"Dana Belknap of Gallagher & Kennedy does an outstanding job representing our company in land use and zoning matters related to our master planned community including entitlements, development agreements and CFDs. She has an in depth knowledge of the local zoning ordinances and Arizona Revised Statutes and how they can best be applied to our specific projects. Additionally, her colleagues assist with any land development contracting or construction related issues."
Tom Warley
3M Companies
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"Dana Belknap was a consummate professional during our entire negotiation with the City of Mesa. She had a clear understanding of the material issues at hand from both a legal and political standpoint, which gave her instant credibility with the city staff and legal counsel. Her 'Fair But Firm' policy was very effective during our entire negotiation and I would absolutely recommend her to any group who required this area of expertise."
Jerry Hug
Waveyard Development, LLC
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"When it comes to land use development agreements in Arizona, Dana Belknap is as good as they come. We routinely use Dana on all of our land use development agreement needs."
Karrin Kunasek Taylor
DMB Associates, Inc.
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Dana Stagg Belknap


Dana practices in the areas of land use, real estate development and governmental affairs. She has represented various regional and national developers and landowners in the planning and development of mixed-use, master-planned communities by assisting in a broad range of issues, including master planning and land use entitlements, negotiating annexations and development agreements, and advising on archaeological issues, infrastructure financing and development, analysis of water rights, and environmental protections.

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  • University of Texas
    J.D., with honors, 1991
  • University of Texas
    B.A., with honors, 1988