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James R. Nearhood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Nearhood Law Offices PLC
7537 E McDonald Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: 480-269-8979
Fax: 480-998-0820
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

James R. Nearhood is the managing partner of the Nearhood Law Offices, PLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He began his practice in Arizona in 1976, and assists clients in the areas of real estate, business law, tax law and estate planning.

With more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Nearhood handles a variety of cases. He helps clients with the buying, selling, leasing and financing of real estate, as well as advises on real estate subdivisions. He also works on leases of Native American trust lands. He has extensive experience in inter-business contractual agreements, business organization and business sales and purchases. He also assists with construction documentation and dispute resolution. He regularly appears before the Arizona Tax Court and appellate courts on property tax issues and appeals.

Mr. Nearhood is a certified real estate specialist in the state of Arizona, and a member of the Real Property and Law Practice sections of the American Bar Association, the Real Property section of the Arizona State Bar Association, and the Maricopa Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Tax: Business


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About James R. Nearhood

First Admitted: 1976, Arizona

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequent Lecturer, State Bar and Legal Groups on Issues of Leasing, Real Estate, and Property Taxation.
  • Law Review: Lead Articles Editor, Nebraska Law Review


  • Nearhood is Honored to be among an Elite Group of Attorneys
  • "A" Rated (The Highest Rating) Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Arizonia as a Real Estate Specialist

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Real Estate Specialist, State Bar of Arizona, 1991

Educational Background

  • University of Nebraska, B.S., 1972
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Office Location for James R. Nearhood

7537 E McDonald Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Phone: 480-269-8979

Fax: 480-998-0820

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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