Howard J. Weiss

Howard J. Weiss Member

P: 602-262-5926
F: 602-495-2652
L: Phoenix

Mr. Weiss is a Member of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in the Real Estate department, working primarily with clients that are buying, selling and leasing retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties. Mr. Weiss also counsels clients on business transactions, including the preparation of asset and stock purchase agreements, security agreements, operating agreements, shareholders agreements, promissory notes, consulting agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements and other business-related contracts.

Mr. Weiss has also worked as a solo practitioner, and has worked in the legal department of the National Association of Home Builders in Washington D.C., while attending law school.

Areas of Focus 

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Entity Structure and Formation

Representative Engagements

  • Represented the seller of a portfolio of 5 multifamily properties for a total of $34.65M.

  • Represent restaurants with their entity formation and commercial leasing needs.

  • Represented a German manufacturing company with the acquisition of a building for their U.S. headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Represent solar company in the acquisition of a fabrication facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Represent Canadian clients with entity selection and the acquisition and disposition of multifamily, retial and office properties in Arizona.

  • Represent landowner regarding development of exclusive 14 townhome community adjacent to a golf course.

  • Represent landlords and tenants in the preparation, review and enforcement of commercial leases.

  • Represent professional athletes with business and real estate transactions and the formation of entities for liability protection and privacy concerns.

  • Represent doctors and dentists with the acquisition, sale and leasing of commercial property.

  • Represent commercial real estate brokers with their personal real estate investments, including the formation of entities and the preparation of operating agreements and other legal documents.

  • Represent commercial real estate borrowers regarding the review of loan documents and the issuance of legal opinion letters.

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Author, "Liability Protection or No Liability Protection? That is the Question," Scottsdale Airpark News, (October 2016)

  • Author, "Ready, Set.....Call an Attorney," Scottsdale Airpark News, (February 2016)

  • Author, "Is an LLC the Right Entity for Me?," Scottsdale Airpark News, (November 2015)

  • Author, "The End of Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges," Scottsdale Airpark News, (May 2015)

  • Presenter, "Property Taxes, Medical Marijuana and Same Sex Marriage: What You Don't Know Can Significantly Impact You and Your Clients," The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter Lunch and Learn (September 22, 2015)

  • Presenter, "LOI's Clients Want to Sign," CCIM Lunch Meeting, (October 1, 2014)

  • Presenter, "Protecting Your Assets and Getting Paid - A Legal Overview," The West Valley Commercial Real Estate Group, (September 19, 2014)

  • Presenter, "Getting Paid: Listing Agreements, the Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien and the Statute of Frauds," The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter Lunch and Learn, (January 28, 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    Real Estate and Business Law Sections, Member
    Business Law Section, Committee on Rendering Legal Opinions in Business
  • CCIM
    Central Arizona Chapter, Affiliate Member
  • Silent Witness
    Board of Directors
  • Phoenix Art Museum
    Men's Art Council, Member
  • Pinal County Veteran's Memorial Foundation

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 1991


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
    Publications Editor of The Tax Lawyer; publication of the American Bar Association
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Accounting, 1986