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Real Estate Law

Rob Maysey


Robert C. Maysey

Rob Maysey is an experienced real estate, transactional and litigation attorney. Rob practices in all areas of commercial real estate, including the representation of private investors and developers in the acquisition, sale, development, leasing and financing of office buildings, industrial parks and other projects.

Rob has considerable experience in representing borrowers in the negotiation of a wide variety of commercial real estate lending transactions. His practice also includes representation of both buyers and sellers in the negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, as well as both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of ground, office, retail, industrial and other commercial leases and subleases.

In addition to real estate transactions, Rob represents clients in various corporate transactions including the creation of corporate entities, asset and stock purchase transactions, negotiating and drafting employment and non-compete agreements, and in the development of franchise systems.

Rob also regularly represents clients in civil litigation matters including business disputes, real estate disputes, appeals, condemnation actions, valuation actions and business torts.

Rob is licensed to practice in Arizona, California and Minnesota (voluntarily inactive). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics (with honors) from Whitman College and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. Rob was a Washington State Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship and a member of the Whitman College Varsity Baseball team.

Sports and Law

For more than 10 years, Rob has been actively involved in all facets of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) industry, assisting athletes and agents in litigation matters and in negotiating agreements. Rob has written extensively on a variety of topics affecting MMA athletes, including the need to apply the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act of 2000 (the "Muhammad Ali Act") as amended, to the sport of MMA. Rob testified before the California State Assembly in support of a bill to extend similar legal protections enjoyed by boxers to mixed martial artists. Rob also testified before the California State Athletic Commission in support of enhanced regulation for the protection of amateur mixed martial artists.

Rob was a panelist on the ESPN "Outside the Lines" television program regarding pay for MMA athletes and was the featured speaker at a legal symposium on sports and law at the West Virginia College of Law. His work was cited in the West Virginia Law Review. Rob has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, SI.Com,, The New Republic, Crain’s New York Business and numerous other media outlets.


Areas of Practice

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Purchases and Sales

Commercial Real Estate Finance

Foreclosure, Loan Workouts and Restructuring

Commercial Landlord-Tenant

Real Estate Development

Corporate and Business Law

Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs

Homeowner and Community Associations

Mobile Home and RV Communities

Home and Building Inspections

Commercial Litigation


Franchise Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona


J.D. Cornell University, 1999

B.A., Whitman College: Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

Court Admissions

California, 1999

Arizona, 2006

Minnesota, 2007 (voluntarily inactive)


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