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George H. King

Lang & Klain, PLC

8767 E. Via de Commercio, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Direct Line

480-809-3875

Legal Assistant

Connie Leckner
480-809-3863

Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Rated by Super Lawyers 

George H. King

Partner

Arizona litigation attorney George King represents Phoenix and Arizona businesses in commercial, intellectual property and environmental litigation.

Recent results for George's clients include the following:

  • Recovered the entire principal ($267,500) plus 18% interest and the vast majority of the excavation contractor’s attorneys’ fees and costs in a lawsuit against a developer who refused to pay for construction work about which there were no complaints.

  • On appeal  reversed a trial court’s decision against a developer for a multi-million dollar deficiency judgment and negotiated a substantially more favorable outcome for the developer after the appeal (see MidFirst Bank v. Chase in "Published Decisions" below)

  • Obtained a substantial payment for an architect and contractor on work, for a homeowners association, that had gone unpaid for years.

  • Used satellite photos to establish that an asphalt contractor had lien priority over the lender, thereby securing a substantial payment for the contractor.

  • Negotiated a walk-away dismissal of an action filed against an architect for alleged professional malpractice.

  • In litigation involving Arizona anti-deficiency statutes, defeated a lender’s claim for a deficiency on an unoccupied home and obtained a full award of attorneys’ fees (over $29,000) against the lender.

  • In a suit filed by a lender for a deficiency after a trustee’s sale of a home, defeated the lender’s attempt to hold a mortgage broker liable for the deficiency, as the lender made a full-credit bid at the sale. ING Bank, FSB v. Mata, 2009 WL 4672797 (D. Ariz. 2009)

  • Resolved a number of trademark disputes short of contested litigation.

  • Obtained punitive damages against an individual who repeatedly defamed a small business and its owners.

  • Successfully defended charter school in lease dispute concerning payment of property taxes, and obtained a full attorneys’ fees award against the landlord of over $40,000.

  • Defeated a lender’s attempt in bankruptcy court to force a quick sale of undeveloped property near Flagstaff; property ultimately sold for nearly double the lender’s appraised value.

  • Resolved contract dispute on behalf of a local nutritional supplement manufacturer concerning labeling issues.

  • Represented mining companies in complex environmental case involving extensive groundwater pollution.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation

Environmental Litigation

Honors & Awards

AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Super Lawyers, 2017

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Intellectual Property Section; Secretary, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee

Scottsdale Bar Association

Volunteer Lawyers Project, Arizona Center for Disability Law

Reported Decisions

MidFirst Bank v. Chase, 230 Ariz. 366, 284 P.3d 877 (App. 2012)

Cain v. Horne, 220 Ariz. 77, 202 P.3d 1178 (2009)

City of Phoenix v. Mori, 182 Ariz. 612, 898 P.2d 990 (App. 1995)

Education

J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, 1990

M.S., Arizona State University, 1991

B.S., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 1984

Court Admissions

All Arizona Courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Birthplace

San Francisco