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Booker T. Evans, Jr. joins Ballard Spahr

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Booker T. Evans, Jr., a prominent white collar criminal defense attorney and commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience defending multimillion-dollar cases for businesses and individuals, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in Phoenix, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Evans was Chief Deputy District Attorney in Las Vegas and an… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig appoints 2 new shareholders

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The Phoenix office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has promoted Nathan T. Mitchler and Dana L. Hooper to shareholder. Firm wide, Greenberg Traurig elevated 32 attorneys to shareholder in its 2015 class. In addition, the firm also announced record financial performance for 2014. “Nathan and Dana are superior lawyers who are deeply dedicated… Read More →

Zion & Zion hires creative pro D.D. Kullman

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Zion & Zion has added to its exceptional talent pool by hiring creative and copywriting professional D.D. Kullman as Senior Copywriter. Kullman has spent more than 20 years in marketing having worked at many of Phoenix’s top advertising agencies. Her account experience includes everything from healthcare and hospitality to homebuilding and higher education. As Senior… Read More →

Erik Pedersen named SVP at AXA Advisors Southwest

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AXA Advisors Southwest, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, announced that Erik Pedersen has been promoted to senior vice president of the branch, which is located at 14851 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. In his new role, Pedersen will be responsible for oversight of growth and development with new financial professionals,… Read More →

Generation Next: Banking

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Nathan Erickson, 36 Chief investment officer Miller Russell Associates, miller-russell.com Erickson’s success at Miller Russell Associates  can be directly attributed to not only his talent, but also to his ability to bring the firm’s values to life. He is constantly identifying innovative solutions and strategies to best serve its clients, and keeps the firm’s reputation as a trusted fiduciary at the forefront of… Read More →

IP attorney Timothy Fontes joins Polsinelli

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Timothy Fontes has joined the national law firm Polsinelli in its Phoenix office as an associate. An intellectual property and technology attorney who is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Fontes will be assisting the firm’s intellectual property clients on a broad range of technical issues related to medical devices,… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk’s Jason Castle earns honor

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Jason B. Castle, a partner at Jaburg Wilk has been named Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Volunteer Lawyers Program. The Volunteer Lawyers Program is a joint project of Community Legal Services Inc. and the Maricopa County Bar Association. This program consists of lawyers who volunteer their time to provide legal assistance… Read More →

Shea Homes appoints new Arizona president

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Shea Homes Arizona announced the hiring of Don Murphy as the new Division President, replacing Buddy Satterfield who retired in December after 23 years with Shea Homes. “The depth of real estate knowledge and experience Buddy has helped make Shea Homes a leading homebuilder in the Valley. He made a huge difference in the growth… Read More →

Morrison, Clark & Conover promotes Jared Asay

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Morrison, Clark & Conover CPAs announced the addition of its newest financial partner, Jared Asay, CPA, CCIFP, effective January 1, 2015. Jared joined the firm in 2011 and has been an important part of securing the “Business. Life. Legacy.” of every client Morrison, Clark & Conover serves through accounting, financial strategy and consulting. For more than… Read More →

Zach Sakas joins Gust Rosenfeld

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Gust Rosenfeld, PLC announced that Zachary D. Sakas joined the firm on February 2, 2015.  Sakas’s practice concentrates public finance, municipal law, and real estate finance. “Gust Rosenfeld is a preeminent firm in public finance and municipal law in Arizona and it is exciting to join such a distinguished group of colleagues,” said Sakas, who… Read More →

Bagnall hires Carey Craig as analyst

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Bagnall announced that Carey Craig has been hired as an employee benefit analyst. In her new role, she will prepare claim reports, handle RFP requests, prepare renewal packages and competitive bid evaluations and work with other core team members to provide technical and benefit-related client servicing needs. Most recently, Carey has exceptional experience in providing exceptional… Read More →

Tempe Leadership honors Mike Jennings Categories

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Tempe Leadership, the non-profit leadership program through the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, is honoring Mike Jennings, local Tempe business leader and Tempe Leadership alumni, as the 2015 Outstanding Community Leader at the annual Tempe Chamber Beacon Awards at 7:30 a.m. February 26, at the Embassy Suites. Mike owns and operates two Campus Corner retail stores… Read More →

Jones Skelton & Hochuli expands team

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As one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, Arizona has shown a noticeable increase in commercial and residential construction litigation over the past few years. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli expands their Construction Litigation team with the addition of John M. Gregory. Mr. Gregory is an Associate with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli and serves as an… Read More →

Gary Lento Joins Gordon & Rees in Phoenix

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Gary Lento has joined the Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees as a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Lento brings more than 20 years of experience handling business transactions, construction, employment, product liability, professional negligence, and real estate disputes. Mr. Lento is licensed to practice law in Arizona, California and Wisconsin.… Read More →