Amy D. Howland

Amy D. Howland

Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1998

Amy Howland practices primarily in real estate and financial transactional and corporate governance matters, including purchase, sales and leasing for commercial properties, negotiation of financial transactions, loan workouts and corporate affairs. She is peer review ranked BV® Distinguished™ by Martindale Hubbell. Amy is active in professional and industry associations.

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Super Lawyers - 2024
Best Lawyers - 2024
Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyer - 2023


Amy moved to Arizona in 1985. Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Amy was Assistant General Counsel for Citibank Arizona for ten years where she documented commercial real estate loan transactions, prepared master documents for automated loan documentation systems and developed and coordinated an in-house foreclosure practice area. She was also counsel for the National Classified Asset Management Division for Citibank assisting the unit in loan workouts, and sales, leasing and ownership issues for bank owned properties. In addition, she served as Regional Counsel for the Business and Professional and Real Estate Investment Services Lending Divisions. Amy practiced law in Colorado and was in-house counsel for a mortgage company.

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of buyer of a munitions building in Denver, Colorado that was turned into a law firm
  • Representation of buyers, sellers, investors, landlords, and tenants in a wide variety of real estate transactions. Negotiation of financing for numerous large matters involving condominium conversion projects, shopping center acquisition and finance, development of MF projects and assisted living projects.
  • Representation of owner in sales of several shopping centers
  • Represented clients in connection with large loan workouts and restructurings.

Honors & Awards

Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2024
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2018, 2021-2024
Selected, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2014-2024
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Banking & Financial, 2022, 2023
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Civil Law, 2022, 2023
Selected, AZ Big Media, AZ Business Leaders, 2023
Ranked BV® Distinguished™

*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Newsletter & Programs Committees
  • Primerus Women Lawyers
  • Burch & Cracchiolo Executive Committee


J.D, University of Denver College of Law, 1981

  • Administrative Law Journal
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • TrueBlood Scholar

B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1979

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Admitted In


Community Involvement

Firm Representative, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 2011–present
Valley Partnership

  • Community service projects, including projects for School for Deaf & Blind, Boys & Girls Club, Guadalupe Clinic