Mr. Figueroa is currently the Managing Director of Intuitive, LLC. Intuitive, LLC is a professional services firm specializing in the protection of client’s assets; assisting clients and their attorneys as how to best implement tax structure and legally protect assets to minimize liability risks from litigation. Intuitive, LLC is affiliated with a group of real estate appraisers, broker’s, attorneys, and CPA’s with diversified experience. Mr. Figueroa’s responsibilities include overall corporate strategy, business direction, fundraising, and legal and tax strategy. Mr. Figueroa has over thirty-five years of experience in real estate lending; both private money and conventional, acquisition, development, brokerage, consulting, and business planning strategy. Mr. Figueroa graduated from the University of Arizona in 1973 where he began to develop his knowledge of business, finance, tax, real estate, contracts, foreclosure, and bankruptcy law. Through his business experience he has strengthened his expertise in these fields and continues to expand his knowledge through continuing education courses, and of course, direct experience in each of these fields. Mr. Figueroa became active in the acquisition and workout of distressed properties during the RTC liquidation of failed banks from 1989, where he specialized in both secured and unsecured debt transactions. He has litigated issues in the Justice, Superior, Bankruptcy, Federal, and Appellate Court forums. He continues his activities in this area of Real Estate as a buyer of distressed property and securities/mortgages. Mr. Figueroa founded a private mortgage brokerage and banking company in 1980 and owned an FHA/VA mortgage banking company. In 2002 he founded and was the chairman of Western Associates Development Company, LLC, Western Recovery Services, LLC and Coronado Ranch Estates; which developed and syndicated properties with a value over $100,000,000. In his philanthropic and community activities, Mr. Figueroa has served on The Naval Warfare Foundation (Navy S.E.A.L.S.) Investment Committee Chairman and currently (2012) is a Member of The Navy S.E.A.L. Advisory Board as an Ambassador, Board Member of the Goodwill Mission to China Foundation (where he is also Treasurer), The Vatican Observatory Foundation, as a Trustee, The Tucson Police Foundation, and is the manager of Tucson Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial arts academy. Mr. Figueroa, also currently serves as a small claims judge in Pima County. In the recent past, Mr. Figueroa served the advisory board of the Yangtze International University in Nanjing, China, the University of Arizona Student Government Association and the Armory Park Neighborhood Association (served as Treasurer). Mr. Figueroa has also lectured at the University of Arizona, University of San Diego, and Pepperdine Law Schools and has had a radio show on VoiceAmerica entitled “Strategies for Financial Survival”.
Mark Yonan has a national law practice specializing in a range of real estate, finance, leasing, settlement service, general business and corporate matters, including the following: representing real estate companies, real estate developers and commercial real estate buyers and sellers in a wide variety of standard and complex real estate, corporate and general business transactions, representing business entities for general business and corporate matters including formation, shareholder/ownership agreements, asset purchase agreements, purchase and sale of ownership interests and dissolution, representing landlords and tenants for standard and complex commercial leasing matters, representing mortgage banks, mortgage brokers, state and federally-chartered banks, thrifts, real estate brokers, title insurance companies, general insurance companies, settlement service providers and other financial institutions in connection with their corporate, regulatory, compliance, licensing, joint venture, employment, contract and general legal matters, reviewing and analyzing proposed settlement service business plans, and drafting the related agreements and disclosures, based upon applicable federal and state laws, regulations and rules, such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Housing Act, state licensing laws, consumer credit laws, usury laws, unfair and deceptive trade laws and real property laws, and lastly negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements for mortgage originators including (i) loan broker, loan correspondent and whole loan purchase agreements, (ii) correspondent agreements, (iii) affiliate branch agreements, (iv) services agreements, (v) employment agreements, (vi) servicing rights purchase and sale agreements, (vii) repurchase agreements, (viii) reverse purchase agreements, and (ix) warehouse lines of credit agreements. Prior to founding the Firm, Mr. Yonan was in-house counsel for one of the nation's largest privately-owned financial institutions, with responsibility for managing the corporate leasing and joint venture legal departments and advising executive management on a full range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues. He has negotiated, documented and closed the purchase and sale of numerous low and high rise commercial buildings in Arizona, multi-acre raw land transactions on behalf of purchasers and sellers, multi-million dollar purchases and sales of business assets and ownership interests, commercial leases for 200+ corporate office locations across the nation and implemented a leasing protocol for all corporate lease matters. He has also negotiated and drafted joint venture documents, formed joint venture entities and handled all legal, compliance and licensing questions for joint ventures between a national mortgage bank and its real estate, builder, insurance and mortgage partners as well as trained, advised and counseled corporate settlement service personnel and executive management regarding RESPA, state licensing, HUD/FHA licensing and regulations, and other state and federal laws related to the mortgage, title, real estate, insurance and credit service industries. Mark’s professional experience from past to present is as follows: Judge Nanette Warner, Pima County Superior Court July 1997 – July 1998, Meehan & Associates July 1998 – October 2000, Rusing & Lopez, PLLC October 2000 – March 2004, Lewis & Roca LLP March 2004 – May 2005, First Magnus Financial Corporation May 2005 – December 2007, Wright & Yonan PLLC August 2007 – December 2012, Yonan Law, PLLC January 2013 – present. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. degree in History in 1993, and successively the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a J.D. and honors in 1997. Mr. Yonan was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1997 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Arizona. Some community involvement and special recognition that Mark has received includes a BV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Arizona State Bar Real Property Section in 2006, and an Appreciation Award from the Red Cross of Southern Arizona in 2005 for his pro bono representation of the Red Cross for its purchase of a new headquarters building in Tucson. Mr. Yonan has served as a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson (2002-2005) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2005-2006) and has also been a student mentor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and has volunteered as a tutor at Duffy Elementary School in the Tucson Unified School District. Mark Yonan is a member of the State Bar of Arizona (Real Estate and Business Law Sections.), the Pima County Bar Association, and the Real Estate Service Providers Council (“RESPRO”) and has served as the President of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Arizona from 2005-2006 and as an Executive Council member of the Real Property Section from 2002-2006.
After graduating from the University of Arizona in May 2012 with a degree in Film Producing, Zacharia Lorenz started a video production company in his hometown. For a year or so he made his living as a freelance videographer, covering everything from concerts and weddings to online commercial videos. The Rabbit Hole Studios production crew now consists of six other filmmakers from Tucson and Zacharia has shifted his focus to online marketing. As a HubSpot-certified inbound marketer, Zacharia and his marketing team at Rabbit Hole Studios offer consultation as well as marketing management for web design, blogging, email campaigns, social media, SEO, and traffic analysis. Through this fusion of film production and online marketing, Zacharia hopes of one day building a production house that focuses purely on creating narrative films for web distribution, giving young, up-and-coming filmmakers like himself a chance to play a major role in smaller budget films.
At Intuitive Strategies we believe that through sharing a high quality product and service through a transparent education with our clients, we are allowing them to not only improve their business or personal financial situation but that through every individual that we help to develop a strategy to succeed, we help bring an improvement to our community, and on a larger scale, an improvement to our nation and that is where the real value is in it for us. It's about helping individuals and businesses to create strategies for a successful business practice which will create jobs and bring real value to communities no matter where they are located in the nation. You know the old proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” that is how we view our duty to our clients.
We know that when individuals come to us, they already have a skill- whether they are carpenters, mechanics, developers, small business owners, etc. Our mission is to make sure that your business is structured in a way that can and will maximize your potential. That encompasses everything from online marketing strategies, tax planning, business structuring, asset protection planning or retirement planning. We are going to make sure that we do everything we can to make your business successful and ensure you are protected from the wolves that are out there. Our founder, Michael N. Figueroa, will be a good mentor because he has lived through all the ups and downs, built fortunes, lost them, and rebuilt them. So the advice and guidance that we offer at Intuitive Strategies is not from some book that you can buy at your college book store, its advice that has been learned through a life time of real world experience. To put it simply, our mission is to guide you, protect you, and make sure that you are going to be able to secure your dream for retirement and enjoy the life that you deserve.