George U. Winney
George has been representing commercial real estate owners, developers, and investors for over 20 years. He assists his clients on a wide range of matters relating to purchase and sale transactions, financing transactions, the analysis and resolution of title issues, and the creation and resolution of all manner of restrictive covenants, easements, and other land use agreements and restrictions. George has a natural ability to assess and solve complex problems that require a creative (and often tactful) approach, and he takes pride in resolving such problems for his clients. Having represented more than 200 shopping centers across the state, George has extensive experience negotiating and drafting retail leases and resolving a broad array of issues relating to retail center operations and management.
George also enjoys an active litigation practice, and his focus on the real estate industry has given him considerable experience handling a diverse assortment of purchase agreement disputes, disclosure disputes, construction disputes, mechanics’ lien claims, adverse possession claims, and other breach of contract and general business disputes. When such matters arise, George’s clients benefit from his ability to succinctly identify and assess the key legal issues, from his creative settlement strategies, and from his honest case assessments. In those cases where full-blown litigation is required, his no-nonsense approach minimizes histrionics and maximizes efficiency. With his shopping center experience in particular, George has handled hundreds and hundreds of lease enforcement matters, eviction actions, and lease workouts.
A portion of George’s practice is also dedicated to establishing, protecting, and enforcing trademark rights in a variety of fields, including real estate development, the hospitality and tourism industries, the agricultural industry, product manufacturing, not-for-profit organizations, the alcoholic beverages industry, and a wide variety of service industries.
George received his law degree from the University of Arizona, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Arizona Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude in 1998. George received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University, where he also graduated summa cum laude.
- State Bar of Arizona
- United States District Court, District of Arizona