Jason F. Wood, Partner

Biography

Jason F. Wood serves a range of institutional and private sector clients ― as sellers, purchasers, developers, lenders, landlords, and tenants ― in all phases of real estate transactions and negotiations, including everything from large multi-state portfolio transactions to suburban and infill development and adaptive reuse.

Jason also has significant experience structuring and forming joint ventures and other equity vehicles, negotiating sale-leaseback transactions and joint development, cost-sharing, and construction agreements, and preparing CC&R's and other project documents in connection with the development of shopping centers, master-planned communities, hotels, condominiums (commercial and residential), and mixed-use developments.

Jason’s banking and finance experience includes the representation of both national lending institutions and borrowers in commercial financing transactions, including real estate acquisition, construction and permanent loan facilities, syndicated and structured finance, off-balance sheet financing, and the defeasance of CMBS loans.

In addition to real estate, corporate, and finance matters, Jason also serves as principal outside counsel to a number of public clients, family offices, private equity groups, and many others and, with the help of his partners and other subject matter experts, Jason assists them with debt and equity financing, technology and intellectual property protection, business disputes, and other strategic initiatives.

Jason holds an AV® Preeminent Rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, and has also been selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers lists since 2014 in the area of real estate law. He is actively involved in the Arizona District Council of the Urban Land Institute and the Arizona and New Mexico Government Relations Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. 

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Arizona (B.S., cum laude)
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Texas

Professional and Civic Activities

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Arizona/New Mexico Government Relations, committee chair, 2021-present
    • Arizona/New Mexico Operations Committee,
      2016-2020
  • Urban Land Institute
    • Programs Committee, 2015-present
    • YLG Programs Committee, vice chair, 2013-2016
  • Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona
    • member of the board of directors, 2016-2019
  • Foundation for Senior Living
    • member of the board of directors, 2018-present
  • Junior Achievement of Arizona, volunteer
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Scottsdale Bar Association, member
  • Real Property and Business Law Sections of the State Bar of Arizona, member
  • Real Property Section of the State Bar of Texas, member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, board of directors,
      2010-2015

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Chambers USA®, Real Estate, 2020-present
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2014-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
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