Andrew McGuire focuses his practice in the areas of government and municipal law with an emphasis on public finance, special districts, real estate, land use, and zoning. His experience includes public finance, impact fees, annexation law, improvement districts, general municipal law, election law, code enforcement, contract and procurement law, open meeting law, and condemnation. He currently serves as Town Attorney for several Arizona municipalities.

Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, Andrew was a member of a local law firm where he served as District Counsel to an Arizona sanitary district in addition to his work as City/Town Attorney. Andrew also represents Arizona Native American Communities in solid waste and real property matters. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Public Lawyers Section
  • Arizona Planning Association
  • Arizona City Attorneys Association (Past President)

Presentations & Publications

  • Speaker, “Ethical Challenges for Municipal Attorney: Identifying your Client; Confidentiality; Privilege; and Other Issues,” Arizona City Attorneys Association (May 2021)
  • Speaker, “Best Practices: Remote and Virtual Public Meetings, ” Arizona Municipal Clerks Association (April 2021)
  • Speaker, “Navigating the World of Impact Fees,” Growth and Infrastructure Consortium (October 2018)
  • Speaker, “Historic Preservation – Phoenix, Arizona” (2018) Shanghai International Academic Forum on Almanac, Shanghai Chronicles Office (October 2018)
  • Speaker, “Infrastructure: Viable Economic Development Incentive?” Arizona Association for Economic Development (March 2017)
  • Speaker, “Infill Incentive Districts,” Arizona City Attorneys Association (June 2015)
  • Speaker, “The Sandbox Rules: Basics of Intergovernmental Agreements,” Arizona City Attorneys Association (May 2014)
  • Speaker, “Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District,” Gust Rosenfeld City Attorneys Lunch & CLE Series (March 2014)
  • Speaker, “Open Meetings and Conflicts of Interest,” Mesa City Council (October 2013)
  • Speaker, “The Balanced Approach to a Capital Improvement/Infrastructure Improvement Program,” Growth and Infrastructure Consortium (October 2013)
  • Speaker, “National Trends on Infrastructure Funding – The “GIC” Resource,” Government Finance Officers of Arizona (August 2013)
  • Speaker, “Frequently-Asked Questions in Implementing SB 1525,” League of Arizona Cities and Towns (February 2013)
  • Speaker, “Unintended Consequences of Developer Agreements,” Growth and Infrastructure Consortium (October 2012)
  • Speaker, “Arizona Impact Fees Under SB 1525, Growth & Infrastructure Consortium” (October 2011)
  • Speaker, “Impact Fees: Interim Implementation Requirement of SB 1525, “Government Finance Officers of Arizona Budget Forum (October 2011)
  • Speaker, “A Robust Discussion Concerning an Issue Critical to Arizona’s Development Future,” Urban Land Institute Arizona (October 2011)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Land Use and Zoning Law; Municipal Law; Real Estate Law (2019-2022)

Community Involvement

  • Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (Faculty Associate)
  • Arizona Town Hall

Legal Updates & Firm News

Jan 10, 2022 Legal Alerts

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Expands List of Projects Eligible for Financing through Bonds

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Oct 05, 2021 Legal Alerts

SEC Serious About Misleading Municipal Bond Disclosure

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