Michael J. Phalen

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Michael Phalen is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group, focusing primarily on land acquisition, entitlement, and development. Mike’s practice covers a full range of issues from land use planning and zoning, real estate, government affairs, natural resources to mining law, public lands, and renewable energy.

Mike has worked on a number of high-profile development projects, navigating the complexities of municipal law, local government affairs, rezoning, general plan amendments, development agreements, annexations and infrastructure and impact fee issues before various municipalities, governmental bodies, and regulatory agencies throughout Arizona.

Experienced in the policy and political elements of land use and zoning, he is a former assistant Arizona attorney general in the Land and Natural Resources Section, and previously led the Planning and Asset Management Section of the Arizona State Land Department.



  • Partner

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