The Marhoffer Law Firm, PLLC

David Marhoffer


The Marhoffer Law Firm, PLLC

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The Marhoffer Law Firm, PLLC is a boutique law firm located in Old Town Scottsdale. Its areas of practice include business and contract law, entertainment law, real estate, wills and trusts, and a general civil practice. The law firm is well-versed in the transactions aspect of drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts and in business and civil litigation. The firm serves as company counsel to small- and medium-sized companies, advises them on how to minimize or avoid unnecessary litigation, and, if embroiled in litigation, how to protect their rights in Arizona’s federal and state courts and in private arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution.

About David Marhoffer:

After graduating from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, a Top 20 state law school, David Marhoffer has practiced law in Arizona for over 25 years. He has successfully represented clients at the trial level in Arizona courts, such as in the Maricopa County Superior Court and the Justice Courts of Maricopa County. On appeal, he represented clients in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. When his cases involved federal matters, he has also represented clients in the Federal District Court for Arizona and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. David has served the community as a Judge Pro Tempore of the Maricopa County Superior Court, substituting for judges on vacation and conducting settlement conferences. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona. He has been involved with the American Inns of Court, an organization of judges and attorneys designed to improve the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the courts and the bar. He was named to Who’s Who in American Lawyers and to Who’s Who is American Laws Students.

David’s clients really appreciate his knowledge, honesty, hard work, and dedication to their legal matters and his competent advocacy of their interests. They highly prize his superior writing ability and his straight shooting communication skills that enable him to explain complicated legal matters in a layperson’s language which allows them to make informed decisions.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals
Business Law Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Law, Complex Business Litigation, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Successions, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Private Business Law, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships
Civil Rights Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Section 1983, Personal Rights
Commercial Law Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Complex Commercial Litigation
Commercial Real Estate Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Litigation, International Contracts
Copyrights Copyright Infringement, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Litigation, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Protection, Copyright Registration, International Copyright Law, Internet Copyright Law
Corporate Law Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Fiduciary Law, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Organization, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Planning, Corporate Successions, Family Corporations, Incorporation, Nonprofit Corporations, Professional Corporations, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations
Entertainment Law Artists Rights, Entertainment Contracts, Entertainment Litigation
Franchises and Franchising Franchise Law, Franchise Licensing
Leases and Leasing Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Terminations, Office Leasing, Retail Leasing
Legal Malpractice Legal Malpractice Defense, Legal Negligence, Legal Professional Liability
Libel, Slander and Defamation Defamation, Libel and Slander, Media Libel
Litigation Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, Federal Litigation, Trial Practice
Media Law Newspaper Law, Publishing Contracts, Publishing Law
Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Charitable Organizations Law, Nonprofit Organizations Law
Partnership Law Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Partnership Organization, Partnership Syndication, Partnership Taxation
Property Law Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing
Real Estate Community Association Law, Homeowners Association Law, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
Sports Law Sports Contracts
Torts Civil Liability, Tort Defense, Tort Liability
Trade Secrets Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Secret Misappropriation
Trademarks Service Marks, Trade Dress, Trade Names, Trademark Registration
Trusts and Estates Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Living Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation
Wills Will Drafting, Living Wills, Successions


  • Arizona

Employment History

  • Attorney | The Marhoffer Law Firm, PLLC

    2010 - 2021

  • Attorney/Partner | Marhoffer & Rosenfield, PLLC

    2004 - 2010

  • Attorney/Partner | Marhoffer, Don & Segal, PLLC

    1997 - 2004


  • Juris Doctor in Law | University of California, Hastings College of the Law

    1991 - 1994

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  • Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County

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