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Michael Beethe

Comitz | Beethe
Contact: (480) 998-7800
Law School: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jurisdictions: Arizona


About Michael Beethe
Michael Beethe's practice focuses on corporate and healthcare law, real estate development, and commercial transactions. He is an experienced transactional attorney, with a strong litigation background in a broad range of practice areas, including negotiation and documentation of asset sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers, consolidations, financing arrangements, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, new entity formation and operations, and legal consultation for healthcare, real estate, retail and service entities.

Mr. Beethe worked as a trial lawyer for years, giving him greater insight and perspective on risk management issues facing his clients. This is bolstered by Mr. Beetheâs advanced education in business administration, which he obtained simultaneously with his juris doctor.

With respect to healthcare transactions, Mr. Beethe offers practical advice and creative solutions on practice transitions, including formation, sales and mergers, employment and human resource issues, non-compete and anti-solicitation agreements, disability insurance coverage and risk avoidance, independent contractor and managed care agreements, and general advice and consultation on a variety of other healthcare business concerns.

Mr. Beethe excelled on the Arizona State Bar Exam, earning the third-highest score in the state. He has also been named a "Top Attorney" by Arizona Business Magazine and Ranking Arizona in the area of Real Estate Transactions. Mr. Beethe is currently a member of the State Bar of Arizona, and is also admitted to practice in the Arizona Supreme Court, Missouri Supreme Court, Kansas Supreme Court and the United States District Court, District of Arizona.

Mr. Beethe received a B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Missouri â Kansas City. During law school, Mr. Beethe was the Editor-in-Chief of The Urban Lawyer, the highly-circulated American Bar Association publication on government law. Mr. Beethe was also a member of the U.M.K.C. Law Review, and published his Comment, Railroads Suing Injured Employees: Should the Federal Employers' Liability Act Allow Railroads to Recover From Injured Railroad Workers For Property Damages?
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Complex Loan Workouts
  • Equine Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Member, Comitz | Beethe
Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court
Shareholder, Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint PC
Associate Attorney, Dunn, Keller, Gillespie, Johnston & Latz
Associate Attorney, The Farris Law Firm
Law Clerk, Hubble, Sawyer, Peak & O'Neal
University of Missouri - Kansas CityJ.D.
Activities: U.M.K.C. Law Review, Moot Court, Editor-in-Chief of The Urban Lawyer
University of Missouri - Kansas CityB.S.Business Administration
Best of Arizona - Construction and Real Estate Law, Ranking Arizona
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell
People to Know in Commercial Real Estate, AZRE
Professional Associations
Member, Arizona State Bar
Member, State Bar of Arizona
Member, State Bar of Missouri
Member, State Bar of Kansas


Articles & Publications
  • Comment, Railroads Suing Injured Employees: Should the Federal Employers' Liability Act Allow Railroads to Recover From Injured Railroad Workers For Property Damages?
    U.M.K.C. Law Review


Website: Website



Comitz | Beethe
6720 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Telephone: (480) 998-7800
Fax: (480) 219-5599