About D. Randall Stokes
Mr. Stokes is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Group. He concentrates his practice in the area of real estate, representing commercial and residential developers, health care institutions, lenders, borrowers and other businesses in all aspects of their real estate-related activities. Mr. Stokes has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in real estate law.
Mr. Stokes regularly represents a major hospital and health system corporation, negotiating on its behalf the acquisition, development and disposition of improved and unimproved properties, negotiating leases of space in its medical office buildings, negotiating long-term ground leases, and in the development of its hospital campuses. In addition, he regularly represents a major international airline in the negotiation and documentation of airport use agreements, office, cargo, terminal and other space lease agreements, and in real estate related matters.
Mr. Stokes' practice has featured a particular emphasis in the areas of planned residential, commercial and mixed-use communities, condominiums and shopping centers and in representing homebuilders. As an example, he recently represented the developer of an upscale residential, retail and office community in northeast Phoenix. He has regularly represented large homebuilders in their acquisition and development activities. Mr. Stokes has also represented a developer in the planning and development of a major mixed-use master-planned community centered around two championship-class golf courses, and of an exclusive custom home golf community.
Mr. Stokes' practice has included a substantial amount of commercial leasing work, representing both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial office, retail and industrial leasing. In addition, he has represented clients in loan workouts and modifications and regularly advises claims on Arizona's antideficiency laws and short sales.
Mr. Stokes has worked extensively with the Arizona Department of Real Estate on subdivision and public report issues, and has substantial experience representing developers and lenders in their dealings with agencies such as FNMA, VA, and FHA. He has also represented the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona in a wide range of matters.
Mr. Stokes is chairman of the firm's Technology Strategy Committee. While in law school, he was an Associate Editor for the Ecology Law Quarterly.