Patrick R. MacQueen

USA: Arizona

MacQueen & Gottlieb, PLC
One Renaissance Tower
2 North Central Avenue, Suite 1800
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tel: 602-533-2840


Attorney Patrick R. MacQueen is a founder and named partner in MacQueen & Gottlieb, PLC.

Patrick’s 14-year legal career has been highlighted by work primarily in the areas of real estate transactional law and real estate litigation. He recently prevailed in several Arizona Court of Appeals matters and one with the Arizona Supreme Court and currently is arguing a case in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served as local counsel in the $129 million acquisition of the City North development adjacent to Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix.

He graduated with honors from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He then moved on to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he was number 1 in his class.

Patrick moved to Phoenix after law school and began practicing in 2006 at Lewis & Roca as an associate. He moved to Mack, Drucker & Watson in 2009 and was there until 2013 when he took a position as in-house counsel for one of North America’s largest land developers. Patrick is admitted to practice law in both Arizona and Michigan.

He was selected to the Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for the seventh consecutive year in 2018. This prestigious designation is given to no more than the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in any given practice area. The selections, made by the research team at Super Lawyers, is based on peer nominations and, as such, is one of the most coveted designations in the legal profession. He also was a nominee for the Phoenix Business Journal’s prestigious 40 under 40 designations in 2017. Patrick is also an approved instructor for the Arizona Department of Real Estate.

Awards, Distinctions and Honors

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona in 2019 by AZ Business Magazine
  • Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star 2012 – 2018 in the real estate category
  • Admitted to practice in Arizona and Michigan
  • Competitive amateur golfer maintaining “scratch” handicap
  • Graduated number one in law school class
  • ADRE-approved instructor: Agency Law, Commissioner’s Standards, Contract Law, Disclosures, Fair Housing Issues, General Real Estate, Real Estate Legal Issues
  • Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

Firm Awards, Distinctions and Honors

  • Ranking Arizona #1 Real Estate Law Firm for 2019
  • Best of Our Valley 2019 Winner
Our team of nationally recognized attorneys practices in all facets of real estate law, providing reliable, thorough legal assistance and advice to all types of clients. We assist clients with a full range of services covering every aspect of real estate transactions including:

  • Negotiating contracts
  • Dealing with fraud and misrepresentation
  • Purchase of a commercial building
  • Review and negotiation of a custom home contract
  • Rezoning of land
  • Assistance with title matters
  • Golf industry issues

When it comes to litigation, we mean business. We regularly handle litigation matters and appear in court. We have experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-litigation mediation to jury trials, bench trials, and appearing before the court of appeals. Our attorneys handle Real Estate Litigation involving:

  • Buyers and sellers of property
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Boundary disputes
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commissions
  • Condemnations
  • Private ways of necessity
  • Easements
  • Anti-deficiency laws
  • HOA matters
  • Fraud
  • Misrepresentation
  • Other nondisclosure claims
  • The quieting of title
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Professional liability
  • Construction matters
  • Partnership disputes
  • Trade secrets
With more than 20+ years of combined experience as private practice and in-house attorneys, we have determined that there is a better way to deliver legal services, which is why we decided to create a different kind of law firm.

MacQueen & Gottlieb, PLC (M&G) focuses on assisting clients with significant real estate issues and disputes, as well as real estate transactional matters.

We have successfully handled multi-billion dollar transactions. We have successfully handled jury trials. We have successfully handled civil appeals. We have worked at large and small law firms and as in-house attorneys. Put simply, we have seen it all and are uniquely qualified to advance our clients’ goals.

We have been recognized as leading lawyers in the community, including being named to Southwest Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list for multiple years and in multiple categories. We are also highly requested as guest lecturers, guest speakers, and authors.