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Jones Selected as 2014 Lawyer of the Year

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Best Lawyers has selected William R. Jones, Jr. as the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Best Lawyers, when an attorney is selected as “Lawyer of the Year,” it “reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities… Read More →

Lynch Joins Polsinelli’s National Litigation Practice

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National law firm Polsinelli added attorney Eric E. Lynch to the firm as shareholder bolstering the firm’s litigation capabilities in Phoenix and nationally. Lynch has more than 20 years of extensive experience as a litigator, trusted advisor and trial attorney in a wide variety of industries. His move to Polsinelli is rooted in a desire… Read More →

A Woman of Power

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Shirley Mays, dean of Arizona Summit Law School, has been named to the Lawyers Of Color’s Third Annual Power List, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys. Since joining the school in August 2010, Mays’ priorities have been focused on the school’s mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession, serving underserved… Read More →

Callahan Joins Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as Partner

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli announced that Charles M. Callahan has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Callahan has over 20 years of experience and focuses his practice on professional and personal liability defense, and bad faith/insurance coverage litigation. “I am very excited for the opportunity to bring my practice and experience to one of… Read More →

Help for Entrepreneurs Wanting to Franchise Business

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Susan Wells, a partner with the law firm of Jaburg Wilk is hosting FranFocus–a no-cost presentation by experienced professionals for successful entrepreneurs considering expanding their businesses through franchising, followed by cocktails, on Wednesday, March 12th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Jaburg Wilk, 3200 N. Central Ave., Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ 85012. Attendees will… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Expands Insurance, Commercial Litigation Practices

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February 20, 2014 by in Featured | Legal

Adam M. Weiler and Aaron K. Haar have joined the Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk as attorneys to expand the Insurance and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Adam M. Weiler has worked in general insurance defense litigation for most of his career. He handles a variety of tort defense litigation with an extensive background including… Read More →

Honoring excellence in corporate counsel

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February 19, 2014 by in Events | Featured | Legal

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new economy. Az Business magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards). The 30 finalists and winners were honored Thursday, January 16 during a… Read More →

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 →