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James B. Wright

Senior Counsel
Office

Phoenix

14850 N. Scottsdale Rd
Suite 500
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Education
J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1981
B.S., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1978
State Bar Licenses
Arizona
Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Ct., District of Arizona

James B. Wright

Senior Counsel

Jim Wright supports commercial clients in business transactions and ownership and management succession plans. He also negotiates land contracts, leases, and landlord-tenant matters. 

Jim serves commercial clients in general business transactions, including buying, selling and forming companies. He represents architects and engineers in many aspects of their practices. He assists them in the negotiation and preparation of professional service contracts, and with contracts with their consultants.  He assists design professionals and others in protecting their lien and bond rights to secure and obtain payment for their services. Jim also assists architects and engineers in meeting regulatory and licensing requirements in all states so that they can build multi-state practices.

Jim represents contractors, subcontractors and property owners in the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts and with protecting their lien rights. He also assists the firm’s clients with ownership and management succession plans, particularly for professional practices.

Jim has a wealth of experience in business purchase and sale transactions, specifically those involving professional practices and automotive dealerships. His real estate practice includes negotiating and documenting purchase and sale contracts for both raw and developed land, lease negotiations and landlord-tenant matters. His practice includes commercial litigation, mechanics liens and collection law, and general business law.

Awards/Achievements
Named among The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Construction by Best Lawyers® (2021)
Experiences

Represented architects and engineers involved in the design work for cannabis-growing and processing facilities — which involve the same security, technology and engineering challenges found in pharmaceutical plants and other industrial-process facilities — as well as planning for safe decommissioning of these operations. These matters frequently include conducting legal and regulatory risk assessments, negotiation of contracts, insurance and risk management, and construction issues

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Advised an Arizona commercial growing facility and associated dispensary on the dispensary certificate application process, various corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, litigation, and Department of Health Services matters. 

Tags: Cannabis