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Nicole Stanton appointed to James E. Rogers College of Law board

The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the James E. Rogers College of Law. Members of the Board work to serve as both advisors to, and ambassadors for, the college, meeting once a year to discuss… Read More →

How to avoid a holiday party fiasco

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It’s that time of year again. I, for one, am ready to bring on the holiday cheer, decorate for the holidays and listen to non-stop holiday music until my ears bleed. Why? Because it also means that I’ll soon be watching my favorite Christmas movie, “Love Actually” (yes, it’s considered a Christmas movie) and wrapping… Read More →

Az Business’ Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona nominations open

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Each year, Az Business magazine publishes its list of the  “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona.” The 2017 list will run in the March 2017 issue of Az Business magazine. The Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona are selected by Az Business magazine’s editorial team along with a panel of industry experts. Factors taken into account for selection… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands its Phoenix office

Fennemore Craig, added two lawyers to its practice. Madison Major and Mario Vasta have joined the firm’s Phoenix office. “It is a pleasure to welcome Madison and Mario to the firm,” Steve Good, said managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “In a legal environment in which exceeding expectations is paramount, we are confident that Madison and Mario will apply their considerable energy and intellect… Read More →

7 things needed to implement Arizona’s new paid sick time law

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Now that Prop. 206 has passed, here is a comprehensive analysis of the Paid Sick Time provision (PST) and primer on what Arizona employers need to know — and do — to get ready before July 1, 2017, when the law takes effect. Who Is Covered?  Employers: Virtually every private employer with employees in Arizona,… Read More →

Goldberg & Osborne offers free consumer guides

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Goldberg & Osborne, the state’s largest law firm in Arizona devoted exclusively to the practice of personal injury law, can now add “Consumer Advocates” to its role in helping people. The firm has announced the launch of its Consumer Guides library – a collection of free, online consumer guides to help individuals overcome many challenging… Read More →

Who is Arizona’s most effective corporate counsel?

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new economy. Az Business magazine in partnering with the State Bar of Arizona, ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel to recognize the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the… Read More →

Unclear bankruptcy laws may add hurdles for nonprofits

Nonprofit bankruptcy laws have room for improvement, writes Scott K. Brown, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, in “Confirming a Plan of Reorganization for a Nonprofit Debtor” in the 2016 edition of the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. Brown and co-author Evan C. Hollander note that “the term ‘nonprofit’ is not defined in… Read More →

Despite lawsuit threats, non-ADA compliance is discrimination

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An organization calling itself Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) has filed about 1,500 lawsuits this year and sent another 42,000 warning notices about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) non-compliance, drawing the ire of small businesses across the Valley. Most notices concern parking lot violations such as the lack of a van accessible space or… Read More →

Is cognitive bias a problem for legal system?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Within the American justice system, there are multiple factors that cause wrongful convictions. One of those factors that most do not consider is cognitive bias, a simple flaw in the system that has the potential to cost a person their freedom.  “I think cognitive bias comes in many forms, and we all suffer from it. â€¦ Read More →

Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: Lovitt & Touché

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Lovitt & Touché Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Charles Touché, CEO What it does: Insurance agency offering personal lines, property and liability protection, employee benefits, claims administration, workers compensation and more. Admirable quality: Recognizing the changing healthcare landscape, Lovitt & Touché developed a proprietary private healthcare exchange, ClearPath Prime, to better serve small and… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Quarles & Brady

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Quarles & Brady Most Admired Company: 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Nicole Stanton, office managing partner What it does: Full-service law firm for businesses and individuals. Admirable quality: The firm’s Wellness Committee nurtures employee health, increases day-to-day workplace satisfaction, enhances productivity and results in long-term, measurable improvement in employee wellness, along with reduced medical… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Fennemore Craig

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Fennemore Craig Most Admired Company: 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Stephen Good, managing partner What it does: A full-service law firm for businesses. Admirable quality: Through the firm’s involvement in Arizona’s water law, tax policy, telecommunications services, and mining and transportation industries, Fennemore Craig has played an instrumental role in moving the region’s economy forward. The… Read More →

Florence Project honors Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project named Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as its Law Firm Partner of the Year in recognition of the firm’s long-standing pro bono support. The Florence Project also presented Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney Brian Kim with the Children’s Program Pro Bono of the Year award for persevering through… Read More →