We provide our clients with responsive, creative, and sophisticated legal counsel. Our practice areas include zoning and entitlement, real estate development and construction, real estate transactions and leasing, commercial finance, litigation and condemnation, administrative law and business services.
Our clients are guided through all aspects of the entitlement and development process. We treat each client and each new deal as an exciting challenge to be met. While our vast and varied experience informs our strategies, we pride ourselves on our ability to add value, think creatively, lead fresh conversations, and find solutions. We do not rest on our experience or our success. We never stop learning -- about the law, about real estate, and about your business.
But don’t take our word for it. Read what our clients have to say:
Professional and thorough sums it up. Berry Riddell is by far the best zoning/land use firm for Scottsdale. Everyone at the firm operates at the highest standards of integrity and ethics. Their track record of results speaks for itself. We would not use anyone else.
Berry Riddell lawyers are extremely talented, responsive, and professional. They know how to get things done, eliminate obstacles, and keep any process moving forward until the problem is either eliminated or the goal is accomplished. They are fantastic strategic thinkers.
Our influence in the Valley began in 2003 as we became known as the preeminent boutique real estate law firm. We are longtime Valley of the Sun residents and contributors to our community. Our ability to bring creativity, collaboration, and a fine-tuned attention to detail and process is what created our reputation for getting the tough deals done.
We value relationships and we pride ourselves on our availability and responsiveness to all stakeholders. We serve the needs of our clients and community by assembling a team of experts uniquely qualified to address unique circumstances. Because of our excellent reputation and deep community roots, we are perfectly positioned to work closely with the most talented architects, engineers, neighborhood outreach groups, traffic consultants and financial institutions.
This is our community. Because we call Metropolitan Phoenix home, we must add value to every real estate transaction. It is a source of both personal and professional pride that our business dealings have positively impacted the economy, created well-built communities, contributed to urban design, strengthened neighborhoods and increased community involvement.
We know that it takes a variety of talent working in a myriad of positions to get a problem solved. At Berry Riddell we consistently reassess what works, and what needs to evolve. There is no learning curve; if it touches real estate, we do it. Our clients appreciate our approach, which is collaborative, not confrontational. Because we are responsive and accessible to all of the stakeholders involved in a deal, we garner the trust needed to accomplish your real estate goals.
Since our founding, Berry Riddell and our individual members have been consistently recognized among the top tier of the legal profession. This year, the firm was ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” in Scottsdale Metropolitan Tier 1, specifically in the practice areas of Real Estate Law and Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law. Chambers USA, a national independent research company, ranked the firm in Band 1 in Arizona for Land Use & Zoning. This is the highest state-level ranking a law firm can earn. Chambers USA describes Berry Riddell as a “highly respected boutique firm specializing in zoning and land use matters” with “extensive experience advising on permits, leasing and rezoning, with further knowledge of real estate litigation and transactions” (Chambers USA, 2018).
Locally, we were recognized by AZRE Magazine as one of the top Commercial Real Estate Law Firms in the valley. We are proud to have eight of our attorneys recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, five attorneys rated as Southwest SuperLawyers, and two attorneys named to the 2018 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. To read more about individual attorneys’ accolades, see Our Team.