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: 602-825-2686
Fax: 602-274-0103
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016, 2020
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 and commercial transactions, commercial landlord-tenant issues, deficiency and litigation issues, as well as providing experienced legal representation in the areas of corporate formation, estate planning, and probate.

    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 is a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds. 

    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 is a licensed attorney in Arizona and Texas.  Mr. Burns is also a licensed real estate broker in Arizona, Texas and California.

    Certificates and Credentials

    About Scott Burns

    Admitted: 1976, Arizona

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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization; Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker for J. S. Burns Real Estate., 1986

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member:  State Bar of Arizona Association
    • Member of Real Estate Section of the Arizona State Bar Association; Member of Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Arizona State Bar Association, 504 Loan National Association of Development Companies Certification.

    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. Mr. Burns has completed in excess of 800 loan transactions regarding SBA 504 commercial loans.


    • Represented clients in over One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000.00) in real estate transactions.   

    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

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

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

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    Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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