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Kevin J. Morris practices in the areas of commercial real estate, including real estate leasing, finance, development, and distressed loan workouts and foreclosures. His experience includes negotiating, documenting and consummating a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including loans and loan modifications, leasing, asset-based lending, acquisitions and dispositions, and distressed real property workouts and foreclosures. Kevin also has experience with non-judicial trustee’s sales, UCC sales, judicial foreclosures, evictions, and receiverships.



  • Represented national and loan servicers in a variety of commercial loan matters, including modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu, forbearance agreements, settlement agreements, receiverships and loan sales.
  • Represented sellers and buyers of loans and loan portfolios.
  • Represented national restaurant chains in leasing transactions.
  • Represented national lenders in connection with real estate finance transactions located on Indian tribal lands.
  • Equipment financings and leasehold financings in single and multi-state transactions involving regional and nationally recognized franchised restaurants, retail automotive part stores, automotive repair and maintenance facilities, convenience stores, and combination convenience store/gas stations facilities.
  • Represented sellers and buyers of commercial properties, including hotels, motels and resorts.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in distressed real property loan modifications, foreclosures, receiverships, workouts and settlements.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law, 2012-2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2022
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1988
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 1985
  • Arizona
  • Spanish