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Kevin J. Morris practices in the areas of commercial real estate, including real estate leasing, acquisitions, finance, development, and distressed loan workouts and foreclosures. His experience includes negotiating, documenting and consummating a variety of commercial real estate transactions. He represents landlords and tenants in multi-state retail, industrial, and office (including medical office) leasing transactions, and lenders and borrowers in financing transactions. Kevin also has experience with foreclosures and receiverships. He also represents Indian tribes and non-Indian developers in real property transactions on Indian lands.



  • Represented national and regional landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions, including mall leases, ground leases and airport development leases.
  • Represented national lenders and loan servicers in a variety of commercial loan matters, including originations, modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu, forbearance agreements, settlement agreements, receiverships and loan sales.
  • Represented sellers and buyers of commercial real properties, including regional malls, hotels, resorts, and golf courses.
  • Represented governmental authorities in connection with low-income housing transactions.
  • Represented sellers and buyers of loans and loan portfolios.
  • Represented tribes and non-Indian developers on a variety of Indian lands transactions.
  • Represented national lenders in connection with real estate finance transactions located on Indian 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 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, 2012-2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2023
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • 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, 2015, and 2022
  • 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
  • English, Fluent
  • Spanish, Fluent