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Francis J Slavin

Real estate Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

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Francis "Buzz" Slavin practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate, contracts and agreements, condemnation/eminent domain, land use law and real estate development. He holds both an undergraduate and J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati. He was admitted to the Bar in Ohio in 1968 and in Arizona in 1972 and is currently a member of both State Bar Associations. He is an AV Rated lawyer for over 25 years.

Mr. Slavin moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1971 to become vice-president and general counsel of a multi-discipline homebuilding, land development and residential lending company. He joined the Fennemore Craig law firm in 1973 and became a shareholder and director. In 1983 he formed the predecessor to his current firm, and then founded Francis J. Slavin Law Firm in 1990.

Active in the national and Arizona legal community, he has served on committees for the American Bar Association including the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Real Property; Probate and Trust Law Section; and State and Local Government Law. For the State Bar of Arizona, Mr. Slavin served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee (1974 to 1990), chairing that committee from 1976 to 1980, and the Disciplinary Commission (1976 to 1983), chairing that Commission from 1981 to 1983. In addition he has been a member of the Real Estate and Construction Law Sections.

Mr. Slavin is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Delta Phi. He is the author of Construction Law and Mechanics’ Liens in Arizona, published annually by Professional Educational Systems, Inc. (1980-2006). He served as Judge Pro Tempore, Superior Court of Arizona in the County of Maricopa from 1980-1990. From 1981-1989 he was a member of the City of Phoenix Zoning Ordinance Revision Committee.

Licensed for 50 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1972
Updated 05/23/2015

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Francis J Slavin PC
2198 E Camelback Rd Ste 285
Phoenix, AZ, 85016-4769


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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Francis J. Slavin, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Director
  • Slavin, Kane and Patterson, P.C.
  • 1983 - 1990
  • Shareholder and Director
  • Fennemore Craig
  • 1973 - 1983
  • Director
  • Fennemore Craig
  • 1973 - 1983
  • General Counsel
  • Continental Homes, Inc.
  • 1971 - 1973
  • Associate Lawyer
  • Krugliak Wilkins
  • 1968 - 1971
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Legal Cases

  • Pingitore v. Town of Cave Creek, 194 Ariz. 261, 981 P.2d 129 (App. 1998).
  • Ry-Tan Const., Inc. v. Washington Elementary School Dist. No. 6, 210 Ariz. 419, 111 P.3d 1019 (2005).
  • Freedman v. Continental Service Corporation, 127 Ariz. 540, 622 P.2d 487 (App. 1980).
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021


  • Professional Educations Systems
  • Arizona Construction Law and Mechanics Liens
  • 2006
  • Professional Educations Systems
  • Arizona Construction Law and Mechanics Liens
  • 2005
  • Professional Educations Systems
  • Arizona Construction Law and Mechanics Liens
  • 2004
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Vested Rights and Equitable Estoppel in Arizona
  • 2002
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Phoenix Real estate Lawyer Francis J Slavin
Francis J Slavin
Real estate Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 50 years