Grant H. Frazier represents clients in business and complex litigation and arbitration matters involving commercial contracts, securities, corporate governance, real estate, construction, partnership disputes, trademark protection, and trusts and estates. He routinely practices in state and federal courts in Arizona and the Ninth Circuit, and in arbitration proceedings before the AAA and FINRA.
He also drafts a range of commercial, corporate, real estate, intellectual property, employment, and estate documents.
Grant leverages his experience in both litigation and transactional matters in the provision of outside general counsel services. To sharpen his understanding of the intersection of economics, law, and public policy, he completed the highly-competitive Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship. Grant applies his value-added mindset to help clients with strategic planning, corporate governance, protection of intellectual property rights, positioning of businesses for acquisition, and leveraging emerging technologies in business operations.
Since his second year of practice, Grant has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report® in The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law; Thomson Reuters as a Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the areas of Business Litigation and Closely Held Business Law; and by Martindale-Hubbell® as a Platinum Client Champion.
His scholarly works have been published by Harvard, Georgetown, University of Southern California, Arizona State University, UC Hastings, and other law schools, as well as by Dartmouth and Pomona Colleges. His scholarship addresses a range of novel legal and ethical approaches to topics including non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), Arizona’s Regulatory Sandbox, the implementation of serum-based genetic tests related to diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury as part of employer-sponsored wellness programs, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing treatment, international economic espionage and U.S. intergovernmental debt, heuristic methods for assessing liability frameworks to optimize policymaking for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the Senate confirmation process for U.S. Supreme Court nominees.
Demand for Grant's counsel transcends the law, and his passion for positively impacting his community is evident from his leadership for numerous organizations. He was elected by ASU Law's Board of Directors to ASU Law's Advisory Council in 2020 and appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to Arizona's Civil Rights Advisory Board (ACRAB) in 2021. Grant also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Center for Law and Military Policy (CLMP), Chairman of the Claremont Colleges Rugby Board of Directors, Attorney Editor for the Journal of Law, Policy & Military Affairs, and an alumni admissions interviewer for Pomona College. He is also an active member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR) and the Federalist Society.
In addition, Grant spearheaded the creation and endowment of the James Madison Scholarship – the first student-led endowed scholarship in ASU’s history – which seeks to promote student leadership and extracurricular intellectual programming. Grant also leads development efforts for the Claremont Colleges Rugby Program and writes grant applications for the Center for Law and Military Policy.
Grant earned his law degree from ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2019 with a Law, Science, and Technology certificate. He externed with the Hon. Bridget E. Bade, now of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Hon. David A. Thompson of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three; and the Arizona Attorney General’s Civil Litigation Division. Grant also worked as a Policy Analyst for a member of the Arizona House of Representatives; as a consultant determining the applicability of special privileges as part of a U.S. Congressional investigation; and on the Advisory Council of an education technology company.
While in law school, Grant served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s science and technology journal – Jurimetrics Journal ; Visiting Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy ; and as founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Policy & Military Affairs. He also served as President of the ASU Law Federalist Society; Vice President of Law Students for Veterans Legal Issues; Symposium Chair for the 2019 Federalist Society National Student Symposium – the largest law student conference in the U.S.; ASU Law’s Student Senator to the ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA); and logged the second most pro bono hours in his graduating class.
He graduated from Pomona College in 2016 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. While at Pomona College, Grant captained his football and rugby teams – earning All-League and All-American honors in both sports.
Grant enjoys spending time with his family and is passionate about mentorship, fitness, educational travel, military history, geopolitics, and exploring the great outdoors.
Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board (ACRAB) (Member), Arizona Attorney General's Office
ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (Member, Advisory Council)
Center for Law and Military Policy (Secretary and Member, Board of Directors)
Claremont Colleges Rugby Program (Chairman, Board of Directors; Director of Development)
Federalist Society, Phoenix Lawyers Chapter (Member)
Journal for Law, Policy & Military Affairs (Attorney Editor)
Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (Member)
Pomona College Admissions Department (Alumni Admissions Interviewer)
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2023)
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2023)
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2023)
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Construction (2023)
- Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Star – Business Litigation, Closely Held Business Law (2022-2023)
- Martindale Hubbell®, Platinum Client Champion (2021-2023)
- Martindale Hubbell®, Gold Client Champion (2020)
- Martindale Hubbell®, Peer Reviewed (2021-2023)
- Who's Who in America (2020)
- State Policy Network (SPN), Generation Liberty Fellowship (2022)
- American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Millennial Leadership Cohort (2022)
- Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship (2018-2019)
- The Pegasus School Wings of Honor Award (2021)
- Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) Gentleman of the Year Award (2019)
ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
- Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance at the College of Law (2019)
- 2nd Place, ASU Law Ross-Blakely Law Library Exemplary Research Competition (2019)
- ASU Athletics Research Grant awardee (2019)
- Blair Nixon Memorial Award (2016)
- John Zinda Award (2015)
- Scott Studenmund Award (2015–2016)
Grant is a regular contributor to various academic publications on a range of issues and frequently speaks on topics ranging from the legal issues covered in his articles to leadership and professional development. His legal scholarship has been cited by the Alabama Supreme Court, Texas Law Review, American University Law Review, Marquette Law Review, Chicago-Kent Law Review, Mitchell Hamline Law Review, Journal of Law and Health, SMU Science and Technology Law Review, Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, and other leading legal resources.
Academic Journal Publications:
- Grant Frazier, Using Your Head: A Different Approach to Tackling the NFL’s Concussion Epidemic, 10 HARVARD JOURNAL OF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW 197 (2019).
- Grant Frazier, Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb: The Complicated Considerations Underlying Compulsory Human Gene Editing, 10 HASTINGS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 39 (2019).
- Grant Frazier & John Thorpe, A Case for Circumscribed Judicial Evaluation in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process, 33 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF LEGAL ETHICS 229 (2020).
- Grant Frazier & Sarah Deutsch, A Sleight of Hand: Why Non-Traded Real Estate Investment Trusts are Becoming an Increasingly Frequent Subject of Securities Litigation and Arbitration, 2 CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL 23 (2020).
- Grant Frazier & Nick Walter, Regulatory Sandboxes: How Federal Agencies Can Take Part in Cooperative Federalism and Catalyze Innovation and Economic Growth Through Exercise of Their Exemptive Authority, 18 DARTMOUTH LAW JOURNAL 1 (2021).
- Grant H. Frazier & Mark B. Frazier, Taming the Paper Tiger: Deterring Chinese Economic Cyber Espionage and Remediating Damage to U.S. Interests Caused by Such Attacks, 30 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL 33 (2021).
- Grant H. Frazier & Justin J. Larson, When the Rule Invites the Exceptions: How the Arizona Supreme Court's Attempt to Clarify the Economic Loss Rule in Flagstaff Affordable Housing Has Led to Discontinuity in Subsequent Application, 26 BARRY LAW REVIEW 31 (2021).
- Harrison C. Margolin & Grant H. Frazier, The Ratio Method: A Heuristic Approach to Addressing Complex Tort Liability Frameworks in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 52 ST. MARY'S LAW JOURNAL 679 (2021).
News & Insights:
- COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses: Business Considerations, (Apr. 15, 2020), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/covid-19-and-force-majeure-clauses-business-considerations_2/.
- COVID-19 and Business Interruption Coverage, (Apr. 20, 2020), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/covid-19-and-business-interruption-coverage_2/.
- Common Law Doctrines That May Excuse Performance Under A Contract in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, (May 1, 2020), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/common-law-doctrines-that-may-excuse-performance-under-a-contract-in-the-wake-of-the-covid-19-pandemic_2/.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Grants Safe Harbor Period for Ineligible PPP Borrowers to Return Money by May 7, 2020, (May 5, 2020), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/small-business-administration-sba-grants-safe-harbor-period-for-ineligible-ppp-borrowers-to-return-money-by-may-7-2020_2/.
- UPDATE: SBA PPP “Safe Harbor” Period Extended Until May 14, 2020 and More Clarification on Counting Company Affiliates, (May 6, 2020), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/update-sba-ppp-safe-harbor-period-extended-until-may-14-2020-and-more-clarification-on-counting-company-affiliates_2/.
- Assessing and Addressing Business Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, (Aug. 20, 2020), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/assessing-and-addressing-business-health-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-beyond/.
- Ensuring Employers Are Smart and Safe About Prop 207 – The “Smart and Safe Arizona Act”, (Nov. 10, 2020), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/ensuring-employers-are-smart-and-safe-about-prop-207-the-smart-and-safe-arizona-act/.
- Implications of the New Arizona LLC Act, (Jan. 6, 2021), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/implications-of-the-new-arizona-llc-act/.
- Building the Correct Foundation: Tips for Arizona Construction Contracts, (Mar. 1, 2021), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/building-the-correct-foundation-tips-for-arizona-construction-contracts/.
- The Oversharing Economy: Short-Term Rentals Gone Wild, (Mar. 18, 2021), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/the-oversharing-economy-short-term-rentals-gone-wild/.
- 10 Common Stumbling Blocks for Small Businesses to Avoid, (Mar. 26, 2021), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/10-common-stumbling-blocks-for-small-businesses-to-avoid/.
- Tort Law in the Business Context, (June 24, 2021), https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/tort-law-in-the-business-context/.
- Responding to an Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) Complaint, (July 6, 2021),https://www.gb.law/news-and-insights/responding-to-an-arizona-registrar-of-contractors-roc-complaint/.
- Decentralized Finance & Regulation, Desert Blockchain
- E-Contracts and E-Signatures: Applicable Law, Enforceability Factors, and Risk-Benefit Analysis of Utilization, Maricopa County Bar Association Annual Conference
- Publishing As A Law Student, Corporate and Business Law Journal & Arizona Sports and Entertainment Law Journal