Timothy P. Burr

Attorney

Phone: 480.624.2708

Fax: 480.624.2029

tburr@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Sue Lichtenberger
602.240.3050

Areas of Emphasis

Real Estate

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.

Representative Matters

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 home owner’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; and
    • 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; and
    • served as a mediator for the Office of the Arizona Attorney General.
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Arizona, 1997; Admitted California, 1995
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
    • Former Member ADR Section Executive Council
    • Former Member Animal Law Section Executive Council
  • Member, Arizona Supreme Court, Admission on Motion Task Force
  • Member, Arizona State University, President’s Mortgage Certificate Proposed Legislation Expert Panel
  • Former Board of Trustees Member, Maricopa County Bar Foundation, 2002-2003
Honors and Awards
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 2012 Outstanding Practical Achievement Award
  • “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers,” 2011
Publications and Presentations
  • Co-Author, Arizona State Law Journal, 45 Ariz. St. L.J. 749, Foreclosure Mediation in Arizona
  • Author, Bankruptcy Law Journal, Winter 2013, ASU College of Law Foreclosure Mediation Unit
  • Presenter, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention –ADR Workouts in a Recessionary Environment, June 2012
  • Presenter, Arizona Association of Conflict Resolution – Breaking Deadlocks in Mediation, September 2012
  • Presenter, Thunderbird School of Global Management – Corporate ADR Strategies, March 2011
  • Presenter, Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution – ADR Career Paths, September 2010

 

Previous Experience
  • Former full-time faculty at Arizona State University School of Law and served as the founding Director of the international award winning mortgage mediation program.
  • Senior Real Estate Consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick and Senior Associate at Coopers & Lybrand where he provided real estate and financial consulting, litigation support, forensic consulting services, and due diligence and valuation of real property and businesses.