Lars O. Lagerman


Snell & Wilmer LLP
One East Washington Street
Suite 2700
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tel: 602.382.6832


Lars Lagerman is a real estate attorney with experience spanning from the acquisition, development and construction of single-family residential subdivisions, shopping centers, hotels and office buildings to the negotiation and documentation of major credit facilities for master-planned communities and golf courses. Along with his wide-ranging deal experience, Lars routinely works with lenders on real estate loan workouts and foreclosures, receiverships and guarantee enforcement.

With a practice that reaches locally and internationally, Lars is routinely involved in public land issues before the Arizona State Land Department and often represents clients in complex cross-border deals. His intimate knowledge of Arizona’s real estate industry allows him to act as local counsel for a number of national firms when their transactions have an Arizona connection. In addition to his work in Arizona, Lars also works extensively with clients on projects in California.

Representative Experience
  • Represented publicly traded homebuilder in acquisition and development of residential and mixed-use projects, master planned communities and resort facilities, including golf courses and other recreational facilities in Arizona
  • Represented private investors and developers in land use and development of opportunistic real property parcels in Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico
  • Represented national railroad in real estate matters and application to purchase large parcel of undeveloped land from the Arizona State Land Department
  • Represented Singapore-based boutique hotel company in its acquisition of a California hotel
  • Represented publicly traded California-based power generator in connection with land assemblage and development of a large solar power project in Arizona
  • Represented lender in acquisition, development and construction loan for master-planned residential and golf community in Arizona
  • Represented lender in acquisition, development and construction loan for luxury master-planned residential and golf community in Hawaii
  • Represented lender in real estate secured revolving credit facility to national public homebuilder
  • Represented lender in acquisition, development, construction and receivables loan for hotel and timeshare property in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Represented lender in workout, foreclosure and sale of timeshare loan portfolio

The outlook for real estate has changed dramatically over the past several years, presenting owners, developers and real estate-related businesses with an array of new challenges and opportunities. Real estate transactions have grown increasingly complex, and commonly require guidance and legal advice on specific elements that are highly focused or particularly sophisticated.

Snell & Wilmer’s real estate attorneys provide a comprehensive approach to legal services for the real estate industry. We assist with real estate projects that range in size from single-tract transactions to multi-use developments and planned communities covering thousands of acres. Working closely with our clients, we strive to accomplish their goals and protect their business interests.

Having a large, comprehensive real estate lawyer team allows our attorneys to focus their work on a range of practice areas including:

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Project Development Services
  • Project Management Services
  • Specialized Project Services
  • Real Estate Finance

As one of the largest law firms in the western United States, our real estate attorneys have been involved in many high-profile projects throughout the region, nationally and internationally. We work with leaders in a broad range of industries, including real estate, healthcare, hospitality, banking, telecommunications, construction and natural resources. These clients understand the value that our attorneys bring to each deal through professional experience, insightful collaborative strategies, technical skills and complete dedication to quality legal work and client service.

Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 lawyers practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico.

The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. Snell & Wilmer and its lawyers have been recognized by clients and peers for exceptional legal skills and ethical business practices with various distinguished awards. The firms is renowned for having extensive experience in a full range of transactional and litigation legal services.

The firm’s range of practices include, among others: bankruptcy, bioscience, business litigation, construction, corporate, employee benefits, energy/environmental, healthcare, intellectual property, international, labor/employment, product liability, real estate/zoning, tax, and trusts/estates.