Areas of Practice
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Purchases and Sales
Real Estate Development
Commercial Real Estate Finance
Foreclosure, Loan Workouts and Restructuring
Real Estate Litigation
Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs
Homeowner and Community Associations
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law), 2018-present
Professional Memberships and Activities
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona: Real Property Section, Business Law Section
Maricopa County Bar Association
Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court
Arizona Trustee Association
J.D., Gonzaga University, 1995
B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 1992
Phoenix business and real estate attorney Jim Valletta practices in the areas of real estate transactions, commercial transactions, business litigation and real estate litigation.
Jim is a Best Lawyers in America® honoree whose transaction practice involves negotiating, preparing, and analyzing various types of commercial real estate transactions, including purchase agreements, development agreements, title, survey, financing and leasing in connection with industrial, office, retail, apartments, condominiums, hotels, ranches and residential subdivisions.
His litigation practice consists of a wide variety of commercial and civil litigation matters, including real estate and business disputes, contracts, construction claims, employment matters, homeowners’ and community association disputes, boundary and property dispute, franchise disputes and others business related litigation.
Jim also assists his clients with corporate structuring, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnership agreements and the litigation of those agreements. Jim advises clients in complex business planning, real estate and business structuring, asset purchase agreements, tax planning, buy-sell agreements, and franchise agreements. He also handles foreclosures and trustee’s sales on behalf of lenders and borrowers, and practices in real estate and business related litigation on behalf of lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants and business partners.
Jim and his wife have two children. He enjoys many outdoor sports including scuba diving, cycling, fly fishing and deep-sea fishing.