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Ballard Spahr marks milestone with diversity scholarship

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Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $125,000 gift to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The first scholarship from the Ballard Spahr Diversity Scholarship—$25,000 for one year of tuition—will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year, and the recipient will be known as the Ballard… Read More →

Get ready! White collar overtime rules are coming

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On Monday, March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) sent its final rule revising the white collar overtime exemption regulations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB’s review is the final step in the regulatory process before the revised regulations are… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli moving downtown

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Phoenix-based law firm, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, is moving its offices from Thomas Road and Central Avenue to Central Avenue and Washington Street. The firm will move into its new space at Two Renaissance Square at 40 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2700, on April 4th. The firm has been at its old location for 25 years,… Read More →

Meet the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

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Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — chooses the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on his or her law firm, impact… Read More →

Ballard Spahr’s Kendis Key Muscheid earns honor

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Kendis Key Muscheid, a partner at Ballard Spahr and a nonprofit attorney in the southwest, will be presented with the Arizona Foundation for Women’s (AFW’s) Marilyn R. Seymann Award on April 14 at its 20th Anniversary Awards Luncheon. The event will be held at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. The Awards Luncheon is AFW’s… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands business litigation practice

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Law firm Fennemore Craig announced K. Cameron Johnson joined the Phoenix office as an associate in the firm’s business litigation practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Johnson worked with the New Mexico firm, Modrall Sperling. “We are pleased to welcome Cameron to the firm,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “The addition of his expertise and energy… Read More →

Coree Neumeyer, Rodney Ott join Quarles & Brady

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Quarles & Brady LLP added Coree E. Neumeyer and  Rodney W. Ott to its litigation and dispute resolution practice group within the firm’s Phoenix office. Neumeyer focuses her practice on general business, utility, and commercial litigation, and her practice involves resolution of commercial disputes through negotiation, mediation, and state and federal litigation representing primarily corporate and business clients,… Read More →

Polsinelli in talks to build larger IP practice

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Polsinelli has been in talks with senior leadership of the Intellectual Property firm, Novak Druce, about combining the two firm’s IP practices. A group of Novak Druce’s intellectual property attorneys would join Polsinelli. The merger will further build the firm’s nationally recognized Intellectual Property practice and meet the growing demand for post grant patent work. With this deal,… Read More →

The problems associated with cash transactions

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In one form or another, in one denomination or many, paper money has been used in the U.S. for over 300 years.  However, recently the U.S. government has begun more closely scrutinizing cash transactions in U.S. banks as part of a larger U.S. effort to curb money laundering related to drug trafficking and other crimes. … Read More →

Quarles & Brady partners earn Client Choice Award

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Quarles & Brady Phoenix partners David Funkhouser and Bradley Vynalek received the 2016 Client Choice award from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO). Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognize partners around the world that stand apart for their excellent client service. Uniquely, these awards survey in-house senior corporate counsel only, inquiring about quality… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands real estate practice

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Derek J. Pfaff joined law firm Fennemore Craig’s Phoenix office to practice real estate at the firm. Pfaff worked with the Texas based law firm Andrews Kurth. “We are excited to welcome Derek to the firm,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “He is an experienced real estate practitioner who will allow us to serve clients… Read More →

Gust Rosenfeld names Nicholle Harris partner

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Gust Rosenfeld PLC elected Nicholle Harris to partner. Harris joined the law firm in 2012 after serving as assistant attorney general with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. She practices in the area of public law providing general legal services to municipalities and other public bodies across the state. “During our ninety-five year history, Gust Rosenfeld distinguished… Read More →

Polsinelli ranked in Top 5% for client service

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Polsinelli is ranked among the top five percent of 650 law firms for providing outstanding client service to clients with revenues over $1 billion, BTI Consulting Group announced in its annual benchmark market study in client service known as the BTI Client Service A-Team. BTI also named three Polsinelli attorneys as 2016 BTI Client Service… Read More →

Sherman & Howard expands in Scottsdale

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Sherman & Howard L.L.C. expanded its offices,  located at 7033 East Greenway Parkway in the Kierland Corporate Center, in Scottsdale, adding four new attorneys and staff members. “We are pleased to announce our expansion in Scottsdale,” said Gregory Falls, managing partner of the firm’s Arizona offices. “Our lawyers are focused on expanding our services to… Read More →