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Real Estate and Business Attorney

Phoenix business and real estate attorney Jim Valletta


James Valletta

Phoenix business and real estate attorney Jim Valletta practices in the areas of real estate transactions, commercial transactions, business litigation and real estate litigation.


Jim is a 2018 Best Lawyers in America® honoree whose transaction practice involves negotiating, preparing, and analyzing various types of commercial real estate transactions, including purchase agreements, development agreements, title, survey, financing and leasing in connection with industrial, office, retail, apartments, condominiums, hotels, ranches and residential subdivisions.

His litigation practice consists of a wide variety of commercial and civil litigation matters, including real estate and business disputes, contracts, construction claims, employment matters, homeowners' and community association disputes, boundary and property dispute, franchise disputes and others business related litigation.

Jim also assists his clients with corporate structuring, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnership agreements and the litigation of those agreements. Jim advises clients in complex business planning, real estate and business structuring, asset purchase agreements, tax planning, buy-sell agreements, and franchise agreements. He also handles foreclosures and trustee's sales on behalf of lenders and borrowers, and practices in real estate and business related litigation on behalf of lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants and business partners.

Jim and his wife have two children. He enjoys many outdoor sports including scuba diving, cycling, fly fishing and deep-sea fishing.

IN THE NEWS: Jim Valletta seeks to recover more than $5,100 in legal fees on behalf of a client targeted by wrongful ADA lawsuit | Related article by Jim Valletta


Areas of Practice

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Purchases and Sales

Commercial Landlord-Tenant

Real Estate Development

Commercial Real Estate Finance

Foreclosure, Loan Workouts and Restructuring

Real Estate Litigation

Commercial Transactions

Commercial Litigation

Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs

Manufactured Housing Communities

Homeowner and Community Associations

Construction Law

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2018

Professional Memberships and Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona: Real Property Section, Business Law Section

Maricopa County Bar Association

Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court

Arizona Trustee Association


J.D., Gonzaga University, 1995

B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 1992

Court Admissions

Arizona, 1995


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