PHOENIX, Ariz. and Santa Fe, NM (September 19, 2022) – Gallagher & Kennedy is pleased to welcome Yusra B. Bokhari to its real estate and litigation department, and Bruce B. May to its real estate department.
Yusra Bokhari, Of Counsel, is a dedicated advocate and problem solver for every client she represents. Whether it’s healthcare providers, corporations, property developers, governmental entities, individuals, or foreign diplomats, Yusra is singularly focused on meeting her client’s expectations and delivering desired outcomes. Her dynamic practice includes civil and commercial litigation, administrative disputes, real estate transactions and disputes, immigration advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Before joining G&K, Yusra practiced at two Valley law firms in the areas of general litigation and immigration law, in addition to her three years at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General. She also served as a judicial fellow to the Honorable Steven L. Bernard at the Colorado Court of Appeals and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Lee F. Jantzen at Mohave County Superior Court. Prior to earning her law degree from the University of Denver, Yusra served as a deputy probation officer for the Mohave County Probation Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College, triple majoring in History, Political Studies, and Muslim Political Thought.
Bruce May, Senior Counsel, joins G&K with 44 years of experience handling complex real estate, finance, commercial leasing, and business transactions. He has extensive experience with office, retail, condominium and mixed-use projects, industrial and solar development, master-planned communities, and public and private partnerships. His full-service legal counsel includes negotiating with homebuilders and golf course designers; assessing and resolving complex regulatory issues raised by wetlands; U.S. waterways; protected habitats, species, and native plants; and significant archeological sites, all requiring extensive local, state, and Corp of Engineers permitting.
Bruce is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He earned his law degree from the University of Oregon and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University where he majored in English and played tight end and defensive end football for the Tigers. Before law school, Bruce served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Sampson (DDG 10) Guided Missile Destroyer as a Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG).