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Colleen Goodell Knecht


Gibson Knecht

Southwest Super Lawyers®, Real Estate (2015-2021)

The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2022)

Member, American Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona and Maricopa County Bar Association

Colleen Goodell Knecht practices in the areas of real estate transactions, real estate finance and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions. Knecht’s real estate work includes the representation of clients in the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial real estate including mixed-use residential and commercial high-rise condominium developments. Her experience in mergers and acquisitions includes the representation of sellers and buyers of both public and private companies, and her corporate experience includes representation of both for-profit and nonprofit entities.

Knecht is also knowledgeable in the areas of negotiation, drafting and implementation of commercial leases as well as real estate and asset-based lending transactions. Knecht’s lending practice includes representation of borrowers, banks, credit unions, life companies and private lenders in all phases of loan and loan modification transactions. She additionally represents lenders and borrowers in restructuring financial transactions.

These are some of the reasons that we named Knecht to our Phoenix & Southwest grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.