Mr. Brett J. Rufer

Mr. Brett J. Rufer: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Brett is a partner in Snell & Wilmer’s real estate group. Brett’s practice is concentrated in real estate and business transactions and he has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects and phases of residential and commercial real estate deals. Brett’s clients include both individuals and large and small companies, including national, regional and local homebuilders, real estate investment trusts, real estate developers, commercial and industrial real estate owners, landlords and tenants and others looking to invest in, or divest of, developed or raw real estate.

Community Involvement

•Arizona’s Children Association, Board of Directors (2016 - Present)
•Volunteer Lawyers Program
•Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Board of Directors (2014-2015)
•Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, Branch Development Board Member (2006-2007)

Other Professional Experience

•Dentons, Associate
•Snell & Wilmer, Associate
•Arizona State Senate, FIIR Committee Research and Policy Analyst

Related News & Events

Dec 26
New Partners and Counsel Elected for the Class of 2019 Announced by Snell & Wilmer

Nov 23
Arizona’s Children Association Welcomes Snell & Wilmer Attorney Brett J. Rufer to Board of Directors

Aug 03
Arizona Offices of Snell & Wilmer Continue to Expand with Addition of Four Attorneys

Sep 10
Snell & Wilmer Tucson Attorney Brett J. Rufer Selected to Serve on Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Feb 06
Brett Rufer Joins the Tucson Office of Snell & Wilmer

Related Publications

Aug 11
Legal Alert - Homebuilders Do Not Owe a Duty of Care to Non-Original Homeowners

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Estate
  • Master Planned Communities and Subdivisions
  • Retail and Franchising
  • Zoning and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, B.S., Economics and Finance, summa cum laude; Moeur Award (highest GPA in graduating class); ASU Sun Devil Tuition Waiver; Chase Economics Scholar, 2006
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Ares Fellow; Ninth Circuit Court Bridge Program, 2011
Year of First Admission:
2011, Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of Arizona
•American Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Experience: Represented developer in connection with its entitlement and development of an approximately 150 acre residential subdivision in Arizona and sales to multiple regional and national homebuilders; Represented developer in connection with its development and sale of a 700+ lot subdivision in Arizona to multiple regional and national homebuilders; Represented developer in connection with its entitlement and development of a residential subdivision and $30+ million sale to publicly traded company; Represented numerous national and regional homebuilders in connection with various complex regulatory compliance matters; Represented client in connection with its lease of approximately 500 acre site in Arizona for manufacturing facility; Represented seller in $70+ million sale and leaseback of a portfolio of medical offices; Represented developer in $60+ million sale of student housing complex; Represented family-owned corporation in sale of cemetery and mortuary business in Arizona; Represented publicly traded company in over one-billion-dollar acquisition of portfolio of hotels; Represented seller in $350+ million sale of resort in California to publicly traded REIT; Represented publicly traded REIT in nearly $400 million acquisition of resort in U.S.; Represented publicly traded REIT in nearly $200+ million acquisition of resort in U.S.

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