Arizona's 2014 Top Lawyers

Top Lawyers List 2014: Securities & Corporate Finance

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.


Charles Berry
Charles Berry
Shareholder
Polsinelli
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Berry counsels clients on capital formation and business management. He has extensive experience in securities regulation, public offerings, business mergers, acquisitions and sales, private placements and compliance with the periodic reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


Roxann S. Gallagher
Roxann S. Gallagher
Attorney
Sacks Tierney P.A.
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Gallagher’s practice focuses on public finance, with an emphasis on economic development. Her experience includes tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions, commercial loans, as well as certificates of participation, lease-purchases and other financing mechanisms.


Bruce Macdonough
Bruce Macdonough
Co-managing shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
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For more than 30 years, Macdonough has concentrated his practice on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, other sophisticated corporate finance transactions, and providing general corporate counsel to public and private companies.


Frank M. Placenti
Frank M. Placenti
Partner
Squire Sanders
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Frank Placenti serves as the chair of Squire Sanders’ corporate finance and governance practice, and is nationally recognized for his work in corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.


Marcel Valenta
Marcel Valenta
Of Counsel
Bryan Cave LLP
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Valenta advises entrepreneurs, private equity sponsors and businesses of diverse industries ranging in size from small privately-held enterprises to Fortune 50 companies in their full range of corporate transactional needs.


Martin R. Galbut
Martin R. Galbut
Managing partner
Galbut & Galbut, P.C.
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Galbut founded the firm, which is Arizona rooted and globally minded. The firm is recognized by the legal community in the fields of securities, corporate finance, real estate, business, litigation, arbitration and transactions.


Gregory R. Hall
Gregory R. Hall
Partner
DLA Piper
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Hall represents companies in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings, securities transactions, including public and private offerings of high yield and convertible debt and equity offerings of all kinds, venture capital and private equity transactions and bank financing.


Lawrence McCormley
Lawrence McCormley
Shareholder
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
Company Website
McCormley’s practice emphasizes corporate finance and lending representing borrowers and lenders in negotiating and documenting financial transactions and intricate commercial real estate purchases and sale, loan transactions and modifications both in and out of formal litigation.


Joseph P. Richardson
Joseph P. Richardson
Partner
Gammage & Burnham
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Richardson’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and business and corporate governance. He has substantial experience representing issuers in initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and private placements of equity and debt securities.


Nancy L. White
Nancy L. White
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Company Website
White is a partner in the Corporate, Securities & Finance and Property Groups. Her practice focuses on international and domestic transactions, including M&As, project finance and refinancing. She was named to Southwest Super Lawyers’ 2013 list of the “Top 25 Women” in Arizona.



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