Howard J. Weiss

Member

Overview

Mr. Weiss primarily works with clients that are buying, selling and leasing retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties.

Contact
Areas of Focus
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Entity Structure and Formation
Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1990)

  • Publications Editor,  The Tax Lawyer (publication of the American Bar Association)

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Accounting (1986)

Biography

Mr. Weiss primarily works with clients that are buying, selling, and leasing retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties. He also counsels clients on business transactions, including the preparation of asset and stock purchase agreements, security agreements, operating agreements, shareholders agreements, promissory notes, consulting agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements and other business-related contracts.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Weiss worked as a solo practitioner, and in the legal department of the National Association of Home Builders in Washington D.C. while attending law school.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (1991)

Representative Experience

  • Represented the seller of a portfolio of 5 multifamily properties for a total of $34.65M
  • Represent restaurants with their entity formation and commercial leasing needs
  • Represented a German manufacturing company with the acquisition of a building for their U.S. headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Represent a solar company in the acquisition of a fabrication facility in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Represent Canadian clients with entity selection and the acquisition and disposition of multifamily, retail, and office properties in Arizona
  • Represent landowner regarding the development of exclusive 14 townhome community adjacent to a golf course
  • Represent landlords and tenants in the preparation, review, and enforcement of commercial leases
  • Represent professional athletes with business and real estate transactions and the formation of entities for liability protection and privacy concerns
  • Represent doctors and dentists with the acquisition, sale, and leasing of commercial property
  • Represent commercial real estate brokers with their real estate investments, including the formation of entities and the preparation of operating agreements and other legal documents
  • Represent commercial real estate borrowers regarding the review of loan documents and the issuance of legal opinion letters

Media and Presentations

Articles

  • Author, “Liability Protection or No Liability Protection? That is the Question,” Scottsdale Airpark News (October 2016)
  • Author, “Ready, Set…..Call an Attorney,” Scottsdale Airpark News (February 2016)
  • Author, “Is an LLC the Right Entity for Me?,” Scottsdale Airpark News (November 2015)
  • Author, “The End of Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges,” Scottsdale Airpark News (May 2015)

Presentations

  • “Property Taxes, Medical Marijuana, and Same-Sex Marriage: What You Don’t Know Can Significantly Impact You and Your Clients,” The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter Lunch and Learn (September 22, 2015)
  • “LOI’s Clients Want to Sign,” CCIM Lunch Meeting (October 1, 2014)
  • “Protecting Your Assets and Getting Paid – A Legal Overview,” The West Valley Commercial Real Estate Group (September 19, 2014)
  • “Getting Paid: Listing Agreements, the Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien and the Statute of Frauds,” The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter Lunch and Learn (January 28, 2014)

Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Real Estate and Business Law Sections
  • Member, Committee on Rendering Legal Opinions in Business, Business Law Section

CCIM

  • Affiliate Member, Central Arizona Chapter

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Silent Witness

Phoenix Art Museum

  • Member, Men’s Art Council

Pinal County Veteran’s Memorial Foundation

  • Volunteer