Joyce K. Wright

Joyce K. Wright: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • 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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Biography

Joyce Wright is a Certified Real Estate Law Specialist engaged in all areas of real estate practice, including master planned developments, resort, hotel and golf course developments, subdivisions, leases, options, restrictive covenants and easements. Her practice also covers representation regarding purchase, sale, ground-lease and development transactions involving large tracks of undeveloped land, golf, resort and hotel properties, public utility, energy and telecommunication facilities, retail, office, industrial, manufacturing, residential and mixed-use projects, historic and redevelopment projects, low income housing projects, tax credit projects, educational facilities, agricultural and ranch land, mining and natural resource transactions and public-private partnership transactions. Joyce's expertise also includes state and federal land transactions, title examinations, title insurance and escrow claims, condemnation matters and dispute resolution, real estate finance, structure and negotiation of joint venture and entity agreements, lease transactions, nonprofit owners associations, corporate law, hospitality law, land use entitlement and planning and development and economic incentive agreements.

Joyce is a practice group leader of the Real Estate, Commercial Finance, Environmental and Energy Practice Group of Snell & Wilmer.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Joyce Wright: The Wright Way, Profiled, Attorney at Law Magazine 2018 Women in Law Edition (October 2018)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2005-2019)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law (2016)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate (2003-2018)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2007-2018)
•Top 25 Female Lawyers in Arizona (2018)
•Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, AZ Business Magazine (2019)
•Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Construction & Real Estate Law (2010-2011)
•Arizona's Top Lawyers, AzBusiness Magazine (2010)
•Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers
•Greater Phoenix Attorney at Law Magazine feature story, The Women of Snell & Wilmer (December 2009)

Community Involvement

•Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program
•Homeward Bound
•Board of Directors

Other Professional Experience

•Arizona Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk to Chief Judge Laurence T. Wren (1981-1982)

Related News & Events

Mar 15
AZ Business Magazine Selects Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys for Inclusion in the Annual 2019 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona Publication

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 27
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 19
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 23
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 38 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

May 31
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 37 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jun 07
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 34 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 20
Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Jun 10
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 39 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Oct 21
Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 22
Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Dec 01
The Women of Snell & Wilmer

Aug 01
Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10
Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Jun 12
Chambers USA Ranks Thirty-Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Field

Related Publications

Jul 31
Legal Alert - Recent Developments Related to Doing Business on Indian Lands

Dec 07
Legal Alert - The Department of the Interior Issues New Rules Regulating the Leasing of Tribal Lands

Jun 15
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Education
  • Master Planned Communities and Subdivisions
  • Office, Industrial, Retail, Mixed Use and Medical
  • Real Estate
  • Renewable Energy
  • Zoning and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6249  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A., 1977
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of Arizona
•Real Estate Advisory Commission, Board Member (2005-2011)
•Real Property Section (Real Estate Law Certified Specialist)
•Corporate, Banking, and Business Law Section
•American Bar Association
•Corporation, Banking, and Business Law Section
•Real Property, Tax, and Probate Law Section
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•Arizona Women Lawyers Association
•National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women
•Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women

Birth Information:
Harvey, Illinois, September 26, 1957
ISLN:
902609172

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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  • Communication

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