J. Scott Burns

J. Scott Burns

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Burns and Burns, P.C.
 | 5635 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 170
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-5945
Phone: 602-264-3227
Fax: 602-274-0103
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

BURNS AND BURNS, P.C. is a third generation Arizona law firm founded by F. Britton Burns who began his practice in 1941.

BURNS AND BURNS, P.C. specializes in Real Estate issues (commercial and residential) and Landlord-Tenant issues as well as providing experienced legal representation in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Asset Protection (Wills, Trusts, Marital Agreements) Foundation Formation and Corporate formation.

Mr. J. Scott Burns, as senior partner, has an AV (5.0) rating, which is the highest peer review ranking offered for legal skill and ability by Martindale-Hubbell.  Since 1986, Mr. J. Scott Burns has been licensed as a Certified Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Burns is also listed in Phoenix Top Lawyers Magazine and AZ Finest Lawers. 

BURNS AND BURNS, P.C. is affiliated with J. S. Burns Real Estate and Mr. J. Scott Burns is the designated broker for J. S. Burns Real Estate.

Mr. Scott F. Burns joined the firm in 2007.  Mr. Burns' clientele include real estate clients and professional athletes, business owners and families desirous of protecting their personal and professional legacies through the use of asset protection strategies, estate plannig and business consulting. Mr. Burns is also a lcensed attorney in Texas.  Mr. Burns is also a licensed real estate broker with J. S. Burns Real Estate, licensed in Arizona, Texas and California.

Certificates and Credentials

About Scott Burns

Admitted: 1976, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.b-blaw.com/bio_JSBurns.asp

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Real Estate Specialist, Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization; Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker, 1986

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Real Estate Section of the Arizona State Bar Association; Member of Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Arizona State Bar Association
  • Member:  State Bar of Arizona Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Thunderbirds Boy Scout Troop 401

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker Arizona State Bar Course on Professionalism


  • During the 40 years of practice, Mr. Burns has represented clients in over 400 lawsuits, including arguments in the Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona Court of Appeals and numerous jury trials at the Superior Court level.  For 10 years, Mr. Burns represented a national title insurance company in state-wide litigation matters.  Recently, the firm co-represented a Defendant to set aside a $700,000.00 Default Judgment in a real estate transaction and represented a Plantiff in connection with obtaining and collecting a $120,000.00 Judgment in a real estate transaction.


  • Represented clients in over One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000.00) in real estate transactions.   Represented a Small Business Association Premier Lender in approximately 750 SBA 504 loan transactions in a dollar amount exceeding exceeding Seven Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars.  

Representative Clients:

  • Our client list is confidential.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV (5.0) rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Since 1987, Certified Legal Specialist in Real Estate Law by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization; Licensed real estate broker; Listed in Phoenix Magazine Top lawyers; Listed in AZ Finest Lawyers.

Educational Background:

  • 1976 Graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers School of Law.

Industry Groups

  • Asset Protection-Estate Planning
  • Corporate
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
Office Location for J. Scott Burns

5635 North Scottsdale Road
Suite 170
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-5945

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Last Updated: 11/20/2017

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