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Williams named 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star

February 18, 2014 by in Featured | Legal

A shareholder at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Phoenix office has been recognized for his commitment to client service in the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2014 report. Greenberg Traurig Phoenix shareholder Quinn Williams has represented public and private corporations, entrepreneurs and investment funds for more than 20 years. “Greenberg Traurig is proud of… Read More →

Kim Named to ASU Center for Emergency Management

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Leezie Kim, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Council. The ASU Center’s advisory council executives provide extensive expertise from all sectors of emergency management and homeland security. The… Read More →

Was Dumb Starbucks Smart?

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February 17, 2014 by in Business News | Featured | Legal

Comedian Nathan Fielder created a media stir, and long lines, when he opened a coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks. The establishment was quickly closed down for not having a permit. In the short time that the shop was open, legal commentators everywhere speculated about whether Starbucks would sue for trademark infringement, and if it did,… Read More →

Fennemore Craig Elects New Directors in Phoenix

February 11, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, has announced the promotion of Michelle Jager and Patrick Irvine as directors in the firm’s Phoenix office. “It is an honor to congratulate Michelle and Pat on their dedication to our clients, the community and their continued commitment to excellence,” said Tim Berg, managing partner of Fennemore… Read More →

You May Love Job, But What About Co-Worker?

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February 10, 2014 by in Featured | Legal | Women In Business | Workforce

Love is in the air, and sometimes those amorous feelings lead to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers should be mindful about office romances in light of some interesting statistics: More than 20 percent of married couples met at work, yet nearly half of those employees reported… Read More →

Quarles & Brady's Funkhouser earns award from Iowa

February 8, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that David E. Funkhouser III, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has received the Recent Alumni Award from the University of Iowa College of Law. The Recent Alumni Award is granted to alumni of the College of Law, within the first 10 years… Read More →

Squire Sanders' Crabb Earns All-Star Status

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Squire Sanders announced that Phoenix-based Partner Joe Crabb has been selected, for the second year in a row, by corporate counsel to the 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars list. This recognition is awarded to lawyers in the US who differentiate themselves from all others, through excellence in client service. Joe is one of only 56… Read More →

Panel will discuss Cybersecurity at GPEC

February 5, 2014 by in Business News | Events | Legal | Tech

Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the February meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum for a discussion centered on cyber-security including risks, trends and what businesses need to keep their businesses safe and secure online. This event will be hosted at the offices of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) located at… Read More →

Szkatulski Joins Sherman & Howard’s Scottsdale Office

Sherman & Howard L.L.C. announced the addition of Jennifer Szkatulski to its Scottsdale office.  Jennifer, who has practiced at the firm as a consultant since 2012, will join the firm’s estate planning group as an associate. Sherman & Howard’s estate and tax planning attorneys work with high net worth individuals, families, business owners, entrepreneurs and… Read More →

Frutkin Law Firm Names New Senior Counsel

This month, the Frutkin Law Firm has announced Stephanie Fierro, Esq. has been named Senior Counsel Attorney at the Firm. Fierro serves clients in general counsel business law and estate planning. She also has experience in business litigation and alternative dispute resolution inherent in any general counsel practice. She brings the firm a wide range… Read More →

Irvine Appointed to Committee on Character and Fitness

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February 3, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced that Patrick Irvine, a shareholder in the firm’s Business and Litigation practice groups, has been appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its Committee on Character and Fitness. Irvine is a former Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals who now practices in… Read More →

Engle elected to Bar's Executive Council

January 23, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

Lewis Roca Rothgerber announced that associate Matthew Engle was elected to the Executive Council of the Business Section of the State Bar of Arizona. He will serve on the council until 2016. Engle is an associate in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group. His practice spans a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and… Read More →

Quarles' Sirower Named to National Post

January 22, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Brian Sirower has been named national Commercial Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group chair, succeeding John A. Harris, a partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office who has led the group since 2008. “Quarles is elated that Brian will be chairing one of… Read More →

RDP Founding Member Appointed to SWHD Board

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based law firm representing clients in complex litigation and regulatory issues, is pleased to announce Founding Member Paul Roshka has been appointed to the board of directors for Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. As a member of the board, Roshka will serve a minimum… Read More →

Louis Silverman, Kristel Patton Merge Practices

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January 20, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

Valley attorneys Louis Silverman and Kristel Patton, both members of Wealth Counsel, who have co-presented many financial workshops on estate planning during the past several years, have formed a business partnership that merges their practices. Silverman Patton, PLLC is operating out of offices at 3231 S. Country Club Way, Suite 101 in Tempe, which originally… Read More →

Blais heads Bar's Young Lawyers Division

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January 20, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

Burch & Cracchiolo associate attorney, Casey S. Blais, has begun serving his year-long term as president of the Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  The term runs through December 31, 2014.  The mission of the MCBA Young Lawyers Division is to involve young and new lawyers in serving the community and enriching the profession… Read More →

2014 ACC Awards

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Az Business is recognizing the vital role that in-house counsel plays in business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. The 2014 finalists and winners were honored at a reception on Thursday, January 16 at the Ritz Carlton, Phoenix. The 2014 ACC awards winners are: Public Company of the Year John Pons, Cole Real Estate Investments… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins Elects Townsend as Shareholder

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Elizabeth Townsend has been elected to the position of shareholder. Townsend’s practice includes counseling employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including discrimination and harassment laws, non-compete agreements, discipline and discharge decisions, and lay-offs.… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Attorney Receives National Recognition

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January 15, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

Nathan D. Meyer, a Partner at Jaburg Wilk, has been selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Litigation attorneys in Arizona by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). ASLA is an invitation-only legal organization was founded to identify and promote the most outstanding legal talent throughout the country. Nate’s selection was the… Read More →

Higuera Continues Commitment to Hispanic Community

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, has announced that Lori A. Higuera, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed Deputy Regional President for the Hispanic National Bar Association and elected to the Board of Directors for the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association. “The firm’s reputation has been built on our… Read More →

Pritchard Named Chair-Elect of Bryan Cave LLP

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The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) today named Therese D. Pritchard as the next Chair of the firm beginning on October 1, 2014 following a planned transition period.  Ms. Pritchard will immediately take the title of Chair-Elect and serve alongside Don G. Lents, who has served as Chair for two consecutive terms beginning… Read More →

Your Will: The Overlooked Bucket-list Item

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December 23, 2013 by in Featured | Legal

Of the trendy terms to come around in the past decade, “bucket list” remains among the most useful, says retirement planning expert Jeff Gorton. “As a neologism, I hope it endures because it reminds us of how precious our time is – and that it’s important to plan wisely,” says Gorton, a veteran Certified Public… Read More →

Wolf Named to Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers 2013

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December 19, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix partner Jeffrey H. Wolf, a DC Ranch resident, has been named to The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers 2013 by Who’s Who Legal. He is one of less than 400 attorneys worldwide selected for the honor. This is his third consecutive time… Read More →

Stanton Named Office Managing Partner of Quarles & Brady

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and its firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson today announced that Nicole Stanton has been selected as the Phoenix-office managing partner. Her term begins on January 1, 2014. In her new role, Stanton becomes one of the few women to lead one of the largest law firms… Read More →