Business & Commercial Law

Areas of focus within business and commercial law.

Commercial Transactions

At Margrave Celmins, our business experience, legal knowledge, and understanding of commercial practices in both sales and secured financing make us the law firm of choice for many companies in Greater Phoenix.

Whether you’re a lender, a borrower or a guarantor, we can advise you about your options and document your transaction accurately and insightfully. We can also protect your interests in mediation, arbitration or civil litigation if your deal appears headed the wrong way.

Here are some examples of the kinds of transactions we can handle on behalf of either the borrower or the lender:

  • Asset-based loan transactions from the letter of intent to the closing of the loan
  • Specialty loan documentation involving private lenders, unusual collateral, repayment terms, or assignment terms
  • Convertible note transactions providing for the conversion of debt to equity
  • Loans secured by real estate, fixtures, pledges, personal guarantees, contract rights or other intangible collateral

As well as negotiating and documenting business loan transactions, we also advise and represent our clients on more esoteric commercial law needs: problems related to negotiable instruments or commercial paper, collateral valuation and liquidation problems, troubled loan workouts, debt subordination problems, or disputes as to whether an event of default has occurred.

Our thorough understanding of the Uniform Commercial Code and the practical needs of businesses in many industries can protect you at every stage of a transaction, from the initial negotiations to enforcing your rights in court.

Contact Our Team

(480) 994-2000

(480) 994-2008

Margrave Celmins P.C.

8171 E. Indian Bend Road Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85250




Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020