Douglas J. Kunath

Douglas J. Kunath: Attorney with Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, P.L.C.


Douglas Kunath concentrates his practice primarily on commercial real estate and business transactions. He counsels tenants and landlords in connection with restaurant, retail, office, and commercial leasing and lease administration, including drafting and negotiating leases, amendments, assignments, SNDAs, and estoppel certificates. He also represents clients in a variety of aspects relating to the acquisition (including title, survey and environmental due diligence), financing, and development of real property. Douglas has assisted clients with acquiring office buildings, multi-family housing developments, senior housing facilities, and vacant land. He assists clients with the formation and structuring of business entities, and counsels clients on operational matters.

Representative Professional Experience

Negotiated numerous restaurant leases in Class A shopping centers located throughout the Southwest on behalf of regional restaurant group, and serves as leasing counsel to regional restaurant group on all aspects of lease negotiation and administration.
Assisted real estate division of national insurance company in all aspects relating to the acquisition, financing, and assemblage of more than 250 acres of contiguous property through 18 separate transactions for a future mixed-use development.
Counseled national lender in connection with real estate due diligence associated with joint venture, preferred equity, and mezzanine financing transactions for commercial and multi-family housing transactions located throughout the United States.
Advised clients on real estate acquisition issues, including purchase agreement negotiations, title, survey and environmental due diligence and negotiation, land use and zoning considerations, water rights and related feasibility matters, in connection with real estate transactions totaling in excess of $500 million over a period of three years.
Represented water users in purchasing and leasing Type 2 water rights, and assisted water users with reporting and filing obligations associated with irrigation grandfathered, Type 1, and Type 2 water rights.
Negotiated office leases on behalf of landlord for Class A high-rise downtown office building.
Represented real estate investors in acquiring distressed commercial and multi-family real estate and promissory notes.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Commercial Law
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-801-9074  Phone
602-801-9070  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.S., cum laude, 1998
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, Arizona; 2002, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona

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