September 23, 2013

National law firm Polsinelli welcomes Margaret Olek Esler to the firm’s Real Estate Development/Transactions Practice as associate in the Phoenix office. Esler has extensive experience in the areas of purchase and sale transactions, leasing, financing, landlord-tenant disputes, and development for both commercial and residential clients. She also has a wide range of experience in environmental real estate matters, including due diligence and CERCLA compliance issues.

“Margaret is a terrific addition to our real estate practice especially at a time when the real estate industry is beginning to show signs of recovery in Arizona and other key areas of the country.” said Real Estate Division Chair John Petersen.

In her practice, Esler’s emphasis is on understanding her clients’ business interests, identifying issues, solving problems as they arise, and ensuring all parties are working together toward a positive outcome.”

“One of the reasons I practice real estate law is that I enjoy working toward a defined goal. I like to use a teamwork approach to find solutions to complex real estate problems, so that everyone ultimately wins,” said Esler. “Joining Polsinelli and being part of a group of dozens of attorneys throughout the country who are authorities at maneuvering through the real estate development maze is an exciting opportunity for me.”

Esler is an active member of the American Bar Association subcommittee of Women Environmental Lawyers, a board member of the State Bar of Arizona Environmental/Natural Resources Law Section, and an editorial board member of the Maricopa County Bar Association. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the Arizona Women Lawyers Association (AWLA). She earned her B.S. in Atmospheric Chemistry and her M.S. in Plant Pathology/Environmental Science at Purdue University before earning her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law.

Phoenix is one of the firm’s key cities which include Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Kansas City, New York, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue and recognized it as the fastest-growing law firm in America over the past five years. This year, the firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in the National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms.

Esler is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

  • Real property soil and groundwater contamination 
  • Mortgage lender-borrower disputes 
  • Residential landlord/tenant disputes

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