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James Valletta

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.

  • Areas of Practice

    Real Estate Law

    Real Estate Purchases and Sales

    Commercial Landlord-Tenant

    Real Estate Development

    Commercial Real Estate Finance

    Foreclosure, Loan Workouts and Restructuring

    Real Estate Litigation

    Commercial Transactions

    Commercial Litigation

    Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs

    Homeowner and Community Associations

    Construction Law

    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

  • Resources
  • Court Admissions

    Arizona, 1995

  • Education

    J.D., Gonzaga University, 1995

    B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 1992