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Year founded: 1991
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Founded in 1991, Earl & Curley has always focused its legal practice on land use, zoning and property development in Arizona. Over the years, we have become one of the premier land use firms in the Phoenix Valley.

Our legal and planning professionals have extensive experience in this field of law and planning, with our planners having valuable experience working in public sector planning positions prior to switching to the private side. Together we assist clients with the preparation and application of rezoning documents, use permits, variances, easements, abandonments, site plans, subdivision plats, development agreements, and other land use entitlements. In addition, we represent clients at meetings and hearings with city planners and zoning commissions, city councils and boards of supervisors, and neighborhood groups. The firm has built strong relationships with municipal and county staff and officials throughout Arizona, allowing us to move projects smoothly through the regulatory system.

A Full-Service Land Use Firm

We have extensive experience with a broad range of residential (single-family and multifamily), commercial, industrial, storage, office, retail, institutional projects, as well as master-planned communities. Additionally, we negotiate development agreements between cities, counties and developers, as well as assist with intergovernmental agreements as required.

We coordinate efforts on behalf of our clients with neighborhood groups, municipal and county planning and zoning staff, city councils, and other city and county boards and commissions. We also work in the governmental relations area and meet and advocate for projects with elected officials as needed to aid in obtaining project approvals. Our client list includes some of the most recognizable names in real estate development and financing.

Contact our Arizona zoning law offices at 602-265-0094 to schedule an appointment. You may also contact us online.


Earl & Curley, P.C. is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Metro Rankings

Phoenix, AZ
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Select Clients

  • Blueprint Capital
  • Caliber Companies
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
  • Dollar Self Storage
  • Elliott Homes
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Harrison Properties
  • KB Home
  • KHovnanian Homes
  • Kitchell
  • Lennar Homes
  • Macritchie
  • Merit Partners
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Ryan Companies
  • Sun State Builders
  • The Vig
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Trammell Crow Residential
  • Wood Partners
  • Ziggy's Magic Pizza Shop


National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Metro Rankings

Phoenix, AZ
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Municipal Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Office Locations

Phoenix, AZ
3101 North Central Avenue, Suite 1000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States
602-265-0094 Call our Phoenix, AZ location at 602-265-0094 Get Directions Get directions to our Phoenix, AZ location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Taylor C. Earl
Principal Planner
Ric Toris
Principal Planner
Michael Buschbacher II
Planning Consultant
Gary King
Office Manager/Executive Assistant
Ann Core


Managing Partner
Taylor Earl
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