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Business & Finance

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J.D., University of Arizona

M.S., University of Illinois

B.A., University of Virginia

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Michael N. Widener, Of Counsel
Tel: (602) 776-5904
Fax: (602) 798-5804
mwidener@bffb.com
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Support Staff: Minora Tellez (602)776-5923


Mike Widener has been Of Counsel to the firm since mid-2008. He teaches law part-time at the Arizona Summit Law School and in MBA programs in metro Phoenix. Mike was a shareholder and director of the Firm from 1991 until 2008, where he continues practicing in the fields of real property and land use law, with emphases in commercial leasing, subdivision and development and financing. Mike represents companies in developing and leasing student congregate housing, senior housing and shopping centers. Mike continues to advise small and medium-sized professional services vendors, hospitality industry providers, municipalities and other businesses and non-profit entities in legal areas like employment law, purchases and sales of assets and enterprise governance matters.

Taking more time for personal development since 2008, Mike devotes himself primarily to three endeavors, the first being teaching and scholarship. Mike has published more than a dozen academic papers and a treatise on commercial leasing in addition to teaching students in law and business schools. His second activity is volunteer work. Mike has volunteered as a Zoning Adjustment Hearing Officer for the City of Phoenix and as a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Maricopa County Justice Museum and Learning Center. He continues assisting Habitat for Humanity and Phoenix Sister Cities in various capacities. Mikeís third activity is travel abroad with his wife, Peggy, to places like France, Australia, Ireland and Italy. He spends summers mostly in Prescott, Arizona and Conway, Tennessee.

You can read some of Mikeís articles here: http://ssrn.com/author=1310571.



[Curriculum Vitae]

http://terraincogito.com

Mike Widenerís Social Science Research Network Page

[Arizona Business Lawyer Article (Oct. 2007)]

[Notice to Educational Institutions Abroad (2012)]