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Lori L. Winkelman: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Lori L. Winkelman, partner, Quarles & Brady LLP Winkelman is serving a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit lawyer representative; is vice president of Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court; and is among Southwest Super Lawyers’ Top 25 female lawyers. Childhood aspiration: “I was a late bloomer and didn’t go to law school until I was… Read More →

Ladder Down helps female attorneys rise in profession

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More women are becoming lawyers, but they are struggling to earn positions as equity partners and shareholders at their firms. “The real issue is that institutional obstacles have been in place that have made it very difficult for women to excel,” said Alison Christian, shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga. Christian and Beth Fitch, founding… Read More →

Quarles & Brady named to ‘Best Law Firms for Women’

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has announced its recognition among the 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2015 by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers. This is the third consecutive year the firm, which has offices locally in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, has been honored. For several years, Working Mother magazine has honored… Read More →

Amy Abdo: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Amy Abdo, director, Fennemore Craig Abdo is a litigator focusing on business disputes, professional liability and employment litigation.  She is a member of Fennemore Craig’s five-person Management Committee and serves as Litigation Section Chair. Greatest accomplishment: “My first mentor – a brilliant and talented attorney – enthusiastically referred one of his top clients to me.” Childhood… Read More →

Ranking Arizona voting for 2016 ends tomorrow

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →

Hope Leibsohn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Hope Leibsohn, member, Sherman & Howard Liebsohn has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. She was appointed by former Gov. Janet Napolitano and reappointed by former Gov. Jan Brewer as vice chairman of the Arizona Family College… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney earns professional honor

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced Anthony Austin, an attorney in the firm’s Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights and Restructuring practice group, has been selected to participate as a member of The Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. “The firm’s culture is centered around our colleagues’ commitment to serving our clients,” said Steve Good,… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona

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They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2015, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and career paths may differ, the women… Read More →

Douglas L. Wood joins Burch & Cracchiolo

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The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that Douglas L. Wood has joined the firm as an Associate. Wood is an attorney who practices in the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning and probate, and tax controversy. Prior to joining the firm, Wood practiced as a certified public accountant with a… Read More →

Mediation becomes trend for resolving business disputes

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While mediation used to be a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation has become mainstream. Today, virtually every dispute that is not able to be resolved through direct negotiation is proceeding to mediation. The only questions are at what stage of the process will mediation be held and who will be selected as the… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy adds Church and Ministry Law practice

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has announced that shareholder Robert (Bob) Erven Brown and associate Matthew (Matt) H. Mason have joined the firm. In addition to their work in the newly formed Church and Ministry Law practice, both attorneys bring substantial experience in real estate and business law and transactions. “The array of… Read More →

Why family feuds erupt after the will is read

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The recently deceased don’t always ingratiate themselves with their survivors when it comes time to read the will. “People want to control things from the grave, not just throw a bunch of money in a beneficiary’s lap,” says family wealth guru John Pankauski, author of the new book, “Pankauski’s Trustee’s Guide: 10 Steps to Family… Read More →

Coppersmith Brockelman adds 5 top attorneys

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Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, added five attorneys to its ranks in the last year, providing depth and expertise in the practice areas of complex litigation, employment, insurance and health care law. “One key to the firm’s success over the past 20 years has been the quality of our lawyers. Our clients… Read More →

Polsinelli earns honor for women in leadership roles

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The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) announced that national law firm Polsinelli has achieved the 2015 WILEF Gold Standard Certification, which awards firms that promote women as business leaders in the legal field.  Polsinelli is one of only 44 firms recognized nationally for its emphasis on women in leadership. “It’s wonderful to see our… Read More →