The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced today that Jerry Morgan, a Real Estate attorney with more than 20 years of experience both as in-house counsel and at law firms, has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a partner. He also has significant experience providing corporate and insurance counsel to a variety of clients across industries.
Morgan is the fifth senior attorney addition in the past four months to the firm’s Real Estate team, which grew 11% in the firm’s last fiscal year.
Morgan represents homebuilders, developers, landlords and land bankers in complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence analysis, and lending documents. His experience in all facets of real estate development, real estate law, commercial negotiation and insurance law enables him to provide counsel on a broad range of legal matters. He also holds an Arizona Department of Real Estate license.
“Jerry brings an impressive level of experience that will enable him to quickly contribute as our Real Estate team continues to grow and expand,” said Mary Ann Murray, national chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. “Whether it’s helping us strengthen relationships with current clients or attracting new clients, his knowledge of land banking and relationships with homebuilders and national developers is a valuable addition to our team.”
In addition to his past experience with law firms, Morgan has worked as general counsel for a Lloyd’s-based insurance company, as general counsel and chief financial officer for the largest for-profit hospice in Arizona, and as in-house counsel for a large regional new homebuilder.
“I thoroughly enjoy the practice of law and working through complex legal issues to achieve the client’s goals and objectives,” said Morgan. “I am honored and humbled by this opportunity at Quarles & Brady and look forward to working with the team there to help to build on its impressive momentum.”
Morgan earned his B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin and his MBA and J.D. from Arizona State University.