January 26, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce that J. Craig Cartwright has officially begun his position as the new office Managing Shareholder in Arizona. He spent the last several months working with Paul M. Weiser, the Arizona office Managing Shareholder since 2005, to ensure a smooth transition.
“It’s been a privilege to serve as office managing shareholder for the past 16 years,” said Weiser. “While I will miss leading the firm’s talented and dedicated attorneys and professionals in Arizona, I look forward to continuing to work alongside them as I turn my full attention to my law practice. Craig is a terrific choice to continue the strategic growth and direction of the office. He is a highly effective lawyer, businessperson, and leader,” continued Weiser.
Co-Chair of the Firm’s REIT Transactions and Compliance Industry Group, Cartwright represents lenders, developers, real estate investment trusts, investors, and national corporations in a broad range of real estate transaction matters including sales and acquisitions, secured lending, property development, commercial leasing, bankruptcy workouts, and construction-related matters. He has significant experience drafting and negotiating purchase and sale documents, easements, leases, and deeds for his clients. In addition, Cartwright has experience managing the formation of corporate entities including bankruptcy-remote entities and commercial and corporate law matters. Prior to joining Buchalter, Cartwright was with DLA Piper.
“It’s a great honor to have been chosen to lead the firm’s Arizona office,” said Cartwright. “I am grateful to collaborate with the many accomplished lawyers and professionals both in the office and across the firm. I look forward to investing in our continued success and contributing to the firm’s strategic growth,” Cartwright added.
“We are incredibly grateful to Paul for his years of service and dedication to the firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. Bass continued, “Arizona is a key market for the firm. We are very confident in Craig’s abilities to lead the office going forward. We are excited for the future and to see the growth taking place in Arizona.”