Andrew Abraham, Burch & Cracchiolo’s president, is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Transactions since 2008 and in every edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. In the 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions, Andy was voted among the top 50 lawyers in Arizona by his peers.
Andy has significant experience with respect to negotiation of commercial leases for major anchor tenants on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Andy successfully completed the lease executions in connection with the lease -up of a 70,000 square foot medical office complex, numerous single tenant medical office buildings and numerous anchor tenants in retail shopping centers.
In the course of his 32 years of practice at Burch & Cracchiolo, Andy has successfully tried real property cases to verdict, including adverse possession claims and condemnation matters. He closed over 100 loans, most of which were in excess of $1 million and cured hundreds of title claims.
Prior to joining the firm in 1983, Andy served for one year as law clerk to The Honorable Frank X. Gordon, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, during 1982-1983.
Concentrating his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate-related litigation and real estate transactions, Andy also has substantial experience in the area of franchisor/franchisee relations. He has served as lead counsel in numerous state and federal court trials.
- J.D, Arizona State University College of Law, 1982
- B.A., Political Science with Honors, Claremont McKenna College, 1979
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Arizona
- Representation of a national insurance carrier in a federal court trial including claims of breach of contract, bad faith and punitive damages.
- Representation of a franchisee in connection with franchise termination proceedings both before state administrative agencies and in the state superior court.
- Representation of numerous lenders and borrowers in connection with real estate loan negotiations and transactions.
- Representation of landowners in connection with land use general plan amendments and rezoning involving large tracts of undeveloped land.
Professional Affiliations : State Bar of Arizona
- Board Member and President, Temple Solel (1990-2004)
- Board Member, Casselman Foundation (1995 to present)
- Board Member, Steele Foundation (2009 to present)
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