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Susan Elizabeth Demmitt


Gammage & Burnham PLC

Susan Demmitt concentrates her practice in the areas of land use, development law and real estate transactions.  She brings to Gammage & Burnham a unique background that includes education and professional experience as an architect and urban planner.  Prior to attending law school, Susan worked for over a decade as a land use consultant for some of the most respected land use attorneys in Phoenix, allowing her to build close relationships with a wide-ranging network of developers, consultants, and city officials.  She has extensive experience managing land use entitlement cases that range from complex master-planned communities with projected 10 to 50 year build outs to single user developments with rigid project timelines.  Susan’s experience extends to negotiating annexation and development agreements, formation of special taxing districts, transactional counseling, development permitting, administrative proceedings and strategic oversight of public outreach campaigns involving collaboration with neighborhood organizations, political action groups and local media.


Susan earned her J.D. from Arizona State University, where she was a Pedrick Scholar, and her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, where she graduated from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.