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Michael B Irish

Business Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   31 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    Reps in regards to all matters relating to ownership & management of commercial RE. Represents lenders/borrowers in finance transactions (loan originations - workouts), LL/T disputes, FED (eviction) actions, rent collections, & creditor's BK rights

    11 years

  2. Real estate
    30%
    Engages in the acq, dev, financing, leasing, sale & mgmt of office, industrial, retail + mixed-use properties. Negotiates/drafts construction contracts, leases (office, industrial, residential, ground & retail), PSAs, CC&Rs, and finance documents

    11 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    5%

    11 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Specializations: contracts, corporate business, real estate, landlord/tenant (commercial and residential), private lending

    11 years

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    Entity formation, AZCC filings, drafting of agreements (operating, partnership, joint venture, shareholder, buy/sell, employment, non-competition & confidentiality), negotiates/documents all forms of transactions, including amendments & dissolution

    11 years

  6. Landlord or tenant
    5%

    11 years

  7. Limited liability company (LLC)
    5%

    11 years

  8. Residential real estate
    3%

    11 years

  9. Construction and development
    1%

    Less than 1 year

  10. Debt and lending agreements
    1%

    11 years

  11. Employment and labor
    1%

    Less than 1 year

  12. Entertainment
    1%

    Less than 1 year

  13. Foreclosure
    1%

    Less than 1 year

  14. Franchising
    1%

    Less than 1 year

  15. Lawsuits and disputes
    1%
    Consults

    11 years

  16. Mediation
    1%
    Licensed Mediator

    3 years

  17. Mergers and acquisitions
    1%

    11 years

  18. Partnership
    1%

    Less than 1 year

  19. State, local, and municipal law
    1%

    Less than 1 year

  20. Trademark application
    1%

    Less than 1 year

Michael Irish is a fully-functioning transactional business & real estate attorney, focusing his practice (iLaw, PLLC - Founded 2018) on contract work. Michael is a licensed mediator and he uses these talents while co-hosting a YouTube show called MediationTalkMD. 

• Specializations: contracts, corporate business, real estate, landlord-tenant (commercial and residential), and private lending
• Engages in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, sale and management of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties, incl. negotiating/drafting construction contracts, leases (office, industrial, residential, ground and retail), purchase and sale agreements, CC&Rs, development agreements, acquisition, development, construction and permanent financing and all other types of lending transactions
• Represents property owners in regards to all matters relating to the ownership and management of commercial real estate, in addition to representing both lenders/borrowers in a variety of finance transactions (loan originations - workouts of troubled loans)
• Assists landlords, property/asset managers and other clients in regards to resolving landlord-tenant disputes, FED (eviction) actions, rent collections, and the enforcement of creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, in addition to other types of commercial and real estate litigation
• Provides counseling as well as services in forming limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations, drafting operating agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements and buy/sell agreements, employment agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, negotiating and documenting all other forms of business transactions
• Managed document review projects, discovery motions; experienced in taking and defending depositions, legal research, preparing legal memoranda: Complaints, Answers, demand letters, AZ Corporation Commission filings, corporate dissolutions, and liquor licensing

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Licensed for 10 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact Michael

iLaw, PLLC
532 E. Maryland Ave, Suite F
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Posted by Brenda | October 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Mr. Irish helped me thru a very complicated, no lease, family rental situation. Not only is he knowledgeable, he quickly answered my numerous emails and questions. He never made me feel like I was bothering him or taking up too much of his time. His legal advice made a real difference!
Posted by Elijah | July 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A renter's Landlord woes
Mr. Irish was incredibly helpful with legal advice on reading and understanding the renters laws in place in Arizona as well as corroborating those with the lease I had signed as a renter. When my landlord attempted to kick me out because he wanted to sell the property, Mr. Irish gave me peace knowing that my living situation was protected by Arizona law and that the landlord could not terminate the lease unilaterally or raise the rent in the middle of the lease. I wholly recommend Mr. Irish and am writing this review as I pursue further consultation from him for problems regarding return of security deposit from the same landlord.
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Posted by Dennis | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very best!
We had the pleasure of working with Michael during a very difficult purchase of our home. The process took 6 months and was somewhat convoluted. Throughout Michael was always there to answer our questions and act quickly on our behalf. No delays and no waiting for call backs. He was understanding and supportive and was our lifeline during a tough time. Moreover, he is honest, direct, and a man of great integrity. My wife and I both feel that we were blessed to have Michael as our attorney – we consider him a friend. I would highly recommend Michael Irish as your real estate attorney. He truly represents you and looks out for your best interests.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and very responsive
From inquiry to completed project was 1 week. Incredibly quick and precise. His advice was spot on and practical. Without reservation I wholeheartedly recommend Michael Irish.
Posted by Tal | April 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and helpful
Michael has responded to couple of questions that I have posted and offered some valuable insight an referrals. If you need a Real Estate attorney, I suggest that you contact him.
Posted by John | March 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I retained Mr. Irish and was very happy with his services. Mr. Irish was very thorough and knowledgeable within the realms of real estate and contracts and I will contact him again!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely professional, responsive
I was looking for a lawyer to help my Mother negotiate an early release from her business rental contract due to COVID-19 financial hardships. After getting the run-around from other lawyers, we were thrilled to find Michael. He was extremely knowledgeable in this area of commercial contracts and was very detailed and honest with us about our chances of winning. He provided invaluable insights into the options we had at hand. I truly appreciated his candor and professionalism.
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Posted by Cheryl | July 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personable, Direct and Extremely helpful
My son moved to Arizona and was looking at homes. We met Mr. Irish at a function and one conversation led to another. Mr. Irish suggested after discussing the issue at hand to phone him the next day. I phoned and provided more of the issue; Mr Irish was professional, direct and extremely knowledgeable. His advice was right on and all worked out well. I can strongly recommend Mr. Irish. I understand Mr. Irish is now running for judge and would endorse and vote for him—his work ethics are outstanding. Thank you Mr. Irish. CD
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Posted by Susan | June 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with Landlord/Tenant Issue
Most grateful for Mr. Irish's help with our landlord/tenant issue. Having him represent us regarding this issue has given us total piece of mind. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Posted by Kristin | June 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ethical, Responsive attorney
Worked with Michael on a real estate issue. I was struck by his high ethics and professionalism. He was also very prompt and responsive.
Posted by Kimberly VanHorn | May 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked with Michael & was treated with expert advice
My husband and I hired Michael Irish to help us with a housing situation when I was pregnant and did not need the unwanted stress. We knew that we needed to connect with an expert in the field. We hired Mike and he was excellent to work with. We felt that he was timely and always followed up with us and was super transparent from start to finish. We would hire him again if anything were to arise in the future and recommend him to anybody in need.
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Posted by Todd | May 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Business Owner
I had several phone calls and email exchanges with Michael and he was very helpful. He provided insight and knowledge to my situation which I greatly appreciated. Michael took the time to review the items I sent him, ran through scenarios with me and was responsive in a timely matter. Thanks for caring Michael.
Posted by Laura | May 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Service, both Timely and Respectful
Mr. Irish was not only timely with immediate replies, but truly cares for his clients. When the time comes to have to obtain legal assistance, it is obviously an overwhelming time in your life. It was obvious from our initial contact that he wouldn't just be there to complete the task at hand, but that he was a caring individual. He actually listened when I spoke, many times when I just needed to vent....that alone showed me just how much he cared. And he never even charged me for that extra time! He went above and beyond as I'm sure he does for all his clients! I will forever remember his kindness. I highly recommend Mr. Irish and would gladly provide any further reference information you may need. You would be lucky to have this man on your side!
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Posted by Anthony | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & quick
Needed an attorney to draw up a contract & promissory note for business purchase. Michael had come recommended to me. After initial consultation I hired him. He was able to get everything I need done in a very quick, professional, and detailed way. And he was even able to work around an upcoming end of the year deadline I had.
Posted by Kenneth | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!
Michael helped us when we needed to get our vacation owner properties transferred out of our deceased parents names, and into our names as their children. I highly recommend Michael, as an excellent lawyer! Kenneth
Posted by James | April 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mexican contract conflict!
Contacted Michael concerning a contract dispute with a company in Cabo San Lucas. He thoroughly reviewed the contract and advised me how to proceed. I was very satisfied with his analysis and was able to resolve my issue. As with any Mexican company he had extreme difficulty getting the company to respond appropriately but pressed the company individuals and was successful in his arguments. I would recommend this gentleman with great confidence.
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Posted by Kyle | April 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and thorough real estate processing
Honestly drew a name off the internet, but felt so fortunate to have hired Michael to perform some parcel-split documentation for us in Coconino county. He was very attentive to our requirements and just a nice person. You can't get better than that.
Posted by David | April 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great working relationship
Michael did some contract work for us on our company's restructure. We needed new Corporate docs, Operating Agreements and Articles, all of which were done in a timely manner and with minimal revision. Great work!
Posted by Dean | April 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare
Helped me get out of a time share contract. So far so good. Very easy to talk with. Fast response time . Very smart compared to the other lawyer's I talked to.
Posted by John | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business owner
I have used MIchael many times as a consultant, review contracts and setting up LLC’s. He understands the law and the ramifications of how it will impact my business.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • iLaw, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brier, Irish, Hubbard & Erhart, PLC
  • 2011 - 2018

Education

  • Phoenix School of Law
  • JD
  • 2011
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • JD
  • 2011
  • University of Arizona
  • Bachelor's
  • 2007
  • Brophy College Prep
  • High School
  • 2003
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Legal Cases

  • Biz and RE

Associations

  • Certified Mediators of Arizona
  • Mediator
  • 2020 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 10 Years of Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • MVP
  • Baseball Coach
  • 1996

Publications

  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 2019
  • Law Review
  • A LOOK INTO ARIZONA'S FLAWED ANTI-DEFICIENCY HISTORY
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Justice of the Peace Moon Valley
  • 2020 Republican Nominee
  • 2020
  • Brophy Student Career Day
  • The Legal Career - Life of a Lawyer
  • 2020
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (23)
Residential real estate Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is innovative and has a strong business sense. I have known Michael Irish for several years, am confident in his client relations and inclination to provide straight-forward legal advice and representation. He is a prime candidate for any legal and social endeavor he pursues."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a great lawyer and a good friend. He has been very helpful in a professional capacity and a friend of the firm. Highly recommended and endorsed!"
Real estate Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is experienced and knowledgeable in corporate business, real estate, landlord/tenant (commercial and residential), and private lending matters."
Business Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Irish. When it comes to contracts and business, no one does it better."
Business Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Mr. Irish on a number of occasions and have sought his advice on cases on which I am working. Mr. Irish is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with. I am very particular to whom I refer clients as it is a reflection on myself as well. Any client I have referred to Mr. Irish has had nothing but good things to say about him and I know I can trust any client I refer to him is in very good hands."
Business Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a great attorney, knowledgable about many areas of law and easy to work with. No nonsense straight to the point and how he can help. I refer my clients to him because I know they will be in good hands."
Real estate Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a knowledgeable attorney with a no-nonsense attitude (a fantastic quality!). I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Michael for over 12 years. He is diligent and always puts clients’ needs first."
Real estate Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever I have had real estate issues arise in my practice, I have always been able to count on the advice and counsel of Michael Irish. He is an excellent lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Irish is a fantastic advocate. He is proficient in Business, Real Estate, and Transactional law. Mr. Irish is second to none as an advocate; his skills benefit the client like no other attorney. Mr. Irish shows strength through confidence. Do yourself a favor and hire Mr. Irish."
Business Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a very analytical and diligent attorney. I strongly recommended him as your attorney."
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State, local, and municipal law
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Bankruptcy and debt
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Phoenix Business Lawyer Michael B Irish
Michael B Irish
Business Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation