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Stanton E. Johnson concentrates his practice on commercial real estate matters, with broad-based experience in acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, land banking, and financing.



  • Represented institutional investors in the purchase and sale of office, industrial, multi-family, retail, and mixed-use projects.°
  • Represented national and local homebuilders in property acquisition and financing matters.°
  • Represented a regional commercial developer in its portfolio disposition.°
  • Represented a national assisted-living facilities operator in the acquisition of multiple facilities.°
  • Represented banks and other lenders in the acquisition (through foreclosure and deeds in lieu), repositioning, and subsequent sale of distressed commercial properties.°
  • Represented court-appointed receivers in the management, repositioning and sale of hotels, retail centers, and industrial properties.°
  • Represented a national developer in its development of a 20,000+ acre master planned community, including land acquisition, management, and commercial and homebuilder sales.°
  • Drafted and advised on commercial covenants, conditions and restrictions, common operation and reciprocal easement agreements, and other easement and property owner association documents in industrial, retail, office, and mixed-use projects.°
  • Represented a semiconductor technologies company in the partial sale and redevelopment of its industrial campus.°
  • Represented a developer in a joint venture for redevelopment of prime urban property as a mixed-use project.°
  • Represented a regional developer in the development of mixed-use properties with office, restaurant, hotel, and retail components.°
  • Represented institutional landlords and tenants in office and retail leases.°
  • Represented a franchisee restaurant owner in a series of retail center leases.°
  • Represented doctor practice groups in medical office leases.°
  • Represented lenders (national and regional banks) and borrowers (investors and homebuilders) in commercial real estate financing for acquisitions and construction.°
  • Represented a privately held investment firms in land banking transactions covering more than 1,500 residential lots, involving equity and debt financing.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Johnson prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2016 and 2020-2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • Past Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, 2013-2017
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
    • Member, Real Estate Property Section
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Member, Real Property Section
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, Wills for Heroes Foundation, 2007-2010


  • J.D., University of Utah College of Law, 2002
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, Utah Law Review
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 1999
  • Arizona