Northwestern University

B.A., Economics, 1980

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

J.D., 1984
  • summa cum laude
  • Pedrick Scholar
  • Order of the Coif
  • Hornbook, Am Jur, Prentice Hall and Corpus Juris Awards



Bar Admission


David L. Lansky


Prominent Assignments

Practice Areas: Acquisition, development, disposition, financing and leasing of improved and unimproved real properties, individually and as portfolios, including shopping centers, office buildings, industrial parks, mixed use developments, master planned communities and state trust and Indian trust lands.

Significant Transactions: Development of the Scottsdale Pavilions, an open air power center developed on Indian Trust Land; development of Desert Ridge Marketplace, an open air power center and lifestyle and entertainment center developed on state trust land; development of Tempe Marketplace, an open air power center and lifestyle and entertainment center developed on a brownfields re-development site; acquisition of Century Plaza Hotel and Tower in Los Angeles, California; acquisition and subsequent disposition of 650 California Street, a high rise office building in San Francisco, California; development of the District at Tustin Legacy, an open air power center and lifestyle and entertainment center developed on the former Tustin Naval Air Station in Orange County, California; acquisition and subsequent disposition of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona; acquisition and subsequent disposition of Tower A and Tower B, Camelback Esplanade, Phoenix, Arizona; development of Esplanade Place, a high rise residential condominium at the Camelback Esplanade in Phoenix, Arizona; acquisition of vacant land at the Camelback Esplanade from the Resolution Trust Corporation and subsequent re-development; acquisition of GM proving grounds in Maricopa County, Arizona; negotiation of acquisition, development and construction financing for Sun City Summerlin in Clark County, Nevada; representation of Bank of America (regional headquarters lease), Phoenix, Arizona; representation of Del Webb Corporation (headquarters leases), Phoenix, Arizona; representation of Alliance Bank of Arizona (headquarters lease), Phoenix, Arizona; negotiation of air rights lease for outdoor advertising display Times Square, New York City; representation of Cabazon Band of Mission Indians in connection with the financing of the Colmac Bio-Mass Energy Plant in Coachella, California; development of Yuma Palms, an open air regional mall in Yuma, Arizona; acquisition, development and disposition of West Wing Mountain, Peoria, Arizona; and numerous portfolio acquisitions (loans, shopping centers, raw land, residential lots, office buildings, billboards, auto parts stores, drug stores, restaurants, bank branches and service stations).

Professional Involvement

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers

Community Involvement

  • Valley Partnership: legal counsel 1995-present, Member of Board of Directors 1998-2000.


  • Martindale-Hubbell™ and American Lawyer Media, 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Best Lawyers in America (1995-present)
  • Phoenix Real Estate Lawyer of the Year (2010), Best Lawyers in America
  • Legal 500 (2007-2012)
  • Chambers USA (2003-2016) (First Tier, Real Estate)
  • Top 50 Arizona Attorneys in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2012
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 – present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2016