Ann Marie Stevens – Associate


Ann Marie Stevens



  • Phoenix School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 2012
  • Phoenix Law Review, Managing Editor, 2011-2012, Staff Editor, 2010-2011
  • National Moot Court Competitor, 2010-2011
  • University of Southern California, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1990


Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona, 2012
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona, 2014

Ann Marie’s practice focuses on commercial real estate and business transactions, in which she represents lenders, developers, landlords, tenants, and business owners.  She assists clients with acquiring and selling commercial properties, including review of title, survey, and environmental due diligence.  She represents lenders and investors in mezzanine loans and equity financing.  Ann Marie also counsels landlords and tenants with office and retail leasing.  Ann Marie’s extensive real estate background enhances her ability to serve clients in a transactional capacity.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Ann Marie served in various executive and leadership roles with commercial and residential brokerages and trade associations.  While serving in those positions, she gained first-hand, practical expertise about issues impacting the real estate industry and developed strategic planning and problem-solving skills.  Prior to joining Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, Ann Marie’s practice focused on commercial litigation, employment and labor law, and real estate law.  Her real estate litigation experience includes representing clients in title disputes, Americans with Disabilities litigation, lease disputes, and trustee sale disputes.  Ann Marie also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kent E. Cattani of the Arizona Court of Appeals, an extern at the Arizona Solicitor General’s Office, and an extern at the Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office.

Representative Professional Experience

  • Represented real estate investment funds in the purchase of properties in multiple states.
  • Represented a national lender with title review for commercial real estate financing.
  • Represented a national commercial real estate developer in the creation of covenants, conditions, and restrictions for a mixed-use development.
  • Represented entrepreneurs with business entity formation.
  • Represented business owners and purchasers with asset purchase agreements.
  • Represented manufacturing companies in negotiating and drafting supply agreements.
  • Represented commercial landlords and tenants in lease disputes and negotiations.
  • Represented title companies in litigation matters.
  • Represented commercial property owners in Americans with Disabilities Act litigation.

Honors & Awards

  • 2009-2012 Governor Raul Castro Merit Scholar
  • 2009-2012 Recipient, CALI Awards for Highest Grades: Property II, Bankruptcy, Professional Responsibility, Trusts & Estates, Family Law, and Criminal Law

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona: Real Property Law Section; Employment and Labor Law Section; and Trial Practice Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association: Arizona Women’s Lawyers Association, Real Estate Section, Employment Law Section, and Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Real Estate Broker License
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