GREGG HANKS

Gregg Hanks

Gregg practices primarily in real estate, but also advises clients on limited liability company, partnership, joint venture and tax issues. He frequently represents clients in the formation, capitalization and financing of entities engaged in real estate development activities. Gregg enjoys finding solutions for his clients' real-world issues and the partnership that develops with his clients.

He has worked with partnerships to purchase resort hotels, developers and landowners preparing to build master planned communities, and owners of large apartment complexes.

Gregg's first job was working on his grandfather's farm at age 10. The values he learned -- commitment, hard work and dedication -- are more valuable than anything he learned in a classroom. He first became interested in tax law when he was working in the insurance industry.

Away from work, Gregg enjoys travel, photography and photo editing.

Education

  • J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • B.A., Brigham Young University

Areas of Practice

We represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

We assist with acquisition and finance through development, leasing and sale.

We represent clients in federal and state income, and estate, trust and gift tax matters.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a client in the formation of a partnership to buy a large resort hotel. Subsequently represented this client in the buy-out of its partner and, later, in the disposition of the hotel for a combination of cash and convertible partnership interests in a transaction involving in excess of $400 million of value.
  • Represented a partnership between a large insurance company and a developer in the transfer of a regional shopping center to a real estate investment trust in exchange for a combination of convertible partnership units and cash. The value of this transaction exceeded $100 million.
  • Represents numerous developers and landowners in the formation of joint ventures for development of master-planned and golf course communities. Ventures formed over the past three years are projected to sell custom lots to homebuyers and other parcels to production homebuilders with aggregate sales in excess of $1 billion during the ventures' existence.
  • Represented the owner of a large apartment project in the sale of the project to a real estate investment trust in exchange for convertible partnership units.

Awards and Honors

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Real Estate, 2007-2019
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate, 2006-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law, Real Estate Law, 2003-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law, 2011
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles And Presentations

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona