E. Jeffrey Walsh, who has practiced law for more than 34 years, is an AV peer review rated litigator who has been recognized in the 2005 to 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, in Southwest Super Lawyers, including, from 2009 to 2014, among the Top 50 in Arizona, in Arizona Business Magazine 's Top Attorneys of Arizona, and in the Business Journal 's Best of the Bar in Phoenix Metropolitan Area. He is the former head of the firm's Litigation Group in Phoenix. His practice focuses on business litigation and trials, real estate litigation, and construction litigation, at both the trial level and on appeal. He has represented clients in more than 30 jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations and evidentiary hearings, as well as in a number of seven and eight-figure settlements. In a key appeal, he represented a former Arizona Corporation Commissioner in overturning $60 million punitive damages award arising out of a failed utility merger. He has served as a Special Master at the request of the Maricopa County Superior Court. He has appeared in the federal courts in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, California, New York, and Texas and he has on appeal appeared in matters in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals. He has also appeared in a number of special actions to the State Court of Appeals.
Areas of Concentration
•Representing businesses, financial institutions, shareholders and partners, and individuals in contract, distribution and franchise disputes, stock valuation disputes, securities fraud, partnership and opposed shareholder claims, lender liability, breach of fiduciary duty claims, business torts, Lanham Act claims, and other litigation.
•Representing public and private owners, general contractors, major subcontractors and design professionals on public and private projects in contract drafting and negotiation, claims preparation, arbitration and trial of claims, surety claims, and design professional liability issues. Served for many years as the General Counsel for the Arizona Builder's Alliance, Arizona's largest organization of commercial building contractors, and as a commercial and construction arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. He serves as Co-Chairman of the firm's Construction Law Practice.
•Real Estate Litigation
•Representing title companies and insureds in litigation relating to title insurance coverage, escrow liability, land trust and account servicing responsibilities. Representation of developers, purchasers, sellers and lenders in litigation arising out of transactions. Representation of landlords and major tenants in commercial lease disputes. General real estate issues, including contract and commission disputes and broker error and omissions.
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction; Litigation- Real Estate, 2005-2015
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Construction, 2009, 2012 and 2014
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2014
•Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona, 2009-2014
•Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011
•Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer?, 2009-2010
•Listed, Arizona Business magazine, Top Attorneys of Arizona, 2006-2010
•Recommended, Practical Law Company, PLC Dispute Resolution Handbook, 2008
•Listed, Phoenix Business Journal Best of the Bar, 2005-2006
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
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