Kurt M. Brueckner

Founding & Managing Partner

Kurt M. Brueckner is a founding member of the law offices of Brueckner Spitler Shelts. Kurt is committed to solving client problems in a cost-efficient manner and to develop long-term relationships with clients. Kurt prides himself on being responsive to clients’ needs. His reputation as an expert powerhouse and resourceful legal mind rests on decades of experience spanning business and corporate law, real estate, health care, mergers and acquisitions, finance, intellectual property, and work-outs.

His work has been recognized by his peers as having been awarded the highest rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for 30 consecutive years which connotes the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standard. Kurt is a recipient of the designation of “Super Lawyer” for business/corporate law, which recognizes the top 5% attorneys in the Southwest. Kurt is past president and director of the Scottsdale Bar Association and recipient of the Award of Excellence presented by the Scottsdale Bar Association. In addition to the practice of law, Kurt was inducted into the Scottsdale History Makers Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the community.


Kurt has been a leader in the community for many years. He serves on the Executive Committee, and is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce. Kurt is the recipient of the Chamber’s Legacy Award and a two-time recipient of the Chairman’s Award. He serves on the Advisory Board for Scottsdale Leadership and is the recipient of the Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award. Kurt has served on the Department of Finance Advisory Board at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Kurt is a member of the Scottsdale Charros and is a Director of the Scottsdale Charros Foundation. Kurt currently serves on the Board of Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow with presidents and CEOs of various Scottsdale companies working to promote business in Scottsdale. Kurt has served as chairman of various City of Scottsdale boards and commissions.

In addition, Kurt is currently or in the past been involved in various civic organizations, including:

  • Chairman of the Scottsdale City Transportation Commission
  • Vice-Chairman of Scottsdale Redevelopment Board
  • Vice-Chairman of the McDowell Corridor/South Scottsdale Task Force
  • Board of Trustees of Healthwest Regional Medical Center
  • City of Scottsdale Endowment Advisory Board
  • Chairman of Scottsdale History Makers Committee
  • Director of Heritage Foundation of Arizona
  • Non-profit Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health

Accolades and Endorsements

  • Southwest Super Lawyer®
  • Named as an Exceptional Lawyer in the Southwest as published in Phoenix Magazine
  • Named one of Arizona’s Top Rated Lawyers as published in the Arizona Republic
  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • Named as a Top Attorney in Arizona as published in Phoenix Magazine
  • Named as a Top Attorney in Arizona as published in The Legal Network
  • Member of the Executive Council and Committee on Rules and Regulations of the Securities Section of the State Bar of Arizona

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of Arizona College of Law.
  • B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, Arizona State University.
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
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