Patricio P. Lopez, III

Patricio P. Lopez, III: Attorney with Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, PLLC AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Recipient: 2010 Hispanic Business Man of the Year; Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law; Southwest Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, One of Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona in Inaugural Edition; AV Rated (Highest Available Rating) by the Martindale Hubble Legal Directory; Chamber's List of Leading American Lawyers; Red Book, Recognized Bond Counsel; Award of Merit from the Arizona Minority Bar Association, 1992; Professional Service Award from the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1988. Editor and Business Manager, Stanford Journal of International Law. Author: "Selling or Buying an Arizona Business; Structuring, Drafting and Negotiating the Definitive Agreement and Related Documents," State Bar of Arizona 75th Annual Convention, June 2008; "Fundamentals of Real Estate Development; The End Game," Sterling Education Services, Inc., May 2006; "Conservation Easements," for Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, March 2004; "Course on Professionalism," State Bar of Arizona, May 2003; "Ethics and the Real Estate Lawyer: Conflicts of Interest, Full Disclosure, Imputed Disqualification and defending an Ethics Violation Charge, State Bar of Arizona," ABC's of Real Estate Seminar, October 2000; "Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act," for America Online, July 1999; "Tax Considerations Related to Termination of Employment Relationships," State Bar of Arizona Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar, September 1995; "Developments in Limited Liability Companies," Business Law Section, State Bar of Arizona, December 1994; "Drafting International Sales Contracts," National Association of Credit Management of Arizona Seminar, January 1992; "Judicial Application of the Takings Clause to Government Regulations," The Governors Commission on the Environment, May 1992; "The Essence of Contract Drafting," State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Seminar, May 1992; "The Ethical Obligations of Real Estate Lawyers: Conflicts of Interest," State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Seminar, May 1991 and May 1993; "The Use of Referendums and Initiatives in Arizona Zoning," University of Arizona College of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February 1991; "The Duties of Real Estate Brokers," State Bar of Arizona Convention, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, June 1989. Adjunct Professor, Arizona State College of Law, 1987. Associate Professor, University of Arizona, College of Law, 1988-1992, Adjunct Professor, 1992-1994 and 2015. Faculty, Professionalism Program, State Bar of Arizona, 1993-1995. Member, Board of Directors, 1990— and Chairman, 1993-1995, Chicanos por la Causa, Inc. (Tucson Division), a Non-Profit Community Development Corporation. Member, Board of Advisors, Sporting Chance Youth Basketball, 1993-1997. Saguaro Girl Scout Council, 1996-1998. Member, 1993-1996 and President, 1994-1996, Saint Peter and Paul School Parent Board. Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Land and Water Trust, 2000—. Member and President Diocese of Tucson School Board, 2004—2010. Graduate, Valley Leadership Program Class VIII, Phoenix, Arizona, 1987.

Stanford Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance; Stanford Chicanos Fellows.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Complex Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Transactions
  • General Business Representation
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use Law
  • Asset and Corporate Acquisition and Disposition
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • Employment Law
  • Business Formations
  • Corporate and Partnership Law
  • Non-Profit Corporation Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
520-365-3828  Phone
520.792.4800  Phone
520.529.4262  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
Stanford University Law School, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, Arizona; 1981, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
State Bar of Arizona (Member, Sections on: Real Property; Securities Regulation; Business Law; Probate and Trust; Taxation; International Law; Member: Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Arizona, 1989-1995; Real Property Council, 1992-1995; Community Advisory Board, Bank of America Arizona, 1993-1996).
Birth Information:
San Diego, California, December 1, 1955
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


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