Timothy P. Burr

Attorney

Scottsdale, Arizona

Phone: 480.624.2708

Fax: 480.624.2029

tburr@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Arizona State University, 1988

Timothy Burr maintains a practice focusing in the area of real estate law, mediation, and arbitration. Tim has represented buyers, sellers, developers, investors, lenders, and business owners in a wide variety of real estate, financing and commercial transactions, and in the development and leasing of wireless communication sites throughout Arizona and the southwest. He is the author of an Arizona Supreme Court petition resulting in the adoption of an admission-on-motion rule for Arizona.

Experience

REPRESENTED REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS CLIENTS IN A WIDE RANGE OF ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDING:

  • Buyers and sellers in the transfers of improved commercial office, retail, industrial, and multi-family projects.
  • Buyers and sellers in the transfers of vacant land from small parcels to the acquisition of a 22,000 acre ranch.
  • Landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting commercial and residential leases.
  • Buyers and sellers in construction, purchase and sale of luxury homes.
  • Borrowers and lenders for loan transactions, including review of title and survey and drafting of promissory notes, deeds of trust, and other loan documents.
  • Counseled homeowner’s associations on all aspects of the law pertaining to community associations, including: drafting, amending and interpreting declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions, articles of incorporation, bylaws, rules and regulations, architectural guidelines, and other governing documents; covenant and rule enforcement; insurance-related claims; and a host of other legal issues.
  • Homebuilders in the acquisition of residential subdivisions.
  • In the development and leasing of wireless communication sites throughout Arizona and the southwest.

 

REPRESENTED CLIENTS AS A MEDIATOR, ARBITRATOR, AND MEDIATION ADVOCATE, INCLUDING:

  • Served as a court appointed arbitrator and mediator in numerous cases.
  • Served as a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Mediation and Commercial Arbitration Panels.
  • Served as a mediator for the Arizona Association of Realtors.
  • Served as an arbitrator on the State Bar of Arizona legal fee arbitration panel.
  • Served as a mediator for the Office of the Arizona Attorney General.

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

  • Foreclosure Mediation in Arizona (co-author)
    Arizona State Law Journal
    , 45 Ariz. St. L.J. 749
  • ASU College of Law Foreclosure Mediation Unit
    Bankruptcy Law Journal | Winter 2013

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • ADR Workouts in a Recessionary Environment
    State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention | June 2012
  • Breaking Deadlocks in Mediation
    Arizona Association of Conflict Resolution | September 2012
  • Corporate ADR Strategies
    Thunderbird School of Global Management | March 2011
  • ADR Career Paths
    Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution | September 2010

 

Professional Activities

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Former Board of Trustees Member
  • Arizona Bar Association
    • ADR Section
      • Former Executive Council Member
    • Animal Law Section
      • Former Executive Council Member
  • Arizona Supreme Court, Admission on Motion Task Force
  • Arizona State University, President’s Mortgage Certificate Proposed Legislation Expert Panel

Highlights

  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, “Outstanding Practical Achievement Award” (2012)
  • “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers” (2011)