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Michael A Parham

Michael A Parham

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Administrative Law, Commercial, Discrimination, Appeals

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About Me

Mike is a 1967 graduate of the Tulane University School of Law. Following seven years in a senior federal position in Washington, DC, Mike moved to Arizona and has practiced law with a concentration in manufactured home communities and fair housing law.  He has been legal counsel to Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona, the mobile home parks industry association, since 1987.


 


Mike has written twelve publications for MHCA including rental and management forms and textbooks on how the various laws affecting the industry apply.  He regularly writes articles in the MHCA Today and Tomorrow magazine and co-authors a weekly landlord tenant Q &A column in the Arizona Republic.   Over the course of his practice, Mike has been actively involved in drafting many of Arizona’s current landlord tenant laws and court rules for evictions.


 


Mike is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.  Mike has filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in two property rights cases appealed from the Ninth Circuit.  


 


Visit the firm website at http://wzplegal.com/

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1969

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 50%
    37 years
  2. Commercial: 15%
    27 years
  3. Administrative Law: 15%
    27 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    29 years
  5. Discrimination: 10%
    27 years

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Contact Info

Williams Zinman & Parham PC

7701 E Indian School Rd Ste J
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251-4041

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 197703/20/2015
DCInactive 196905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Accredited Law FirmBetter Business Bureau2013
Distinguished Service AwardManufactured Housing Communities of Arizona1997
Kentucky ColonelGovernor of State of Kentucky1970

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWilliams, Zinman & Parham P.C.2010 - Present
PrincipalLaw Offices of Michael A. Parham1995 - 2010
PartnerParham & Cox, PLC1977 - 1995
Special Assistant/Office DirectorU.S. Postal Service1969 - 1975
OG & M Lease Contract AnalystTexaco Inc.1967 - 1969
Naval ReservistU.S. Navy Reserve1960 - 1966

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Association of RV Parks & CampgroundsAssociate Member2010 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Eviction Rules CommitteeMember2006 - 2009
State Bar of Arizona, Landlord Tenant Task ForceMember2006 - 2009
Arizona Association of Landlord-Tenant AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember2000 - Present
Arizona Multihousing AssociationAssociate Member1991 - Present
Manufactured Housing Communities of ArizonaLegal Counsel1987 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1977 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1969 - Present
Registered Authorized LobbyistAZ Secretary of StateN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Yee v. EscondidoRent control ordinance upheld.
Lingle v. Chevron USARent control ordinance upheld
Levitan v. Arizona Registrar of ContractorsRegistrar's action struck down

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
MHP/MHC Mobile & Manufactured Home Sales ManualManual2012
Mobile Home Park Management ManualManual2005
Recreational Vehicle/Park Model Park Landlord - Tenant ManualManual2001
Model Sample Forms for RV Space RentalsManual2001
Legal Reference HandbookAMA Publication2000
Model Sample Forms for Manufactured/Mobile Home RentalsManual1995
Manufactured Home AbandonmentManual1995
Arizona Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Landlord - Tenant ManualManual1991
Arizona and Federal Fair Housing Laws--MHP'sManual1988
Model Sample Forms for Manufactured/Mobile Home Space RentalsManual1987

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
TULANE ULawJD - Juris Doctor1967

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New Constable and Vivil Deputy OrientationLandlord Tenant Laws for Constables and Civil Deputies2015
Judicial Training ClassJudicial Ethics2015
State Bar of Arizona CLEDisability Law2013
MHCA Semi Monthly Training ClassesLandlord Tenant and Fair Housing law2013
MHCA Annual ConferenceChattel Lending; MH Abandonments; Landlord Tenant Issues2013
Maricopa County Justice of the Peace AssociationMHP and RV Park Eviction laws and Procedures2013
State Bar of Arizona CLEMHP Landlord Tenant Law2012
AZ Constables AssociationCivil Writs and Property Tax Lien Enforcement on Mobile Homes2012
AZ Constables AssociationService of Eviction Process under Rules of Eviction Procedure; Enforcement of Eviction Writs2011
AZ Constables AssociationWrits of Restitution for Mobile Home and RV Park Evictions2011
AZ Association of Landlord Tenant Attorneys CLEHot Issues Impacting Landlord Tenant Law2011
AZ Association of Landlord Tenant Attorneys CLEFair Housing & Landlord Tenant Law Overview2011
AZ Association of Landlord Tenant Attorneys CLEAdvanced Landlord Tenant Law2010