John A. Buric
John Buricís law practice includes contracts, construction
and business law, mobile home community, RV, landlord-tenant, HOA and notary
John Buric has a
multifaceted legal practice encompassing numerous types of law, including
contracts, construction, business, mobile home/manufactured home community law,
recreational vehicle law, consumer law, landlord-tenant, homeowners/community
association law, notary law, the rental car industry, state administrative proceedings
(including the Registrar of Contractors and the Department of Fire, Building and
Life Safety), arbitration, mediation, and general corporate and civil
Since 1988, Mr. Buric has successfully handled hundreds of
matters covering an innumerable diversity of legal subjects. He also has served
as a Maricopa County Superior Court Civil Judge Pro Tem for more than 15 years
Mr. Buric received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from
Augustana College (Illinois) in 1985, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence, with
distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law, in 1988, where he was a
member of the Iowa Law Review. He subsequently served as a law clerk/extern to
the Honorable James Duke Cameron, Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.
Mr. Buric is admitted to practice law in the States of
Arizona and Colorado, as well as before the United States District Court of
Arizona and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Buric has been involved in a wide variety of commercial
and civil litigation matters and appeals, including business and real estate
disputes, contract matters, consumer actions, warranty claims, construction,
negligent building inspections, collections, employment, tort claims,
homeowners' and community association disputes, notary issues, rental car industry issues,
among countless others. He also represents individuals and businesses in State
administrative proceedings, such as proceedings before the Arizona Registrar of
Contractors and the Arizona Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety.
In two recent cases, he successfully defended claims with
potentially severe consequences for clients. In one case, the plaintiff sought
to require Mr. Buricís client, a medical center, to undertake costly
modifications of its premises, which would have required the facility to shut
down for months, resulting in significant expenses and potential losses of $1
million or more. In the second case, a claimant who had alleged flood damage
sought to require a property owner, represented by Mr. Buric, to address the
damages and make physical changes to their property to address the flooding. Mr.
Buric obtained complete defense rulings in both cases.
Mr. Buric represents and advises a variety of businesses on
transactions, contracts, negotiations, litigation and day to day business
issues. He has been involved in business purchase and sale transactions,
franchising, litigating and resolving business disputes, contract and lease
drafting, contract disputes, real estate transactions and real estate
litigation. Mr. Buric also serves as general counsel to various businesses.
Mr. Buric assists entrepreneurs and new businesses in
getting started by helping them establish sound business practices, comply with
applicable laws, draft appropriate documents and evaluate risks.
Mr. Buric has represented a diverse array of building
trades, including general contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers,
providing them with day-to-day advice, contract assistance, dispute resolution,
the defense of construction defect claims and addressing complaints with the
Registrar of Contractors. He also represents the owners of homes and other
buildings who seek to enforce construction warranties, remedies through the
Registrar of Contractors, or who seek appropriate compensation for defective
materials or construction practices. He provides sensible advice to contractors
and property owners, brings and defends lawsuits, assists in resolving disputes
between contractors and property owners, and represents parties in matters
before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Mr. Buric is an author of numerous
educational articles for the construction industry and presents construction
related educational seminars.
For over 25 years Mr. Buric has exclusively advised and
represented the owners, developers and professional property managers of
residential manufactured home communities and resorts, mobile home communities
and recreational vehicle communities and resorts across Arizona on countless
matters involving a broad range of state and federal laws, business issues, real
estate matters, eminent domain, governmental disputes, contracts, administrative
complaints and litigation.
Mr. Buric has been a featured speaker at the
Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona annual conferences for
more than ten years.
He assists communities and resorts in
developing proper documents and business practices to comply with the law, avoid
problems and improve the communities. Representing these unique resorts and
residential communities requires an assimilation of numerous complex state laws,
federal laws and business concepts. Mr. Buricís clientele includes resorts and
communities locally owned and operated, as well as those which are owned by out
of state individuals, businesses and REITS who desire high quality legal
Mr. Buric also has significant experience representing and
defending communities in all aspects of litigation, including administrative
actions before the Arizona Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety. Mr.
Buric has been called on to provide expert advice and analysis of various
issues, he regularly authors articles on issues of importance and he frequently
presents educational seminars to the industry.
Mr. Buric has been involved in innumerable landlord-tenant
matters and primarily focuses on representing landlords. He prepares leases and
customized rental documents, negotiates the resolution of disputes, and provides
representation in both court and administrative proceedings.
Mr. Buric represents homeowners, homeowner associations,
commercial condominium associations, and property and community management firms
on a diverse array of matters, including contract and business matters,
litigation and dispute resolution, mediation, document interpretation, drafting
of documents, property disputes, construction claims, real estate and other
unique or complex matters.
Mr. Buric has represented countless individuals in consumer
matters, including those involving purchase and sales transactions, contracts,
real estate, theft of money and products, negligent home inspections, breaches
of contract, warranty claims and consumer fraud.
Notaries and notarial acts serve important functions in the
courts and in governmental, personal and commercial transactions. Mr. Buric
provides educational seminars on notary law, including how to properly perform
the acts of a notary, the implications if errors are made, details to evaluate
when assessing notarized documents, errors that could cause a document or
transaction to be invalid, and how to effectively use the services of a notary
or to supervise notary employees. Mr. Buric also develops notary policies for
law firms and other businesses, provides forensic evaluation of notarial acts,
and serves as an expert witness on notarial acts and transactions.
Mr. Buric has been involved in a wide variety of real estate
matters, including leasing,
property sales and purchases,
eminent domain, property rights disputes, zoning and
development issues. He is
supported by a strong team of real estate attorneys and paralegals which allow
for full service representation on virtually any type of real estate matter.
Mr. Buric has been a skilled independent mediator for more
than 15 years. The majority of
disputes in which he has served as a mediator have been successfully resolved,
bringing the dispute to a conclusion and avoiding further expense for the
participants. He is available to serve as a neutral mediator to assist parties
in resolving disputes. He is also available to serve as an Arbitrator or private
judge to promptly and cost effectively resolve disputes.
Mr. Buric is devoted to educating individuals and businesses
to help them understand and comply with applicable laws, make good business and
legal decisions, plan for the future, and to anticipate and avoid problems. He
is a frequent educational speaker who presents seminars tailored for specific
industries and topics, including construction law, manufactured housing
community law, notary law, alarm providers, contracts, landlord-tenant, among
He is also a frequent author of informative and educational articles
covering a diverse range of topics. The topics of some of his articles include: