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James D. O'Neil

Of Counsel
fax +1 602.257.6905

Jim O’Neil practices in the areas of commercial and real estate lending and insolvency law, primarily representing institutional lenders. He also has substantial experience acting as primary counsel in resolving issues in complex commercial transactions.

Recent examples include the transfer of lake properties and water rights by a municipal corporation, resolution of private and State Land Department ground leases, and a joint venture between a retailer and major oil company. Two of Jim’s regular clients are among the oldest (1912 and 1919) Arizona nonprofit corporations.

Jim has lectured at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University Colleges of Law, as well as the State Bar of Arizona, Robert Morris Associates, BOMA, Credit Data Southwest and other accounting and trade association seminars, on topics including real estate and commercial and real estate lending, bankruptcy, letter of credit, Uniform Commercial Code, mechanic’s liens, stop notices, and public event ticketing.


J.D., with high distinction, Order of the Coif, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tuscon, Arizona, 1970, Note Editor of the University of Arizona Law Review
B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1967


Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit