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Tucson Attorney
Kathryn B. Nelson

Phone: 520.322.5000


Languages: English

Kathryn B. Nelson is a shareholder in the Tucson office.  She represents individuals, businesses, banks, and non-profit organizations involved in real estate, commercial finance, natural resource and other business transactions ranging from purchases, sales and leasing to commercial loans and financing. Ms. Nelson’s practice is concentrated in representing financial institutions and borrowers in real estate secured and commercial lending transactions, loan restructures and workouts, and foreclosures.  She has represented clients in commercial projects, construction loans, restaurants, hotels, mining projects, golf courses and residential development loans.  Ms. Nelson earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Political Science, 1988) and law degrees from the University of Arizona, where she was a member of the Arizona Law Review and served as an Executive Note Editor.  She has been practicing law in Tucson since receiving her law degree in 1991, and joined the firm in 2012.  Ms. Nelson is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Pima County Bar Association. In addition, she is a member of the Pima County Real Estate Research Council.  She also serves on the board of Our Family Services and on the board of Southern Arizona Legal Aid’s Arizona Community Legal Assistance Program. Ms. Nelson is rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial
  • Financial Services Practice Group
  • Natural Resources Practice Group


  • Arizona Supreme Court (1991)
  • United States District of Arizona (1991)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1992)

Education, Honors, and Awards:

  • B.A. Political Science University of Arizona (1988)
  • J.D. University of Arizona (1991)
  • Executive Note Editor for the Arizona Law Review (1990)
  • Arizona Bar Foundation’s Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona (2001)
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Chris Nakamura Arizona Community Legal Assistance Award (2003)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona and Pima County Bar Association
  • Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member, Pima County Real Estate Research Council
  • Member, Arizona Community Assistance Legal Assistance Advisory Board (2002-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Our Family Services (2012-Present)
    • Vice President (2014-2016)
  • United States Swimming and Arizona Interscholastic Association Certified Stroke and Turn Official

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

2525 East Broadway Boulevard
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85716
United States

Law Firm Contact: Nathan Hannah

Tel: 520.322.5000



Member Since: 2019

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