Diane M. Haller, Partner

Biography

Diane M. Haller is a real estate lawyer and partner with Quarles & Brady LLP. Diane focuses her practice on highly complex transactions, land development deals, and portfolio transactions.

Diane's clients include pension funds, public and private companies, national and local developers and homebuilders, and investors. Her work for these clients includes advising on all aspects of development; financing as borrower; acquisition, disposition, sale and leasing of office and commercial properties, master planned communities, mixed-use developments, and redevelopment projects.

Representative matters include:

  • Ongoing representation of a significant pension fund in connection with acquisition, management, disposition, and financing as borrower of large commercial properties. Two recent matters included complex loans for an aggregate of 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space and related parking facilities.
  • Representing Catellus Development Corporation in connection with the masterplanning of 330 acres of prime urban land into a future-forward redevelopment located in Tempe, Arizona, and associated redevelopment and disposition of land by long term ground leases through a public private partnership.
  • Representing AV Homes in connection with the phased acquisition and development of Creekside at Bethpage, an age-restricted resort-style community in North Carolina.
  • Represented Phillips 66 Company, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, in connection with portfolio transactions for acquisition, disposition, and associated structured financing relating to retail gasoline stations and associated fuel supply agreements.
  • Representing JEN Partners, a private equity firm, in the acquisition, disposition, and development of residential master planned communities, and the financing of JEN Partners' landbanking operations.
  • Representing a national bank in connection with the acquisition, leasing, development and disposition of its bank-owned corporate properties such as call centers, employment centers, and other bank facilities; recent transactions include the long term lease of 200,000 square feet of office space for mortgage servicing use, and the sale and leaseback of a building for financial services use.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1986)
  • University of Utah (B.S., magna cum laude, 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Member)
  • Phoenix Community Alliance (Member of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Vice Chair, and Chair elect)
  • Valley Partnership (Former Member of Board of Directors)
  • Habitat for Humanity, Central Arizona (Former Member of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Advisory Council)
  • Arthritis Foundation, Greater Southwest Chapter (Former Member of Board of Directors)
  • Arizona Leadership 2000 (Member, Class of 1996)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine (2016, 2017)
  • Selected as honoree for the Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business (2015)
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers® 2015 Phoenix Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Arizona’s Top Lawyers list by AZ Business Magazine (2014: Real Estate)
  • Listed in 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by AZ Business Magazine (2014)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2005–present: Real Estate Law)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2004–present: Real Estate)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007–Present Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Real Estate) and named among the Top 25 Female lawyers in the Southwest
  • 2002 Recipient of Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (for work on behalf of Habitat for Humanity)