Arizona's 2014 Top Lawyers

Top Lawyers List 2014: Mergers & Acquisitions

Az Business Magazine’s 2014 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from more than 20 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were vetted and considered by a panel made of the editorial team and industry experts to determine the exclusive 2014 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers List.


Anne Kleindienst
Anne Kleindienst
Shareholder
Polsinelli
Company Website
Kleindienst has extensive experience in business formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate debt finance transactions, equipment leasing and financing transactions, representation of issuers, borrowers and indenture trustees in tax exempt bond financing’s and franchising.


Mark Patton
Mark Patton
Partner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Company Website
Patton, a partner in the firm’s Tucson office, helps businesses make deals happen. His experience includes mergers/acquisitions, private placements, joint ventures, business formations, and restructurings—many of which involve real estate.


Stephen M. Savage
Stephen M. Savage
Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP
Company Website
Savage, managing partner of Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office, focuses on business planning and corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions. He has significant experience advising business clients on acquisitions and divestitures.


Terence W. Thompson
Terence W. Thompson
Shareholder
Gallagher & Kennedy
Company Website
Thompson has a highly accomplished 36-year career representing buyers and sellers in business mergers and acquisitions, complex structuring of strategic joint ventures and Native American enterprises. Advice and counsel to businesses on governance and operational matters.


John Welch
John Welch
Managing partner
Squire Sanders
Company Website
Welch has practiced for more than 25 years in the corporate and corporate finance areas. He has significant experience in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, particularly in the financial institutions, healthcare and renewable energy industries.


Richard Lieberman
Richard Lieberman
Member
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Company Website
Lieberman has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in a wide variety of industries, including energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, finance and biotech, ranging up to $11 billion, in both public and private transactions.


Steven D. Pidgeon
Steven D. Pidgeon
Co-managing partner
DLA Piper
Company Website
Pidgeon concentrates his practice on securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He has handled transactions totaling more than $40 billion during his career.


Sarah A. Strunk
Sarah A. Strunk
Director
Fennemore Craig
Company Website
Strunk advises clients in large and middle market M&A transactions. She has significant experience in the natural resource industry, financial institutions and technology. Her experience spans transactions in China, South America and Mexico.


Judy Weiss
Judy Weiss
Partner
Perkins Coie
Company Website
Weiss focuses her practice on corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, business counseling, secured transactions, public and private offerings, joint ventures, the formation of entities and IP matters including technology transfer, licensing, distribution agreements and R&D agreements.


Quinn Williams
Quinn Williams
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
Company Website
Williams has represented leading public and private corporations, entrepreneurs, and investment funds for more than 29 years. Quinn’s M&A representations have included both Fortune 500 and middle market companies in aerospace, automotive, technology, retail, media, manufacturing and service industries throughout the United States.



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