Law Offices of  Roger K. Spencer, P.L.L.C. - Commercial Real Estate

Roger K. Spencer Esq.

Roger K. Spencer Esq.

Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone:
(602) 279-0101 (Office)
(602) 316-0845 (Roger’s Cell)
Fax:
602-904-7514
Email:

Roger K. Spencer practices in the area of transactional commercial real property law with extensive experience in:

Representation of investment and development entities in acquisition and development transactions and financing, construction, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate including retail, office, resort, healthcare, golf course and subdivision (residential and commercial), loan negotiation, loan due diligence, loan documentation and closing, loan sales and purchases, loan modifications, loan renewals, loan restructures, loan forbearances, loan workouts, short sales and deed-in-lieu transactions.

Representation of national and regional lending institutions in commercial real estate loan transactions including loan negotiation, loan due diligence, loan documentation and closing, loan sales and purchases, loan modifications, loan renewals, loan restructures, loan forbearances, loan workouts, non-performing and distressed loan resolutions, short sales, deed-in-lieu transactions, loan servicing, receiverships, turn-arounds and asset mangement.

Representation of major national financial institutions in commercial real estate loan portfolio and asset portfolio acquisitions, restructuring and dispositions.

Representation of investment institutions in asset management issues such as project re-positioning, leasing, lease enforcement, brokerage and construction issues.

Representation of real estate brokerage companies, construction contractors, construction managers, architects and title insurance companies.

Current Speeches

  • Presentation speaker: Financing the Developing Commercial Real Estate Projects on Native American Land, Lecture given at the RES AZ Convention, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 21, 2013
  • Presentation speaker: Developing Projects on Native American Land, Lecture given for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce, May 2012
  • Presentation speaker: Commercial Real Estate Purchase Contracts, Lecture given at the City Attorney’s Office, City of Phoenix, Arizona, May 2011
  • Presentation speaker: Commercial Real Estate Leases, Lecture given at the City Attorney’s Office, City of Phoenix, Arizona, April 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Restructuring
  • Portfolio Acquisitions and Dispositions

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) - 1976
  • University of Michigan
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - 1968

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • Special Lease Provisions: Retail and Restaurant Leasing, Lawline, 2014
  • Key Provisions in Restaurant Leases, Lawline, 2014
  • Fundamentals of Construction Management, Lawline, 2014
  • The Real Deal: Advanced Real Estate Transaction Strategies, Lawline, 2014
  • Office and Retail Leasing: Exit and Expansion Strategies, Lawline, 2014
  • Using the Rules of Professional Conduct To Reduce Malpractice and Promote Recovery, Lawline, 2014
  • A Maturing Market, First Service Solutions, 2014
  • Merging & Acquiring Law Firms of All Sizes, ABA, 2013
  • 1st Service Subcontract – CMBS, National Real Estate Investor, 2013
  • Bankruptcy Issues for the Real Estate Professional, Lawline, 2013
  • Wealth & Growth Through 1031 Exchange, Lawline, 2013
  • Understanding Foreclose Defense, Lawline, 2013
  • Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions, Part 1, Lawline, 2013
  • Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions, Part 2, Lawline, 2013
  • Is it Really Possible to Restructure CMBS Debt, First American Title Insurance, 2011
  • Cloud Computer – How it Impacts Practice of Law, Lexis Nexis, 2011
  • Services, Special Servicer and Receiver, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • Poorly Drafted Exclusives, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • Lease Accounting, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • Ethics – Conflict Waiver, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • Negotiating Operating Covenants, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • Assignments and Subleases, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • In-House Counsel Ethics, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • Recent Developments in Real Estate Law, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • Loan Workouts, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., 2011
  • CMBS Opportunities, 1st Service Corporation, 2011
  • CMBS Negotiations, 1st Service Corporation, 2011
  • Conflicts of Interest 101, MCLE2.com, 2011
  • Top Ten Issues When Buying Distressed Commercial Real Estate, American Title Insurance, 2011
  • Reorganization of Single Entity Exempt Organization Into a Multi-Corporate Enterprise, NBI, 2010
  • Tax Changes to Watch Out For, First American Exchange Company, 2010
  • The Basics of the 1031 Exchange, First American Exchange Company, 2010
  • Non-Judicial Foreclosures - Trustee Services and Title Products, First American Title Insurance Company, 2010
  • State of the Arizona Corporation Commission, State Bar of Arizona, 2009
  • Real Estate Capital Markets, Myths, Legends and Realities, First American Title Insurance Company, 2009
  • Ethical Trends Today, State Bar of Arizona, 2009
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance, Lorman Education Services, 2008
  • Accounting and Financial Statement for Lawyers, Telestrat Educational Services, 2008
  • Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Commercial Leasing - Common Client Issues, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Recent Developments in Real Estate Law, American Bar Association, 2006
  • AIA Contracts, Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • Overcoming Foreclosure Obstacles in Arizona, National Business Institute, 2005
  • Arizona Contract Forms Review, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, 2005
  • Practical Planning for Tenancy In Common (TIC) Transaction Exchanges, American Bar Association, 2004
  • A Boost From The IRS: Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges and Tenancy In Common, American Bar Association, 2004
  • Land Use Law Update, State Bar of Arizona, 2003
  • Negotiating Leasehold Policies of Title Insurance, CLE International, 2002
  • Structuring the Commercial Loan in Arizona, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Arizona Construction Law, Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Design Professional Liability, Forum on Construction Industry, 2000
  • Construction Law - Can This Job Be Saved, Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • Documenting Condominiums, PUDs and Golf Course Communities, American Law Institute, American Bar Association, 2000
  • Boundary Law in Arizona, National Business Institute, 1999
  • Commercial Lending in Arizona, National Business Institute, 1998
  • Mechanics Lien Law, National Business Institute, 1996
  • Advanced Exchanges of Investment Property, National Business Institute, 1996
  • Current Issues in Commercial Real Estate Leases, National Business Institute, 1996
  • Construction Law and Mechanics Liens, Professional Education Systems, 1996
  • Arizona Foreclosure and Repossession, National Business Institute, 1995
  • Mastering Real Estate Titles, National Business Institute, 1995
  • Title Insurance In Detail, State Bar of Arizona, 1995
  • Annual Ethics Seminar, State Bar of Arizona, 1994
  • Flexibility, Creativity Key in Lease Negotiations, Commercial Leasing Update, Page 14, 1993
  • The Danger Below - Counseling Lenders on Groundwater Contamination, State Bar of Arizona Seminar, 1992
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions, State Bar of Arizona Seminar, 1992
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions, State Bar of Arizona Seminar, 1989
  • Assessing Liability for Potential Environmental Hazards in Real Estate Transactions, State Bar of Arizona Program, 1988
  • Asbestos Contamination and Radon Gas Contamination, Los Angeles National WICRE program, 1988
  • Asbestos Contamination and Radon Gas Contamination, Women in Commercial Real Estate of Arizona Program, 1988
  • Real Property Transactions: Concerns and Strategies, State Bar of Arizona Program, 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Law and Real Property Law Sections, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Corporation, Banking and Business Law and Real Property Law Sections, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation, Co-Trustee
  • Valley Partnership
  • Valley Partnership, Chair, Outreach Task Force Committee
  • Valley Partnership, Legislative Affairs Committee
  • AZCREW
  • High-Tech Cluster, Governor's Strategic Partnership for Economic Development
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
  • Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Committee Member
  • Goldwater Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Urban Land Institute, Committee Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • CoreNet (formerly NACORE)
  • Assisted Living Federation of America-Arizona Chapter, Founding Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Quarles & Brady (in Arizona, Quarles & Brady Streich Lang), Phoenix Office, Partner - Real Estate
  • Winston & Strawn, Phoenix office, Partner - Real Estate
  • Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix Office, Real Estate Department
  • Military Service - Captain, United States Air Force, Jet Pilot (T-38, T-37), Jet Instructor Pilot (T-38), stationed: Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas; Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; Shepherd Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas; temporary duty, Wright Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fiesta Bowl Committee Member
  • Copperstate 1000 Road Rally; Organizational Committee
  • Phoenix Men's Arts Council for the Phoenix Art Museum; Board of Directors
  • Phoenix Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Phoenix Rotary 100 Club
  • Lawyers for The Phoenix Symphony Steering Committee
  • Phoenix Men's Symphony Council Member
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Stanford University Alumni Association
  • Northwestern University Alumni Association
  • Superbowl Committee
  • United States Figure Skating Championship; Organizational Committee, 1993
  • Phoenix School District, Elementary School Reader Program, J.B. Sutton Elementary School, 3100 West Roosevelt, Phoenix, Arizona

Law Offices of Roger K. Spencer, P.L.L.C.
777 East Thomas Road, Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 279-0101 – Office
(602) 316-0845 – Roger’s Cell
(602) 904-7514 – Fax
E-mail: rks@rksjd.com
Map and Directions

From its location in Phoenix, the Law Offices of Roger K. Spencer, P.L.L.C. serves clients throughout Arizona and nationwide including all counties in Arizona such as Maricopa, Pima, Yuma, Coconino, Pinal and Yavapai, and all Arizona cities including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Carefree, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear, Surprise, and Kingman.