A. Joseph Chandler
A. Joseph Chandler


Phone: 602.240.3092

Fax: 602.240.6600


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Myrna Naut

Areas of Emphasis

Real Estate


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law
    • Lead Articles Editor, San Diego Law Review
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Arizona

Joseph “Joe” Chandler is a member in Sherman & Howard’s Real Estate Group. He represents businesses and individuals in a variety of real estate matters, including the purchase and sale of commercial and industrial properties, and high-end residential matters. Joe regularly negotiates and prepares office, retail/restaurant, industrial warehousing, agricultural and land leases for landlords, tenants, and project developers. He assists clients with real property issues in regards to financing, receiverships, property management agreements, easements and licensing agreements. Joe also has considerable experience in representing clients in the acquisition of resource exploration and mining sites, telecommunications sites, and waste disposal facilities. In addition, Joe has extensive experience in serving in the role of outside general counsel for prominent family offices.

Representative Matters
  • Represented the Lender of a $13,500,000+/- loan secured by an industrial manufacturing and warehousing project in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Represented the Seller of a 32,000 SF+ residence and guest house on 7+/- acres and the adjacent 5+/- acre vacant parcel in Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Represented the Buyer of mid-century modern retail center for an adaptive reuse project in central Phoenix
  • Represented the Buyer of the former Shangri-La Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Represented the Seller of a 13,000 SF+/- residence on 1.4+ acres in a gated golf course community
  • Represented the seller of a $18 Million 250,000 square foot office building and related improvements in the Central Avenue business corridor
  • Represented a Fortune 200 company affiliate in the acquisition of a 750+ acre southern Arizona cattle ranch, including associated mineral and water rights
  • Represented a group of 28 tenants-in-common investors in the $23.5 million sale of a 220,000+ square foot leased office building located in Tempe, Arizona
  • Represented sellers and their affiliate in the $76,000,000 sale and lease-back of approximately 577,000 square feet of corporate offices and refrigerated warehouse distribution centers on approximately 60 acres
  • Negotiated for seller a sale for approximately $20 million of a 108,000 square foot office complex with a leaseback by a seller related entity
  • Represented a publicly traded real estate investment trust in the $136.5 million acquisition of a 1.06
    million square foot office and retail complex
  • Represented the seller of patented mining claims associated with 950+ acres in Pima County, Arizona
  • Represented the seller in the sale of a $32,000,000 fully-leased office complex in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Represented the buyer in the assemblage of $28,000,000 in agricultural properties in Avondale, Arizona
  • Represented the buyer in the purchase of an $11,000,000 office complex in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Represented the seller in the sale of a $8,000,000 fully-leased office building in Tempe, Arizona
  • Represented the seller in the sale of a $3,200,000 patented mining claim in Pinal County, Arizona
  • Represented the tenant in the lease of a 25,500 square foot industrial building in Phoenix, Arizona
Professional Activities


  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona



  • Vice Chair of Board of Directors, Valley Youth Theatre
    • Professional-quality theatre company dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, education, and excellence in the performing arts.
  • Member and Past-Board Member, Men’s Art Council
    • A non-profit organization that supports the programs and activities of the Phoenix Art Museum through its unique event
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate (2016-2020)
  • Legal 500 US, “Recommended Attorney,” Real Estate (2011-2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, “AV Rated”