Areas of Practice
Education
  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1991
  • Arizona State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1988
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Arizona

Kevin G. Hunter

Partner
201 E. Washington Street
Suite 1600
Phoenix AZ 85004
TEL: +1 602 257 5203
FAX: +1 602 257 5299

Kevin Hunter advises companies in a wide range of corporate, real estate, and other transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate and commercial finance transactions, business entity formations and joint ventures, licensing, real property purchase and sale and lease transactions, construction agreements, and other commercial contract matters. He has represented numerous international, national, regional, and local companies in industries such as retail and hospitality, consumer goods manufacturing and distribution, B2B consulting and other services, real estate and construction, renewable energy, charitable and other tax-exempt entities, and others in connection with their business dealings in Arizona and throughout the country. His experience in business and corporate law has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers.

Mr. Hunter is co-chair of a subcommittee of the Business Section of the State Bar of Arizona that was tasked with the review of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) for adoption in Arizona. If enacted, RULLCA would replace the existing Arizona Limited Liability Company Act, adopted in 1992. The subcommittee is preparing to present a modified version of RULLCA for consideration by the Arizona legislature during the 2018 legislative session.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the nation’s largest operator of park-based hotels, restaurants and stores, in connection with the acquisition of the Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and related assets and operations
  • Represented a national bank in the restructuring through bankruptcy of a $78 million loan facility to an agricultural company secured by farm land located in California and Arizona
  • Represented the shareholders of a leading regional utilities infrastructure contractor in connection with the sale of the company to a prominent national construction contracting firm
  • Advised a Hong Kong-based investor in connection with the acquisition of a joint venture interest in a 2800 kW photovoltaic electricity generating system
  • Represented the shareholders of a privately-held medical device manufacturer in the sale of the company’s stock to a UK-based publicly-traded company
  • Represented a Canadian energy development company in connection with the acquisition of a “shovel ready” 252 MW wind farm project located outside of Denver, Colorado
  • Represented an Arizona tribe in connection with the acquisition of the ground leasehold interests and improvements of a 645,000 square foot retail shopping center located on the tribe's reservation in Yavapai County, Arizona
  • Represented a leading neutraceutical supplements distributor in connection with the sale of all of the assets of the company to a private equity firm
  • Advised a student loan originator in connection with the issuance and sale of $1.8 billion of auction rate student loan-backed notes
  • Represented a privately-held oil and liquid waste recycling company in numerous acquisitions transactions and in the refinance of its credit facility
  • Represented a prominent ice cream franchisor in connection with the purchase, sale and leaseback of its corporate headquarters located on tribal lands of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
  • Represented the second largest non-profit blood banking organization in the United States in numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, as well as negotiation of a strategic alliance agreement with a San Francisco-based blood bank
  • Represented a national electrical equipment wholesaler in connection with the purchase of an 82,450 square foot industrial condominium unit for warehouse and distribution facilities and in the sale of the client’s former warehouse and distribution facility to the City of Phoenix
  • Represented a local semiconductor equipment servicing company in a multimillion-dollar asset sale to a Fortune 250 company
  • Represented the then largest community bank in Arizona in several public debt and equity offerings and in connection with its merger with a regional bank
  • Assisted a national restaurant chain in its private offering of convertible preferred stock
  • Advised a successful restaurant entrepreneur in an asset sale and joint venture with a national steakhouse restaurant chain
  • Represented a local industrial equipment rental company in the sale of its assets to a publicly-held company
  • Acted as outside general counsel to an Arizona-based education finance company, a regional oil and liquid waste recycling company, and a Calgary-based civil engineering company
  • Represented a consortium of Canadian investors in numerous commercial and residential real estate development projects in Arizona and California

Noteworthy

  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2013-2016
  • AZBusiness Top Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2008-2012 

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Professional Affiliations

  • Co-chair, Subcommittee on Revising the Arizona Limited Liability Company Act, Business Section, State Bar of Arizona, 2010-present
  • Business Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • Executive Council, Securities Section, State Bar of Arizona, 1995-1997
  • Subcommittee on Revising the Arizona Corporations Code, Securities Section, State Bar of Arizona, 1992-1994
  • Board of Directors, Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts and Sciences (COMPAS), Maricopa County Bar Association, 1998-2002
  • Executive Committee, Friends of COMPAS, 1993-1999
  • Co-chair, Culture Shock, Friends of COMPAS, 1999