Laura Sever Blanco
Laura Sever Blanco concentrates her practice on real estate transactional law and general corporate law. Laura's experience includes a wide range of real estate transactions including commercial, retail and residential acquisitions, financing, development, leasing and regulatory issues. Her corporate law expertise includes business formation, commercial transactions, lending and capital formation.
Laura has represented lenders and borrowers in complex loan transactions, national retailers, national and local home builders and federal regulatory agencies. Her commercial finance experience includes negotiating senior and subordinated loan documents, loan modifications and workouts, land bank financing, large commercial project refinancing and mezzanine financing.
Laura serves as a mediator and arbitrator in various commercial and corporate disputes including real estate acquisitions, development, financing, leasing and regulatory issues. She also has experience with disputes involving business formation, financing, and contract disputes.
Before joining Gust Rosenfeld, Laura was general counsel for a local homebuilder. Laura has served as in-house counsel for a real estate developer and one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world.
Iowa State University (B.A., Political Science, 1979)
Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., 1986; Editor-in-Chief, Valparaiso University Law Review)
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1986
State Bar of Arizona (member, Real Property, Business Law and Probate Sections)
Maricopa County Bar Association (member, Real Estate Section)
American Bar Association
Family Promise of Greater Phoenix (Board Member)
Salvation Army Phoenix Advisory Board (former member)
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (former Board Member)
The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate Law) 2021