A broad range of clients benefit from Jeff's extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and sound legal acumen.

Overview

Jeff's clients value his legal experience in distressed real estate and ability to evaluate problems with a firm grasp of the regulatory issues involved. He helps property owners and owners of master-planned and mixed-use developments, retail and office centers, and other types of commercial real estate on a variety of issues involving distressed real estate and real estate development, financing and leasing.

He also advises institutional lenders and special servicers on workouts and restructurings, and represents investors in the purchase of distressed assets. A skilled negotiator, Jeff advises clients on the acquisition, financing and sale of commercial properties as well as the drafting of commercial and retail leases, guaranties and related occupancy agreements.

Experience

Jeff has extensive experience representing loan servicers in the foreclosure, loan workout, receivership appointment and disposition of more than $348 million in total loans, including loans for multifamily, resort, retail and office properties.

He frequently represents special servicers in loan workouts, mediation, loan sales and foreclosure of residential properties across Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

Among recent successes, Jeff represented a commercial lender on a $50 million loan on a golf course and fractional-interest project. He also represented a lender in the foreclosure of a $95 million resort.

Jeff has represented lenders in their entire portfolios, including loan workouts, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and foreclosure review.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Lecturer, Arizona Summit Law School, August 2016

"Alternatives to Foreclosure," Commercial Real Estate Portfolio and CMBS Loan Workouts: Forbearance, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy webinar, Stafford, May 2015

Closed-Session Discussion, The CRE Finance Council Roundtable, Phoenix, March 2014

Panelist, "When a Transaction Goes into Default: Preemptive Measures and Joint Venture Workouts," Winter Opportunity Funds Forum, Information Management Network, Laguna Beach, Calif., January 2014

Lecturer, Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, on various real estate, lending and workout topics

Publications

Contributing Author, "Trigild Deskbook, a Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure," Fourth Edition

Recognitions

Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law, 2013-2018

The Legal 500 Us, Energy-Renewable/Alternative, 2014-2015

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

"Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business," Construction and Real Estate Law, 2011

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

State Bar of Arizona

Arizona Department of Real Estate, Licensed Instructor

Arizona Bankers Association

City of Mesa, Economic Development Advisory Board, Chairman

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Utah

Education

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1991

  • Brigham Young Journal of Public Law, Associate Editor

University of Utah, B.A., 1988

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