December 21, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce its Arizona office has signed a new lease in the prestigious Scottsdale Quarter at 15169 N Scottsdale Rd. Buchalter’s Arizona office will be moving their 45 attorneys and support staff into the new 20,000 square foot space by early March, 2022.
“The Scottsdale Quarter is exactly what we are looking for to accommodate our growth in Arizona,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. The new space is a perfect fit as it allows us to continue to grow and thrive, and is in the highly desirable Kierland area of Scottsdale.”
Buchalter’s Arizona office opened in 2005. Office Managing Shareholder Craig Cartwright has been overseeing the Arizona office during its expansion and subsequent move next year. The Firm announced Cartwright’s elevation as the new Arizona Office Managing Shareholder earlier this year.
“We are thrilled with our new location,” said Cartwright. “The Scottsdale Quarter represents the best of what this community has to offer in terms of office space and amenities, and most importantly will allow us to continue our expansion in Arizona.”
Buchalter’s Arizona office has expanded with the acquisition of several new groups of attorneys this year, including high-profile Shareholders Quinn Wheeler and Robert Miller. Miller, a member of the Insolvency & Financial Law Practice group, focuses his practice on distressed business situations of all kinds, including chapter 11 restructurings, non-bankruptcy workouts, turnarounds, and distressed company mergers and acquisitions. His clients range from private equity firms to institutional lenders, companies in distress, fiduciaries, and other key constituencies in chapter 11 cases, as well as buyers and sellers of distressed debt.
Wheeler, a member of the Commercial Finance Practice group, has extensive experience representing clients in secured and unsecured commercial loan and credit transactions, as well as forbearances and other workout transactions. His practice focuses on asset-based financing, receivables-based financing, acquisition financing, time-share financing, real estate secured financing, structured finance, and syndications.
Of Counsel Phillip Donnelly also joined Buchalter’s Arizona office earlier this year. With over thirty years of experience working in the banking, finance, real estate, and aviation industries, his practice focuses on corporate governance, banking and regulatory compliance, complex litigation management, and human resources support.
Additionally, Khaled Tarazi, Ali Elliott, and Erin Scott joined Arizona’s ranks. Tarazi focuses his practice on distressed business situations, including non-bankruptcy workouts and chapter 11 restructurings. Both Elliott and Scott focus on all aspects of commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions.
“We are so proud to have added so many talented attorneys to our team in Arizona this year, and look forward to more growth in 2022,” added Bass.
Buchalter was represented in the lease negotiations by Executive Managing Director Pat Williams and Managing Director John Pierson of JLL, a leading Fortune 500 professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment management. With an annual revenue of $16.6 billion, JLL has operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 95,000 as of September 30, 2021.
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