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Roger K Spencer

Commercial real estate Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2006

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006. See details

About Roger

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His background includes an B.S. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and after serving five years to the rank of Captain and as a jet instructor pilot in the USAF, a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago).  

 

In his senior year at law school he authored a law review article on Federal Fair Housing Law. After commencing his law practice in Phoenix, Arizona he co-authored the definitive Arizona Real Estate Transactions Practice Manual, was awarded an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell,  was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court,  joined the American Bar Association, was a senior real estate partner at the Phoenix office of national firm Winston & Strawn, then became a senior real estate partner in the Phoenix office of national firm Quarles &Brady until 2005 when he founded his firm. In 2008 while maintaining his practice he also served as General Counsel to national general construction contractor J. Walters Construction Company. In 2008 Mr. Spencer was listed as one of the Most Important People to Know in the Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine and has been featured in Arizona Lawyer Magazine. Mr. Spencer has lectured and written extensively on topics of real estate law and practice (see details at Mr. Spencer’s website).

 

Mr. Spencer has contributed to his community and to the profession. Among other activities he served three years on the Board of Directors of the Men’s Arts Counsel in support of the Phoenix Art Museum, served on the Phoenix Symphony Council in support of the Phoenix Symphony,  served two years on the Board of Directors of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation (a charitable giving foundation), served as a member of the  Phoenix Sunrise Rotary Club and the Phoenix 100 Rotary Club, served three years on the Board of Directors of Valley Partnership in support of numerous charitable activities (organized by members of the Arizona real estate industry), served on the Organizing Committee of the 1993 United States Figure Skating Championship (held that year in Arizona), served as a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee, was a Founding Member of the Assisted Living Federation of America-Arizona Chapter, and served as a School Reader for the Phoenix School District School Reader Program at J.B. Sutton Elementary School. Recently, in recognition of his community service and professional stature Mr. Spencer accepted an invitation to join Lambda Alpha International (now known as LAI), a global network of professionals dedicated to community service in the land use industry.”

Location

Law Offices of Roger K Spencer PLLC
777 East Thomas Road
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ, 85014

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Posted by Tony | February 11, 2016
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A highly professional and articulate attorney. Roger provided us guidance and support, we ended up with successful results.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006.

Suspension issued in AZ, 2006
updated on 08/11/2015

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Roger's comment: “Such matter occurred more than 11 years ago, was promptly thereafter satisfactorily resolved, completed and my license fully re-instated.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Roger K Spencer PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Quarles & Brady
  • 1988 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Winston & Strawn, LLP
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Partner
  • Mohr, Hackett, Pederson, Blakely & Randolf, PC
  • 1981 - 1986
  • Partner
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP Law Offices
  • 1976 - 1981
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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Michigan
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968

Associations

  • LAI Land Economics Society of Lambda Alpha International
  • Honorary Membership
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Valley Partnership
  • Outreach Task Force Commitee
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation
  • Co-Trustee
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
  • Member (Arizona Chapter)
  • 1986 - 1987
  • State Bar of Arizona, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1980 - 2000
  • State Bar of Arizona, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 1980 - 2000
  • American Bar Association, Banking and Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1976 - 2006
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 1976 - 2006
  • Northwestern University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Membership
  • LAI Land Economics Society of Lambda Alpha International
  • 2015
  • Most Important People to Know
  • Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine
  • 2008
  • Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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Publications

  • GPE Connect
  • Crowd Funding For Real Estate
  • 2014
  • The Business Journal
  • Flexibility Creativity Key in Lease Negotations
  • 1993
  • The Business Journal
  • Creative Lease Negotiations Can Save Tenants Cash
  • 1993
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions Practice Manual
  • 1989
  • State Bar of Arizona publication
  • Letters of Credit: A Transactional Perspective
  • 1988
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Real Property Transactions: Concerns and Strategies
  • 1987
  • State Bar of Arizona publication
  • Asbestos Contamination: A Buyer's Perspective
  • 1987
  • The Urban Lawyer
  • Enforcement of Federal Fair Housing Law
  • 1977
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Speaking Engagements

  • RES AZ Convention
  • Financing the Developing Commercial Real Estate Projects on Native American Land
  • 2013
  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Developing Projects on Native American Land, Lecture given for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012
  • MCLE
  • Conflicts of Interest 101
  • 2011
  • City Attorney's Office - City of Phoenix
  • Commercial Real Estate Purchase Contracts
  • 2011
  • Attorney’s Office - City of Phoenix
  • Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • 2011
  • ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education
  • Negotiating Leasehold Policies of Title Insurance
  • 2002
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions,
  • 1992
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • The Danger Below - Counseling Lenders on Groundwater Contamination,
  • 1992
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions Seminar
  • 1992
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • The Danger Below - Counseling Leaders on Groundwater Contamination
  • 1992
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • 1992
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • 1989
  • Women in Commercial Real Estate of Arizona program
  • Asbestos Contamination and Radon Gas Contamination
  • 1988
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Assessing Liability for Potential Environmental Hazards in Real Estate Transactions
  • 1988
  • Los Angeles National WICRE
  • Asbestos Contamination and Radon Gas Contamination
  • 1988
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Roger
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roger is a highly competent and professional attorney. He is a commercial leasing expert and I gladly endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roger is an excellent lawyer. Knowledgeable and very experienced in real estate matters."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Roger is an exceptionally hard working lawyer dedicated to using all his skills to achieve his clients' goals. He is also creative with respect to his legal work."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently represented a client on the Buyer side of a relatively complex, $1MM+ commercial real estate transaction. The Seller was represented by attorney Roger Spencer. I was very impressed with Mr. Spencer’s knowledge of commercial real estate transactions, negotiation skills, professionalism, and always pleasant demeanor. Mr. Spencer was a tough negotiator, and incredibly thorough. It is unfortunate that more attorneys do not share the same level of attention to detail as I saw Mr. Spencer display in this recent transaction. Such attention certainly prevented potential problems for his client in the future, and if Mr. Spencer’s clients are anything like my own, they want a lawyer who will create solutions, not problems. I do not only endorse Mr. Spencer, but highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to recommend Roger Spencer to be listed in your system. Although I have known Roger for a couple of decades, I began to work closely with him in 2008 when he assisted me as co-counsel in negotiating a default situation involving the sale of a convenience store. His sensitivity to client cultural issues was extremely important in resolving this dispute without the necessity of filing a lawsuit. His ability to establish a rapport with our client was extremely beneficial to the excellent outcome of this matter. Roger and I have worked together on a number of complex matters. In every case I found his work to be timely, thorough and fairly priced. I have no hesitation in recommending Roger to you for real estate and commercial legal work. Robert Erven Brown 602-740-1032"
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Phoenix Commercial real estate Lawyer Roger K Spencer
Roger K Spencer
Commercial real estate Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 47 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006. See details