Erik Smith

Top rated real estate attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona

Shein Phanse Adkins, P.C.
Erik Smith
Shein Phanse Adkins, P.C.

Practice Areas: Real estate, Business litigation; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 2016

Education: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023

Shein Phanse Adkins, P.C.

6720 North Scottsdale Rd
Suite 261
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Visit website


Rooted in Arizona, Erik D. Smith works at the Shein Phanse Adkins, P.C., law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, serving clients in the Phoenix metro and Maricopa County. His practice primarily focuses on the areas of:

  • Real estate law
  • Commercial law
  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial litigation
  • Entity formation
  • Business transactions

Admitted to practice by the State Bar of Arizona and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Mr. Smith graduated from The University of Arizona in 2016, with a focus on business law and writing. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English magna cum laude from Arizona State University. 

During law school, Mr. Smith earned a Transactional Business Law Certificate and the award for Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing. He was also the senior note editor of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and won multiple awards for his excellence in writing. 

A diligent and knowledgeable attorney, Mr. Smith offers legal counsel on contract and leasing disputes, and assists in state and federal trials involving commercial landlord/tenant disputes and breaches of contract and agency duties. His transactional work involves reviewing contracts and commercial leases, and drafting commercial documents and securities filings.

Known among clients and fellow attorneys as a dedicated lawyer with excellent communication skills, Mr. Smith strives to keep his clients apprised of each step in the legal proceedings. He has honed his litigation and negotiation skills over the years and always goes the extra mile to get favorable outcomes for his clients in every case he handles. For his vast legal acumen and professionalism, he has received a “Good” rating on Avvo. 

Practice areas

Real estate: business, Business litigation

Focus areas

Condominiums & cooperatives, Landlord/tenant, Trade secret, Non-compete agreements

  • 90% Real estate: business
  • 10% Business litigation

First Admitted: 2016, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Senior Note Editor: The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, University of Arizona
  • The Whole Home Approach: Spurring Home Energy Efficiency Through A Renewable and Transferrable Property Tax Incentive, 6 Ariz. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 398, 398 (2015)
  • Transactional Business Law Certificate, University of Arizona
  • Best Note (2015), the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, University of Arizona
  • Award for Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing, University of Arizona
Educational Background:
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2016
  • State Bar of Arizona  
  • U.S. District Court, Arizona, 2016

Office location for Erik Smith

6720 North Scottsdale Rd
Suite 261
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Phone: 480-447-1370


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023

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