Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Bradley E. Wright has joined the firm as of counsel in the global Real Estate Practice, based in Phoenix. He is Chairman of the Arizona Organizing Committee hosting the 2016 College Football Championship Game.
“Brad’s advanced skill set crosses a number of sectors, including sports, public-private partnership, economic development and public finance. His cross-practice capabilities combined with a strong knowledge of the industry, will add significant depth to our real estate practice,” said John E. Thomas, partner and global head of the firm’s Real Estate Practice. “Brad’s arrival demonstrates the scale of ambition we have for expanding our full suite of services to clients on a global basis.”
For over 20 years, Mr. Wright has used his real estate, public finance, legal experience and leadership skills to drive complex real estate projects and a host of other initiatives to successful completion and through times of crisis. His real estate development and finance experience ranges from mixed-use commercial developments to publicly owned professional sports facilities. Among his storied career, Mr. Wright was Vice President and General Counsel for SunCor Development Company, the real estate development subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, and was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Apollo Group.
“Brad has substantial experience in complex real estate development, entitlement and public finance, in addition to his strong ties within the Phoenix community,” said Lew Clark, managing partner of the Squire Patton Boggs Phoenix office. “Brad is a dynamic and experienced individual who will add great value to our clients and our firm.”
Mr. Wright was recently appointed by Governor Ducey to the Zanjero 48 board as a business leader and ambassador for economic development in Arizona. He is a two-term Governor’s appointee and Past Chairman of the Board of the Arizona Sports and Authority. Mr. Wright also serves on the Greater Phoenix Economic Council board of directors, and is the past Chairman of WESTMARC. He received his B.S. from Illinois State University and earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.
“Few firms can rival the long history Squire Patton Boggs has of serving this community and delivering top-notch service to its clients,” said Mr. Wright. “I am excited for the ability to collaborate with such talented lawyers across the firm's integrated global platform."
In addition to Mr. Wright, the global real estate team added Bart Page as partner in the Phoenix office last month.