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Are experienced trial attorneys an endangered species?

Fennemore Craig

 Bill Drury has been traveling a lot lately. “I’ve got two cases in Hawaii, one in Salt Lake City, I did one in Atlanta and another in San Francisco,” says the shareholder from Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros. It’s not that there aren’t good attorneys in the cities to which Drury has traveled. It’s just that… Read More →

Changes at the EPA – Scary or Exciting?

Solar Energy Capacity

New changes at the Environmental Protection Agency have begun and are proving to be scary or exciting, depending on whom you ask. Scott Pruitt started as EPA chief after a long career as a lawyer and Republican politician in Oklahoma, a state known for its oil and gas industry. In the past, he has described… Read More →

Fennemore Craig earns Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year

Fennemore Craig received the Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year Award at M&A Advisor’s 2017 Distressed Investing Summit in Palm Beach Florida in March. The award recognized the successful bankruptcy reorganization and merger of two debtor hospitals by a team of attorneys and financial advisors that included Fennemore Craig shareholders, Gerald Shelley and Nancy March,… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy included in 2017 BTI Brand Elite Report

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy today announced the firm’s recognition in the 2017 edition of consulting group BTI’s Brand Elite report.  Of the 426 firms included in the report, Gallagher & Kennedy was ranked in the top half of all firms recommended first to peers and colleagues. BTI’s analysis measures law firms based… Read More →

4 tips for getting off to a good startup

startup

Congratulations on deciding to become an entrepreneur! Starting a business is exciting and can be a vehicle to fulfill personal ambitions. This decision took some planning and definitely took courage. It also meant thinking long and hard about the risks. Here are some basic legal considerations and steps that can help limit some of those… Read More →

Could tip pooling put local restaurants out of business?

tip pooling for waiters and servers
by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

The recent uptick in collective action filings against Arizona restaurants compels a Human Resources focus on the requirements of tip pooling and an employer’s decision to take the tip credit. With minimum wage reaching $15.00 per hour in some cities and states, restaurateurs have been forced to address the disparity in pay rates between servers… Read More →

UA Law launches pro bono program for Arizona inventors

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office designated the Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic in the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law as Arizona’s pro bono hub to serve inventors across the state in need of legal assistance. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s pro bono program is designed to help financially under-resourced independent inventors, small businesses… Read More →

Judges say plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

9th Circuit

Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized plans to split the massive Western circuit in two, telling a House committee Thursday that doing so would cost taxpayers money while slowing down the judicial process. Backers of the plan claim that the heavy caseload in the circuit, which includes Arizona and eight other… Read More →

What is an attorney-client relationship?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Understanding the attorney-client relationship is vital to protecting yourself, especially in the corporate context. Certain communications during an attorney-client relationship are privileged and protected from disclosure. Understanding how this relationship forms, the benefits, and implications of attorney-client relationship is essential when engaging an attorney. How an attorney-client relationship forms An attorney-client relationship forms when there… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

Supreme Court Upholds Insider-Trading Conviction for “Relative or Friend” Tippee

Supreme Court

Bassam Salman was a Chicago-area grocery wholesaler. Michael Kara, a friend and relative-by-marriage, passed Salman confidential business information that Kara received from his brother, who was employed as an investment banker at Citigroup. Salman realized significant profits by knowingly trading on the non-public information he received, and as a result was indicted and subsequently convicted… Read More →

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner on the move

With more than 600,000 heart disease and obesity related deaths in the U.S. every year, office workers recognize they sit too much.  So to help motivate its employees, the Tempe law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner offered each of its employees a Fitbit, to stay heart healthy. “Attorneys and other office personnel are so… Read More →

2017 ACC Awards celebrate Arizona’s best in-house attorneys

ACC Awards

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new and ever-evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards).   Photos by Mike Mertes, Az Business magazine… Read More →

Arizona’s tourism industry gears up for legal challenges

by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

The numbers clearly prove that Arizona’s lodging and tourism industry flourishes as the state’s second-leading sector in terms of positive economic impact. Despite the success of this multi-billion-dollar industry, a subtle foe continues to attempt the throttle vitality of a thriving market. But Arizona is not alone in facing this threat. In December, Anderson Cooper… Read More →