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David E Shein

Real estate Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   2 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    David handles all aspects of complex real estate transactions and financing and associated tax issues

    36 years, 500 cases

  2. Business

    36 years, 500 cases

  3. Tax

    36 years, 500 cases

David Shein is a Board Certified Real Estate Specialist and, as a founding member of Shein Phanse Adkins P.C. , David Shein brings more than 25 years of substantive legal and business experience to the representation of the firm’s clients. David focuses on the representation of established and emerging companies and financial institutions in all facets of real estate acquisition, development, financing and leasing, including asset based lending, development planning and entitlement, venture formation, due diligence, strategic business planning, capital acquisition and financing, complex contract negotiations and mergers and acquisitions.
In the areas of real estate and commercial (asset based) financing, David represents both public and privately held companies and financial institutions in complex multi-state transactions throughout Arizona and the Southwest involving asset acquisition, development and specialized equity and non-equity financing formats, include securitized credit and related facilities, and traditional asset based lending. David also has extensive experience representing landlords, tenants and lenders in all aspects of commercial leasing. David represents developers and lenders in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and/or sale of office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family projects, master planned communities, resort/golf properties, industrial properties, and single-family residential developments.
In addition to representing clients in connection with core real estate, real estate development and related financing and M&A activities, David handles a wide range of real estate related matters including loan enforcement, foreclosure, secured (UCC Article 9) transactions, low income housing (Section 42) tax credit transactions and Section 1031 exchanges. David is also an experienced mediator and maintains an active and successful Alternative Dispute Resolution practice.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Arizona in 1984, with a double major in accounting and corporate finance. He graduated from Arizona State University College of Law (cum laude) in 1987. David is a Real Estate Specialist, certified by the State Bar of Arizona – Board of Legal Specialization, holds the highest rating (AV) from the Martindale- Hubbell attorney rating service and has been consistently named as a top real estate lawyer by Best Lawyers®, Chambers USA® and Southwest Super Lawyers®. David is also a Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court and a Member of the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Licensed for 35 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 03/17/2023

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Shein Phanse Adkins, P.C.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2009
Excellent Real Estate Lawyer
Tough deal to get closed. Very complex commercial loan restructure. David handled all of the negotiations and documentation and got the job done right and in time to preserve our tenant relationships. We say thanks!
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2008
Smart and Efficient
This was a tough and complex series of transactions. David took control and acheived a great result very cost effectively. I've worked with big firms most of my career - I don't think I will ever again. The professional and personalized service we received from Chester & Shein was top notch! I recommend David and his team without reservation.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Shein Phanse Adkins, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner / Board of Directors
  • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
  • 1987 - 2002


  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Retail Shopping Centers
  • Successful Closings
  • Office Building Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Successful Closings
  • Conduit and Traditional Financing Transactions
  • Successful Loan Closings
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  • Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Men's Art Counsel - Phoenix Art Museum
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona - Real Estate Section
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martendale Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Real Estate Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2012
  • Leading Real Estate Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners USA
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Leading Real Estate Lawyer
  • Chambers USA
  • 2012
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2012
  • Certified Real Estate Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2012
  • No. 1 Law Firm (24 Lawyers or Less)
  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top People to Know - AZ Real Estate
  • AZ RE Magazine
  • 2011
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • Key Professional Media, Inc.
  • 2011
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • Key Professional Media, Inc
  • 2010
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  • Various Seminar Materials
  • Diverse Real Estate Topics
  • 2008
  • Real Estate Law Journal
  • Complex Financing Alternatives In Unstable Credit Markets
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Closings A-Z
  • Post Closing Requirements
  • 2009
  • Advanced Real Estate Development
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • 2007
  • Affordable Housing in Arizona
  • Project Finanacing
  • 2006

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Scottsdale Real estate Lawyer David E Shein
David E Shein
Real estate Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 35 years