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Christopher Swerling McDonagh

Practice areas:

International Law, Real Estate, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Debt & Lending Agreements

About Me

I advise and represents clients in real estate, financing and business transactions in Arizona, California and Mexico and related litigation in Arizona.  I emphasize practical solutions to achieve my clients' goals and protect their interests.  My real estate practice includes commercial and residential real estate acquisitions and sales, leases, development, financing, workouts, and zoning and land use.  I also form and advise business entities (LLCs, corporations, partnerships), and review, draft and negotiate contracts for businesses and individuals. I also represent borrowers and lenders, including loans secured by Mexican real estate. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Real Estate: 25%
    18 years
  2. International Law: 25%
    20 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    20 years
  4. Business: 15%
    20 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour)

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Contact Info

Raven, Clancy & McDonagh, P.C.

145 S. Sixth Ave.
Tucson, AZ, 85701

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199605/26/2015
CAInactive199405/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell conducts an anonymous peer review rating. AV Preeminent® is a registered mark of ReedElsevierPropertiesInc.2014
BV Distinguished® peer review ratedMartindale-Hubbell conducts an anonymous peer review rating. BV® is a registered mark of ReedElsevierPropertiesInc.2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderRaven, Clancy & McDonagh, P.C.2007 - Present
Of CounselRaven, Awerkamp & Clancy, P.C.2003 - 2007
AssociateRusing & Lopez PLLC1997 - 2002
AssociateEdwards Kofron Ketcham & Egbert, P.C.1996 - 1997
Legal ConsultantFaltz & Associes (Luxembourg)1995 - 1996
Associate / Law ClerkBodkin, McCarthy, Sargent & Smith1993 - 1994

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Financial, Business and Legal Services Committee of the Arizona-Mexico CommissionN/A2008 - Present
Pima County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1994 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona Journal of International Legal PracticeWhat's the Risk in Not Having a Mexican Title or Bank Trust Yet? Possibly losing your entire investment.2010
The Real Estate Law Journal (State Bar of Arizona)What's the Risk in Not Having a Mexican Title or Bank Trust Yet? Possibly losing the entire investment.2009
Offshore Trusts: The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business — Special IssueLuxembourg1995
Mergers & AcquisitionsValuing a Target's Ability to Compete in the Market1995

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawInternational Trade LawLL.M - Master of Laws2004
USC Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Duke UnivEconomics/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Arizona Real Estate Investors AssociationFair Housing and Premises Liability2015
Arizona Real Estate Investors AssociationDisclosures in Arizona Real Estate Transactions2014
Arizona-Mexico Commission Cross Border Real Estate SymposiumRegulation of Ownership by Foreign Nationals in Sonora and Arizona2012
7th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law (Surviving in a Difficult Economy)Leases, Tenant and Landlord Rights & Obligations2012
CLE By The Sea 2010Current Issues with Arizona Real Estate2010
CLE By The Sea 2010Current Issues with Mexico Real Estate2010
State Bar of Arizona Real Property Section LuncheonDangers of Not Having Title or a Bank Trust for Mexican Real Estate2009