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Mike King is a founding partner of Gammage and Burnham. His practice
emphasizes creditors' rights and construction issues, but also includes
consulting and supervising throughout the firm's areas of business.
These areas include emphasis on creditors' rights, including bankruptcy
cases, general litigation, lender liability litigation, loan
documentation, workouts, foreclosures and forcible detainers as well as
deficiency collection and accounts collection. His client list includes
banks, mortgage companies, distributors in various industries, and
leasing companies.

Mr. King is experienced in handling large
lawsuits involving complex legal issues from crop damage claims and
construction litigation to sophisticated Uniform Commercial Code cases.

real estate practice includes construction, lending and finance,
development, leasing and sales of retail, office, hotel, residential,
multi-family and industrial properties and planned communities, as well
as litigation in these areas.

Mr. King also represents
construction clients including architects, engineers, contractors and
material suppliers, in lien and bond claims and other litigation, as
well as in contract negotiation and preparation. He is a co-author of
the Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual & supplement published
by the State Bar of Arizona.

In addition Mr. King represents
clients in the organization and structure of corporations, partnerships
and other businesses including shareholder agreements and annual
meetings and filings.

Representing lenders and other clients in
commercial lending and corporate finance areas, such as stock
acquisitions and asset purchases, as well as representing parties to
construction loans, semi-permanent loans and long-term financing is
also included in Mr. King's practice.

Mr. King also advises
clients on day-to-day business transactions, preparing and perfecting
security interests, preparing sales and license agreements,
distribution agreements, credit agreements, copyright and trademark
applications, other intellectual property matters, employment
agreements and advice on labor and other issues.

Mr. King has
been continuously listed in the Best Lawyers in America for both
Construction Law and Commercial Litigation since 2007. He was also
recognized in Southwest Super Lawyers in 2007 for Bankruptcy &
Creditor Rights. He also has been named one of Arizona's Best Lawyers by Arizona Business magazine for two consecutve years and was recognize as a Top Lawyer by Litigation 2009, A supplement to The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel American Registry.


An  active participant in his community he was awarded  the ames F Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership and highest of standards among credit professionals. Mr. King is involved with many community non profits including:  president of the Washington Elementary School District; Valley of the Sun YMCA; Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, Phoenix Rotary 100,Leukemia Foundation of Arizona; Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal; as well as being involved with many committtes of  University of Arizona and being recognized for his efforts with the Distinguished Citizen Award from the alumni association.

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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  4. Debt Collection: 20%
  5. Bankruptcy: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mike for many years, having litigated against him during that time. He is an extremely knowledgeable advocate for his clients and a talented attorney. His broad knowledge of the law serves his clients admirably. I recommend anyone needing the services provided by Mike consult with him.


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Contact info

Gammage & Burnham PLC

Two North Central Avenue 15th Floor
Phoenix, AZ, 85004


AZActive 197904/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Distinguished Rotarian of the YearPhoenix Rotary 1002014
Distinguished Alumnus AwardUniversity of Arizona2013
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2011
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2010
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2009
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Arizona's Best LawyersAZ Business Magazine2009
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
James F. Sullivan Lifetime Achievement AwardAffiliate of National Association of Credit Managers2008
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2008
Southwest Super LawyersSouthwest Super Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers In America 2001, 2007Best Lawyers in America Consumer Guide2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerGammage & Burnham, PLC1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
University of Arizona Law College AssociationDirectorN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionGreen Buildings Pose Their Own Risks During and After Construction.2015
Construction Financial Management AssociationUse Certified Mail for Your Preliminary 20-Day Niotices2015
Arizona Journal of Real Estate & BusinessCan I Keep The $500,000 I found in the Walls of the House?2014
The Credit Professional MagazineShould I Ditch My Job Now That I have Subsidized Health Insurance?2014
Arizona Business LawyerDebunking Your Clients Banking Myths and Helping Them Get Paid2013
NACM Phoenix Chapter Newsletter: How Can The Credit Department Help The Whole Business?2013
ArizonanThe City Can Raise Taxes, So IT Can Pay Me, Right?2013
Arizona Journal of Real Estate & BusinessNumerous articles2012
Arizona BankerHow To Defeat A Fraudulent Transfer2012
Banker ResouceAnticipatory Breach of Contract - Can I get out of a bad real estate deal by terminating the contract?2012
The ArizonanA Lesson in Contracts: Can I Get Out Of A Bad Deal by Terminating the Contact?2012
ArizonanCan I Keep The #500,00 I Found At The Construction Site2012
CFDD Credit NewsletterNumerous articles2012
NACM/CFDD: How does the creditor get the property back that the debtor has transferred to others?2011
NCAM ConnectExtending Credit: What Every Credit Manager Should Know About the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B of the Federal Reserve Board2010
Arizona Journal of Real Estate and BusinessMultiple articles on real estate law2010
Credit Buzz- The Legal EagleHow To Make Financially Sound Credit Decisions Without Discriminating2010
Credit BuzzWhat Could Be Safer Than Post Petition Sales of Products To A Chapter 11 Debtor For Cash2010
CFDD Credit Newsletter/Phoenix ChapterCan Workers Be Penalized For Unhealthy Lifestyles?2010
Lorman Banker Resource WebsiteIndividual Managers May Be Personally Liable For Unpaid Wages When An Institution Fails2010
Lorman Banker Resource WebsiteGetting Paid With Cashier's Check, Teller's Check or Certified Check2010
The ArizonanQ & A Are There Green Buildings In My Future?2010
Constructive Executive Magazine- OnlineLien Rights and the Bankruptcy Code2010
The ArizonanHow can i lie about my competitor to keep a competing construction development out of my market2010
Credit BuzzDo You Know If Your Property is Protected From Judgement Creditor?2009
Arizona Journal of Real Estate and BusinessMultiple articles on real estate law2009
Credit BuzzShould the Construction Industry Change To Manage Risks in the Construction of Green Buildings2009
Arizona Journal of Real Estate and BusinessMultiple articles on real estate law2008
The Credit ProfessionalKnowing Where You Stand Before Pulling a Credit Report2008
Credit BuzzCould My Company Be Sued Under The Antitrust Laws For Paying too Much for Products?2008
The Credit ProfessionalCashier's Teller's and Certified Checks Can Bounce2007
Arizona Journal of Real Estate and BusinessMultiple articles on real estate law2007
Arizona Journal of Real Estate and BusinessMultiple articles on real estate law2006
The Credit ProfessionalStopping Payment On A Check May Not Always Protect You2005
Arizona Builders AllowanceLein Law2005
Arizona Journal of Real Estate and BusinessCommercial Leasing and the New Bankruptcy Laws2005
The Credit ConnectionWhen You Are Asked To Testify, Don't Panic2003
The Corporate CounselorCan You Really Get Patents For Living Things Like Germs and Plants?2002
The Credit ConnectionLiability of Non-filing Spouse When Only One Spouse files Bankruptcy2001
The Credit ProfessionalBell v. May Company - Implications on Credit Reporting2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of ArizonaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southwest Business Credit ServicesPay When Paid: What you Should Know2015
CFDDAnti-Trust Laws2015
The Four Corners Association of the Society of the CincinnatiPanelist on the subject: “Constitutional Law from the Perspective of the American Revolution2014
Southwest Business Credit Services Legal Insights programDon’t Cost Your Company a Fortune By Illegally Discriminating! The Equal Credit Opportunity and Beyond.2014
Southwest Business Credit ServicesKeep you money! Learn Strategies to Avoid and Defend Preference Claims in Bankruptcy2014
PGRTAZ -Leave A Legacy• Split Your Interest With Your Favorite Charity and Family, Not Uncle Sam • What You Always Wanted to Ask an Attorney, But Didn’t Want to Pay For2014
NACM Battery/Zinc Credit Group MeetingLetters of Credit & International Sales2014
Lunch and LearnKeep The Goose Alive While People Fight Over The Golden Eggs2014
LormanThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Beyond2014
Industrial Chemical Manuf. & Distributors credit groupLetters of Credit2014
Arizonans For National SecurityWhat Are The Idiots In Washington Doing To Us Now?2014
Southwest Business Credit Services EducationalHow to Make Financially Sound Credit Decisions Without Discriminating2013
Rossdale CLE (national telephonic audience)Judgment Enforcement & Debt Collectio2013
Lorman Audio ConferenceEthical Collections: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Beyond audio conference.2013
CEO-CFO Group- Presenter with Joseph Richardson"Raising Money by Private Placement Offerings Under the New SEC Rules"2013
Arizona Builder’s AllianceHow Can My Company Comply With The Affordable Care Act Without Going Broke? Healthcare Reform Compliance for the Construction Industry.2013
NCAM Phoenix Chapter Credit and Financial Development DivisionAntitrust and Your Company2012
Alliance for Construction Excellence-PDM Task ForceUnderstanding the Risks and Rewards of Green Building2012
State Bar of Arizona CLEConstruction Law Practice Manual Seminar – Liens and Stop Order Notices2011
Southwest Business & Construction Credit ConferenceBankruptcy The Hot Issues +2011
Southwest Business & Construction Credit ConferenceWhat Every Credit Manager Must Know2011
Phoenix CEO-CFO GroupArizona’s New Medical Marijuana Law What Your Business Needs to Know to Avoid Reefer Madness2011
Lorman Educational ServicesLegal Ethics2011
Lorman Educational ServicesJudgment Enforcement2011
CMAAIntegrated Construction Project Delivery and Integrated Forms Of Construction Agreements.2011
CFDD Phoenix ChapterCredit Smorgasbord and Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention Issues2011
Building Industry Credit Association/ Los Angeles, CAComplying With The Red Flags Rules of the Federal Trade Commission2011
ABA Legal RoundtableConstruction Warranties2011
YMCAAsk A Lawyer & Estate & Financial Planning Workshops2010
Lorman Educational Services national teleconferenceThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Beyond teleconference2010
Lorman Educational ServicesJudgment Enforcement2010
CMAARisk Identification, Allocation, & Management2010
CMAAAlternative Project Delivery Methods on Public Works Projects Under Title 34 of the Arizona Revised Statutes2010
CFDD Phoenix ChapterAnti Trust and You2010
Arizona Builder’s AllianceHealthcare Reform, Its Impact And What to Do Now2010
Arizona Builders’ AllianceBankruptcy Basics For Contractors2010
Arizona Builders’ AllianceBankruptcy Basics For Contractors2010
2010 Southwest Business & Construction Credit ConferenceSecured Transactions & the UCC2010
2010 Southwest Business & Construction Credit ConferenceBankruptcy The Hot Issues2010
National Hardware Doors Mfrs. GroupFCRA & ECA and Fed Regulation B2009
National Association of Credit ManagementIs Your Company Ready For Red Flag Rules?2009
legal RoundtableStimulus Projects and Public Works in the Federal Sector2009
Construction Management Association of AmericaWays to Protect Your Company From Lawsuits and Still Construct Projects2009
NACM Phoenix Chapter CFDDCredit & Collections for Today’s Economy, are you ready?N/A
Commercial Bankruptcy in Arizona SeminarStrategies for Creditors in Chapter 13 ProceedingsN/A