Joseph J Moritz Jr

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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Real Estate Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1979

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: May 18, 1991

Other Language(s): None


Joseph J. Moritz, Jr. practices primarily in the areas of business law, real estate and commercial transactions.  Mr. Moritz is a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law with the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.  He has substantial experience handling various types of real estate and business transactions, leasing, title insurance claims, and quiet title actions, as well as in the formation and representation of general and limited partnerships, including LLPs, and also LLCs, business corporations and non-profit corporations. He has represented both HOAs and HOA members in various disputes, and drafted various condominium and master-planned community declarations for projects in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.  Mr. Moritz has also represented creditors and debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies and land owners in property tax appeals to the Maricopa, Pinal and Cochise County Assessors, the State Board of Equalization and State Tax Court.

Born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Mr. Moritz received his B.A. and J.D. cum laude from Wayne State University.  During law school, Mr. Moritz was also awarded the Silver Key for academic achievement.  In 1979, he was admitted to the Michigan Bar and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.  From 1979 to 1981, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter P. Cynar, Michigan Court of Appeals. 

Admitted to the Arizona Bar and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona in 1991, Mr. Moritz is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona and its Business Law and Real Property Sections and the State Bar of Michigan.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade Association Law, Trade and Professional Associations, Small Business Law, Professional Practices, Privatization, Private Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Minority Business Law, Business Arbitration, Business Formation, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Development, Business Crimes, Business Litigation, Business Fraud, Business Estate Planning, Business Mediation, Business Planning, Business Organization, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Complex Business Litigation, Closely Held business Taxation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Law, International Business Law, Family Business Successions, Emerging Growth Companies, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Business Start-Ups, Business Reorganization, Business Regulation, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Taxation, Business Syndication, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Valuation, Business Trusts, Business Torts, Business Transfers, Business Transactions, Limited Liability Company Law, Joint Ventures, International Joint Ventures
Real Estate/Real Property Building and Public Safety Codes, Commercial Conveyancing, Cemetery Law, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Condo Association Liens, Condo Association Duties, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Condemnation, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Environmental Land Use, Eminent Domain, Condo Association Rights, Condo Association Litigation, Eviction, Evictions, Fire Districts, Foreclosure, Historic Preservation, Foreclosure Defense, Foreclosure, Water Districts, Zoning, Zoning Variances, Zoning Law, Unlawful Detainer, Subdivisions, Special Districts, Shopping Center Leasing, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing, Property Rights, Planning and Land Use, Mortgage Tax, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Workouts, Office leasing, Shopping Center Law, Shopping Center Development, Secondary Mortgage Market, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Rezoning, Retail Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Development, Land Use Permitting, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Regulation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Terminations, Lease Finance, Leveraged Leasing, Leasing, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Bankruptcy, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Law, HOA Duties, HOA Law, HOA Liens, HOA Litigation, HOA Rights, Improvement Districts, Industrial Leasing, Industrial Real Estate Law, International Leasing, International Property Law, Land Annexation, Inverse Condemnation, Land Conservation, Land Development, Land Use, Land Entitlement


  • 9th Circuit (Active), Arizona (Active), Michigan (Active)

Law School

  • Wayne State

  • Last Updated: February 26, 2020
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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