President and Shareholder
Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
Andy Abraham is president of Burch & Cracchiolo. He is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Transactions since 2008 and in every edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. In the 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, Andy was voted among the top 50 lawyers in Arizona by his peers. He is included among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.
Andy has significant experience with respect to negotiation of commercial leases for major anchor tenants on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Andy successfully completed the lease executions in connection with the lease -up of a 70,000 square foot medical office complex, numerous single tenant medical office buildings and numerous anchor tenants in retail shopping centers. In the course of his 32 years of practice at Burch & Cracchiolo, Andy has successfully tried real property cases to verdict, including adverse possession claims and condemnation matters. He closed over 100 loans, most of which were in excess of $1 million and cured hundreds of title claims. Prior to joining the firm in 1983, Andy served for one year as law clerk to The Honorable Frank X. Gordon, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, during 1982-1983.
Concentrating his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate-related litigation and real estate transactions, Andy also has substantial experience in the area of franchisor/franchisee relations. He has served as lead counsel in numerous state and federal court trials.