David A. Durfee

Areas of Practice

• Land Use

• Real Estate Development

• Real Estate Finance

• Real Estate Transactions

• Zoning

David A. Durfee practices in all aspects of commercial, residential and industrial real estate acquisition,

development, financing, leasing, workouts, foreclosures and disputes.

Mr. Durfee’s recent experience includes:

• Representing a developer in a $282 million acquisition and financing of land and preparation for subsequent

master planning and resale of parcels to homebuilders.

• Representing a homebuilder in restructuring a $20 million financing of land and subsequent master planning,

preparation of municipal development agreements, homeowner association issues, and resale of parcels to other


• Representing the purchaser of a $10 million office building and the subsequent leasing and resale of the


• Representing a land banker in numerous rolling option transactions involving multi-million dollar acquisitions of

property, construction of infrastructure, and creative option arrangements.

• Representing a title insurance company in connection with claims made under title insurance policies.


Arizona State University

J.D., cum laude, 1978

Editor, Law Journal

Brigham Young University

M.B.A., 1973

Brigham Young University

B.S., cum laude with honors, 1971

Bar & Court Admissions

Arizona, 1978

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1978

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed, “The Best Lawyers in America”, Woodward/White, Inc., 2003-2011

Listed, “Southwest Super Lawyers”, 2007-2010

Listed, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2011

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Arizona


Maricopa County Bar Association


Homebuilder’s Association of Central Arizona


Arizona Management Society


Boy Scouts of America

Unit Commissioner

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


Kyrene School District Bond Committee



Certified Specialist, Real Estate Law, State Bar of Arizona

Published Works

Commercial Real Estate Transactions Manual, (Contributing Author), State Bar of Arizona

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Durfee lectures locally and nationally before professional and trade organizations regarding real estate transaction matters.

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