Fitzgibbons Law Offices - Pinal County Lawyers

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David A. Fitzgibbons III, Casa Grande Attorney

 

 

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Fitzgibbons Law Offices
1115 E. Cottonwood Lane
Suite 150
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

David and Denis Fitzgibbons were interviewed in the Winter 2015 issue of Golden Corridor Living magazine

David A. Fitzgibbons III

Casa Grande attorney David Fitzgibbons focuses his practice on business law, civil litigation and government relations.

David Fitzgibbons graduated from Casa Grande Union High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. After earning his law degree at Creighton University, David returned to Casa Grande in 1987 to practice law with his father, the firm’s founder.

One of Pinal County’s civic leaders, David serves as vice chairman of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, president of the Casa Grande Industrial Development Authority, chairman of the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center Foundation, and president of the Casa Grande Art Museum. He is a past president of the Pinal County Bar Association, a former Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commissioner, and the 2016 inductee in the Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.

Practice Areas

Business Law

Real Estate Law

Commercial Litigation

Land Use, Planning and Zoning

Government Relations

Mediation

Honors and Awards

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Representative Cases

• Banking  Facilitated the growth of a local community bank: Negotiated contracts and leases; handled corporate matters, including the bylaws, annual meeting, and shareholder disputes and other issues; represented the bank and its board of directors in the sale of the bank for over $30 million.

• Real Estate Development  Represented the owner of a 10-acre Casa Grande parcel in the development of commercial condominiums: Prepared the condominium plat; drafted CC&Rs; achieved approval of the plat before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council; and negotiated leases and purchase agreements.

• Government Relations, Real Estate Development and Business Law  Represented an out-of-state corporation in the purchase and development of 40 acres near Casa Grande: introduced the client to the Mayor, City Council members and various city department heads; negotiated zoning and land use with city officials; represented the client with regard to construction contracts, financing and project completion.

• Business Tort  Achieved a successful recovery for a farmer whose field was mistakenly defoliated by a crop duster; the recovery allowed the farm to finance the next crop.

• Loan Restructuring  Helped save the investment of the owner and developer of a commercial building who, after borrowing money to build the project, ran out of money: Negotiated a rent structure with potential tenants whereby the tenant paid for their specific improvements in exchange for rent during the initial year; negotiated with the bank to restructure the payments on the loan.

• Mediation  A local farmer contracted to export bales of hay to an international consortium at a set price per bale. After the farmer began growing the crop, the price plummeted. As the hay began to come off the field, the buyer stopped picking up the hay, and it became damaged by the elements. The buyer paid for only a portion of the hay, and the farmer began selling the hay to third parties. Late in the season, the price for hay rose, and the buyer demanded all of the hay under contract. The buyer claimed significant damages for the loss of profit based on the contracted hay price. The farmer claimed damages from the loss of hay that stood in the field. We mediated the case and reached an agreement whereby the farmer (a) was allowed to keep the monies he received for the sale of some of the hay and (b) agreed to grow additional hay for the buyer the next year at a set price.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

The American Association for Justice

Pinal County Bar Association: Past President

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1987

Recent Articles

Negotiating a Commercial Lease Includes Asking the Right Questions,” Golden Corridor Living, November 2015

Education

J.D., Creighton University, 1986

B.S., Arizona State University, 1983

Community Leadership

Casa Grande Regional Medical Center Foundation: Chairman

Casa Grande Art Museum: President

Casa Grande Industrial Development Authority: President

Board of Trustees, Regional Care Services Corporation

Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, 2016

Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission, 1987-1993

Casa Grande Food Bank, 1987-1994

Birthplace

Estherville, Iowa