Adam Martinez

Adam Martinez

Martinez Law, P.L.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Probate, Estate Planning ...
  • Arizona
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Summary

Adam D. Martinez is a real estate attorney and founder of Martinez Law, P.L.C., a boutique real estate law firm. Adam is an experienced litigator and handles all types of real estate issues, including foreclosures, deficiency defense, easement and property use disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes, business and partnership disputes, contract disputes, and broker/agent disputes. Adam handles all aspects of appealing cases involving real estate issues, and has argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals. In addition to handling lawsuits, Adam structures and facilitates real estate and business transactions. Adam's litigation experience provides valuable insight into structuring a transaction or developing a strategy to resolve a legal dispute, whether before or during a lawsuit, or in mediation or arbitration. Adam regularly speaks and writes on real estate legal issues. His writings can be found in various publications including, the Arizona Real Estate Law Journal, the Arizona Attorney Magazine, and the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) REALTOR® Digest. Adam is one of the former AAR Legal Hotline attorneys, and has provided hundreds of hours answering real estate law and preventative maintenance questions to designated members of the AAR. Adam is also a mediator and arbitrator for the AAR Dispute Resolution System. In addition to his legal practice, Adam is also certified by the Arizona Department of Real Estate to teach classes in foreclosures, short sales, and mortgage deficiencies, agency, disclosure, contracts, commissioners standards, and fair housing. Adam obtained his Juris Doctorate at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he focused his legal education in real estate. During law school, Adam externed at the City of Mesa Attorney's Office, where he worked primarily on real estate development cases involving condemnation and annexation.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Real Estate Lawyer
Martinez Law, P.L.C.
Current
Real Estate Attorney
Combs Law Group, P.C.
Owner / Instructor
Combs School of Real Estate, LLC
Education
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D.
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
Real Estate Lawyer
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
38 Questions Answered

Q. My mom put $4100 down on a For Sale By Owner Property (based on a verbal contigency to sell her home first in 90 days).
A: Generally, if a person is entitled to a refund of funds based on a unfulfilled sale or contingency, and the person owing the funds will not voluntarily return the funds, the person entitled to the funds may need to file a lawsuit against the person owing the funds. In some cases, a legal demand letter may cause the person to voluntarily return the funds.
Q. What is needed to claim lawful interest in property that has been seized. The lien is mine they are still owing me
A: An secured creditor's interest in real property subject to seizure may be exempt. A secured creditor may usually file a claim to protect its interest with the Court conducting the proceedings.
Q. In AZ when a buyer purchases property "as is". Is it really '"as is"? They still have the opportunity to have an
A: It depends on the terms of the contract. Generally, however, most contracts in Arizona provide that even where a sale is "as is" the buyer is still entitled to conduct inspections and ask the seller to make repairs, even though the seller need not make any repairs, and may still cancel the contract without penalty during the inspection period. Additionally, even where a sale is designated "as is" the seller is usually obligated to maintain the property in the same condition until the close of escrow. Seller's interested in an "as is" transaction may need to modify the terms of their contract to meet their understanding of what "as is" means.
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1640 South Stapley Drive
Suite 127
Mesa, AZ 85204
Telephone: (602) 730-1005
Fax: (602) 419-2106
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2200 East Camelback Road
Suite 221
Phoenix, AZ 85016