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Michael Beethe’s practice focuses on corporate law, real estate development, commercial and healthcare transactions, real estate litigation, complex loan workouts and equine law.  He is an experienced transactional attorney, with a strong litigation background in a broad range of practice areas, including negotiation and documentation of asset sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers, consolidations, financing arrangements, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, new entity formation and operations, and legal consultation for healthcare, real estate, retail and service entities.


Mr. Beethe is one of the nation’s leading, most-widely recognized equine law practitioners.  He is widely published in monthly Equine Law columns in nationwide magazines such as The Arabian Horse Times and Saddle & Bridle. He is also a featured speaker at many Equine Law seminars, including the National Equine Law Conference, sponsored by the University of Kentucky School of Law.


Mr. Beethe received a Master’s in Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  During law school, Mr. Beethe was the Editor-in-Chief of The Urban Lawyer, the American Bar Association’s official publication on real estate and government law, and the third most highly circulated law journal in the nation.  Mr. Beethe was also a member of the U.M.K.C. Law Review, where he published his Comment, Railroads Suing Injured Employees: Should the Federal Employers' Liability Act Allow Railroads to Recover From Injured Railroad Workers For Property Damages?  Following law school, Mr. Beethe excelled on the Arizona State Bar Exam, achieving the third-highest score.  He is currently a member of the State Bar of Arizona, and is also admitted to practice in the Arizona Supreme Court, Missouri Supreme Court, Kansas Supreme Court and the United States District Court, District of Arizona.  


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Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    19 years
  2. Corporate: 25%
    19 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    19 years
  4. Environmental: 25%
    19 years



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Comitz | Beethe, PLLC

6720 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ, 85253


AZActive 200104/24/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best of Arizona: Construction & Real Estate LawRanking Arizona2011
People to Know in Commercial Real EstateAZRE (Arizona Real Estate)2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberComitz | Beethe2010 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeMaricopa County Superior Court2008 - Present
ShareholderBonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint PC2001 - 2010
Associate AttorneyDunn, Keller, Gillespie, Johnston & Latz1999 - 2000
Associate AttorneyThe Farris Law Firm1997 - 1998
Law ClerkHubble, Sawyer, Peak & O'Neal1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Missouri State BarMemberN/A
Ellison Moot Court TeamMember1996 - 1997
American Bar Association's The Urban LawyerEditor-in-Chief1995 - 1997
The U.M.K.C. Law ReviewStaff Member1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shepard v. HewittJury verdict for client affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Urban LawyerCase Digest, Walz v. Town of Smithtown1995
UMKC Law ReviewRailroads Suing Injured EmployeesN/A
America's Bridle & BitDefamation and the Horse IndustryN/A
EquiSearchBuying or Selling a Horse: Creating the ContractN/A
Horsecity.comEquine Veterinary MalpracticeN/A
Horsecity.comThe successful leaseN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)N/AMBAN/A
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)Business AdministrationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)N/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Kentucky School of Law - National Equine Law ConferenceEquine LawN/A