Derek L. Sorenson


Derek Sorenson is a business attorney with a national practice advising clients in a full array of real estate matters, including development, acquisitions, and dispositions, as well as leasing and financing projects. He handles complex land use and regulatory matters for potential acquisitions and development projects.

Representing publicly traded and privately held clients, Derek’s clients are real estate owners and operators, real estate development and investment firms, and joint ventures.


Representative Matters

  • Represents a publicly traded real estate investment fund that is a national developer and owner/operator of top tier retail and mixed-use properties including Scottsdale Fashion Square, Chandler Fashion Square, and SanTan Village in Arizona.
  • Represents a fast-growing consumer goods and food and beverage delivery company with land use, regulatory and compliance issues across the United States.
  • Represents a real estate development firm with transactional and joint venture matters in the retail, mixed-use, and hospitality industries with notable projects including The Global Ambassador, The Yard, The Plant, and Ironwood Shopping Center in Arizona.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Arizona State Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America; Real Estate Law (Phoenix), 2006-2024

Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2004 - present



University of Minnesota (J.D., cum laude, 1985)

Colgate University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1982)