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Clare Abel is certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Real Estate Specialist and has been a shareholder with the firm since 1986. She concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of Real Estate, Zoning and Condemnation Law. She also has done substantial work in the area of Administrative Law, specifically liquor licensing matters. She has processed more than 250 liquor license applications and currently serves as the agent on 245 active licenses. Clare is listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. Clare is a peer review rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, which includes only the top 5% of women lawyers in the country.

In her 34 years of practice, Clare has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including retail, industrial, hospitality, construction and development, as well as individuals and homeowners associations. She is a frequent lecturer on topics related to land use and planning law for various professional organizations.

Honors & Awards

Selected, Best Lawyers in America 2015, Real Estate Law

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers 2011-2015

Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2011-2015
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* by Martindale Hubbell

*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
  3. Administrative Law: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 10%

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Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

702 East Osborn Road Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ, 85014


AZActive 198105/26/2015
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2015
Women of DistinctionMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
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Arizona Planning AssociationMemberN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Texas Tech UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A