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Steptoe hosts Construction Industry Tax Seminar

Contractors, developers, construction managers, and homebuilders are invited to attend Steptoe & Johnson’s 10th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar co-sponsored by the AzBusiness Magazine. Steptoe’s tax lawyers will bring participants an annual update on the latest developments in Arizona’s sales and property taxation.

The seminar will take place September 27, 2013 and the Arizona Biltmore Resort.
The program will focus on new legislation, which if passed and signed by the Governor, will turn the sales taxation of contracting upside down–from taxing the prime contractor to taxing the sale of building materials, except for road and bridge construction where the prime contractor will still be taxed (H.B. 2111). In addition, seminar leaders will bring you up to date on legislation (already signed by the Governor) that does away with the “permanent attachment” test under the exemption for installing exempt machinery and equipment (H.B. 2535).

Speakers include Pat Derdenger, Dawn Gabel, Frank Crociata and Ben Gardner, all members of Steptoe’s Tax Group in Phoenix. Steptoe’s tax lawyers bring to clients decades of consulting, transactional, and advocacy experience in all substantive areas of federal and state taxation.

The luncheon speaker will be Hon. John Shadegg, partner in Steptoe’s Phoenix office and former US Congressman. He will give his perspective on the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact Arizona businesses.

For more information, call 602-257-7708. Register online at www.steptoe.com.

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Az Business Top Lawyers list: Healthcare

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Susan D. Brienza
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, P.C.
602-440-4885
rcalaw.com
Brienza is especially involved in issues concerning herbal products for women, and in biotechnology and nanotechnology issues.

Robin Burgess
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
602-532-5783
sandersandparks.com
Burgess represents physicians, therapists and other professionals in malpractice matters, as well as before their respective licensing boards.

Frederick M. Cummings
Jennings Strouss
602-262-5903
jsslaw.com
Cummings has extensive trial experience in the areas of health care, medical malpractice and medical products liability defense litigation.

William W. Drury
Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
602 307-9900
rcdmlaw.com
Drury has a strong track record of success in defending medical malpractice and negligence claims, regulatory claims and administrative claims.

Melody Emmert
Quarles & Brady LLP
602-229-5315
quarles.com
Emmert represents health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, behavioral health providers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, nurses, and other licensed individuals and entities. Her focus is litigation on behalf of health care providers.

Scott M. Finical
Fennemore Craig, P.C.
602-916-5300
fclaw.com
Finical practices primarily in the area of litigation with significant experience in healthcare and hospital law, risk management, employee health and safety law, insurance law, personal injury actions and workers’ compensation.

Steven M. Goldstein
Sacks Tierney P.A.
480-425-2613
sackstierney.com
Goldstein has been listed in the The Best Lawyers in America for healthcare law from 2008-2013 and has expertise in healthcare law, real estate law, and business and corporate law.

Adam Lerner
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4889
rcalaw.com

Roger N. Morris
Quarles & Brady LLP
602-229-5200
quarles.com
Morris is chairman of Quarles & Brady’s Health & Life Sciences Industry Group.

Edward Novak
Polsinelli
602-650-2020
polsinelli.com
Novak practices in the area of white collar crime/special matters. He has extensive jury, non-jury and appellate experience in criminal defense matters, complex civil litigation and government agency investigations in several areas including healthcare.

Winn Sammons
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
602-532-5786
sandersandparks.com
Sammons focuses his practice in the areas of professional malpractice defense law, general civil trial law, medical device litigation, transportation, trucking, and motor vehicle law and products liability law.

Patrick T. Stanley
Comitz | Beethe
480-219-5481
disabilitycounsel.net
Stanley is particularly experienced in litigating first-party insurance bad faith, including disability insurance and professional liability coverage, and healthcare litigation.

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Steptoe hosts Construction Industry Tax Seminar

Contractors, developers, construction managers, and homebuilders are invited to attend Steptoe & Johnson’s 10th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar co-sponsored by the AzBusiness Magazine. Steptoe’s tax lawyers will bring participants an annual update on the latest developments in Arizona’s sales and property taxation.

The seminar will take place June 13, 2013 and the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

The program will focus on new legislation, which if passed and signed by the Governor in the coming weeks, will turn the sales taxation of contracting upside down–from taxing the prime contractor to taxing the sale of building materials, except for road and bridge construction where the prime contractor will still be taxed (H.B. 2111). In addition, seminar leaders will bring you up to date on legislation (already signed by the Governor) that does away with the “permanent attachment” test under the exemption for installing exempt machinery and equipment (H.B. 2535).

Speakers include Pat Derdenger, Dawn Gabel, Frank Crociata and Ben Gardner, all members of Steptoe’s Tax Group in Phoenix. Steptoe’s tax lawyers bring to clients decades of consulting, transactional, and advocacy experience in all substantive areas of federal and state taxation.

The luncheon speaker will be Hon. John Shadegg, partner in Steptoe’s Phoenix office and former US Congressman. He will give his perspective on the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact Arizona businesses.

For more information, call 602-257-7708. Register online at www.steptoe.com.

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Top Lawyers list: Estate/trust litigation

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Trisha Baggs
Quarles & Brady LLP
602-229-5381
www.quarles.com
Baggs’ practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration. Baggs provides simple and sophisticated estate planning advice.

William A. Clarke
Jennings Strouss
602-262-5886
www.jsslaw.com
Clarke has worked with numerous Arizona business families in estate planning, general business matters (including business succession planning), corporate transactions, and real estate transactions.

Robert Dyer
Polsinelli
602-650-2049
www.polsinelli.com
Dyer serves general contractors, owners and others in the construction industry, as well as commercial and probate litigants.

James A. Fassold
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-452-2720
www.tblaw.com
Fassold is a shareholder at Tiffany & Bosco who concentrates his practice on probate and trust litigation, estate administration, elder law, and appeals.

J. Noland Franz
Buchalter Nemer
480-383-1861
www.buchalter.com
Franz is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as an Estate & Trust Specialist, and he focuses his practice on estate planning, asset protection, probate, business, tax, and related litigation and appeals.

Lauren Garner
Jaburg Wilk
602-248-1042
www.jaburgwilk.com
Garner’s case highlights include deftly negotiating the settlement of a trust dispute, avoiding the need for costly litigation.

Alisa J. Gray
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-452-2719
www.tblaw.com
Gray is a shareholder at Tiffany & Bosco who concentrates her practice on probate and trust litigation, estate administration, elder law and mediation.

Charitie Hartsig
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4898
www.rcalaw.com
Hartsig practices in the areas of labor & employment law, general commercial litigation, probate litigation, and appellate advocacy.

Jeffrey Manley
May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie
602-774-3505
maypotenza.com
Manley practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and corporate law focusing on counseling high-net-worth individuals, families and closely held business organizations.

Phoebe Moffatt
Sacks Tierney P.A.
602-268-4700
www.sackstierney.com
Moffatt is a certified specialist in estate and trust law, as certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and the State Bar of Arizona.

James Ryan
Quarles & Brady LLP
602-229-5706
www.quarles.com
Ryan practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, litigation involving direct sales companies and distributors, civil racketeering litigation, business torts, actions for breach of contract, and class actions.

Robert N. Sewell
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
480-344-4036
www.davismiles.com
Sewell’s litigation experience involves cases in federal, state and administrative settings. He has also resolved disputes through mediation, arbitration, as well as bench and jury trials.

Michelle De Blasi

2013 Top Lawyers list: Environmental law

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Robert D. Anderson
Fennemore Craig, P.C.
602-916-5455
www.fclaw.com
Anderson practices in the areas of environmental, natural resources and water law and chairs the firm’s natural resources and environmental practice.

Michelle De Blasi
Greenberg Traurig LLP
602-445-8485
www.gtlaw.com
De Blasi advises clients on energy and environmental sustainability, including traditional and renewable energy, climate change, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Carla Consoli
Lewis and Roca LLP
602-262-5347
www.lrlaw.com
The industries which regularly call on Consoli include mines, alternative energy developers, large-scale residential and commercial developers, manufacturers, and investors in these industries.

Peter W. Culp
Squire Sanders
602-528-4063
www.squiresanders.com
Culp practices in the areas of environmental, water and natural resources. Culp was recognized by Chambers USA 2012 as a leading individual for environmental matters, including water rights.

J. Stanton Curry
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
602-530-8222
www.gknet.com
Curry practices environmental law with an emphasis on air quality, Superfund and environmental auditing matters.

Joseph Drazek
Quarles & Brady LLP
602-229-5335
www.quarles.com
Drazek’s practice focuses on regulatory and litigation matters within the Firm’s Environmental Group and spans a variety of industries including mining companies, high technology companies, fenvironmental testing laboratories, and water companies.

Mark Freeze
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
602-257-5215
www.steptoe.com
Freeze is of counsel in Steptoe’s Phoenix office, and has more than 23 years of experience. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law and environmental law.

Karen Gaylor
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
602-234-7808
www.jhc-law.com
Gaylord’s practice focuses on environmental and natural resource matters. She has counseled businesses, municipalities, water providers, insurers, and individuals for more than 25 years.

David P. Kimball, III
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
602-530-8130
www.gknet.com
Kimball is head of the firm’s environmental and natural resources department and is recognized nationally as an expert in all areas of federal, state and local environmental and natural resources law.

Mitchell Klein
Polsinelli
602-650-2303
www.polsinelli.com
Klein has extensive experience working with many state and federal agencies in all areas of natural resource and environmental law.

Lucas Narducci
Polsinelli
602-650-2301
polsinelli.com
Narducci’s practice is focused on various aspects of mining, environmental, natural resources, energy, safety and health law, as well as regulatory counseling and permitting, workplace exposure issues, and workplace safety.

Sheryl Sweeney
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
rcalaw.com
Sweeney practices in the areas of water law, environmental law, electric utility law and special taxing districts. She is chair of the Water, Energy, Resources and Environment practice group at Ryley Carlock.

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2013 Az Business Mediation Guide

Az Business magazine’s 2013 Mediation guide was created after consultation with experts in the alternative dispute resolution field.

Amy Abdo
Fennemore Craig
602-916-5399
www.fclaw.com
Abdo has extensive experience in arbitration, mediation, investigations, administrative proceedings and litigation, including bench and jury trials.

Kevin T. Ahern
Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson, P.C.
602-271-7781
www.bowwlaw.com
Ahern’s practice is confined to mediations, neutral case evaluations, arbitrations, special master appointments and consultation in his areas of practice experience — real estate, commercial enterprises, title insurers, escrow agencies, insurance agencies, lenders, and property managers.

Shawn K. Aiken
Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi
602-248-8203
www.ashrlaw.com
Aiken devotes a substantial portion of his practice to mediation and arbitration, and was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year, 2012 (Mediation, Phoenix).

Rebecca Albrecht
Bowman and Brooke LLP
602-643-2459
www.bowmanandbrooke.com
A former Superior Court judge, Albrecht incorporates her vast experience and skills to her practice, which includes arbitration and mediation. Albrecht is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) certified arbitrator.

Gerald W. Alston
Jennings Strouss
602-262-5911
www.jsslaw.com
Alston serves as both an arbitrator and a mediator in all areas of civil litigation, including domestic relations, eminent domain, and matters involving real estate and contract disputes. Cummins has extensive trial experience in the areas of health care and is an experienced arbitrator and mediator.

Christian C.M. Beams
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4818
www.rcalaw.com
Beams is an accomplished neutral who has resolved countless disputes through the mediation and arbitration processes. He is diligent in his efforts to bring matters to resolution, as evidenced by his high success rate in doing so.

Maureen Beyers
Osborn Maledon
602-640-9305
www.omlaw.com
Nationally recognized as a top arbitrator, Beyers has served as a neutral in hundreds of arbitrations on a variety of business disputes, and is a member of many of the American Arbitration Association’s specialized panels.

Gary L. Birnbaum,
Richard A. Frielander, and Michael S. Rubin
Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander
602-285-5000
www.mwmf.com
Five of the firm’s senior lawyers are actively and continuously involved in alternative dispute resolution, including acting as arbitrators, mediators and neutral case evaluators in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.

Denise M. Blommel
Denise M. Blommel PLLC
480-425-7272
www.azlaborlaw.com
Blommel has more than 28 years of experience as an employment and labor law attorney, 15 years as a practicing mediator, including seven years serving as a contract mediator for the U.S. Postal Service.

Brice Buehler
Brice E. Buehler, P.C.
602-234-1212
www.bricebuehler.com
Since 1987, Buehler has mediated or arbitrated more than 2,500 disputes, including corporate, commercial, partnership, professional malpractice, and construction.

John R. Dacey,
Michael R. King,
Richard K. Mahrle
Gammage and Burnham
602-256-0566
www.gblaw.com
As part of Gammage and Burnham’s practice, several attorneys are available to serve as mediators or arbitrators in employment, construction, general, commercial and other litigation matters.

David J. Damron
David J. Damron, LLC
602-476-1836
www.damronadr.com
Damron specializes in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, settlement conferences and arbitration. Damron has mediated many hundreds of matters in his practice through the years and his participation as a Judge Pro Tem.

Paul F. Eckstein
Perkins Coie
602-351-8222
www.perkinscoie.com
Eckstein’s practice is focused on civil litigation and he also frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator.

Michele M. Feeney
Michele M. Feeney L.L.C.
602-682-7513
www.mmflaw.com
Devoting her practice to mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, Feeney has litigated cases in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and other tort litigation.

Lawrence H. Fleischman
The Fleischman Law Firm
520-326-6400
www.fladr.com
Fleischman created the first Center for Dispute Resolution in the Arizona Superior Court system, saving litigants and taxpayers millions of dollars each year. To date, he has mediated more than 6000 cases for clients.

Sherman D. Fogel
Sherman D. Fogel, P.A.
602-264-3330
www.shermanfogel.com
Fogel is a full-service conflict management and dispute resolution professional, providing mediation, arbitration and facilitation services.

Richard N. Goldsmith
Lewis and Roca
602-262-5341
www.lrlaw.com
Goldsmith mediates commercial disputes and has extensive experience handling matters related to Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, commercial and real estate lending and leasing, and loan documentation.

Brian Michael Goodwin
Polsinelli
602-650-2001
www.polsinelli.com
Goodwin is a professionally trained mediator and has served as a judge pro tempore with the Maricopa County Superior Court from 1982 to 2005. He currently conducts private mediations and arbitrations.

Alona Gottfried,
Jared Simmons
Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC
480-998-1500
www.sglawaz.com
Simmons & Gottfried’s attorneys are specially trained to handle mediations and settlement conferences as a way to resolve issues in a cost-effective manner. Specialties include family matters, commercial and business issues, employment disputes, and real estate matters.

J. Alex Grimsley
Bryan Cave LLP
602-364-7117
www.bryancave.com
Grimsley has represented a variety of domestic and foreign companies in international arbitrations and before various federal regulatory agencies.

Rebecca A. Winterscheidt
Snell & Willmer
602-382-6343
www.swlaw.com
Through early intervention mediation, Winterscheidt assists parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their dispute without the need for costly litigation.

William Haug,
Chad Schexnayden
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
602-234-7800
www.jhc-law.com
Attorneys who practice Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at JHC represent businesses, government agencies and individuals involved in business disputes.

Marc Kalish
602-956-3608
www.arizonamediator.com
Since receiving formal mediation training in 1995, Kalish has devoted his law practice almost exclusively to providing alternative dispute resolution services as both an arbitrator and mediator.

Amy L. Lieberman
Insight Employment Mediation
480-246-3366
www.insightemployment.com
Lieberman’s practice is focused on the prevention and resolution of workplace and business conflict. She mediates primarily employment and commercial matters.

Merton E. Marks
Merton E. Marks, PC
480-544-4324
www.mertonemarks.com
Marks is a nationally known arbitrator and mediator of commercial disputes involving insurance, reinsurance, securities and product liability.

Bruce E. Meyerson
Bruce Meyerson PLLC
602-277-4585
www.brucemeyerson.com
Meyerson regularly serves as a mediator in virtually all aspects of commercial, employment, construction, real estate and business litigation.

Robert J. Milligan
Milligan Lawless, P.C.
602-792-3500
www.milliganlawless.com
Milligan specializes in health care law and mediation of litigated cases and pre-litigation disputes.

Leah Pallin-Hill
Mediation and Arbitration Services, PLLC
602-387-5323
www.leahpallinhill.com
Pallin-Hill offers ADR for general civil matters, including commercial disputes, construction, condemnation, employment, family, malpractice, elder abuse/nursing homes, personal injury, probate, and real estate.

Susan M. Robbins
Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC
623-889-0691
www.phoenixlawteam.com
Robbins is a member of the State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is active in the area of mediation and disputes and contested matter in elder law.

David L. Rose,
Sharon B. Shively,
David C. Tierney
Sacks Tierney
480-425-2600
www.sackstierney.com
In addition to serving on some of the AAA’s most sought-after arbitration panels, Sacks Tierney attorneys regularly appear as advocates in arbitrations (or mediations) under AAA rules, or in State Court arbitrations convened under an arbitration agreement.

Ira M. Schwartz
DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.
602-282-0500
www.deconcinimcdonald.com
Schwartz actively serves as a mediator and arbitrator of intellectual property disputes.

Stephen H. Scott,
Christopher M. Skelly
Scott & Skelly, L.L.C.
602-277-8228
www.scottandskelly.com
Scott is a former judge on the Arizona Superior Court who now serves full-time as a mediator, arbitrator, appraisal umpire and discovery master. Skelly has conducted thousands of mediations in virtually every kind of civil case.

Brian E. Smith
Brian Smith Mediation & Arbitration
480-507-8895
www.bsmed-arb.com
Smith has established himself as a proven mediator, impartially assisting and guiding parties to effectively facilitate their self-determined mutual decision making which is the cornerstone of the mediation process.

Thomas L. Toone
Beer & Toone, P.C.
602-263-0900
www.beer-toone.com
Toone has served as settlement judge, arbitrator or mediator in more than 2,300 cases in Maricopa County.

Douglas G. Zimmerman
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
480-733-6800
www.davismiles.com
Zimmerman is a certified mediator by The Institute for Conflict Management, LLC and completed the Advanced Negotiation Skills Program at the Harvard Law School Negotiation Insight Initiative.

Mark D. Zukowski
Jones, Skelton and Hochuli, P.L.C.
602-263-1759
www.jshfirm.com
Zukowski is a construction and commercial arbitrator and mediator for the AAA. He also serves as a private arbitrator and mediator and as a settlement conference Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

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2013 Top Lawyers list: Employment and labor

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Adrian L. Barton
Sacks Tierney P.A.
480-425-2629
www.sackstierney.com
Barton has several labor-related publications, including “Employee Voting Rights: Arizona Employer Obligations,” “Social Networking and the Workplace,” and “Reducing the Risk of Wrongful Termination.”

James L. Blair
Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
602-256-3020
www.rcdmlaw.com
Blair is his firm’s chair of the Employment Law and Litigation Practice Group and was a contributor to the “Compendium of Significant Employment-Related Case Law and Statutes,” ALFA International, from 2003-2009.

Joseph T. Clees
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
602-778-3700
www.ogletreedeakins.com
Clees represents employers throughout the United States in discrimination and wrongful discharge cases and labor relations.

Scott Gibson
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLL480-344-0918
www.davismiles.com
Over the years, Gibson has developed a reputation for his uncanny ability to quickly discern the most important issues in a case and to focus on ways to resolve rather than to expand litigation.

Donald Peder Johnsen
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
602-530-8437
www.gknet.com
Johnsen practices exclusively in the area of employment and labor law and has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” from 2007-2013.

Pamela L. Kingsley
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-255-6015
www.tblaw.com
Kingsley’s counseling and advice often includes drafting and analyzing agreements for employment and severance, confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation; policies for sexual harassment and oppressive or violent conduct, drug testing, safety, absences, and disabilities.

Michael D. Moberly
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4821
www.rcalaw.com
Moberly is an elected Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a national organization established to recognize those attorneys who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the fields of labor and employment law.

Tibor Nagy, Jr.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
520-575-7442
www.ogletreedeakins.com
Nagy represents employers in all facets of labor and employment relations law, including discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, wage and hour law, employment contracts and manuals, and labor-management relations.

Stephanie Quincy
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
602-257-5230
www.steptoe.com
Quincy maintains a regular case load of employment litigation matters. Cases include civil rights (race, age, religion, gender and disability), wrongful termination, sexual harassment, defamation, and breach of contract claims.

Deanna Rader
Gordon Rees
602-794-2460
www.gordonrees.com
Rader has extensive experience advising public employers on constitutional matters, personnel issues, student rights, conflicts of interest, open meeting law, due process under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and public records issues.

Lawrence J. Rosenfeld
Squire Sanders
602-528-4886
www.squiresanders.com
Rosenfeld has more than 35 years of experience in the area of employment law and is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Debora Verdier
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
602-532-5760
www.sandersandparks.com
Verdier counsels companies with an eye toward preventing disputes and providing pre-litigation solutions and has experience in defending employers against EEOC charges and in litigating employment disputes.

Lisa Borowsky, partner, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC

2013 Top Lawyers list: Construction litigation

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Lisa Borowsky
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
480-733-6800
www.davismiles.com
The former Scottsdale City Council member’s areas of expertise include HOA, complex civil litigation, real estate, and general business law.

John Condrey
Gordon & Rees LLP
602-794-2460
www.gordonrees.com
For more than 20 years, Condrey has representwd general contractors, architects, engineers, developers and owners in matters including negligence claims, default terminations, delay and disruption claims, project development, land use, and other types of construction disputes.

Andy Kvesic
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4854
www.rcalaw.com
Kvesic represents clients in the construction industry litigating construction defect claims and mechanics’ liens rights.  Super Lawyers magazine recently recognized him as a 2012 Southwest Rising Star.

D. Kim Lough
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
602-234-7824
www.jhc-law.com
Lough devotes a substantial majority of his practice to litigation. He has extensive trial experience in complex construction, employment discrimination and other civil and administrative cases.

Matthew B. Meaker
Sacks Tierney P.A.
480-425-2620
www.sackstierney.com
Meaker has been a business litigator since 2003, with his practice emphasizing providing legal advice to clients on all facets of commercial law and development issues.

William Nebeker
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP
602-256-0000
www.knchlaw.com
Nebeker practices in the area of insurance litigation defense with an emphasis on personal injury and construction defect litigation.

Kevin P. Nelson
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-255-6028
www.tblaw.com
Nelson practices extensively in all areas of risk management related to the construction, real estate and mortgage industries.

Kevin E. O’Malley
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
602-530-8430
www.gknet.com
O’Malley is head of the firm’s litigation department.  His practice covers a variety of civil litigation areas.

William J. Simon
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-255-6004
www.tblaw.com
Simon concentrates in construction related issues, both transactional and litigation. He also practices in insurance and commercial litigation and governmental administrative matters.

David C. Tierney
Sacks Tierney P.A.
480-425-2620
www.sackstierney.com
From 2003-2013, Tierney has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for arbitration, commercial litigation, construction litigation, mediation, and real estate litigation.

Denise J. Wachholz
Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
602-256-3073
www.rcdmlaw.com
Wachholz is her firm’s chair for the Construction Litigation Practice Group, which focuses on proceedings involving architects, engineers, and other design professionals; contractors, subcontractors, and project managers; and material and equipment suppliers.

Mark Worischeck
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
602-532-5795
www.sandersandparks.com
Worischeck’s practice emphasizes complex civil litigation, primarily in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, aviation, construction litigation, directors and officers’ liability, professional liability defense and products liability.

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2013 Top Lawyers list: Commercial litigation

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Edward O. Comitz
Comitz | Beethe
480-998-7800
www.disabilitycounsel.net
Comitz heads the healthcare and disability insurance practice, earning a national reputation for prosecuting disability insurance claims on behalf of individuals based on bad faith and unfair business practices.

John R. (Jack) Cunningham
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
602-234-7814
www.jhc-law.com
Cunningham’s practice includes both prosecution and defense of personal injury cases, all types of professional malpractice cases, litigation of insurance coverage and bad faith issues, general commercial litigation, as well as general trial and appellate work.

Garrick Gallagher
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
602-532-5720
www.sandersandparks.com
Gallagher’s practice includes insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, insurance coverage litigation, excess and surplus lines, directors and officers liability, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, professional negligence, construction, and intellectual property litigation.

Richard H. Himelrick
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-255-6021
www.tblaw.com
Himelrick chairs Tiffany & Bosco’s Civil and Commercial Litigation Department. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Southwest Super Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America and Who’s Who in American Law.

Michael K. Kennedy
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
602-530-8504
www.gknet.com
Kennedy, co-founding partner of Gallagher & Kennedy, practices in general civil litigation and serves as local, regional and national counsel to a variety of business clients.

Christopher A. LaVoy
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-452-2731
www.tblaw.com
LaVoy concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with significant experience in the following areas: business buy-sell disputes; partnership and shareholder disputes; insurance coverage disputes; commercial landlord-tenant disputes; and business torts.

Thomas Littler
Gordon Silver
602-256-0400
www.gordonsilver.com
The focus of Littler’s practice is representing debtors and creditors, trustees, official committees, and secured creditors in reorganizations throughout a wide range of industries including construction, real estate, and technology.

Steven G. Mesaros
Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
602-256-3002
www.rcdmlaw.com
Mesaros is the firm practice group chair in both the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith and Professional Liability groups.

Gregory L. Miles
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
480-344-4048
www.davismiles.com
Miles, who has an “AV Preeminent” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, focuses his practice on business, commercial litigation and real estate.

Mark A. Nadeau
DLA Piper
480-606-5110
www.dlapiper.com
Nadeau is a published author, with articles concerning trade competition, product liability and dispute resolution for transfers of technology.

Leon Silver
Polsinelli
602-650-2066
www.polsinelli.com
Silver is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience handling complex commercial and real estate disputes. His clients include national and multi-national retailers, restaurants and manufacturers, and real estate investors and developers.

Donald A. Wall
Squire Sanders
602-528-4005
www.squiresanders.com
Wall has nearly 40 years of experience handling a broad range of commercial litigation and other methods of dispute resolution. He is recognized in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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2013 Top Lawyers list: Business/corporate law

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Jessica Benford
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4866
www.rcalaw.com
Benford counsels clients regarding general corporate representation, including corporate formation and governance. She also handles securities enforcement and regulation matters.

Charles E. Davis
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
480-733-6800
www.davismiles.com
Davis has an “AV Preeminent” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, which connotes the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Gerald Gregory Eagleburger
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
602-532-5692
www.sandersandparks.com
Eagleburger’s practice includes all types of transactional, commercial/business and personal asset matters, including formation and governance of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

Stephanie Fierro
The Frutkin Law Firm, PLC
602-606-9300
www.frutkinlaw.com
Fierro’s practice focuses on general counsel business law and estate planning. She brings the firm a wide range of experience and interests including all aspects of corporate transactional work, estate planning, and tax representation.

Jonathan B. Frutkin
The Frutkin Law Firm, PLC
602-606-9300
www.frutkinlaw.com
Frutkin is the principal attorney at The Frutkin Law Firm and brings areas of expertise in the practice areas of corporate and business law, corporate bankruptcy, and commercial litigation.

Phillip Guttilla
Polsinelli
602-650-2327
www.polsinelli.com
Guttilla Guttilla serves as general corporate counsel to his clients ranging from emerging growth companies to multi-national enterprises.

Gregory R. Hall
DLA Piper
480-606-5128
www.dlapiper.com
Hall regularly counsels clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy, including directors’ duties and responsibilities and other aspects of corporate governance.

Travis J. Leach
Jennings Strouss
602-262-5806
www.jsslaw.com
Leach focuses his practice in the area of corporate, securities, and finance. He also helps lead the firm’s Sports and Entertainment practice, coinseling professional athletes, coaches, entertainers, and ownership groups.

Brian Moll
Polsinelli
602-650-2302
www.polsinelli.com
Moll practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial contracts. He has extensive experience in assisting businesses in all stages of their operations, from start-up to a mature business.

Robert A. Royal
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-255-6011
www.tblaw.com
Royal’s practice emphasizes intra-corporate dispute and director, officer and manager liability issues.

Terence W. Thompson
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
602-530-8515
www.gknet.com
Thompson’s practice emphasizes corporate business acquisitions; public-private projects, including strategic joint ventures; Native American enterprises and projects; water/wastewater infrastructure development; sports facility financing; and physician-hospital contracts.

Nancy White
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
602-257-5213
www.steptoe.com
White’s practice emphasizes international and domestic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of capital assets and real property, project finance, asset-based financings, asset securitizations, and private placements of debt and equity securities..

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2013 Top Lawyers list: Bankruptcy/reorganization

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Joseph E. Cotterman
Andante Law Group of Daniel E. Garrison, PLLC
480-421-9449
www.andantelaw.com
Cotterman has more than 20 years of corporate restructuring, business bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, and corporate and real estate transaction experience.

John R. Clemency
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
602-530-8040
www.gknet.com
Clemency’s practice concentrates on workouts of troubled loans, business bankruptcies, and commercial litigation.

John Fries
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4819
www.rcalaw.com
Fries’ practice focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, and includes representing banks and other creditors against debtors with respect to the enforcement of their loan and credit agreements and defending the rights of lenders against other creditors.

Daniel E. Garrison,
Andante Law Group of Daniel E. Garrison, PLLC
480-421-9449
www.andantelaw.com
Garrison has more than 15 years of corporate restructuring, business bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and corporate and real estate transaction experience.

John J. Hebert
Polsinelli
602-650-2011
www.polsinelli.com
Hebert has been involved in all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency practice for 35 years.

Ronald Horwitz
Jaburg Wilk
602-248-1071
www.jaburgwilk.com
Client list includes national banking associations, mortgage companies, finance companies, equipment lessors, credit unions and companies that finance real estate, manufactured housing, automobiles, and equipment.

W. Scott Jenkins, Jr.
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
602-440-4890
www.rcalaw.com
The practice group Leader for the firm’s Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights, and Lending practice group, Jenkins is experienced in handling various types of commercial transactions and disputes.

Carolyn J. Johnsen
Jennings Strouss
602-262-5906
www.jsslaw.com
Johnsen is chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring & Reorganization Section and has extensive experience in every aspect of commercial reorganizations, representing both debtors and creditors

Christopher R. Kaup
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
602-255-6024
www.tblaw.com
Kaup’s practice is focused on the representation of creditors and debtors in complex commercial bankruptcy matters, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation.

Joseph Wm. Kruchek
Kutak Rock LLP
480-429-4889
www.kutakrock.com
Kruchek provides advice on all aspects of bankruptcy, including enforcement of lenders’ rights, obtaining relief from the automatic stay to permit a lender to proceed with state law foreclosure rights and remedies, debtor-in-possession financing, adequate protection and plans of reorganization.

Alan Levinsky
Buchalter Nemer
480-383-1840
www.buchalter.com
Levinsky is a shareholder in the firm’s Insolvency and Financial Solutions Practice Group in Scottsdale. He focuses his practice on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, collections, post-judgment enforcement, and replevin.

Lawrence Wilk
Jaburg Wilk
602-248-1000
www.jaburgwilk.com
Wilk represents secured and unsecured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy; creditors in state court proceedings, including foreclosure proceedings and state court receiverships; and debtors in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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‘Top Lawyer’ voting opens

Voting is now open for Arizona Business magazine’s “Top Lawyers List.” To vote, simply go here:

Top Lawyers

The 2013 list will run in both the March 2013 issue of Az Business magazine, as well as the 2013 edition of Ranking Arizona. You can vote for attorneys who were nominated in these categories:

BANKING
BANKRUPTCY/REORGANIZATION
BUSINESS/CORPORATE LAW
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
EMPLOYMENT/LABOR RELATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
ESTATE AND TRUST LITIGATION
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
HEALTHCARE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
REAL ESTATE
RENEWABLE ENERGY
SECURITIES AND CORPORATE FINANCE
TAX

Voting will close Dec. 14, 2012. Those attorneys receiving the most votes will make the 2013 edition of the “Top Lawyers List.”

CFO of the Year Awards

CFO Of The Year Awards 2012 Finalists And Winners

The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. This program provides many benefits to the business community by highlighting the important roles that financial executives play within the region. In addition to the awards, we’ll publish a special report that will accompany the November issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Here are the CFO of the Year 2012 Finalists:

James BroenenJames Broenen

Chief financial officer and senior vice president HR,
IT and supply chain

Fender

The company: Fretted instruments, percussion, electronics and music accessories.

What he did: When broenen arrived at Fender, the company was in a potential default scenario on its debt. He not only got the company quickly into compliance with its debt agreements, but his ability to lead a refinancing of the company’s debt and the subsequent debt structure at the beginning of the economic crisis of late 2008 and early 2009 allowed Fender to have the resources available to continue to invest in its operations and longer-term strategic direction. The basis of these debt agreements has allowed Fender to continue to dominate its marketplace and invest in its innovation and strategic objectives over the past three years.


Pamela ChanPamela L. Chan

Executive vice president and chief financial officer
Western Alliance Bank (dba Alliance Bank of Arizona and First Independent Bank)

The company: Serves small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, high net-worth individuals and other consumers.

What she’s done: to inspire organization to greater success, Chan communicates financial results and growth initiatives with management and across the organization in a simple and understandable format. This includes making key information available to all employees by placing important messages and financial charts in the break room or conference room. Chan facilitates a “bright Idea$” program, which is designed to encourage employees to submit innovative suggestions for cost savings, eliminating inefficiencies and streamlining procedures. In a 12-month period, employees have identified 15 “idea$” for a $200,000 annual savings.


James CoatesJames Coates

Chief financial officer
The Logistics Group

The company: Asset-based transportation, trucking and warehousing services with focus on time-sensitive manufacturing companies.

What he’s done: Coates had been The Logistics Group’s primary accountant and CPA while he was working for the accounting firm of Kilpatrick, Luster & Co., but he had a dream of becoming a CFO. When The Logistics Group had grown to the point of needing internal financial expertise, the company recruited Coates to become its CFO. The company’s business has doubled year after year and the transition — including additional assets and costs — was well-managed and Coates led that process. He also directly manages the accounting process, along with billing, pricing and risk management.


Larry EiselLarry Eisel

Chief financial officer
Total Transit

The company: Multi-faceted transportation, including private (taxi), public (bus, Dial-a-Ride) and transportation management.

What he did: Upon Eisel’s arrival at Total Transit, it took 26 working days to close the books for its 11 companies. Through Eisel’s leadership and vision, he assembled a group — starting with a new controller — that shared his vision as it relates to month-end closing. With persistent execution, continuous process improvement and effective leadership, Eisel has been able to reduce the Total Transit’s closing period to six working days, 16 days quicker than an average company, according to a 2011 study done by Financial Executives Research Foundation.


Thomas FischerThomas B. Fischer

Chief financial officer
OnTrac

The company: A leader in regional overnight package delivery service within California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Colorado.

What he’s done: Fischer has been a key driver of the company-wide strategy to automate the package flow of the 29 facilities in the overnight network. With a price tag in the millions per facility, Fischer’s level-headed leadership of the negotiations has saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars of acquisition costs as well as cost savings from the new equipment and technology installed. During Fischer’s tenure, revenues have increased more than 200 percent; working capital has increased 300 percent; stock holder’s equity has increased more than 250 percent; and longterm debt, during this same time period, plummeted from extremes of 75 percent of the total assets to less than 7 percent.


Colleen FritzColleen Fritz

Chief financial officer
Unitedweb, Inc./Nextiva, Inc.

The company: Invests in and operates companies that serve small businesses and emerging markets across multiple industries that rely on the Internet and technology to run their business.

What she’s done: Fritz’s expertise in process design and development was critical as the company went through rapid growth, transitioning to a mature phase in the business life cycle in just a few years. Through her guidance, the company was able to take risks to grow its business and the company’s year-over-year growth has virtually doubled each year it has been in business. Fritz’s attention to the financial and operational details is the guiding force for many of the company’s initiatives and metrics that contribute to its successes. Fritz has helped the company grow to 190 employees and serve more than 60,000 companies.


Todd LaPorteCFO - WinnerTodd LaPorte

Chief financial officer
Scottsdale Healthcare

The company: Three acute care hospitals, clinical research, several ambulatory sites, and graduate medical education programs.

What he’s done: LaPorte’s role is to provide leadership that ensures a long-term and short-term financial position for the healthcare organization. His responsibilities also include information systems and he plays a key role in developing clinical integration initiatives to position the company for healthcare reform. LaPorte has displayed highly innovative skills in Scottsdale Healthcare’s debt restructuring ($350 million) and in helping to craft a successful clinical integration joint venture with hospital physicians. Both initiatives play a key role in the future success of Scottsdale Healthcare.

Video by Cory Bergquist


Paul MalekPaul Malek

Chief financial officer
Phoenix Children’s Academy, Inc.

The company: Owns and operates a network of 115 private schools, including preschools, elementary schools and middle schools in 16 states and serving about 16,000 students.

What he’s done: Malek believes the use of technology can greatly streamline operations and reduce the administrative burden faced by operational personnel. He worked with operations personnel to replace the company’s school level operating system with a company-wide Web-based system. The project was completed at no cost to PCA and has given the company the ability to manage functions for the centers and provide immediate real-time access to facility information and results. He also restructured the depository account process and implemented the use of electronic check scanners at all locations to reduce administrative burden and improve timeliness and accuracy of deposits. The move saved the company $60,000 in annual bank fees.


Craig McKnightCFO - WinnerCraig L. McKnight

Executive vice president and chief financial officer
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

The company: Arizona’s only licensed, free-standing children’s hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient, emergency, trauma and urgent care.

What he’s done: McKnight was at the forefront of a major acquisition that changed the face of pediatric care in the Southwest. In June 2011, Phoenix Children’s and Dignity Health Arizona completed a strategic alliance that transferred pediatric services at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center to Phoenix Children’s. Under the agreement, Phoenix Children’s also acquired the pediatric neuroscience programs, creating Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This agreement required complex financial analysis and modeling.

Video by Cory Bergquist


Paul MehlhornPaul Mehlhorn

Chief financial officer
Make-A-Wish America

The company: Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

What he’s done: When Mehlhorn was hired, the finance department was experiencing operational challenges and had lost the confidence of the president and CEO, as well as the audit and finance committee of the national board and several key board leaders. Mehlhorn quickly turned the situation around, earning the respect and trust of virtually everyone with whom he has dealt. Last year, Mehlhorn established a centralized financial services unit from scratch. It currently provides accounting services for six chapters across the country and that number is expected to increase in the coming years.


Bonnie MendozaBonnie Mendoza

Chief financial officer and executive vice president
Arizona Zoological Society (dba Phoenix Zoo)

The company: Operates the Phoenix Zoo, which exhibits and cares for more than 1,100 animals, provides educational programs, and actively participates in animal conservation efforts.

What she’s done: Mendoza played a significant role in creating an incentive pay plan based on both individual and company performance. Payouts were successful in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012. The incentive plan has raised the bar for individual performance and created an environment of increased personal responsibility. Mendoza was also involved in the implementation of an endowment building initiative in 2006 and co-authored the policy where both an operating reserve fund and board designated reserve fund were established. The operating reserve fund has grown from $150,000 to $3.1 million and the board designated reserve fund has increased from $50,000 to $2.5 million.


Robert OsborneRobert D. Osborne

Chief financial officer
Russell Sigler, Inc.

The company: Primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning parts, equipment and supplies that are predominantly manufactured by Carrier and Bryant.

What he’s done: Due to Osborne’s strength of planning and judgement, Russell Sigler, Inc. has a reliable, highly efficient corporate administration and finance team. With Osborne’s guidance and expertise, internal reports have been developed and are constantly fine-tuned. Osborne’s efforts have assisted in the company’s ability to respond to the changing dynamics of rapid growth and a volatile market. Osborne has been a key player and integral part in establishing relationships and negotiating agreements with the company’s banking partners, allowing for growth and sustainability of current and expanding business opportunities.


Tanya PerryTanya Perry

Senior vice president and chief financial officer
Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona

The company: Operates 50 retail stores and eight stand-alone donation centers throughout metro Phoenix, Prescott and Yuma; offers job training, education and employment services to youth and adults with vocational barriers who are seeking self-sufficiency.

What she’s done: When Perry joined Goodwill in 2007, the organization had priority goals of ensuring fiscal responsibility and growing revenue and the number of people served. Since 2007, Goodwill has increased revenue from $59.6 million to an estimated $100 million in 2012; grown from 38 retail locations to 50 and from eight career centers to 13; decreased long-term debt by more than 57 percent; and will serve an estimated 40,000 by the end of 2012, nearly four times the number served in 2007.


Ron RaberRon Raber

Chief financial officer
Esio Holding Company/Esio Beverage Company

The company: Focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing of multi-serve beverage dispensing systems and beverage products for the home and office.

What he’s done: Since Esio initiated business in 2005, Raber and the team have worked to refine strategy; design, develop and perfect the technology; secure mass retail distribution; and acquire national beverage brand licenses. In October, Esio launched its countertop unit in 2,800 Walmart stores. In connection with its retail launch, Esio was facing a significant capital need — thought to be $10 million — for inventory, advertising, and working capital. Raber worked on a creative financing strategy, which included payment terms from key suppliers, an asset-based line of credit, and a smaller equity raise. Esio was able to reduce its capital needs to less than $3 million and focus on execution of its retail launch.


Chuck RibbeChuck Ribbe

Chief financial officer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

The company: A regional destination hospital specializing in complex and advanced-stage cancer care.

What he’s done: Under Ribbe’s guidance, CTCA Western has surpassed budget expectations, including doubling net operating income before shared services and corporate allocation in 2012 compared with the previous year. Ribbe’s leadership in maximizing efficiencies is evident in the hospital’s Lean Six Sigma program, which eliminated more than 9,800 hours of patient wait time in 2011. An additional 12,000 hours of non-value added employee time were also eliminated. Ribbe’s vision of utilizing technology to improve patient care has helped create the nation’s first and only all-digital cancer hospital.


Ray SadowskiCFO - WinnerRay Sadowski

Chief financial officer
Avnet

The company: One of the largest distributors of electronic components, including connectors and semiconductors; technology solutions, computer products and embedded technology.

What he’s done: Sadowski has been instrumental in the acquisitions of more than 65 companies, all of which have contributed to Avnet’s attaining a global leadership role in the electronic components and computer products industries. Sadowski and former Avnet CEO Roy Vallee introduced a value-based management initiative in 2001 that focused on a minimum 12.5 percent return on capital employed. The initiative put Avnet into a position of being the most profitable company in its industry and highest market cap. And in an effort to use the company’s cash most effectively, Sadowski initiated a stock buy-back program, which was recently increased another $250 million by Avnet’s board of directors.

Video by Cory Bergquist


Lyle ScritsmierLyle R. Scritsmier

Chief financial officer
MedApps (an Alere, Inc. Connected Health Company)

The company: Provides technology solutions for the collection, transmission and remote management of patient health data.

What he’s done: During a challenging economic environment, Scritsmier assisted the start-up company in raising $9 million of investment through three rounds of financing. He used his experience in the healthcare industry to secure sales and increase margins with MedApps initial customers when it was most critical. This ability is best illustrated with a 2010 deal, where Scritsmier closed a $3 million contract. As part of the negotiation, he convinced the client to prepay an amount equal to four months of operating capital at a time MedApps was operating at a loss and the deal gave the company financial breathing room when it was greatly needed.


Susan SweeneyCFO - WinnerSusan Sweeney

Chief financial officer
CyraCom International, Inc.

The company: Provides innovative interpretation and translation services to clients in healthcare, business and government.

What she’s done: Through Sweeney’s direction, the company more than doubled revenues to $43.7 million, while turning a negative EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) to a positive $4.8 million, and increased the earnings per share by 180 percent. The company has dramatically increased from 198 employees at the end of 2007 to more than 692 at the end of 2011. During Sweeney’s tenure, CyraCom has also been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Video by Cory Bergquist


Tracy TaylorTracy Taylor

Chief financial officer
Mountainside Fitness Centers

The company: Full-service fitness center with 10 locations throughout Arizona. Mountainside is the largest locally owned fitness center chain in Arizona, serving more than 44,000 active members.

What she’s done: With Taylor spearheading the effort, Mountainside has upgraded both its accounting system (Intact) and its fitness software (CSI). These two platforms not only speak directly to each other, but Intact is also recognized as one of the premier financial softwares in any industry. Most recently, Mountainside led the movement of the company’s credit card process out from underneath the banking industry and into more flexible, third-party processing. This move has helped Mountainside receive its funds sooner. Currently, Mountainside bills more than $22 million annually, so this was no small feat to accomplish.


Sandra TorreSandra Torre

Chief financial officer
The Lavidge Company

The company: A Phoenix-based, full-service advertising, public relations, communications, consulting and interactive marketing agency.

What she’s done: Torre established hard performance measurements such as goals, ratios, KPI’s and benchmarks to be implemented company-wide, a challenge in an environment where creativity is the product for sale. She has streamlined the company’s monthly financial reporting to encompass accountability on all levels and developed a performance-based compensation plan for the management team. These financial strategies have improved company performance and changed the attitudes and perceptions of the agency’s creatively minded personnel to embrace finance as something that can still allow for “fun.”

Arizona Business Magazine November/December 2012

House Calls

House Calls Make A Comeback

Home Visits From Healthcare Professional Might Be A Better And Cheaper Way Of Providing Treatment

Medical care has changed dramatically in the 21st century.

The thought of a medical professional turning up at her patient’s home, medical bag in hand, is an old-fashioned and idyllic idea that most of us thought had seen its day.

Think again.

Medical professionals in the valley are showing patients that house calls might be a better and more cost-effective way of providing treatment, especially for busy business executives, stay-at-home mothers of multiple children, and the elderly who have a difficult time getting out of the house.

“We are cutting out all the excuses people have for not taking care of themselves,” said Shuree K. Oldehoeft-Ohlemann, a physician’s assistant and owner of Arizona Mobile Medicine.

“We take care of busy business executives that don’t want to stop to go to the doctor. We go to their office. We have stay-at-home mothers who don’t want to deal with taking all three kids to the doctor, so we go to their home. We also take care of some older folks who don’t want to have to leave their home.”

Oldehoeft-Ohlemann says the medical professionals with Arizona Mobile Medicine can do everything in a home or office than can be done in a primary care physician’s office.

“There really aren’t any limitations,” said Oldehoeft-Ohlemann, whose company can do everything from blood sugar checks to botox injections. “We’ve tried to cut out every limitation or obstacle. We even carry common prescriptions so you don’t have to go to the pharmacy. We try to make it as convenient as possible so we are a one-stop shop for our patients’ medical needs.”

And in an era of spiraling medical costs, house calls can actually be relatively affordable. Most medical professionals in the valley who make house calls charge around $150-$175 for a house call. Most don’t take insurance.

“What most people like best is the personalized care we are able to give them,” said Megan spears, a nurse practitioner and owner of Arizona House Calls, which offers house calls to treat chronic medical conditions such as heart failure, emphysema, diabetes, high blood pressure, paralysis and others. “For those who are taking care of loved ones, we are able go into the home while they are working to handle medical needs. We almost become part of the family.”

Another big segment for the house-call industry are tourists and winter visitors. To help with their guests’ medical needs, Oldehoeft-Ohlemann is on call for sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, The Boulders, and Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.

“Most of the questions people have,” Oldehoeft-Ohlemann said, “are, ‘Am i going to get the same person each time? Can you be my primary care physician? Do you take credit cards?’ The answer to all those questions is ‘yes.’

“We are bringing back personalized care,” she continued. “We have gotten so far away from that and people get so frustrated when they have to see a different person each time they go to the doctor’s office. The bottom line is that we just want to help people. It’s as simple as that.”

Arizona Business Magazine July/August 2012

2012 ACC Awards Reception

Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards Reception (PHOTOS)

Nearly 300 in-house counsel attorneys and professionals congregated at The Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix on January 12, 2012 for the first annual 2012 Arizona Corporate Counsel.

Attendees from ON-Semiconductor, Grant Thornton, Ogletree Deakins, LifeLock, Barrett-Jackson and many more notable law firms and businesses shared a wonderful evening with AZ Business Magazine and AZ Big Media, where we recognized and celebrated the winners in each category for extraordinary legal skill and achievement across a full range of in-house responsibility, exemplary leadership and their contributions to the Arizona community at large.

We hope everyone enjoyed your evening, and we look forward to next year’s event.

Thank you to our sponsors and presenters,
and congratulations ACC Award winners!


Photos from the 2012 Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards reception:

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Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards 2012 Winners

In-House Counsel of the Year in the Government/Public Sector:
Jane Alfano, Senior Executive for SRP Agricultural Improvement and Power District

In-House Counsel of the Year – Nonprofit:
Cindy Sehr, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert

In-House Counsel at a Small Private Company:
Virginia Llewellyn, Barrett- Jackson

In-House Counsel for a Large Private Company:
Christopher Kevane, Rural/Metro Corporation

In-House Counsel of the Year for a Small Public Company:
David Glynn, OneNeck IT

In-House Counsel of the Year for a Large Public Company:
Mark Rogers, American Corporate Counsel – Arizona Chapter Arizona

Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year:
Clarissa Cerda, LifeLock

Litigator of the Year:
Mark Larson, Honeywell

Up-and-Comer of the Year:
Lukas Grabiec, Intel

In-House Law Department of the Year:
ON-Semiconductor

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Workout Plan For The Busy, On-The-Go Person

In today’s society there is little time to have dinner at the table, let alone a full, effective work-out plan. Many people work full-time, go to school, have kids, volunteer with an organization or all of the above. It is important to stay fit and keep your metabolism working even when you don’t think you have any time throughout the day.

For the busy, on-the-go person, here is a workout plan that is effective and made for you. After time, you will see a change in your eating habits, energy level and activity intensity.

Having a stop watch or clock around will help with keeping track of time. You will also need a set of weights that you are comfortable doing reps with.

  • Get up 30 minutes earlier than you normally do. Spend five minutes warming up and stretching. This allows your body to get ready to do strenuous movements and exercise. It also helps not to pull a muscle and wakes you up quicker than coffee.
  • For the next five minutes, do jumping jacks. Remember to keep your arms straight as your bring them up to your ears during each jump. This gets your heart pumping and starts your metabolism going. When you get your metabolism working in the morning it helps with breaking down what you eat during the day.
  • For the following two minutes, do lunges with bicep curls. While holding two full bottles of water (or your weights) stand with your left foot forward, lower into a lunge and do a bicep curl, then lower. Straighten your knees to stand and repeat for two minutes, switching legs after each curl.
  • Now, spend four minutes getting your stomach warmed up. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Place your right ankle on your left knee and grasp the back of your left thigh with both hands. Pull your leg gently toward your torso and hold for one minute. Then switch sides. Repeat each side twice for a total of four minutes.
  • For the next five minutes you will do sit-ups. There are two ways to do them. The first way is to lay on your back extending your arms forward toward your toes. Pushing your arms toward your feet lift your body off the ground to touch your toes (some may not be able to reach their toes). The second way is to lay on the floor with your hands behind your head. Using your stomach muscles, not your hands behind your head, lift your upper body either half way (crunch) or all the way up.
  • For the last five minutes of the workout choose one of the following:
    • Seated Tricep Dips — Using a chair or bench, grip the edge and extend your legs in front of you (if to hard you can bend your knees). Keep your feet flat on the floor. Then extend your arms straight and move your buttocks up and off the chair. Bend your elbows directly behind you, lower your hips toward the floor. Keep your buttocks close to the chair, shoulders back and push until elbows are almost straight. Repeat this in reps until you feel a burn. By doing these you are working your back arms and triceps.
    • Back Arm Stretch — although this is called a stretch it is really a back arm work out. With a comfortable size weight, grasp it with both hands, put it over your head, and then slowly lower it as far as you can behind your head. Lift it back above your head then lower it again. Do these as many times as you can with out stopping. You may want to do three sets of 10 to begin. As you get comfortable, do four sets of 15 or 20.
    • Squats — You can do these with or without weights. With your legs shoulder length apart lower your buttocks half way to the floor (or as low as you can go) and raise it back to a standing position. By doing this you’re working your buttocks, hips, thighs and hamstrings.
AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

Arizona Business Magazine’s Top Lawyers List

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.



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Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

BANKING

Ballard Spahr

Brian Schulman
Partner
602-798-5407

Bryan Cave

J. Alex Grimsley
Partner
602-364-7117

Davis Miles

Mark E. Lassiter
Partner
480-344-4455

Gregory L. Miles
Partner
480-344-4575

Dioguardi Flynn

Mark Dioguardi
Partners
480-951-8800

John P. Flynn
Partners
480-951-8800

DLA Piper

Mark A. Nadeau
Partner
480-606-5110

Cynthia A. Ricketts
Partner
480-606-5112

Kate Frenzinger   
Associate
480-606-5114

Engelman Berger

David Wm. Engelman
Partner
602-271-9090

Steven N. Berger
Partner
602-271-9090

Fennemore Craig

Kenneth J. Sherk
Shareholder
602-916-5383

Galbut & Galbut

Martin R. Galbut
Chairman
602-955-1455

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Gammage & Burnham

Michael R. King
Partner
602-256-0566

Richard K. Mahrle
Partner
602-256-0566

Greenberg Traurig

John Alan Doran
Shareholder
602-445-8000

John F. Lomax Jr.
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Robert A. Mandel
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

John L. Hay
Member
602-257-7468

Richard B. Hood
Member
602-257-7470

Craig A. McCarthy
Member
602-257-7974

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Gerald “Buzz” Alston
Partner
602-262-5966

Douglas G. Zimmerman
Partner
602-262-5963

Lewis and Roca

Rich Goldsmith
Partner
602-262-5341

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander

Richard A. Friedlander
Shareholder
602-285-5004

Gary L. Birnbaum
Managing Director
602-285-5009

Osborn Maledon

Colin Campbell
Member
602-640-9343

Perkins Coie

Michael Berman
Partner
602-351-8160

Paul Eckstein
Partner
602-351-8222

Phil Higdon
Partner
602-351-8468

Polsinelli Shughart

Brian Michael Goodwin
Shareholder
602-650-2001

Quarles & Brady

Charlie Herf
Partner
602-230-5581

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Christian Beams
Shareholder
602-440-4818

Sacks Tierney

David C. Tierney
Shareholder
480-425-2620

Sharon B. Shively
Shareholder
480-425-2625

Sanders & Parks

Garrick L. Gallagher
Senior Shareholder
602-532-5720

Sherman & Howard

Gregory W. Falls
Member
602-240-3012

Snell & Wilmer

John J. Bouma
Chairman
602-382-6216

Paul J. Giancola
Partner
602-382-6324

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

George Brandon
Partner
602-528-4176

Brian A. Cabianca
Partner
602-528-4160

Brian M. McQuaid
Partner
602-528-4175

Don Wall
Partner
602-528-4005

Tiffany & Bosco

Robert A. Royal
Shareholder
602-255-6011

Robert V. Kerrick
Shareholder
602-255-6079

James P. O’Sullivan
Shareholder
602-255-6017






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Bryan Cave

Robert Miller
Partner
602-364-7043

Quinn Wheeler
Counsel
602-364-7027

Buchalter Nemer

Donna Y. Ong
Shareholder
480-383-1800

William J. Gelm
Shareholder
480-383-1800

Davis Miles

Mark E. Lassiter
Partner
480-344-4455

Gregory L. Miles
Partner
480-344-4575

Dioguardi Flynn

Mark Dioguardi
Partner
480-951-8800

Engelman Berger

David Wm. Engelman
Partner
602-271-9090

Scott B. Cohen
Partner
602-271-9090

Galbut & Galbut

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Charles J. Morrow
Associate
602-955-1455

Gammage & Burnham

Kevin R. Merritt
Partner
602-256-0566

Randall S. Dalton
Partner
602-256-0566

Jeffrey J. Miller
Partner
602-256-0566

Kevin J. Blakley
Partner
602-256-0566

Jonathan A. Bennett
Associate
602- 256-0566

Greenberg Traurig

Jeffrey H. Verbin
Managing Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gil Rudolph
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Kevin J. Morris
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Karl A. Freeburg
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

Steven K. Rendell
Member
602-257-7421

Madeleine C. Wanslee
Member
602-257-7430

Thomas E. Halter
Member
602-257-7991

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Richard Lieberman
Partner
602-262-5935

Michael J. Farrell
Partner
602-262-5930

Robert J. Novak
Partner
602-262-5833

Todd B. Tuggle
Partner
602-262-5834

Lewis and Roca

Scott DeWald
Partner
602-262-5333

Brett Gardner
Partner
602-262-5739

Richard Goldsmith
Partner
602-262-5341

Quarles & Brady

Peter Terry
Partner
602-230-5506

Jim Morrow
Partner
602-229-5644

Scott Berg
Partner
602-229-5640

Matt Mehr
Partner
602-229-5288

Rose Law Group

Kelley Gorry
Associate
480-240-5636

Michael Smalley
Partner
480-505-3935

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Michael Ripp
Shareholder
602-440-4823

Jim O’Neil
Shareholder
602-440-4805

Alex Zolfaghari
Shareholder
602-440-4815

Sacks Tierney

Stephen Aron Benson
Shareholder
480-425-2607

Shannon M. Mason
Shareholder
480-425-2648

Stephen A. Lenn
Shareholder
480-425-2619

Sherman & Howard

Gregory W. Falls
Member
602-240-3012

Azim Q Hameed
Member
602-240-3027

John M. Randolph
Member
602-240-3030

Snell & Wilmer

Craig K. Williams
Partner
602-382-6331

David A. Sprentall
Partner
602-382-6260

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

Timothy Moser
Partner
602-528-4817

Brianna Anderson
Associate
602-528-4886

Stinson Morrison Hecker

Jeffrey A. Ekbom
Partner
602-212-8524

Tiffany & Bosco

Michael A. Bosco
Shareholder
602-255-6002

Mark S. Bosco
Shareholder
602-255-6006

AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

AB’s Top Lawyers List – Intellectual Property And International Trade And Finance Law

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.



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Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW

Ballard Spahr

Brian W. LaCorte
Partner
602-798-5449

Donna H. Catalfio
Partner
602-798-5453

John M. Vassiliades
Of Counsel
602-798-5445

Andrea L. Stone
Associate
602-798-5430

Bryan Cave

George Chen
Partner
602-364-7367

Lawrence Kurland
Partner
602-364-7078

Allan Watts
Counsel
602-364-7331

Davis Miles

Timothy D. Ronan
Partner
480-344-4068

Yvonne E. Tagart
Attorney
480-344-4053

Dioguardi Flynn

John P. Flynn
Partner
480-951-8800

DLA Piper

Mark A. Nadeau
Co-Managing Partner, Phoenix Office
480-606-5110

Gregory R. Hall
Partner
480-606-5128

Fennemore Craig

Ray K. Harris
Shareholder
602-916-5414

Galbut & Galbut

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Olivier Beabeau
Member
602-955-1455

Gallagher & Kennedy

Steven T. Lawrence
Shareholder
602-530-8077

Robert J. Itri
Shareholder
602 530-8019

Gammage & Burnham

Christopher A. Womack
Partner
602-256-0566

George U. Winney
Partner
602-256-0566

Greenberg Traurig

John R. Cummerford
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gerald L. Fellows
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Frank G. Long
Of Counsel
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

John L. Hay
Member
602-257-7468

Christina M. Noyes
Member
602-257-7488

Tom Chauncey II
Member
602-257-7479

Jaburg|Wilk

Maria Crimi Speth
Shareholder
602-248-1000

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Richard Lieberman
Partner
602-262-5935

Jimmie W. Pursell
Partner
602-262-5812

Lewis and Roca

Jennifer Van Kirk
Partner
602-262-0203

Sean Garrison
Partner
602-239-7434

Bruce Samuels
Partner
602-262-0216

Emily Bayton
Partner
602-262-5768

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander

Scot Claus
Shareholder
602-285-5086

Osborn Maledon

Jonathan Ariano
Member
602-640-9311

Brett Dunkelman
Member
602-640-9313

Perkins Coie

Jonathan James
Partner
602-351-8440

Chad Campbell
Partner
602-351-8393

Polsinelli Shughart

Christine McAuliffe
Shareholder
602-650-2061

Edward R. Glady Jr. (Ed)
Shareholder
602-650-2004

Yu Cai, Ph.D.
Associate
602-650-2044

Quarles & Brady

Dale Regelman
Partner
520-770-8703

Gavin J. Milczarek-Desai
Partner
520-770-8716

Jessica Franken
Partner
602-230-5520

Brad DeSandro
Partner
602-229-5355

Karen Dickinson
Partner
602-230-5511

Deanna Conn
Partner
520-770-8715

Rose Law Group

Joe Dylo
Associate
480-240-5641

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Fred Bellamy
Shareholder
602-440-4835

Jessica Benford
Associate
602-440-4866

Sacks Tierney

James W. Armstrong
Shareholder
480-425-2628

Sanders & Parks

Michelle Breit
Of Counsel
602-532-5647

Snell & Wilmer

Andy Halaby
Partner
602-382-6277

Charles F. Hauff Jr.
Partner
602-382-6314

Sid Leach
Partner
602-382-6372

David E. Rogers
Partner
602-382-6225

Howard I. Sobelman
Partner
602-382-6228

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

A.J. Moss
Partner
602-528-4839

Steptoe & Johnson

David J. Bodney
Partner
602-257-5212

Peter S. Kozinets
Of Counsel
602-257-5250

Stinson Morrison Hecker

Karen L. Liepmann
Partner
602-212-8532

The Noblitt Group

Daniel J. Noblitt
Managing Attorney
480-994-9888

Tiffany & Bosco

Dow Glenn Ostlund
Shareholder
602-255-6008

Richard E. Oney
Shareholder
602-255-6094

Shahpar Shahpar
Shareholder
602-255-6020

Bryan Cave

Jeronimo Gomez del Campo
Foreign Legal Consultant
602-364-7065

Juan Moreno
Counsel
602-364-7219

DLA Piper

Mark A. Nadeau
Co-Managing Partner, Phoenix Office
480-606-5110

Steven D. Pidgeon
Co-Managing Partner, Phoenix Office
480-606-5124

Kate Frenzinger  
Associate
480-606-5114

Fennemore Craig

Hector G. Arana
Shareholder
520-281-3482

Kimberly A. Howard Arana
Shareholder
520-281-3481

Galbut & Galbut

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Olivier Beabeau
Member
602-955-1455

Gammage & Burnham

Kevin R. Merritt
Partner
602-256-0566

Randall S. Dalton
Partner
602-256-0566

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Gerald “Buzz” Alston
Partner
602-262-5966

Jack N. Rudel
Partner
602-262-5951

William R. Herrera
Partner
602-262-5835

Quarles & Brady

Steve Emerick
Partner
602-230-5517

Karen Dickinson
Partner
602-230-5511

Rose Law Group

Ann-Marie Anderson
Associate
480-240-5641

Snell & Wilmer

Barb Dawson
Partner
602-382-6235

David A. Sprentall
Partner
602-382-6260







































































































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AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

AB’s Top Lawyers List – Workers’ Compensation Law

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.



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Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Fennemore Craig

Scott M. Finical
Shareholder
602-916-5300

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Mike Moberly
Shareholder
602-440-4821

John Fry
Shareholder
602-440-4867

Snell & Wilmer

Barbara L. McCloud
Partner
602-382-6543

AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

AB’s Top Lawyers List – Franchise And Health Care Law

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.



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Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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FRANCHISE

HEALTH CARE

Davis Miles

Timothy D. Ronan
Partner
480-344-4068

Fennemore Craig

Anne L. Kleindienst
Shareholder
602-916-5392

Greenberg Traurig

James A. Ullman
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Jeffrey H. Wolf
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Daniel B. Warshawsky
Attorney
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

Christina M. Noyes
Member
602-257-7488

John L. Hay
Member
602-257-7468

Charles W. Wirken
Member
602-257-7959

Jaburg|Wilk

Susan Wells
Partner
602-248-1000

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Richard Lieberman
Partner
602-262-5935

Rose Law Group

Ann-Marie Anderson
Associate
480-240-5643

Snell & Wilmer

David E. Rauch
Partner
602-382-6294

Stinson Morrison Hecker

Karen L. Liepmann
Partner
602-212-8532



















































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Ballard Spahr

Brian Schulman
Partner
602-798-5407

Comitz | Beethe

Edward O. Comitz
Member
480-998-7800

Patrick T. Stanley
Counsel
480-998-7800

Davis Miles

Timothy D. Ronan
Partner
480-344-4068

Fennemore Craig

Anne L. Kleindienst
Shareholder
602-916-5392

Galbut & Galbut

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Charles J. Morrow
Associate
602-955-1455

Gammage & Burnham

Richard B. Burnham
Partner
602-256-0566

Curtis A. Ullman
Partner
602-256-0566

Susan L. Watchman
Partner
602-256-0566

John R. Dacey
Partner
602-256-0566

Cameron A. Artigue
Partner
602-256-0566

George U. Winney
Partner
602-256-0566

Greenberg Traurig

Lawrence J. Rosenfeld
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

James W. Kaucher
Member
520-388-4792

Thomas M. Murphy
Member
520-205-4759

Jaburg|Wilk

Kraig Marton
Shareholder
602-248-1000

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jay A. Fradkin
Partner
602-262-5921

Frederick M. Cummings
Partner
602-262-5903

Richard K. Delo
Partner
602-262-5880

Richard Lieberman
Partner
602-262-5935

Lewis and Roca

Roy Kyle
Partner
520-629-4466

Matthew Sweger
Partner
520-629-4431

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander

Jerry Gaffaney
Shareholder
602-285-5005

Quarles & Brady

Roger Morris
Partner
602-229-5269

Melody Emmert
Of Counsel
602-229-5315

Brenda Maloney
Associate
602-229-5774

Christine Cassetta
Associate
602-229-5258

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros

William W. Drury
Shareholder
602-256-3012

Sacks Tierney

Steven M. Goldstein
Shareholder
480-425-2613

Sanders & Parks

Winn L. Sammons
Senior Shareholder
602-532-5786

Snell & Wilmer

Terry Roman
Partner
602-382-6293

Barry D. Halpern
Partner
602-382-6345

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

John Welch
Partner
602-528-4940

Stinson Morrison Hecker

Karen L. Liepmann
Partner
602-212-8532

AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

AB’s Top Lawyers List – Labor And Employment And Mediation Law

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.



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Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

MEDIATION

Ballard Spahr

John G. Kerkorian
Partner
602-798-5408

Isaac P. Hernandez
Associate
602-798-5476

Bryan Cave

Jay Zweig
Partner
602-364-7300

Buchalter Nemer

Roger W. Hall
Of Counsel
480-383-1800

Nancy K. Swift
Senior Counsel
480-383-1800

Davis Miles

Timothy D. Ronan
Partner
480-344-4068

Yvonne E. Tagart
Attorney
480-344-4053

Dioguardi Flynn

John P. Flynn
Partner
480-951-8800

Fennemore Craig

Amy Abdo
Shareholder
602-916-5399

John J. Balitis
Shareholder
602-916-5316

Donald R. Gilbert
Shareholder
602-916-5306

Lori A. Higuera
Shareholder
602-916-5387

Barney M. Holtzman
Shareholder
520-879-6810

Janice Procter-Murphy
Shareholder
602-916-5331

Ronald J. Stolkin
Shareholder
602-916-5321

Galbut & Galbut

Olivier Beabeau
Member
602-955-1455

Gallagher & Kennedy

Donald Peder Johnsen
Shareholder
602-530-8437

Gammage & Burnham

Michael R. King
Partner
602-256-0566

Richard K. Mahrle
Partner
602-256-0566

Greenberg Traurig

Lawrence J. Rosenfeld
Shareholder
602-445-8000

John Alan Doran
Shareholder
602-445-8000

John F. Lomax Jr.
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Daniel Pasternak
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

Robert D. Haws
Member
602-257-7976

Jennifer N. MacLennan
Member
602-257-7475

Jaburg|Wilk

Kraig Marton
Shareholder
602-248-1000

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

John J. Egbert
Partner
602-262-5994

Janet B. Hutchison
Partner
602-262-5945

Keith F. Overholt
Partner
602-262-5837

Richard Lieberman
Partner
602-262-5935

Lewis and Roca

Mary Ellen Simonson
Partner
602-262-5317

Todd Hale
Partner
520-629-4433

Abbe Goncharsky
Partner
520-838-7711

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander

Anne Tiffen
Shareholder
602-285-5019

Sam Coffman
Shareholder
602-285-5029

Ogletree Deakins

L. Eric Dowell
Managing Shareholder
602-778-3700

Joseph T. Clees
Shareholder
602-778-3700

Tibor Nagy
Shareholder
520-544-0300

Tracy A. Miller
Shareholder
602-778-3700

Thomas D. Arn
Shareholder
602-778-3700

Leah S. Freed
Shareholder
602-778-3700

James K. Mackie
Shareholder
520-544-0300

Kerry S. Martin
Shareholder
602-778-3700

Osborn Maledon

Scott Rodgers
Member
602-640-9344

Perkins Coie

Tawn Pritchette
Partner
602-351-8430

Phil Higdon
Partner
602-351-8468

Dan Barr
Partner
602-351-8085

Quarles & Brady

Jon Pettibone
Partner
602-230-5572

David Barton
Partner
602-230-5526

Dawn Valdivia
Partner
602-229-5291

Christine Burns
Partner
602-230-5544

Eric Johnson
Partner
602-229-5425

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros

James L. Blair
Shareholder
602-256-3003

Rose Law Group

Lauren Elrod
Associate
480-240-5644

Ann-Marie Anderson
Associate
480-240-5643

Laura Bianchi
Associate
480-5646

Ryan Rapp & Underwood

Polly S. Rapp
Partner
602-280-1000

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Mike Moberly
Shareholder
602-440-4821

Nate Neimuth
Shareholder
602-440-4810

Andrea Lisenbee
Shareholder
602-440-4832

John Fry
Shareholder
602-440-4867

Sacks Tierney

Sharon S. Moyer
Shareholder
480-425-2606

Steven R. Beeghley
Shareholder
480-425-2686

Adrian L. Barton
Associate
480-425-2629

Sanders & Parks

Debora L. Verdier
Shareholder
602-532-5760

Sherman & Howard

Robert J. Deeny
Member
602-240-3018

Thomas J. Kennedy
Member
480-624-2725

William A. Wright
Member
602-240-3086

Snell & Wilmer
Rebecca A. Winterscheidt
Partner
602-382-6343

Joshua R. Woodard
Partner
602-382-6281

William R. Hayden
Partner
602-382-6329

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

D. Lewis Clark Jr.
Partner
602-528-4065

Don Wall
Partner
602-528-4005

Steptoe & Johnson

Lawrence A. Katz
Partner
602-257-5211

Stephanie J. Quincy
Partner
602-257-5230

Mark G. Kisicki
Partner
602-257-5239

Steven D. Wheeless
Partner
602-257-5234

Stinson Morrison Hecker

Lonnie J. Williams
Partner
602-212-8505

M. Elizabeth Nillen
Of Counsel
602-212-8558

Tiffany & Bosco

Pamela L. Kingsley
Shareholder
602-255-6015

Stephen P. Linzer
Shareholder
602-452-2748

Udall, Shumway & Lyons

Bradley D. Gardner
Shareholder
480-461-5323

Ballard Spahr

Brian Schulman
Partner
602-798-5407

Davis Miles

Mark E. Lassiter
Partner
480-344-4455

Gregory L. Miles
Partner
480-344-4575

Engelman Berger

David Wm. Engelman
Partner
602-271-9090

Steven N. Berger
Partner
602-271-9090

Galbut & Galbut

Martin R. Galbut
Chairman
602-955-1455

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Gust Rosenfeld

Richard A. Segal
Member
602-257-7433

Wendy N. Weigand
Member
602-257-7410

Robert D. Haws
Member
602-257-7976

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Gerald “Buzz” Alston
Partner
602-262-5966

Douglas G. Zimmerman
Partner
602-262-5963

Lewis and Roca

Richard Goldsmith
Partner
602-262-5341

Craig Phillips
Partner
602-262-5345

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander

Gary L. Birnbaum
Managing Director
602-285-5009

Noel Fidel
Of-Counsel
602-285-5044

Michael Rubin
Shareholder
602-285-5008

Charles Price
Shareholder
602-285-5042

Richard A. Friedlander
Shareholder
602-285-5004

Sacks Tierney

David C. Tierney
Shareholder
480-425-2620

Sharon B. Shively
Shareholder
480-425-2625

Sanders & Parks

Mark G. Worischeck
Managing Shareholder
602-532-5795

Snell & Wilmer

Barb Dawson
Partner
602-382-6235

Paul J. Giancola
Partner
602-382-6324

Tiffany & Bosco

Robert V. Kerrick
Shareholder
602-255-6079































































































































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AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

AB’s Top Lawyers List – Product Liability And Public Finance Law

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.



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Categories

Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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PRODUCT LIABILITY

PUBLIC FINANCE

Ballard Spahr

Brian Schulman
Partner
602-798-5407

Sara V. Ransom
Associate
602-798-5461

Bryan Cave

Sean McElenney
Partner
602-364-7379

Rodney Ott
Counsel
602-364-7407

James Smith
Partner
602-364-7011

Davis Miles

Kevin Fine
Partner
480-344-4993

J. Robert Tolman
Partner
480-344-4580

DLA Piper

Mark A. Nadeau
Co-Managing Partner, Phoenix Office
480-606-5110

Cynthia A. Ricketts
Partner
480-606-5112

Fennemore Craig

Christopher L. Callahan
Shareholder
602-916-5310

Graeme M. Hancock
Shareholder
602-916-5448

Gallagher & Kennedy

Patrick J. McGroder III
Shareholder
602-530-8181

Robert W. Boatman
Shareholder
602 530-8340

Jeffrey T. Pyburn
Shareholder
602 530-8576

Greenberg Traurig

Pamela M. Overton
Shareholder
602-445-8000

E. Jeffrey Walsh
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Polsinelli Shughart

Carlyle W. Hall III (Cary)
Shareholder
602-650-2095

Brian M. Flaherty
Associate
602-650-2016

Gust Rosenfeld

James H. Marburger
Member
602-257-7968

Peter Collins Jr.
Member
520-628-7073

James G. Speer
Member
602-257-7472

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Michael J. O’Connor
Partner
602-262-5889

Garrett J. Olexa
Partner
602-262-5863

Lewis and Roca

Craig Phillips
Partner
602-262-5345

Foster Robberson
Partner
602-262-5795

Steve Bressler
Partner
602-262-5376

Steve Hulsman
Partner
602-262-5313

Quarles & Brady

Brian Booker
Partner
602-229-5714

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros

John A. Klecan
Shareholder
602-256-3075

Rose Law Group

Brian Bergin
Partner
480-240-5634

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

David Kash
Shareholder
602-440-4837

John Lemaster
Shareholder
602-440-4831

Rudy Parga
Shareholder
602-440-4848

Kara Ricupero
Shareholder
602-440-4820

Sanders & Parks

Robert J. Bruno
Senior Shareholder
602-532-5755

Sherman & Howard

Thomas M. Quigley
Member
602-240-3040

Daniel P. Beeks
Counsel
602-240-3058

Snell & Wilmer

Vaughn A. Crawford
Partner
602-382-6368

Patrick X. Fowler
Partner
602-382-6213

Bradley W. Petersen
Partner
602-382-6202

Ballard Spahr

William A. Hicks III
Partner
602-798-5423

Michele L. Bax
Partner
602-798-5483

Christopher J. Dodd
Associate
602-798-5428

Buchalter Nemer

William J. Gelm
Shareholder
480-383-1800

Greenberg Traurig

William R. DeHaan
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Michael Cafiso
Shareholder
602-445-8000

John S. Overdorff
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Brigitte Finley Green
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

Fred H. Rosenfeld
Member
602-257-7413

Scott W. Ruby
Member
602-257-7432

Timothy A. Stratton
Member
602-257-7465

James T. Giel
Member
602-257-7495

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

George C. Spilsbury
Partner
602-262-5885

Kutak Rock

Patrick A. Ray
Managing Partner
480-429-5000

Timothy C. Nash
Partner
480-429-5000

Dane K. Fernandes
Partner
480-429-5000

Anthony V. Giancana
Partner
480-429-5000

Jorge C. Albala
Partner
480-429-5000

James T. Barham Jr.
Partner
480-429-5000

Naomi J. Barnes
Partner
480-429-5000

Lewis and Roca

Bryant Barber
Partner
602-262-5375

Maria Spelleri
Partner
602-262-0264

Julie Arvo McKenzie
Partner
602-262-5373

Polsinelli Shughart

Thomas K. Irvine (Tom)
Shareholder
602-650-2094

Quarles & Brady

Scott Berg
Partner
602-229-5640

Matt Mehr
Partner
602-229-5288

Rose Law Group

Mike Smalley
Partner
480-505-3935

Court Rich
Partner
480-505-3937

Jordan Rose
Partner
480-505-3939

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

William Wilder
Shareholder
602-440-4802

Clarke Greger
Shareholder
602-440-4870

Snell & Wilmer

Jeffrey E. Beck
Partner
602-382-6316

Brian W. Burke
Partner
602-382-6379

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

Chuck E. James Jr.
Partner
602-528-4061

Robert L. Matia
Partner
602-528-4040

Timothy Pickrell
Partner
602-528-4031

Jennifer Cosper
Associate
602-528-4880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

AB’s Top Lawyers List – Construction And Corporate Law

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.


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Categories

Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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CONSTRUCTION

CORPORATE

Bryan Cave

R. Neil Irwin
Partner
602-364-7110

Stanley Lutz
Counsel
602-364-7003

Buchalter Nemer

Jeffrey H. Levinson
Of Counsel
480-383-1800

Comitz | Beethe

Michael F. Beethe
Member
480-998-7800

Davis Miles

Mark E. Lassiter
Partner
480-344-4455

Gregory L. Miles
Partner
480-344-4575

Dioguardi Flynn

John P. Flynn
Partner
480-951-8800

DLA Piper

Mark A. Nadeau
Partner
480-606-5110

Engelman Berger

Scott W. Hulbert
Associate
602-271-9090

Fennemore Craig

John Randall Jefferies
Shareholder
602-916-5313

John E. Kofron
Shareholder
520-879-6814

Gallagher & Kennedy

Kevin O’Malley
Shareholder
602-530-8430

Thomas A. Maraz
Shareholder
602 530-8411

Galbut & Galbut

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Olivier Beabeau
Member
602-955-1455

Gammage & Burnham

Michael R. King
Partner
602-256-0566

Thomas J. McDonald
Partner
602-256-0566

Jeffrey J. Miller
Partner
602-256-0566

Richard K. Mahrle
Partner
602-256-0566

George U. Winney III
Partner
602-256-0566

Kevin J. Blakley
Partner
602-256-0566

Greenberg Traurig

E. Jeffrey Walsh
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

Wendy N. Weigand
Member
602-257-7410

Dean C. Robertson
Member
602-257-7454

John P. Robertson II
Member
602-257-7419

Jaburg|Wilk

Mark Bogard
Partner
602-248-1000

Neal Bookspan
Shareholder
602-248-1000

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Keith F. Overholt
Partner
602-262-5837

James O. Ehinger
Partner
602-262-5943

John “Jack” Sestak Jr.
Partner
602-262-5827

Russell R. Rea
Partner
602-262-5849

Bruce B. May
Partner
602-262-5923

Lee E. Esch
Partner
602-262-5803

Lewis and Roca

Frances Haynes  
Partner
602-262-5710

Robert Roos
Partner
602-262-5779

Joe McGarry
Partner
602-262-5391

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander

Richard Friedlander
Shareholder
602-285-5004

Stephen Richman
Shareholder
602-285-5017

Scott A. Holcomb
Shareholder
602-285-5028

Greg Cahill
Shareholder
602-285-5000

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner

Randy Nussbaum
Shareholder
480-609-0011

Gregory P. Gillis
Shareholder
480-609-0011

Andrea H. Landeen
Shareholder
480-609-0011

Perkins Coie
Jodi Feuerhelm
Partner
602-351-8015

Polsinelli Shughart

Robert O. Dyer (Rob)
Shareholder
602-650-2049

Scott K. Henderson
Shareholder
602-650-2029

Robert G. Anderson (Bob)
Shareholder
602-650-2040

Wayne B. Ducharme
Of Counsel
602-650-2068

Quarles & Brady

Craig Kaufman
Partner
520-770-8707

Ed Salanga
Partner
602-229-5422

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros

Denise J. Wachholz
Shareholder
602-256-3073

Rose Law Group

Brian Bergin
Partner
480-240-5634

Ryan Rapp & Underwood

John G. Ryan
Partner
602-280-1000

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

David Kash
Shareholder
602-440-4837

Sean Hood
Shareholder
602-440-4849

Sacks Tierney

Sharon B. Shively
Shareholder
480-425-2625

David C. Tierney
Shareholder
480-425-2620

Steven R. Beeghley
Shareholder
480-425-2686

Julianne C. Wheeler
Shareholder
480-425-2610

Sanders & Parks

Mark G. Worischeck
Managing Shareholder
602-532-579

Sherman & Howard

Arthur W. Pederson
Member
480-624-2704

Nathaniel B. Rose
Counsel
602-240-3041

Peter N. Spiller
Member
602-240-3020

Snell & Wilmer

James J. Sienicki
Partner
602-382-6351

Jason Ebe
Partner
602-382-6240

Ronald W. Messerly
Partner
602-382-6251

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

K. David Lindner
Partner
602-528-4050

Norman C. Storey
Partner
602-528.4020

David W. Kreutzberg
Partner
602-528-4062

Justin Steltenpohl
Partner
602-528-4192

Brian M. McQuaid
Partner
602-528-4175

Eliot L. Kaplan
Partner
602-528-4036

Stinson Morrison Hecker

Jeffrey J. Goulder
Partner
602-212-8531

Tiffany & Bosco

William J. Simon
Shareholder
602-255-6004


















































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Ballard Spahr

Karen C. McConnell
Partner
602-798-5403

Adrienne W. Wilhoit
Partner
602-798-5414

Stephen M. Savage
Managing Partner
602-798-5469

Kurt C. Donnell
Associate
602-798-5459

Bryan Cave

David Beauchamp
Partner
602-364-7060

R. Neil Irwin
Partner
602-364-7110

Buchalter Nemer

William J. Gelm
Shareholder
480-383-1800

Steven M. Fox
Shareholder
480-383-1800

Davis Miles

Timothy D. Ronan
Partner
480-344-4068

Charles E. Davis
Partner
480-344-4570

Dioguardi Flynn

Mark Dioguardi
Partner
480-951-8800

John P. Flynn
Partner
480-951-8800

Peter J. Moolenaar
Partner
480-951-8800

DLA Piper

Steven D. Pidgeon
Co-Managing Partner, Phoenix Office
480-606-5124

Gregory R. Hall
Partner
480-606-5128

David P. Lewis
Partner
480-606-5126

Fennemore Craig

Stephen A. Good
Shareholder
602-916-5395

Anne L. Kleindienst
Shareholder
602-916-5392

Paul A. Krulisky
Shareholder
602-916-5330

Sarah A. Strunk
Shareholder
602-916-5327

Susan M. Wissink
Shareholder
602-916-5319

Gallagher & Kennedy

Terence W. Thompson
Shareholder
602-530-8515

Steven T. Lawrence
Shareholder
602 530-8077

Galbut & Galbut

Keith R. Galbut
President
602-955-1455

Charles Morrow
Associate
602-955-1455

Gammage & Burnham

Thomas J. McDonald
Partner
602-256-0566

Kevin R. Merritt
Partner
602-256-0566

Jeffrey J. Miller
Partner
602-256-0566

Michael R. King
Partner
602-256-0566

Christopher A. Womack
Partner
602-256-0566

Timothy J. Martens
Partner
602-256-0566

James F. Polese
Partner
602-256-0566

Patricia E. Nolan
Partner
602-256-0566

David L. Johnson
Partner
602-256-0566

Michael C. Gillette
Associate
602-256-0566

Jonathan A. Bennett
Associate
602-256-0566

Greenberg Traurig

Robert S. Kant
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Bruce E. Macdonough
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Quinn P. Williams
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Jean E. Harris
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Brian H. Blaney
Shareholder
602-445-8000

Gust Rosenfeld

John L. Hay
Member
602-257-7468

Christina M. Noyes
Member
602-257-7488

Tom Chauncey II
Member
602-257-7479

Jaburg|Wilk

Beth Cohn
Shareholder
602-248-1000

Susan Wells
Partner
602-248-1000

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Richard Lieberman
Partner
602-262-5935

Jack N. Rudel
Partner
602-262-5951

George C. Spilsbury
Partner
602-262-5885

Wayne A. Smith
Partner
602-262-5953

Lewis and Roca

Scott DeWald
Partner
602-262-5333

Tom Morgan
Partner
602-262-5712

David Manch
Partner
602-262-5397

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander

David Thompson
Shareholder
602-285-5021

Osborn Maledon

Tom Curzon
Member
602-640-9308

William Hardin
Member
602-640-9322

Perkins Coie

Judy Weiss
Partner
602-351-8240

Raj Gangadean
Partner
602-351-8452

Polsinelli Shughart

Brian Moll
Shareholder
602-650-2302

Michael F. Patterson
Shareholder
602-650-2038

Charles R. Berry (Charlie)
Shareholder
602-650-2030

Phil Guttilla
Shareholder
602-650-2327

Nancy E. Pisaruk
Of Counsel
602-650-2026

Quarles & Brady

P. Robert Moya
Partner
602-230-5580

Steve Emerick
Partner
602-230-5517

Chris Hoffman
Partner
602-229-5336

Geoff Ossias
Of Counsel
602-229-5231

Jacque Westling
Partner
602-229-5513

Rose Law Group

Mike Smalley
Partner
480-505-3935

Ann-Marie Anderson
Associate
480-240-5643

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Jim Brophy
Shareholder
602-440-4807

Tara Pauls
Associate
602-440-4839

Sacks Tierney

Michael R. Rooney
Shareholder
480-425-2604

Seymour Sacks
Shareholder
480-425-2688

Steven M. Goldstein
Shareholder
480-425-2613

Sanders & Parks

Rick Bryson
Senior Shareholder
602-532-5710

Sherman & Howard

John M. Randolph
Member
602-240-3030

Daniel P. Beeks
Counsel
602-240-3058

Maureen Anders
Member
602-240-3029

Snell & Wilmer

Matthew P. Feeney
Partner
602-382-6239

Michael M. Donahey
Partner
602-382-6381

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

Christopher D. Johnson
Partner
602-528-4046

Frank M. Placenti
Partner
602-528-4004

John Welch
Partner
602-528-4940

Joseph Crabb
Partner
602-528-4084

Joseph P. Richardson
Partner
602-528-4801

K. David Lindner
Partner
602-528-4050

Justin Steltenpohl
Partner
602-528-4192

Norman C. Storey
Partner
602-528-4020

Eliot L. Kaplan
Partner
602-528-4036

Steptoe & Johnson

Kevin L. Olson
Partner
602-257-5275

Nancy L. White
Partner
602-257-5213

Kevin G. Hunter
Partner
602-257-5203

Stinson Morrison Hecker

Jeffrey A. Ekbom
Partner
602-212-8524

Karen L. Liepmann
Partner
602-212-8532

Tiffany & Bosco

William H. Finnegan
Shareholder
602-255-6009

Robert A. Royal
Shareholder
602-255-6011

James P. O’Sullivan
Shareholder
602-255-6017

David L. Case
Shareholder
602-255-6097

AB's Top Lawyer's List, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

AB’s Top Lawyers List – Immigration And Information Technology Law

AB’s Top Lawyers List was compiled via a survey sent out to law firms throughout the Valley with strong practice areas affecting the business community. The firms were asked to pick their top attorneys in each category as determined by AB. All firms that responded to the survey are represented in this online directory.



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Categories

Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property
Banking International Trade and Finance Law
Bankruptcy Labor and Employment
Commercial Litigation Mediation
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Public Finance
Employee Benefits Real Estate
Environmental Tax
Franchise Trusts and Estates
Health Care White-Collar Criminal Defense
Immigration Workers’ Compensation
Information Technology

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IMMIGRATION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Buchalter Nemer

Addie H. Hogan
Of Counsel
480-383-1800

Fennemore Craig

Nancy-Jo Merritt
Shareholder
602-916-5411

Quarles & Brady

Lisa Duran
Partner
602-229-5225

Rose Law Group

Brian Bergin
Partner
480-240-5634

Snell & Wilmer

Rebecca A. Winterscheidt
Partner
602-382-6343

Udall, Shumway & Lyons

Matthew L. White
Associate
480-461-5304


























































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Ballard Spahr

Brian W. LaCorte
Partner
602-798-5449

Donna H. Catalfio
Partner
602-798-5453

John M. Vassiliades
Of Counsel
602-798-5445

Andrea L. Stone
Associate
602-798-5430

Davis Miles

Charles E. Davis
Partner
480-344-4570

Timothy D. Ronan
Partner
480-344-4068

DLA Piper

Mark A. Nadeau
Co-Managing Partner, Phoenix Office
480-606-5110

Gregory R. Hall
Partner
480-606-5128

Fennemore Craig

Ray K. Harris
Shareholder
602-916-5414

Gammage & Burnham

Michael R. King
Partner
602-256-0566

Richard K. Mahrle
Partner
602-256-0566

James A. Craft
Partner
602-256-0566

George U. Winney
Partner
602-256-0566

Christopher A. Womack
Partner
602-256-0566

Jaburg|Wilk

Maria Crimi Speth
Shareholder
602-248-1000

Lewis and Roca

Sean Garrison
Partner
602-239-7434

Jennifer Van Kirk
Partner
602-262-0203

George Paul
Partner
602-262-5326

Tom Gilson
Partner
602-262-5704

Osborn Maledon

Jonathan Ariano
Member
602-640-9311

Perkins Coie

C. Mark Kittredge
Partner
602-351-8130

Quarles & Brady

Deanna Conn
Partner
520-770-8715

Jessica Franken
Partner
602-230-5520

Karen Dickinson
Partner
602-230-5511

Heather Buchta
Partner
602-229-5228

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Fred Bellamy
Shareholder
602-440-4835

Snell & Wilmer

R. Lee Fraley
Partner
602-382-6250

Andrew F. Halaby
Partner
602-382-6277

Steptoe & Johnson

David J. Bodney
Partner
602-257-5212

Peter S. Kozinets
Of Counsel
602-257-5250

The Noblitt Group

Daniel J. Noblitt
Managing Attorney
480-994-9888

Tiffany & Bosco

Shahpar Shahpar
Shareholder
602-255-6020