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BURNS AND BURNS, P.C., an AV 5.0 rated law firm, is the continued recipient of the highest peer review rating possible by Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on legal professionals. BURNS AND BURNS, P.C. has received this award for its representation of clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Corporate Law, Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Landlord Tenant Representation and Real Estate Problem Solving.
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J. Scott Burns, Esq.J. Scott Burns, Esq.
BURNS AND BURNS, P.C.
AV Rated Law Firm
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Corporate

3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 1600
Phoenix, Arizona 85012-2401
Office:  (602) 264-3227
Fax:      (602) 274-0103
Email:  JSBurns@B-BLaw.com

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Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated, AV Rated 5.0 out of 5


Scott F. Burns, Esq.Scott F. Burns, Esq.
BURNS AND BURNS, P.C.
AV Rated Law Firm
Estate Planning, Asset Protection

3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 1600
Phoenix, Arizona 85012-2401
Office:  (602) 264-3227
Fax:      (602) 274-0103
Email:  SFBurns@B-BLaw.com

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Law Office of BURNS AND BURNS, P.C.BURNS AND BURNS, P.C. is an Arizona professional corporation with a 5.0 "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The law firm's mission is to provide legal representation with diligence and integrity in a cost effective and expeditious manner. BURNS AND BURNS, P.C. is listed in Super Lawyers, AZ Finest Lawyers, and in Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyers.

BURNS AND BURNS, P.C. provides legal services in the following practice areas: real estate and commercial transactions; landlord/tenant, deficiency and litigation issues; corporate formation and related corporate matters as well as an emphasis on estate planning, asset protection and probate.

In 1990, F. BRITTON BURNS, SR. retired from the firm after practicing law in Phoenix for 50 years. J. SCOTT BURNS and SCOTT F. BURNS continue as the shareholders of the firm.

F. BRITTON BURNS, SR. (1916-1993): The firm's law practice dates back to 1941 when F. BRITTON BURNS, SR., a native of Phoenix, graduated as one of the top students in his class from the University of Arizona College of Law. During the next 50 years, Mr. Burns represented numerous business and individual clients. This representation emphasized real estate (legal counsel for the Central Arizona Homebuilders Association for 25 years) and business transactions, estate planning, probate and civil litigation. Additionally, he was active in various state and county bar association activities and civic organizations, including being a founding fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation, a director of the Maricopa County Bar Association and serving on the University of Arizona's College of Law's Board of Directors. In 1975, he received the University of Arizona Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Burns was a member of The Thunderbirds and a founding director of The Phoenix Zoo in 1961 and served for 25 years as a director and its legal counsel. He was also a founding director of the Valley of the Sun Kiwanis Club and the Maricopa County Legal Aid Society.

J. SCOTT BURNS: In 1973, J. SCOTT BURNS received from the University of Arizona, College of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in real estate. In 1976, Mr. Burns received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona, College of Law. Mr. Burns has represented clients in excess of a billion dollars in real estate transactions. He has also represented clients in over 350 civil lawsuits with reported case decisions in the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals.

Advanced Certification: Since 1986, Mr. Burns has maintained the certification from the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law. Less than 1% of the lawyers in Arizona have obtained this level of certification. Mr. Burns is also a multi recipient of the Southwest Super Lawyers Award and listed in Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyers, and AZ Finest Lawyers.

Mr. J. Scott Burns, as senior partner, has an AV (5.0) rating, which is the highest peer review ranking offered for legal skill and ability by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Burns is certified by the National Association of Development Companies to handle SBA 504 loan closings for certified lenders. He is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national organization of estate planning attorneys.

Mr. Burns has lectured for the State Bar of Arizona on real estate issues and professionalism and has been involved in various bar association activities. He is a member of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Arizona, having served on the Real Estate Specialization Exam Committee. Mr. Burns is also a member of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona.

Scott F. Burns, Esq. and J. Scott Burns, Esq.Community Service: Mr. Burns is active in community service. He is a member of The Thunderbirds, a local based charity that sponsors the Phoenix Open, a golf tournament, which raises several million dollars annually for Arizona based youth charities. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Luke's Hospital Luke's Men and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Valley of the Sun Kiwanis Club and was the founding legal counsel for the Arizona Chapter of The National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse and Jazz in Arizona, Inc. He is legal counsel for the Arizona Major League Alumni Association.

Real Estate Broker: Mr. Burns is the designated real estate broker for J. S. BURNS REAL ESTATE, a full service brokerage firm formed in 2002 to manage the buying and selling of commercial properties, development acreage, industrial properties as well as residential properties and estates.

SCOTT F. BURNS: In 2004, Mr. Burns graduated from the Karl Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona with a major in finance. In December of 2006, Mr. Burns received his Juris Doctor degree from the Whittier College of Law.

On September 1, 2007, SCOTT F. BURNS joined the firm. His areas of practice are in estate planning and asset protection with an emphasis on professional athletes, probate, corporate formation, and other related corporate issues.

Advanced Certification: Mr. Burns is certified by the National Association of Development Companies to handle SBA 504 loan closings for certified lenders. Mr. Burns is a licensed Arizona real estate broker.