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John Buric

 

John A. Buric

John Buricís law practice includes contracts, construction and business law, mobile home community, RV, landlord-tenant, HOA and notary law.

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 litigation.

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.

Practice Areas

Commercial and Civil Litigation

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.

Business Law

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.

New and Emerging 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.

Construction Law

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.

Mobile Home/Manufactured Home and RV Community Law

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 services.

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.

Landlord-Tenant Law / Real Estate

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.

Homeowner and Community Association Law

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.

Consumer Law

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.

Notary Law

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.

Real Estate Law

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.

Mediation and Arbitration

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.

Author and Educator

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 others.

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:

Business Law

Real Estate Law

Community Associations Law

Manufactured Housing Community Law

Construction Law

Landlord-Tenant Law

Consumer Law

 

Areas of Practice

Corporate and Business Law

Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs

Construction Law

Construction Defect Litigation

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Transactions

Commercial Landlord/Tenant

Homeowner and Community Associations

Mobile Home and RV Communities

Consumer Protection

Home and Building Inspections

Administrative and Regulatory Law

Mediation and Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Appeals

Notary Law

Recreational Vehicle Law

Landlord-Tenant Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

Colorado Bar Association

Court Admissions

Arizona

Colorado

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. Supreme Court

Clerkships

Law Clerk/Extern, Honorable James Duke Cameron, Justice, Arizona Supreme Court

Education

J.D., with Distinction, University of Iowa, 1988: Iowa Law Review

B.A., cum laude, Augustana College, 1985

Board Memberships

Board of Directors, Thrivent Member Network, Thrivent Financial

          

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