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Francis Buzz Slavin

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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1968

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: April 22, 1972

Other Language(s): None


Francis “Buzz” Slavin practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate purchase contracts, loan foreclosures and loan workouts, condemnation/eminent domain, design and construction defect litigation and real estate entitlements and development. He holds both an undergraduate and J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati. He was admitted to the Bar in Ohio in 1968 and in Arizona in 1972 and is currently a member of both State Bar Associations. He is an AV Rated lawyer for over 30 years. Mr. Slavin moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1971 to become vice-president and general counsel of a multi-discipline homebuilding, land development and residential lending company. He joined the Fennemore Craig law firm in 1973 and became a shareholder and director. In 1983 he formed the predecessor to his current firm, and then founded Francis J. Slavin Law Firm in 1990. Active in the national and Arizona legal community, he serves on committees for the American Bar Association including the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, State and Local Government Law. For the State Bar of Arizona, Mr. Slavin served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee (1974 to 1990), chairing that committee from 1976 to 1980, and the Disciplinary Commission (1976 to 1983). He was chair of that Commission from 1981 to 1983. In addition he has been a member of the Real Estate and Construction Law Sections. Mr. Slavin is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Delta Phi. He is the author of Construction Law and Mechanics' Liens in Arizona, published annually by Professional Educational Systems, Inc. (1980-2006). He served as Judge Pro Tempore, Superior Court of Arizona in the County of Maricopa from 1980-1990. From 1981-1989 he was a member of the City of Phoenix Zoning Ordinance Revision Committee.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Formation, Business Organization, Business Reorganization
Bankruptcy Commercial Bankruptcy
Cannabis Law Cannabis Administrative Law, Cannabis Licensing
Commercial Law Commercial Trusts, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Mediation
Construction Law Architectural Law, Construction and Design Law, Construction and Surety Law, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Litigation, Construction Safety
Contracts Contract Fraud
Housing Law Landlord and Tenant Law
Intellectual Property Industrial Property Rights
Investment Law Private Equity, Trust Investment
Litigation Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Defense Litigation
Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates Trust Law
Real Estate/Real Property Building and Public Safety Codes, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Land Use


  • Arizona (Active), US District Court (Active)

Law School

  • U of Cincinnati

  • Last Updated: October 24, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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