Founding partner Jesi Wolnik has extensive real estate experience in all areas of real estate. She frequently serves as outside general counsel for brokerages. Jesi also assists brokers during audits or investigations by the Arizona Department of Real Estate.
Jesi's practice includes transactional assistance, litigation, guardian/conservatorships and informal probate.
From 2015-2019, Jesi served as one of the attorneys for the Arizona Association of REALTORS® legal hotline. In 2020, Jesi served as a subject matter expert for the Arizona Department of Real Estate to help craft the new real estate brokerage exam for the state of Arizona.
Jesi also teaches courses to real estate brokers and agents throughout the state for the Arizona Association of REALTORS® and through her real estate school, Realty SME.
Jesi received her Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She graduated with Pro Bono Distinction for her work providing legal services to various organizations, including the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project, the Arizona Justice Project, and Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance. While in law school, Jesi interned with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the Fraud and Special Prosecutions Division working on mortgage fraud cases, as well as the Scottsdale City Attorney’s Office working on eminent domain matters.
Jesi was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for being the top student in Property Law, Elder Law, and Law, Science and Technology.
Prior to law school, Jesi managed a successful real estate brokerage and was a multi-million dollar producer receiving awards for top sales. In addition, Jesi served for many years as the Grievance Committee co-chair for the Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (now WeServ®), as well as serving on the professional standards committee.
PERSONAL: Jesi loves being outdoors, especially up north where the sky is blue, the grass is green, and there are trees for miles. She is a certified plant fanatic and loves making anything grow.
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., 2014)
Recipient of three CALI awards
Arizona State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2010)
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona