Gabriel A. Peraza

Member

Phoenix, Arizona

Phone: 602.240.3046

Fax: 602.240.6600

gperaza@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2009
    • Note and Comment Editor, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 2006

Gabriel “Gabe” Peraza is a member in Sherman & Howard’s Litigation and Real Estate departments. He has experience representing clients in many aspects of commercial litigation ranging from common breach of contract matters to more complex commercial disputes. Gabe has successfully represented clients in matters before courts at both the federal and state levels and matters before alternative dispute resolution tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). His real estate practice primarily involves his representation of a national home builder.

Experience

  • Represented lender, consisting of a joint venture between the FDIC and a private entity, in pursuing multi-million dollar deficiency claims against borrowers and guarantors of defaulted commercial loans secured by real property.
  • Represented a large national bank in pursuing breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims against borrowers and guarantors of unsecured commercial loans and commercial loans secured by personal property.
  • Represented buyers of real properties in pursuing claims against the sellers for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and fraud in the inducement arising from the non-disclosure and/or concealment of material defects.
  • Represented seller of real property in defending claims brought by the buyers for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation related to the condition of the property.
  • Represented both landlords and tenants in breach of commercial and residential lease actions.
  • Represented developers of a shopping center in defending construction defect claims and in seeking the enforcement of an arbitration agreement.
  • Represented construction contractors in pursuing claims against real property owners arising from the non-payment of materials supplied and services rendered.
  • Represented businesses in pursuing claims against former executives, directors and employees for breach of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets in violation of the Arizona Trade Secrets Act.
  • Represented a group of physicians in pursuing claims against a non-profit healthcare provider, owning a number of hospitals, seeking the enforcement of an exclusive service provider agreement.
  • Advised a national homebuilder regarding title issues in connection with its acquisition of vacant unimproved real properties.
  • Advised an Arizona municipality regarding public records laws, open meeting laws and other Arizona municipality laws.

Highlights

  • AZ Business Magazine, “Generation Next: Forty Under Forty” (2014)