Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C.

Seasoned attorneys with more than 85 years of combined legal experience in commercial matters

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Firm Overview

Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona represents Arizona businesses and financial institutions in matters of commercial real estate, commercial law and contracts. The attorneys at Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. have more than 85 years of combined legal experience and have a demonstrated track record of achieving positive results. Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. works to understand your business needs and realistically assesses your legal situation. The attorneys devise innovative strategies to ensure your business's best practice, the enforcement of contracts, and compliance with state and federal regulations. In matters of litigation, they work tenaciously to secure favorable outcomes for clients. To schedule a consultation and find out how Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. can serve your business interests, call the firm today.

Commercial law firm dedicated to providing effective, cutting-edge representation:
Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. focuses on providing Arizona businesses with high-quality legal advice and solutions in commercial matters. The attorneys at the firm offer legal representation that is:

Informed by Experience - The attorneys at Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. have more than 85 years of combined legal experience successfully representing clients. They use their extensive knowledge and expertise to the benefit of every client to help you reach your business goals.

Well-Respected - The attorneys at the firm are nationally recognized in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell - the highest rating available for legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards.

Current - To ensure high-quality legal advice, the attorneys at the firm stay informed of commercial and legal trends and the effects that they have on your business. Commercial law is an ever-changing entity, and the attorneys work diligently to ensure that their knowledge is up to date, so as to best advise you and to serve your business needs.

Cost-effective legal solutions to your business development:
Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. offers cost-effective legal services to plaintiffs and defendants in the following practice areas:

Commercial Real Estate - In commercial real estate matters, Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. conducts real estate transactions and engages litigation in relation to closings, construction, easements, financing, leasing and land use. Joseph M. Atkinson is certified as a real estate law specialist by the State Bar of Arizona.

Commercial Law - In commercial law, the attorneys at the firm strive to provide effective and efficient representation in complex commercial matters such as purchases and sales of businesses, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution.

Business Litigation - The attorneys at the firm offer business litigation services in matters such as contract drafting, review, revisions and litigation resulting from breaches of contract.
Main Office

Main Office
3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1150
Phoenix  AZ  85012

Phone
  • 602-222-4828
Fax
  • 602-222-4820
Commercial Real Estate
A full-service Arizona real estate firm for your business
The attorneys at Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. handle all aspects of commercial real estate. With 85 years of combined legal experience in commercial real estate and business, they provide you with effective, skillful representation.

Commercial real estate transactions:
The thorough transactional attorneys at Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. conduct all commercial real estate business meticulously and with methodical attention to all the important details. With extensive preparation and commercial knowledge supporting your commercial real estate transactions, you can be confident that your investment is secure. The real estate transactions that the attorneys at the firm can handle for your business include:

-Commercial real estate closings
-Construction and build-outs
-Easements and restrictions
-Financing and mortgages
-Land use and zoning
-Leasing contracts
-Sales contracts drafting and review

Commercial real estate disputes:
More than just a place to conduct business, your office space can be an essential part of your business value. Disputes over property can profoundly affect your business by interrupting your operations and threatening the security of your business location. The commanding litigators at Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. use their imposing courtroom presence and significant commercial knowledge to protect your business property investments in contentious situations such as eminent-domain seizures, landlord-tenant disagreements, easement conflicts and incorrect zoning decisions.

Commercial real estate mediation and negotiation:
Commercial real estate contracts often include a clause requiring that disputes enter arbitration. Absent an arbitration clause, mediation can be used effectively to preserve business relationships. When mediation is required by contract or is otherwise advantageous to your business, the skilled mediators at Atkinson, Hamill & Barrowclough, P.C. guide negotiations toward equitable solutions that serve your needs.

Joseph M. Atkinson

ISLN: 909354136
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Practice Areas:
-Real Estate
-Finance
-Mortgages
-Leases and Leasing
-Commercial Real Estate
-Corporate Law
-Banks and Banking
-Aviation and Aerospace
-Resorts and Leisure
-Hotel and Resort Law
-Golf Course Development
-Title Insurance Law

Biography: Joe is board certified as a Specialist in Real Estate Law by the State Bar of Arizona. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating), and has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, Arizona's Finest Lawyers and Marquis Who's Who in American Law. Joe has 30 years of legal experience in complex real estate transactions, commercial leasing, commercial finance and a wide variety of business law matters, from golf community development to water law. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to closely held family businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

As a member of the Governing Council of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona, Joe served as editor-in-chief of the Real Property Journal, published quarterly. He has lectured on various real estate and business law issues and has served as a TV panelist for "Lawyers on Call," a production of 12 News (NBC Phoenix), assisting callers with real estate problems.

Joe received his law degree from the University of Chicago, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, where he received the Finfgeld Award for best intercollegiate debater. His community service includes a term as president of Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation, a non-profit corporation concerned with historic preservation in Phoenix. He is a licensed pilot with over 800 hours of flight time in a variety of aircraft, including gliders.


Admitted to Practice Law: 1983, Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education: University of Chicago, J.D.

Member: Maricopa County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona (Member, Governing Council, Real Property Section, 1990-1993)
Education
  • University of Chicago
    Juris Doctorate

Christopher G. Hamill

ISLN: 906747986
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Practice Areas:
-Litigation
-Contracts
-Business Law
-Labor and Employment
-Employment Contracts
-Wrongful Termination Defense
-Automotive Franchises and Dealerships
-Agency and Distributorships
-Real Estate Litigation
-Banking Litigation
-Fraud and Deceit
-Business Torts
-Commercial Law

Biography: Chris is an AV rated attorney who began practicing law in Arizona in 1984. He has a commercial litigation practice, handling jury and bench trials, administrative claims, arbitrations, mediations and appeals in both federal and state courts. Chris' practice includes claims involving contract and debt enforceability, warranties, partnership and corporate dissolutions, real estate and title disputes, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, fraud claims, employment issues, business torts and automobile dealership issues.

Chris represents a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, Arizona automobile dealership groups, financial institutions, golf course ownership groups, small to mid-size companies, and individuals.

Chris graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame College of Law in 1984, including a year of study in the Concannon Programme of International Law at the Notre Dame London Law Centre. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1981.

Admitted to Practice Law: 1984, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1988, California (inactive)

Education: University of Notre Dame, J.D.

Member: Maricopa County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona (Member, Trial Practice Section); State Bar of California (Member, Trial Practice Section)
Education
  • University of Notre Dame
    Juris Doctorate

Patrick R. Barrowclough

ISLN: 909225153
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Practice Areas:
-Commercial Litigation
-Commercial Real Estate
-Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor
-Corporate Law
-Partnership Law
-Commercial Law
-Mortgages
-Construction Law
-Contracts
-Uniform Commercial Code

Biography: Pat is an AV rated attorney who has been practicing law in Arizona since 1985. He has a broad range of clients, including large national corporations, national, regional and local financial institutions and small to mid-size companies, as well as individuals in need of legal services.

He represents creditors in complex bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, and has extensive commercial litigation experience with an emphasis on contracts, real estate and UCC issues. He is also experienced in commercial real estate matters, and has represented clients in the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets.

Pat graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985, where he was Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Law Review from 1983 to 1985. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Kansas in 1981.

Admitted to Practice Law: 1985, Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education: University of Illinois, J.D., 1985 (Order of the Coif; Law Review Editor); University of Kansas, B.S., 1980

Member: Maricopa County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona (Member, Bankruptcy Section)
Education
  • University of Illinois
    Juris Doctorate , 1985
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