Frank Tomkins focuses his real estate law practice on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Frank is experienced in the acquisition, development, disposition, financing and leasing of improved and unimproved real estate, including shopping centers, office buildings, industrial parks and mixed-use developments. He is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Frank also has extensive experience in the law of title insurance. Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, he worked for several years in an in-house capacity, as General Counsel for Phoenix Title & Escrow Agency and as Associate Counsel for Transnation Title Insurance Company. As a result, he is extremely well-versed in the area of title insurance law. His extensive knowledge in this area is regularly put to use on behalf of title insurance companies and their insureds, including representation in trial and appellate courts.

Frank has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate (2022) and is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Real Property Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Corporate Counsel Division
    • Real Estate Section
  • NAIOP
    • Education Committee

Representative Matters

  • Acquisitions and dispositions for investors throughout the State of Arizona.
  • Represented Phoenix-based developer who has developed numerous retail power centers in the State of Arizona.
  • Represented Arizona-based developer in connection with the acquisition and development of several hotel properties.
  • Represented client in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of fast-food restaurants.
  • Represented client in connection with the multi-state acquisition of landscaping materials and associated real estate interests.
  • Represent banks and other lenders in deed of trust and mezzanine financings, workouts, and foreclosures of commercial real estate.
  • Represent both developers and governmental entities in connection with significant governmental development agreements.
  • Represent Phoenix-based real estate company in connection with management and leasing of office portfolio.

Presentations & Publications

  • Land Title Association of Arizona Conferences (2013-Present)
  • CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable (2016)
  • Arizona State Escrow Association Conference (2014)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2021-2022)

Legal Updates & Firm News

Aug 19, 2021 General

Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Names Five Gust Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”; Five as “Ones to Watch”; and 38 as Leaders in Their Field

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Jun 08, 2021 Legal Alerts

Legislature Makes Major Changes to Arizona’s Homestead Laws

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