Mark D. Patton

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Mark Patton is a partner in the firm’s Tucson office. He helps businesses make deals happen. Mark's expertise in both real estate and corporate matters allows him to assist clients from start to finish on real estate deals. In his real estate practice, he helps clients with the acquisition, disposition, and financing of real estate projects, with a particular emphasis on the multifamily sector. His experience also includes business formations, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and private placements, many of which involve real estate. As a certified public accountant (CPA) and former tax consultant, Mark also helps clients with tax issues that arise in these business transactions.

Mark represents real estate owners and operators with clients ranging from real estate investment trusts (REITs) to entrepreneurial real estate companies specializing in rehabilitating real estate projects. He regularly assists clients with commercial real estate purchases and sales, entity formation and structuring, financing, title work, and due diligence. He has extensive experience with Freddie Mac financing (both credit facilities and Freddie Mac’s CME program) and also has experience with Fannie Mae, CMBS, and community bank financing. Within the last two years, he has assisted clients with acquisitions and dispositions of real estate projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Much of Mark’s practice is fueled by business deals involving real estate. Leveraging his corporate background, he assists real estate clients with forming real estate joint ventures and conducting private offerings to finance real estate projects. His tax background allows him to help clients with the tax aspects that arise in real estate transactions, including section 1031 like-kind exchanges.

Mark has represented both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries, including health care, software, freight shipping, energy, information technology services, and general merchandising. He is also experienced assisting clients with private offerings of securities to acquire and expand businesses.



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