Executive Vice President, Legal |
Sandy has over 26 years of expertise in commercial real estate, with the majority of that time spent acting as outside counsel for developers. Sandy oversees legal services for VanTrust’s nationwide locations and provides development services to the Phoenix office.
Prior to joining VanTrust in 2015, Sandy was a Shareholder at one of Arizona’s largest full-service law firms, Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. From 2008 until 2015, he led the Real Estate Transactional Group at Gallagher & Kennedy. Sandy is knowledgeable in many types of commercial real estate transactions, including those involving mixed-use, office, industrial, multifamily residential, and retail assets. In addition, he has extensive experience in the negotiation and drafting of commercial lease agreements, commercial purchase and sale agreements (for both improved and unimproved property), commercial financing documents, development agreements, easements, CC&Rs, and other types of agreements required for all types of commercial real estate transactions. Sandy has handled transactions involving multiple Arizona and California Indian communities. He has negotiated leases with national retail tenants, assisted borrower clients with securitized loans, synthetic leases and joint venture agreements and has foreclosed and enforced secured loans.
Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of Arizona as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Tungland Corporation, which offers a variety of support services for children, adolescents, adults, and elders. He has served as a Valley of the Sun United Way fundraiser and allocations volunteer.
Sandy is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Real Property Section; a member of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC).
- Board of Directors, The Tungland Corporation
- State Bar of Arizona Real Estate Investment Advisory Council
- National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Member