Thomas C. Arendt

Member

Mr. Arendt is a member of the firm’s real estate practice. He is experienced in acquisition and development, leasing, and real estate workouts and foreclosures.

Biography

Mr. Arendt is experienced in acquisition and development, leasing, and real estate workouts and foreclosures. His representation includes various ground-up developments, retail centers, and banks and lenders in deed of trust and mezzanine projects.

Mr. Arendt is a Certified Real Estate Specialist with the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been listed as a Southwest Super Lawyer for over seven consecutive years and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate since 2002.

Mr. Arendt is currently a member of the State Bar’s Real Estate Advisory Commission.

Admissions

Arizona

Representative Experience

  • Representation of banks and other lenders in deed of trust and mezzanine financings, workouts, and foreclosures of commercial real estate, including hospitality projects
  • Acquisitions for investors throughout the Western United States
  • Represented Phoenix-based developer that has developed 5,000,000 square feet of retail and commercial property in the state of Arizona
  • Represented Phoenix-based developer on ground-up redevelopment of a two-block city center in downtown Phoenix
  • Assisted various development entities in the ground-up development of nine power centers in the state of Arizona, including the largest power center
  • Significant leasing work on the Salt, Gila and Navajo Reservations
  • Ranch purchases and sales, including water and water rights
  • Representation of developers in substantial governmental development agreements (incentive agreements)
  • Representation of developers in obtaining municipal entitlements in the Phoenix area

Media and Presentations

Articles

  • Co-author, “Lease Negotiation Handbook” (ALI-ABA) (2003)

Presentations

  • “Redevelopment: Special Issues for Leasing in Mixed-Use Developments,” Law Seminars International (2008)

Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member (1982 – present)
  • Certified Real Estate Specialist (1992 – present)

Honors and Awards

  • Listed, “Top 100 Lawyers for 2019,” AZ Big Media (2019)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Real Estate Law (2002 – 2020)
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers in the category of Real Estate Law (2007 – 2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law (2013)
  • Listed, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers (2011)

Community Involvement

Phoenix Regional Sports Authority 

  • Past Member, Board of Directors

COMPAS 

  • Past Member, Board of Directors