- Business & Corporate Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Default Servicing
- Real Estate
- Real Estate Law
- Administrative Law
- Land Use and Zoning
- Lender Liability Matters
- Loss Mitigation
- Real Estate Litigation
- Real Estate Owned
- Title Insurance and Related Litigation
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 16882, Phoenix, AZ, 85011|
|University ||Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Political Science, with Honors, 1979|
|Law School||Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1982 Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal|
|Admitted||1982, Arizona; 2010, Oregon; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
|Born||Phoenix, Arizona, January 14, 1958|
Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1983
Andy Abraham is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Transactions since 2008 and in every edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. In the upcoming 2011 edition, Andy was voted among the top 50 lawyers in Arizona by his peers. He is included among Arizona's Finest Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.
In the course of his 28 years of practice at Burch & Cracchiolo, Andy has successfully tried real property cases to verdict, including adverse possession claims and condemnation matters. He closed over 100 loans, most of which were in excess of $1 million and cured hundreds of title claims. Prior to joining the firm in 1983, Andy served for one year as law clerk to The Honorable Frank X. Gordon, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, during 1982-1983.
Concentrating his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate-related litigation and real estate transactions, Andy also has substantial experience in the area of franchisor/franchisee relations. He has served as lead counsel in numerous state and federal court trials.
Honors & Awards
Selected, Best Lawyers in America
Real Estate Law - 2008-2011 edition
Real Estate Litigation - 2008-2011 edition
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers 2007-2012
Selected, Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers 2011
Selected, Arizona's Finest Lawyers 2011
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell
Representation of a national insurance carrier in a federal court trial including claims of breach of contract, bad faith and punitive damages.
Representation of a franchisee in connection with franchise termination proceedings both before state administrative agencies and in the state superior court.
Representation of numerous lenders and borrowers in connection with real estate loan negotiations and transactions.
Representation of landowners in connection with land use general plan amendments and rezoning involving large tracts of undeveloped land.
Representation of landlords and tenants in connection with negotiation and drafting of numerous commercial leases.
Representation of landlords and tenants in numerous litigation matters involving lease-related disputes.
Representation of title companies and insurers with respect to claims and coverage disputes.
Representation of professionals and business owners in partnership-type business disputes and buy-out transactions.
Judge Pro Tem
Chairman (2003-2005); Member (1993-2005), Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
President, Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association (1993-1995)
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Board Member and President, Temple Solel (1990-2004)
Board Member, Casselman Foundation (1995 to present)
Board Member, Steele Foundation (2009 to present)
(Certified Specialist, Real Estate Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)
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