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James B. Senften



  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 2012
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2008
  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Professional + Civic

Since graduating law school in 2012, James has developed extensive experience in the real estate and commercial lending practice areas, and has made a name for himself for his ability to successfully manage complex transactions and develop creative solutions to intricate legal problems. He frequently represents banks and other financial institutions in documenting asset-based loans, real estate acquisition loans, construction loans, and timeshare receivables and resort development loans. He also devotes his practice to representing publicly traded homebuilders and other real estate developers throughout Arizona in a variety of developments, including master-planned communities and mixed-use commercial developments.

While much of James’ experience includes representing high-profile institutions in multi-million dollar transactions, he has a penchant for and is energized by helping small business owners navigate day-to-day matters, including lease review and negotiation, entity formation, real estate acquisitions, and negotiation of loans with banks and financial institutions.

James was born in Canada and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys the title of Gammage & Burnham’s first–and only–office foosball champion.

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona

Significant Representations

  • Represented a national developer, helping the company navigate complex title, legal and logistical issues, in connection with in its development of a mixed-use commercial project in Chandler.
  • Represented a national bank in documenting more than 30 loans, totaling more than $125 million, secured by various multifamily properties throughout the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.
  • Represented a regional bank in documenting a $75 million loan to a real estate developer for the acquisition of a major Las Vegas hotel.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Foundation for Blind Children, Board of Directors