Lee E. Esch

Special Counsel

Overview

Mr. Esch focuses his practice on institutional lending and real estate oriented transactions.

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Areas of Focus
  • Real Estate
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Corporate and Business
Education

LL.B., University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (1961)

  • Arizona Law Review, Assistant Editor

B.S.B.A., University of Arizona (1958)

Biography

Mr. Esch focuses his practice on institutional lending and real estate oriented transactions. He has extensive experience with financing, acquisition, development, construction, leasing, and sale of commercial, industrial, and retail real estate projects, as well as loan workouts and foreclosures.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Nevada (1994)
  • Arizona (1961)

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1973)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1961)

Memberships

American Bar Association

  • Member, Real Property Section
  • Member, Trust and Estate Law Section

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Real Estate Law (2005 – 2018)
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers in the categories of Real Estate: Business (2007 – 2018)
  • AB Top Lawyer, Real Estate, Az Business Magazine (2010)

Community Involvement

Homeward Bound

  • Member and Secretary, Board of Directors (1997 – 2000)

St. Joseph’s Foundation

  • Member, Board of Directors (1983 – 1996)
  • Secretary, Board of Directors (1992 – 1994)
  • President, Board of Directors (1987 – 1992)

Phoenix Little Theater

  • Member, Board of Directors (1992 – 1996)