Williams
Zinman &
Parham P.C.
Attorney Profile
Michael A. Parham

           

                                                 

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UNDERGRADUATE AND LEGAL EDUCATION: 

Tulane University, JD,1967                                                                                                           

BAR ADMISSIONS:

District of Columbia
Arizona

COURT ADMISSIONS:

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Arizona Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals

AFFILIATIONS:

State Bar of Arizona; Eviction Court Rules Subcommittee

District of Columbia Bar

Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona (Arizona MHC industry association); Legal Counsel since 1987

Registered Authorized Lobbyist for MHCA with Arizona Secretary of State

Arizona Multihousing Association

Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds

Arizona Association of Landlord-Tenant Attorneys

Federalist Society; Environmental & Property Rights Section

EXPERIENCE:

U.S. Naval Reserve; Honorable Discharge 1966

U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, Washington, DC, 1969-1975; One of the architects of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 that abolished the Post Office Department as a cabinet level department and created the U.S. Postal Service in its stead.

Private Law Practice in Phoenix 1977 to Present. Member of State Bar Landlord Tenant Task Force and Subcommittee on Creation of Uniform Rules of Procedure for Evictions in Justice and Superior Courts.

Extensive experience in drafting legislation and agency rules.  While with the Postal Service, drafted new regulations and forms for the transportation of the U.S. Mail and for real estate acquisition and architectural-engineering services contracting.  In Arizona, since 1987 have drafted most changes to the MHP Landlord Tenant Act and many changes to eviction statutes, the Long Term RV Rental Space Act, and the Residential Landlord Tenant Act, as well as revisions to miscellaneous laws such as the Blue Stake laws and the Slumlord laws.

MEANINGFUL AWARDS: 

Jack Denton Memorial Award, Arizona RV Parks and Campgrounds Association--2017

Distinguished Service Award, Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona--2001

Distinguished Service Award, Arizona Trailer Parks Association--1999 

Named a Kentucky Colonel, Governor of Kentucky--1970


PUBLICATIONS:

"Legal Reference Handbook", published by Arizona Multihousing Association. http://www.comptroltechnologies.com/maps/us/documents/Arizona/AMA%20LEGAL_REF_HANDBOOK.pdf
; co-written with Scott Clark and Andy Hull

Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona (MHCA) Publications as follows, all available from the MHCA at  
 http://azmhca.com/store  

     MHP/MHC Mobile & Manufactured Home Sales Manual

     Mobile Home Park Management Manual ("The White Book")

     Arizona Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Landlord - Tenant Manual (“The Gray Book”)

     Model Sample Forms for Manufactured/Mobile Home Space Rentals (“The Blue Book”)

     Long Term Leases and Tenant Financing (Affidavit of Affixture) (“The Lime Book”)

     Model Sample Forms for Manufactured/Mobile Home Rentals (“The Green Book”)

     Recreational Vehicle/Park Model Park Landlord - Tenant Manual (“The Turquoise Book”)

     Model Sample Forms for RV Space Rentals (“The Orange Book”)

     Abandonment (“The Purple Book”)

     Arizona and Federal Fair Housing Laws (“The Red Book”)

     Storage Facility Rental Manual (Co-authored with Scott Williams) (“The Yellow Book”)

MHCA Today & Tomorrow: Regular contributor of articles on landlord tenant law and fair housing law issues.

REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED DECISIONS:

U.S. Supreme Court

Yee v Escondido, 503 U.S. 519 (1992)(amicus brief)

Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., 544 U.S. 528 (2005)(amicus brief)

Arizona Appellate Courts

Northern Arizona Properties v. Pinetop Properties Group, 151 Ariz. 9, 725 P.2d 501 (App. 1986)

Guertin v. Dixon, 177 Ariz. 40, 864 P.2d 1072 (App. 1993)(amicus brief)

Cactus Wren Partners v. Arizona Department of Building & Fire Safety, 177 Ariz. 559, 869 P.2d 1212 (App. 1993)

Levitan v. Arizona Registrar of Contractors, 201 Ariz. 225, 33 P.3d 796 (App. 2001)(amicus brief)

Arizona Farm Bureau et al. v. Brewer, 226 Ariz. 16, 243 P.3d 619 (App. 2010)

Stagecoach Trails MHC, LLC v. City of Benson, 232 Ariz. 562, 307 P.3d 989, (App. 2013)  (amicus brief)

FACULTY MEMBERSHIPS:

Periodically conduct training courses in landlord tenant law and fair housing law in Arizona for the following:

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Justice Courts

Arizona Association of Landlord-Tenant Attorneys 

Various Private Seminar Providers


Michael A. Parham
Williams, Zinman & Parham P.C.
7701 E. Indian School Rd., Suite J
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 994-4732
Fax:      (480) 946-1211

e-mail: TrailerParkLawyer@gmail.com

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