Robert Erven Brown

Coordinator Church & Ministry Law Group

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Contact Information

Schmitt Schneck Even & Williams PC
1221 E OSBORN RD STE 105, Phoenix, Arizona, 85014-5540




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1974

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 5, 1974

Other Language(s): None


Bob holds an undergraduate degree from Yale College and a J.D. from the Univ. of Wyo. Law School where he served as a senior editor on its law review.   Bob began practice at O'Connor, Cavanagh as a litigator/transaction attorney.  A shareholder at Schmitt Schneck, P.A., Bob is the Coordinator of the Church & Ministry Law Practice Group serving churches, para-church organizations, ministries and secular charities nationwide.

Certifications: Certified as a specialist in real property law from 1989 through July 2014 by the AZ State Bar, Bob is a Fellow of the AZ Bar and is rated "A-V" by Martindale-Hubbell. His practice focuses on non-profit entities such as churches, rescue missions, private schools and other para-church organizations.

Teaching: Bob serves as a section leader for the AZ Bar's training course on professionalism, a seminar speaker for non-profit and pastor's conferences, as an Adjunct Professor at The Phoenix Seminary and is an Allied Attorney Honor Corps Member of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Community Service: Bob served on the Boards of Scottsdale Christian Academy, Stewardship Committee of the PV Community Church, Solid Rock Foundation, the Christian Education Legacy Fund, the Board of Arizona Private Education Scholarship Foundation, as a member of the Christian Legal Society and in its Christian Legal Aid Program to the poor, on the Use of Force Review Board of the Phoenix Police Department and as an NRA pistol instructor.  Bob currently serves as Chair of Streetlight USA, serving victims of sexual exploitation and as Chair of the Exec. Council of the Religious Liberty Law Section of the Az. State Bar.

Personal: Bob and his wife, Kathy, attend Scottsdale Bible Church. Son Kevin graduated from U.S. Naval Academy and now serves as a Lt. Col. in the USMC Reserves JAG Corps. Son Tyler graduated from Scottsdale Christian Academy and is a credentialed welder.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Transactions, Buy-Sell Agreements, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Formation, Limited Liability Company Law
Corporate Law Incorporation, Corporate Organization, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Closely Held Corporations
Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Tax Exempt Organizations, Charitable Organizations Law
Real Estate/Real Property Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Shopping Center Leasing, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Property Rights, Office leasing, Lease Terminations, Leasing


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • U of Wyoming

  • Last Updated: May 18, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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