Andrew Abraham

Andrew Abraham

Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1983

Andy Abraham, Burch & Cracchiolo's president, is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Transactions since 2008 and in every edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. In the 2011 and 2014-2023 editions, Andy was voted among the Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona by his peers. He is included among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.

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Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Best Lawyers: Lawyer Of The Year 2024 – Andrew Abraham
Super Lawyers Top 50 in Arizona
Top Ranked - Chambers | USA 2022
Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyer - 2023


In the course of his 40 years of practice at Burch & Cracchiolo, Andy has successfully tried real property cases to verdict, including adverse possession claims and condemnation matters. He closed over 100 loans, most of which were in excess of $1 million and cured hundreds of title claims. Prior to joining the firm in 1983, Andy served for one year as law clerk to The Honorable Frank X. Gordon, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, during 1982-1983.

Concentrating his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate-related litigation and real estate transactions, Andy also has substantial experience in the area of franchisor/franchisee relations. He has served as lead counsel in numerous state and federal court trials.

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of a national insurance carrier in a federal court trial including claims of breach of contract, bad faith and punitive damages.
  • Representation of a franchisee in connection with franchise termination proceedings both before state administrative agencies and in the state superior court.
  • Representation of numerous lenders and borrowers in connection with real estate loan negotiations and transactions.
  • Representation of landowners in connection with land use general plan amendments and rezoning involving large tracts of undeveloped land.
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in connection with negotiation and drafting of numerous commercial leases.
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in numerous litigation matters involving lease-related disputes.
  • Representation of title companies and insurers with respect to claims and coverage disputes.
  • Representation of professionals and business owners in partnership-type business disputes and buy-out transactions.

Professional Leadership

Judge Pro Tem

Chairman (2003-2005); Member (1993-2005),  Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

President, Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association (1993-1995)

Honors & Awards

Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2024 Lawyer of the Year, Phoenix, Litigation - Real Estate
Selected, Best Lawyers in America

  • Litigation - Real Estate 2008-2024 edition
  • Real Estate Law 2008-2024 edition

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers 2007-2024
Selected, Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers 2011, 2014-2024
Selected, Martindale-Hubbell 2021 Arizona Top AV Rated Lawyer
Selected, Chambers USA, Spotlight Attorney, 2021-2024
Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2011-2024
Selected, AZ Business Leaders, 2018-2024
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2022-2024

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* by Martindale-Hubbell (*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


J.D, Arizona State University College of Law, 1982

  • Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal

B.A., Political Science with Honors,
Claremont McKenna College, 1979

Admitted In

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Community Involvement

Immediate Past President, Arizona Jewish Historical Society (2024)

Board Member and President, Temple Solel (1990-2004)

Board Member, Casselman Foundation (1995 to present)

Board Member, Steele Foundation (2009 to present)

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