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James R Nearhood

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Nearhood Law Offices PLC
7537 E MCDONALD DR, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250-6062




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Real Estate Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1976

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 23, 1976

Other Language(s): None


Mr. Nearhood has practiced law in the State of Arizona since 1976.  For more than 20 years, Mr. Nearhood has been one of a small elite group of attorneys certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Real Estate Specialist.  Mr. Nearhood is “A” Rated (the highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, and has been recognized as one of the best real estate lawyers in Arizona by Super Lawyers®; Best Lawyers in America; Arizona’s Finest Lawyers; and Arizona Top Rated Lawyers.  In 2012, Mr. Nearhood was honored with the University of Nebraska College of Law outstanding alumni award.  He is a member of the University of Nebraska Alumni Council.  Mr. Nearhood's extensive legal experience includes the buying, selling, leasing and finance of real estate; the establishment of residential, commercial and mixed-use subdivisions; the leasing and development of Native American land; the sale, purchase and finance of business assets and stock interests; inter-business contractual agreements; construction documentation and dispute resolution; and business organizations.  In addition to his transactional expertise, Mr. Nearhood is a renowned property tax litigator, who also regularly handles complex civil litigation, appearing before Arizona's trial and appellate courts.  Mr. Nearhood is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property and Law Practice Sections), State Bar of Arizona (Real Property Section), and Maricopa County Bar Association.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Limited Liability Company Law, Joint Ventures, International Joint Ventures, Business Successions, Business Succession Planning, Business Taxation, Business Syndication, Business Start-Ups, Business Reorganization, Business Regulation, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Torts, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Emerging Business Law, Cooperative Taxation, Business Formation, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Cooperatives, Business Associations Law, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Estate Planning, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Mediation, Business Arbitration, Strategic Alliances, Sole Proprietorships, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Minority Business Law, Professional Practices, Privatization, Small Business Law
Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children, Elder Guardianship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Administration, Conservatorship, Contested Trusts and Estates, Contested Wills, Decedents Estates, Advance Directives, Ancillary Probate, Adult Guardianship, Wealth Preservation, Wealth Planning, Will Drafting, Unclaimed Property, Trust Planning, Trust Litigation, Trust Law, Surrogates Court Practice, Successions, Trust and Estate collections, Trust Administration, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation, Pet Trusts, Personal Planning, Powers of Attorney, Probate Administration, Offshore Trusts, Missing Heir Searches, Mental Disability Law, Living Wills, International Trusts, International Probate, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, financial Planning, Fiduciary Litigation, Incompetency Proceedings, Guardianship Administration, International Estate Planning, Inheritance, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Family Wealth Transfer, Family Trusts
Real Estate/Real Property Building and Public Safety Codes, Cemetery Law, Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Condemnation, Condo Association Duties, Condo Association Liens, Foreclosure Defense, Foreclosure, Eminent Domain, Environmental Land Use, Condo Association Rights, Condo Association Litigation, Fire Districts, Foreclosure, Eviction, Evictions, Shopping Center Leasing, Special Districts, Subdivisions, Unlawful Detainer, Zoning Law, Zoning Variances, Water Districts, Zoning, Historic Preservation, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Secondary Mortgage Market, Retail Leasing, Rezoning, Retail Development, Rent Control, Property Rights, Planning and Land Use, Personal Property Leasing, Personal Property, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Tax, Mortgage Workouts, Office leasing, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Land Use Permitting, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Regulation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Law, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Industrial Leasing, Industrial Real Estate Law, Improvement Districts, HOA Rights, HOA Duties, HOA Law, HOA Liens, HOA Litigation, Land Use, Land Entitlement, Land Development, Land Conservation, Land Annexation, Inverse Condemnation, International Property Law, International Leasing


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • U of Nebraska

  • Last Updated: October 21, 2021
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  • Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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