Real Estate & Commercial Finance

Represented an Arizona tribe in connection with the acquisition of 110 acres of agricultural property in Maricopa County for the development of a tribal casino and in connection with related negotiations and agreements with the City of Glendale and adjacent property owners.

Represented an Arizona tribe in connection with real estate matters relating to the tribe’s “fee-to-trust” application to the Department of the Interior for approximately 3,760 acres of real property located in Maricopa County.

Represented a charitable religious foundation, the owner of fee property located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, in the negotiation and documentation of a ground lease with a Native-managed private health care system.

Represented a national bank in customer bankruptcy workout of $78 million credit facility secured by agricultural properties in Arizona and California and documentation of restructured credit facility, as well as divestiture of more than 6,000 acres of foreclosed agricultural properties.

Represented a 501(c)(3) assisted living facilities operator located in Sun City, Arizona, in connection with the acquisition of several surrounding residential and commercial properties for planned expansion of the client’s assisted living community.

Represented an independent oil refiner and marketer in the acquisition of undeveloped real estate parcels in Texas for the construction of an oil pipeline and the related option to acquire an existing oil pipeline, related rights-of-way, and other assets.

Represented national restaurant franchisor in the purchase, sale, and leaseback of company’s corporate headquarters on Indian trust land.

Represented an Arizona tribe in connection with acquisition of ground lease interests and improvements for a 680,000 square feet retail shopping center located on tribal lands in Yavapai County, Arizona, and in connection with all leasing matters pertaining to the shopping center, including negotiation of leases with national and local retailers. Also represented the tribe in connection with the acquisition of 200 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the tribe’s existing reservation and in connection with the “fee-to-trust” transfer of archaeologically-significant property in Yavapai County, Arizona.

Represented leading “thin film” solar manufacturer in connection with the purchase, sale, and leaseback of its manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona.

Represented a consortium of Canadian investors in numerous commercial and residential real estate development projects in Arizona and California.

Represented a Canadian pension fund in connection with a $15 million acquisition, renovation, and condominium conversion loan to a local real estate developer.

Represented a Midwest-based utility company in connection with loan and development activities for resort property in Sonora, Mexico. Coordinated efforts with Mexican counsel.

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