Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced Joe Chandler, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed the new Practice Group Chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice group. Fennemore Craig’s Real Estate practice group is one of the largest in the Mountain West, with a regional and national footprint, encompassing all aspects of real estate, from acquisition and finance, through development, leasing and sale.

“Joe brings a great deal of enthusiasm and fresh thinking to the real estate practice group” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig, “he is a leader and an innovative real estate professional.”

Joe Chandler works with both businesses and individuals to negotiate the purchase and sale of commercial and industrial properties, as well as, high-end residential matters. Chandler regularly negotiates and prepares restaurant, office, retail, industrial warehousing, agricultural and land leases for landlords, tenants and project developers. He also assists clients with real property issues in regards to receiverships, property management agreements, easements and licensing agreements. His experience includes over $500 million in transactions, including the purchase of sites for resource exploration and mining, multi-use commercial development, waste disposal facilities, and energy projects.

There are more than 35 attorneys in the firm’s real estate practice, as well as a number of other attorneys who handle various aspects of real estate matters. The firm represents developers of master-planned communities, condominiums, apartment complexes, hotels, resorts, clubs, office buildings, industrial parks, shopping centers, golf courses, and other residential and commercial projects. Our client representation extends to large landowners and includes transactions involving federal and state agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Arizona State Land Department, the Arizona Department of Real Estate and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the Nevada Real Estate Division in the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, the Colorado Division of Real Estate, and Native American tribes and allottees.