanie V. Pate
Partner
Phoenix
mpate@​lrrc.com
602.262.5318 / vCard
Robert F. Roos
Robert F. Roos
Partner
Phoenix
rroos@​lrrc.com
602.262.5779 / vCard
Robert G. Schaffer
Robert G. Schaffer
Partner
Phoenix
bschaffer@​lrrc.com
602.262.0271 / vCard
Jeffrey L. Sklar
Jeffrey L. Sklar
Partner
Tucson
jsklar@​lrrc.com
520.838.7742 / vCard
Jon Weiss
Jon Weiss
Partner
Phoenix
jweiss@​lrrc.com
602.262.5382 / vCard
Jamie L. Halavais
Jamie L. Halavais
Of Counsel
Phoenix
jhalavais@​lrrc.com
602.262.5767 / vCard
Matthew W. Park
Matthew W. Park
Of Counsel
Las Vegas, Albuquerque
mpark@​lrrc.com
702.474.2655 / 505.764.5441 / vCard
Trevor G. Bartel
Trevor G. Bartel
Associate
Denver
tbartel@​lrrc.com
303.628.9591 / vCard
Bobbie J.  Collins
Bobbie J. Collins
Associate
Albuquerque
bcollins@​lrrc.com
505.764.5416 / vCard
Cindy K. Schmidt
Cindy K. Schmidt
Associate
Tucson
cschmidt@​lrrc.com
520.629.4424 / vCard
Frances J. Haynes
Frances J. Haynes
Chair, Real Estate Industry Team, Partner
Phoenix
fhaynes@​lrrc.com
602.262.5710 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Jeffrey H. Albright
Jeffrey H. Albright
Partner
Albuquerque
jalbright@​lrrc.com
505.764.5435 / vCard
Richard K. Clark
Richard K. Clark
Partner
Denver
rclark@​lrrc.com
303.628.9531 / vCard
Garrett D. Gordon
Garrett D. Gordon
Partner
Reno, Las Vegas
ggordon@​lrrc.com
775.321.3420 / vCard
Michael T. Hallam
Michael T. Hallam
Partner
Phoenix
mhallam@​lrrc.com
602.262.5340 / vCard
E. Leif Reid
E. Leif Reid
Partner
Reno
lreid@​lrrc.com
775.321.3415 / vCard
Adam DeVoe
Adam DeVoe
Of Counsel
Denver
adevoe@​lrrc.com
303.628.9551 / vCard
Stanley B. Lutz
Stanley B. Lutz
Of Counsel
Phoenix
sblutz@​lrrc.com
602.262.5704 / vCard
Pilar Thomas
Pilar Thomas
Of Counsel
Tucson
pthomas@​lrrc.com
520.629.4455 / vCard

After three years of litigation and a four week trial, we obtained a defense verdict and $1.8 million attorneys’ fees award against the plaintiff, which purchased commercial property from our client. The big box property had a long-term tenant, a multi-billion retail company, at the time of the sale.  After the sale, in the midst of the Great Recession, the tenant filed bankruptcy and closed all of its 180 stores. Plaintiff falsely alleged that our client knew and failed to disclose that the tenant was in severe financial distress at the time of the sale. 

We obtained a multi-million dollar judgment for a real estate investment trust against a commercial tenant in Atlanta, Georgia. The tenant had attempted to terminate a commercial lease based on an alleged condemnation arising from a collapsed roof and resulting structural deficiencies. We were able to demonstrate that the tenant had failed to properly maintain the building in violation of the lease. The federal judge wrote that this case "represents a contractual dispute of biblical proportions."

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Land acquisition, entitlement and development lawyer added to firm's Business Transactions group
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06/28/2016
Cole named one of nation's most powerful labor lawyers
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06/22/2016
FAA releases final rules for commercial drone operations
Rules will replace Section 333 waiver process, says Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney
06/16/2016
Pollock named Member of the Year by State Bar of Arizona
Award recognizes exceptional contributions to programs and activities of the State Bar
05/27/2016
Chambers USA recognizes Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys
Annual rankings reflect law firm's focus on client service, value, commitment to excellence
05/24/2016
McKirgan inducted into Litigation Counsel of America
Fellowship recognition granted by national trial lawyer honorary society
05/23/2016
Colorado governor appoints Jaclyn Casey Brown as district court judge
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney to serve in 17th Judicial District
06/06/2016
‘Nevada Legal Elite' includes nine attorneys from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Law firm ranks in top 5 for lawyers included in Nevada Business Magazine's 2016 list
05/02/2016
Charles receives pro bono award for Southern Arizona
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney honored for work with Volunteer Lawyers Program
03/22/2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
01/12/2016
Stock Show honors Sullivan as 2016 Citizen of the West
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP salutes former partner's accomplishments
01/05/2016
Equity partners, elections to partnership announced
Gordon, Patton named equity partners; Enriquez, Erb, Light elected to partnership
12/14/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber saluted as 2015 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
Also recognized by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for Most Hours Donated by a Law Firm
12/01/2015
Sanchez joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Business Transactions group
New real estate associate based in Phoenix office of growing law firm
11/03/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber named to 2016 Best Law Firms list
Annual rankings by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® recognizes top national, local legal performers
10/29/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber earns accolades in Benchmark Litigation rankings
Law firm ‘Highly Recommended' with 20 ‘Star' attorneys in guide of top U.S. litigation firms
9/2/2015
Complex Litigation Team joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber
Five attorneys jump to growing general practice firm in Phoenix
8/27/2015
Congratulations to Jeffrey Albright who will receive the New Mexico State Bar's Distinguished Bar Service Award.
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8/27/2015
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Emily Charlesworth joins growing general practice firm in Denver
8/26/2015
8/25/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Adds Three Attorneys To Litigation Group
Ian Fischer, Jamie Halavais and Cindy Schmidt Join Growing General Practice Firm in Arizona

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New Laws Affect Judgment Liens
Arizona judgment liens no longer take effect unless information statement is recorded: Lending institutions will feel the greatest impact.
07/22/2016
Benefits of the 2016 Arizona Business Entities Competitive Omnibus Act
Legislation enables electronic meetings and easier written shareholder consents and corrects common issues affecting Arizona corporations and partnerships
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Key Contacts

Amy E. Altshuler
Amy E. Altshuler
Practice Group Leader, Partner
602.262.0205
Frances J. Haynes
Frances J. Haynes
Chair, Real Estate Industry Team, Partner
602.262.5710