M. Roxanne Veliz

M. Roxanne Veliz: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Roxanne Veliz's practice is concentrated in banking, commercial finance, real estate finance, renewable energy lending, premium finance transactions, franchise lending, loan sale transactions, and loan restructures and workouts. Her experience includes representing financial institutions and borrowers in real estate secured and commercial lending transactions, including extensive experience in commercial projects, construction loans, hotels, restaurants, golf courses and residential loan transactions. Roxanne is also experienced in representing lenders in transactions with Indian tribes and developers of tribal gaming projects.

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Real Estate Law (2009-2019)
•Tucson Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law (2017, 2019)
•Women of Influence, Inside Tucson Business (2013)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers
•Up-and-Comers, Inside Tucson Business (2003)

Community Involvement

•Southern Arizona Legal Aid
•Fundraising Committee (2016-present)
•Board of Directors (2017-present)
•Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School
•School Advisory Board President (2016-present)
•Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (2010-2017)
•Trusteeship Committee
•Grant Allocation Committee
•Finance and Investment Committee
•Non Profit Loan Fund of Tucson and Southern Arizona
•Board of Directors and Loan Committee (2017)
•Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
•Advisory Board of Directors
•University of Arizona Law College Association
•Alumni Board of Directors (2002-2014)

Related News & Events

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

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

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”

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”

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

Nov 22
Inside Tucson Business Honors Snell & Wilmer Attorney Roxanne Veliz at 2013 Women of Influence Awards

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

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

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

Aug 01
M. Roxanne Veliz Elected to the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona Board of Trustees

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

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

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

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Renewable Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
520.882.1222  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.S.B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 1989; University of Arizona, M.B.A., concentration in Finance and Economics, 1992; Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 1994-1995
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona, College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995; Business Editor, Arizona Law Review, 1993-1995
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Activities

•Arizona Women Lawyers Association
•Arizona Minority Bar Association
•Board Member (1997-present)
•Officer (1997-2002)
•Secretary (1997-1998)
•Commercial Real Estate Women (Southern Arizona), CREW Careers Speaker

Birth Information:
Tucson, Arizona
ISLN:
909960849
Transactions:
Representative Transactions: Real Estate; Represented state education provider in acquisition of research, academic and mixed-use projects; Represented purchaser of industrial property from tenancy-in-common owners and provided local counsel services for the related loan forbearance; Represented court appointed receivers in asset operations, preservation and disposition for multi-family, office and retail projects; Represented health care provider in property acquisition transactions; Served as local counsel to financial institutions in deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions and disposition of bank-owned assets; Represented renewable energy service providers in negotiations for real property rights necessary to install and operate solar energy systems; Represented purchaser in acquisition of distressed multi-family property and related debt negotiations; Represented foreign investment entity in acquisition of broken condominium project; Representation of property owner associations in master planned projects; Leasing; Represented health care provider in lease of medical office space to practitioners; Represented tribal organizations and private parties in ground lease and commercial lease negotiations on Native American lands; Served as landlord's counsel in lease of mixed-use retail and office project; Represented landlord in negotiation of lease restructurings, disputes and retaking of leased premises; Served as counsel to education providers of elementary to post-secondary services in lease of classroom space in retail and office projects; Construction; Represented health care providers in development of form construction agreements and project specific construction agreements; Represented contractor in settlement negotiations for distressed residential project

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 04/25/13 in Commercial Loans

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 04/16/13 in Real Estate Finance

    Roxanne generally representing lending institutions in their financing documents related to real estate. She enjoys a stellar reputation amongst the lending institutions in town.

    Roxanne generally representing lending institutions in their financing documents related to real estate. She enjoys a stellar reputation amongst the lending institutions in town. Read less

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Affiliations

Lex Mundi

Tucson, Arizona

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