Dana Stagg Belknap - Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.

Dana Stagg Belknap

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Dana practices in the areas of land use, real estate development and governmental affairs. She has represented various regional and national developers and landowners in the planning and development of mixed-use, master-planned communities by assisting in a broad range of issues, including master planning and land use entitlements, negotiating annexations and development agreements, and advising on archaeological issues, infrastructure financing and development, analysis of water rights and environmental protections. In 2012, Dana was named among the “Best Lawyers in America,” along with nearly two thirds of her fellow G&K shareholders. 

Representative Experience

  • Representation of commercial developers in negotiating economic incentive agreements with municipalities.
  • Representation of developers in the lease and purchase of State Trust Land.
  • Representation of developers in the negotiation and formation of community facilities districts.
  • Creation of legislation for the formation of a multi-jurisdictional airport authority.
  • Formation and representation of an aviation-related, mixed use airport authority in various aviation, taxation, utility, economic development and legislative issues related to the redevelopment of a closed military facility.
  • Representation of a fiber-optic telecommunication company in state legislative and local permitting and regulatory issues related to the construction of a new system.

University of TexasBA 1988University of TexasJ.D. 1991

Client Comments

"Dana Belknap was a consummate professional during our entire negotiation with the City of Mesa. She had a clear understanding of the material issues at hand from both a legal and political standpoint, which gave her instant credibility with the city staff and legal council. Her "Fair But Firm" policy was very effective during our entire negotiation and I would absolutely recommend her to any group who required this area of expertise."

-Jerry Hug
Waveyard Development, LLC

"When it comes to land use development agreements in Arizona, Dana Belknap is as good as they come. We routinely use Dana on all of our land use development agreement needs."

-Karrin Kunasek Taylor
DMB Associates, Inc

Office Location

2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice
Land Use and Zoning Law (Land Use, Master Planned Communities, Zoning)
Real Estate Law