Edwin D. Fleming

Edwin D. Fleming: Attorney with Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. AV stamp icon
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Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1984

A native of Arizona, Ed Fleming began working with Burch & Cracchiolo as a law clerk while still in law school and, through nearly 30 years with the firm, Ed has proven to be one of the top trial lawyers and business minds in Arizona. Ed is a peer review rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the 2011 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. He currently serves on the Firm's Executive Committee.

Ed's undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance and economics, along with his active management role in a family business, allows him to relate to his business clients' needs and concerns. He is a trusted advisor to a host of business clients who turn to him for advice and counsel on matters from day-to-day transactions to dispute resolution. While Ed is a believer in conflict resolution through methods other than costly trials, he is known to be a relentless advocate for his clients in situations where trial is necessary or inevitable.

As a litigator, Ed represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complicated commercial disputes. He has successfully prosecuted and defended professionals, including lawyers and accountants, in dozens of cases and represented multiple clients in cases involving financial fraud and securities issues. His diverse experience includes shareholder derivative actions, civil employment litigation, and state and federal racketeering claims.

Ed has extensive experience in real estate litigation matters, including claims brought by bank and lending institutions against real estate developers and contractors, as well as claims made by and against general contractors and subcontractors.

Honors & Awards

Selected, Arizona Business Magazine Top Lawyers 2012

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2011-2012

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Representative Engagements

Business and Corporate Law

Representing businesses in mergers and acquisitions, real estate matters, general business matters and transactions.

Business Litigation

Representing businesses and individuals in contract, partnership and shareholder claims, lender liability, business torts, construction, employment, financial fraud, distribution and franchise disputes and other litigation.

Real Estate Litigation

Representing developers, purchasers, contractors, sellers and lenders in litigation arising out of real estate transactions. Representation of landlords and major tenants in commercial lease disputes. General real estate issues, including contract and commission disputes and broker errors and omissions.

Professional Leadership

Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County for 6 years

Profit Sharing Plan Trustee, Burch & Cracchiolo

State Bar of Arizona, Fee Resolution Committee

State Bar of Arizona, Volunteer Lawyers

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

Chairman, Board of Directors, and Honorary Board Member, Esperanza, 2001 to present

Presentations and Publications

Lecturer, Professional Liability, Arizona Society of CPAs

Lecturer, Professional Liability and Professionalism, Phoenix Tax Workshop

Lecturer, Professionalism Seminars, State Bar of Arizona

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Emerging Companies and Entity Formation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-388-1847  Phone
602-234-9921  Phone
602-343-7921  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16882, Phoenix, AZ 85014
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.S., Business Administration, Finance and Economics, 1981
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Year of First Admission:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Arizona; 1984, Arizona
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Peer Reviews

Phoenix, Arizona

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