GEORGE O. KRAUJA

George O. Krauja

George practices in the areas of commercial litigation and appeals.

In contract litigation, George's skills include complex design and fabrication contracts in the defense and aerospace industries, construction contracts, and other commercial disputes. In real estate litigation, he works on matters involving claims for damages, rescission, title and escrow issues, development disputes, and lien priority disputes. George's securities litigation work includes plaintiffs' class action securities fraud claims, and defense of securities fraud claims for issuers, officers, and brokers.

George's business clients also rely on him for partnership accounting and business dissolutions, trust and estate litigation, lender liability defense, trade secrets, and non-compete matters. Tax controversy clients look to him for federal income tax and unrelated business taxable income issues, and transaction privilege tax, use tax, and rent tax matters. George has also worked on defamation and First Amendment issues, primarily for media clients.

Outside of work, George enjoys boating, golf and sports cars.

Education

  • J.D., with highest distinction, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • B.S.B.A., with highest distinction, University of Arizona
  • Order of the Coif
  • Achieved highest score in Arizona on August 1986 Bar Exam
  • Graduated first in his law school class and was selected by the faculty as the outstanding graduate, University of Arizona, 1986
  • Writer and Executive Editor, Arizona Law Review, 1984-1986

Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and prevention.

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

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Appeals
  • Litigation

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice, 2019-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate, 2006–2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer, of the Year, Appellate Practice, 2019
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2011-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Real Estate, 2018
  • Arizona's Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2011
  • National Elijah Watt Sells Certificate for score on May 1980 CPA Exam
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles And Presentations

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

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

ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona
  • United States Tax Court
  • Certified Public Accountant