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Polsinelli earns No. 1 ranking in healthcare law


National law firm Polsinelli has claimed the top spot on Modern Healthcare’s 2015 Healthcare Law Firms Survey, acknowledging that Polsinelli has built the largest Health Care Practice in the nation. Modern Healthcare’s rankings are based on a blended score of health care lawyers employed in 2014 and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) memberships. “This recognition… Read More →

Carolyn J. Johnsen: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Carolyn J. Johnsen, partner, Dickinson Wright Johnsen focuses on business restructurings and creating complex plans, strategies and structures for multi-million dollar companies in multiple industries. She serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Board and co-chairs the national alumnae of the Direct Women Board Institute, dedicated to advancing women to serve on corporate boards. Greatest accomplishment: “Attaining… Read More →

Melissa Ho: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Melissa Ho, shareholder, Polsinelli Ho, who was included in Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List in 2013, practices law in the areas of government investigations and white-collar criminal defense.  Greatest accomplishment: “Being selected in 2014 for the Judge Learned Hand Award Emerging Leadership Award in recognition for my commitment to public and community service.” Childhood aspiration:… Read More →

Alisa Gray: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Alisa Gray, shareholder, Tiffany & Bosco Gray, a a certified yoga instructor at Desert Song Healing Arts Center, practices probate litigation and mediation. Greatest accomplishment: “Creating and maintaining balance among a thriving elder law practice, a young family, and yoga – a balance I draw on every day in my law practice, my teaching, and my… Read More →

Lori L. Winkelman: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


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

Alison Christian, shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga.

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’


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


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

Two attorneys become shareholders

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 →

Douglas L. Wood joins Burch & Cracchiolo


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

mediation - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

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

Left to right: Shareholder Robert (Bob) Erven Brown and associate Matthew (Matt) H. Mason

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 →