Harvey B. Platt
Retired Founding Partner
After 44 years serving the Phoenix community, Harvey Platt retired from the active practice of law in 2017. He remains a valued colleague, friend and trusted advisor.
Meet Harvey B. Platt, Experienced Phoenix Attorney
Harvey Platt is a native of Washington, D.C. and has resided in Arizona for over forty years. He has been married to his wife Lydia since 1968 and they have two adult children and four grandchildren. Mr. Platt earned his undergraduate Degree from the University of Arizona College of Business and Public Administration in 1969. Thereafter, he served in the United States Army where he was a military police officer. After his service in the military, Mr. Platt worked as a loan officer at a federally chartered bank in Tucson, Arizona. During Law School and undergraduate college, Mr. Platt worked full time as a Real Estate Title Examiner for several title companies in Tucson, Arizona. He was awarded a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arizona, College of Law, in 1973. Thereafter he entered the private practice of Law in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and has been continuously engaged in private practice. Mr. Platt is an experienced real estate investor having personally purchased and sold and managed many office buildings and apartment buildings and single family residences in the Phoenix area since the early 1970s. He has also developed raw land and rezoned real estate. Mr. Platt's business and legal experience has enabled him to provide skilled legal, practical and cost effective solutions to his clients legal problems. He is a believer in being proactive in preventing or minimizing client's legal problems and concerns by practicing preventative law as well as remedial law.
Practical & Professional Legal Experience
Mr. Platt's professional interests include Estate Planning, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Family Law. He is admitted to practice before all Arizona Courts including the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals , the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is currently a member of the Arizona State Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association, Commercial Law League of America, and other civic and professional organizations.
Areas of Practice
In the Real Estate field Mr. Platt is proficient in the following area: Sale Agreements, Title Insurance, Deeds, Beneficiary Deeds, Community Property, Joint Tenancy Property, Easements, CC& R's, Restrictive Covenants, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Foreclosures, Mortgages, Leases and Construction Contracts, among others.
In the Probate and Estate field Mr. Platt is proficient in the following areas: Wills, Living Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Testate and Intestate Succession, Care Givers, Elder Law, Decedent's Estates, Spousal Allowance and Devises, among others. In the Family Law area Mr. Platt is proficient in the following areas: Divorce and Annulment, Custody, Shared or Joint Custody, Visitation, Supervised Visitation, Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Joint and Shared Custody, Grandparents Rights and Paternity, among others.
In the field of Business Law Mr. Platt is proficient in the following areas: Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, S Corporation, Shareholders Agreements and General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, among others.
A History of Community Involvement in Phoenix
Mr. Platt has been actively involved in and/or a sponsor of many civic, charitable and religious organizations during the course of his professional career including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Cardozo Society, the Camp Charles Pearlstein Advisory Board, Kiwanis and Lion Clubs, Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, the Delta Sigma Pi Alumni Group, City of Phoenix Industrial Development Authority, RTC Subcommittee. He has also served as president of many homeowners associations as well as a board member and officer in other civic and religious organizations.
Mr. Platt routinely serves clients in the following areas; Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Phoenix, Chandler, Peoria, Avondale, Sun City, Anthem, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Maricopa County, Casa Grande, and Goodyear, AZ
J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, 1973
B.S., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1969
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Federal Court, 1973
40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Phi Delta Alpha