J. Scott Burns

Of Counsel

Representative Matters

  • Representation of clients in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of real estate and corporate transactions in excess of one billion dollars.
  • Representation of Arizona’s largest SBA Premier Certified 504 Lender for 15 years in connection with commercial loan transactions.
  • Representation of a national title insurance company as outside legal counsel in escrow litigation and title policy litigation throughout Arizona, including the successful defense of a $64,000,000 escrow claim.
  • Representation of a large regional retail company with 24 locations in Arizona and New Mexico in connection with its commercial leases and employment issues.
  • Representation of licensees before the Arizona Department of Real Estate Disciplinary Board.
  • Representation of the City of Goodyear, Arizona as its legal counsel in its municipal issues from 1976 to 1990.
  • Representation of numerous families in their estate planning and probate needs.

A little bit about me

J. Scott Burns is a Board Certified Real Estate Law Specialist since 1986 with a practice emphasizing: the acquisition and disposition of commercial, industrial and residential properties, title review, landlord-tenant issues, commercial lease negotiations, quiet title litigation, boundary disputes, corporate formations, governance, and related matters.
Mr. Burns’ practice also includes estate planning, business succession planning, asset protection, and probate administration.

In addition, Mr. Burns is the designated broker and legal counsel for J. S. Burns Real Estate, a full-service real estate brokerage firm.

Professional Recognitions and Awards
  • AV Rated (5.0) – Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
  • Southwest Super Lawyer Recipient
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyers