Ronald N. Hatcher

Ronald Hatcher is a member in Dickinson Wright's Phoenix office. Ronald represents national, regional and local clients in all aspects of real estate transactions for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on commercial retail development, leasing and financing. Significant experience in redevelopments/repositionings of shopping centers, acquisitions/dispositions of commercial developments, entitlements/zoning, development agreements, historic certifications, and all types of leases (ground leases, anchor leases, build-to-suits, in-line, restaurant, entertainment and hospitality).

Education & Credentials


University of Arizona

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1990
  • Best Design, Senior Project
  • Patent recipient

Chicago-Kent College of Law

J.D., 1995
  • Recipient, Ramsey-Burke Scholarship
  • Undergraduate, law school and other graduate, with reference to academic awards

Bar Admission

  • Arizona

Prominent Assignments

Experience includes representation of dispensaries in real estate transactions, including acquisition and disposition of improved and unimproved real property, zoning/entitlements and leasing.  Represented dispensary client in $18,000,000.00 sale/leaseback of grow facility to publicly traded REIT.

Served as lead counsel for redevelopment, and subsequent sale, of 1.3 mil square foot shopping center and conversion to outdoor power center

Served as lead counsel for sale of 1.1 mil square foot shopping center to national REIT

Represented regional developer in acquisition of nationally registered historic restructure, redevelopment to mixed use development (retail and residential), and subsequent sale

Represented national tenant in successful negotiation of 10 leases in four states involving multiple lenders as part of tenant national expansion

Represented developer in negotiation of $50mil non-recourse construction financing for redevelopment project

Negotiated joint venture and related development/operating agreements between national homebuilder, national retail developer and state university

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Real Property Section
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Community Involvement

  • Frequent coach of youth sports, including Canyon View Little League, Christ’s Church of the Valley, Peoria Campus; and Arrowhead Little League


  • Presentation: Effect of Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements on Commercial Leases in Light of Foreclosures and the Bubble Burst—Lender and Tenant Considerations
  • Presentation: To Lease or Own and Considerations of Each: What every business owner should know
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