Scott A. Rose

Senior Member
Phone: 602-322-4084
Fax: 602-322-4101

Practice Areas

Real Estate, Foreclosures/Work Outs


Real Estate, Banking, REITs, Shopping Centers, Sports and Recreation

Representative Experience

Mr. Rose was a founding Senior Member and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Cavanagh Law Firm from the firm's inception in 1999 until 2011.

Practicing primarily in the areas of real estate and business transactions, Mr. Rose specializes in purchase and sale agreements, leases, shopping center development, commercial real estate finance, workouts and financial restructuring, office building development, lease and other commercial disputes, landlord and tenant remedies, zoning and land use issues, and appearances before administrative agencies.

He has participated in several local and national political campaigns.  He was previously chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers Arizona Government Affairs Committee.

Active in the community, he is past chairman of the Chairman's Circle of the Southwest Division of the American Cancer Society, a member of the American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and has served numerous terms on the Board of Directors of Phoenix Rotary 100, the oldest and largest Rotary club in Arizona.


Associations & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2007-present, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2008-present

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1979


  • Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 1979)
  • Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal 
  • Arizona State University (B.S., with distinction, 1975)

Representative Matters

  • Coordinated the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of numerous power centers and neighborhood shopping centers.
  • Protected an automobile racetrack owner's rights against a local government's attempts to revoke its ability to operate.
  • Represents the sellers of a major tract of land for a solar power plant.
  • Negotiated numerous leases and acquisitions nationwide for a major insurance company's expansion.
  • Negotiated numerous workouts of real estate loan transactions during the economic downturn.
  • Closed the acquisition of a major motorcycle dealership.


  • French