Lynn T. Ziolko: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Lynn T. Ziolko

Scottsdale,  AZ  U.S.A.
Phone(480) 429-4847

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Lending - Banking
  • Commercial and Asset-Based Lending
  • Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • Secured Transactions
  • Syndications and Participations
  • Exit Strategies and Execution
  • Representation of Limited Partners and Other Investors
  • Real Estate
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Lending
  • Construction and Development
  • Environmental Law
  • Private Equity and Hedge Transactions
  • Workouts and Distressed Assets
  • Real Estate Issues With REITs
University Arizona State University, B.S., Finance, summa cum laude, 1981; Arizona State University, M.B.A., with Honors, 1984
Law SchoolArizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1984 Law Journal
Admitted1984, Arizona

Memberships and Affiliations

Sigma Nu Housing Corp.

Other Distinctions

•Leaders in Real Estate Law, Commercial Executive Magazine 2012
•Arizona's Top Lawyers - The Arizona Business Magazine
•Named as an Arizona's Finest Lawyer 2011, 2012
America's Most Honored Professionals
•AV Peer Rated attorney - Martindale-Hubbell
•2004 Best of the Bar - Real Estate (The Arizona Business Journal)
•State Bar of Arizona Certified Specialist in Real Estate since 2004
Southwest Super Lawyers 2009-2013 (top 5%)

Community Involvement

Phoenix Country Club
Arizona Seniors Golf Association

BornChicago, Illinois, October 10, 1959

Mr. Ziolko has extensive experience in all forms of real estate lending and development, including multifamily, residential, office, retail and master plan developments. His real estate practice includes matters related to acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, property management, tax-deferred exchanges, construction and environmental matters. Mr. Ziolko has extensive experience in business planning for real estate transactions, including structuring and forming corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and documenting and negotiating large venture relationships between developers and institutional investors, private companies and high net worth individuals.

• Representing an Arizona real estate development company from shortly after formation through going public as an NYSE regional REIT and subsequent merger with national REIT.
• Business planning and entity structuring for numerous private developers, including partner planning, risk minimization, tax structuring and asset preservation.
• Structuring venture and partnership transactions with institutional investors, private companies and high net worth individuals involving financial commitments in excess of $100,000,000.
• Structuring and closing simultaneous, delayed and reverse tax-deferred exchanges involving real estate transactions throughout the country.
• Preparing and consulting regarding golf course membership agreements, golf course acquisitions and golf course operating agreements.
• Preparing easements and restrictive covenants and governing documents in master-planned communities, retail centers, mixed-use developments, residential and commercial condominiums and single-family communities.
• Representing lenders in documenting complex commercial and residential loans involving fee-owned real estate, ground leases, non-real estate assets, receivables and aviation collateral.


• Published articles in Arizona State Law Journal (environmental law), University of Detroit Law Review (sports law), and Apartment News Magazine (landlord/tenant law).
• Author, Chapter 3C, Agreements with Brokers, Managing Agents, and Third Parties, REIT: Current Leasing Law and Techniques (Matthew Bender).


• Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application Workshop presented by Kutak Rock LLP and Boston Capital.
• Keeping Real Estate Projects Alive - Current challenges, survival strategies, and opportunities sponsored by Law Seminars International (LSI).
• Condominium Wraps and Risk Reduction - Defeating the 'Build it and They Will Sue!' Syndrome presented by Kutak Rock LLP and Minard Ames.
• Speaker/instructor at numerous Arizona Multihousing Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, and
Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority seminars.


November 9, 2010 Super Lawyers Chooses Kutak Rock Western Attorneys


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Lynn T. Ziolko

8601 North Scottsdale Road
ScottsdaleAZ 85253-2738


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