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Roshka DeWulf & Patten earns recongnition

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, announced the firm has been ranked among the 2015 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved first-tier ranking both nationally and in the Phoenix Metro area.

Firms included on the list of 2015 “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a strong combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. To be eligible for “Best Law Firms,” the firm must have at least one attorney listed in The Best Lawyers of America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys nationwide. Four attorneys at Roshka DeWulf & Patten have achieved this honor.

“We are incredibly proud of our team, as it’s a significant accomplishment to be recognized at any level. This recognition is a testament to our hard work, dedication to clients and steadfast commitment to representing our clients ethically and effectively,” said Founding Member Paul Roshka.

More than 17,000 attorneys provided nearly 600,000 law firm assessments, and nearly 7,500 clients provided close to 40,000 evaluations. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client ballots to date, making the recognition more competitive and valued.

Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved National and Phoenix Metro rankings in a variety of practice areas:

National Tier 1
·        Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

National Tier 3
·        Commercial Litigation
·        Communications Law
·        Energy Law
·        Litigation – Securities

Phoenix Metro Tier 1
·        Administrative / Regulatory Law
·        Commercial Litigation
·        Communications Law
·        Energy Law
·        Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
·        Litigation – Securities

Phoenix Metro Tier 2
·        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
·        Litigation – Bankruptcy

The 2015 Best Law Firms ranking comes on the heels of an announcement in August that four Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys had been named 2015 Best Lawyers®, and Member Michael Patten was recognized as the Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®, the top honor for the practice area regionally.

Best Lawyers honors 29 Jennings Strouss attorneys

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that 29 lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers.

Lawyers on the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to verify that they are in current practice and good standing.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC congratulates the following attorneys named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list:

Gerald W. Alston – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; International Arbitration – Commercial;
International Trade and Finance Law; Litigation – Construction; Mediation
David Brnilovich – Real Estate Law
John R. Christian – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Richard K. Delo – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants;
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
John J. Egbert – Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law –
Management
Lee E. Esch – Real Estate Law
Michael J. Farrell – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities
Jay A. Fradkin – Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury
Litigation – Defendants
Jeffrey D. Gardner – Commercial Litigation
Joel L. Greene – Energy Law
Paul G. Johnson – Commercial Litigation
Gary G. Keltner – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law;
Litigation – Bankruptcy; Real Estate Law
Richard L. Lassen – Trusts and Estates
Richard Lieberman – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate
Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and
Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
Jay M. Mann – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
Bruce B. May – Real Estate Law
John C. Norling – Real Estate Law
Robert Novak – Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law
Michael R. Palumbo – Commercial Litigation
Russell Rea – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
J. Scott Rhodes – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law;
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Alan I. Robbins – Energy Law
Jack N. Rudel – Corporate Law
John G. Sestak, Jr. – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law;
Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Labor and
Employment; Litigation – Real Estate
Richard Silverman – Energy Law
Wayne A. Smith – Real Estate Law
George C. Spilsbury – Corporate Law; Public Finance Law
Bradley J. Stevens – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization
Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
Kenneth C. Sundlof, Jr. – Energy Law

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7 Ogletree Deakins attorneys earn honor

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced today that seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. The 2015 list was compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review survey that included more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The Arizona-based Ogletree Deakins attorneys appearing on the 2015 Best Lawyers in America© list include:

• Joseph T. Clees (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)
• L. Eric Dowell (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Leah S. Freed (Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Mark G. Kisicki (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• James K. Mackie (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Tracy A. Miller (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Tibor Nagy, Jr. (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Best Lawyers® has also named Kisicki as the 2015 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix, and Nagy as the 2015 Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Tucson. The publication awards this honor to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Firm-wide, 184 Ogletree Deakins attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers© list. Many earned recognition in multiple categories—144 were named under the Employment Law – Management category; 104 were named under the Labor Law – Management category; and 105 were named under the Litigation – Labor and Employment category.

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Four RDP attorneys honored as Best Lawyers

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, said four attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers®.

The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated by their peers. Attorneys from Roshka DeWulf & Patten who received the 2015 honor are:

· Michael Patten – communications law, energy law, and administrative/regulatory law. In addition, Patten has been honored as Best Lawyers’ 2015 Phoenix Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
· Paul Roshka, Jr. – commercial litigation, litigation – regulatory enforcement (SEC, telecom, energy), and litigation – securities.
· John DeWulf – bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation – securities.
· J. Matthew Derstine – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation – bankruptcy.

“We’re very honored to receive this recognition, as it’s a testament to our entire team’s breadth of knowledge and experience,” said Roshka. “We are extremely committed to our clients and hold ourselves to very high professional and ethical standards.”

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

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Jones Selected as 2014 Lawyer of the Year

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

William R. Jones, Jr. is one of the founding attorneys at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., which began in 1983. Mr. Jones has been practicing law for 52 years and has tried over 250 civil jury cases in Arizona and other states. While he currently concentrates his practice in the medical malpractice area, Mr. Jones is still involved in litigating and trying other types of civil liability cases on an active and ongoing basis. He has served as both the Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Pro Tem and the Superior Court of Arizona Judge Pro Tem.

Jones has passed along the knowledge he has gained throughout his legal career by speaking as a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona College of Law. He has been listed as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona since 2007 by Southwest Super Lawyers.

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner earns honor

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers ® recently named one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., as one of the 2014 “Best Law Firms.” “The award comes shortly after the firm’s named partners, Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in  The Best Lawyers in America©,  2014.

Nationally, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ® named the firm Tier 3 in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

In the Metro Phoenix area, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ®named the firm Tier 1 in the in the practice areas of: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation – Bankruptcy and Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation Construction Law.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review.

The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 scoring for Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were part of the scoring criteria used by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Listed on the The Best Lawyers in America ®  website are quotes from clients including Tim Hammer of TJM Painting Inc. who said, “Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner is a great firm and has great lawyers.”

Christine Ritter of Rental Service Corporation in her client comment is quoted as saying, “I have worked with Nussbaum through my equipment rental company and they are a very good firm and work with the client on several issues,”

Randy Nussbaum’s areas of practice include complex bankruptcy law, real estate, construction, and contract law. Mr. Nussbaum is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

Greg Gillis’ areas of practice include construction law, commercial collection, real estate law, and bankruptcy litigation which he has performed in Arizona for 25 years. During that time, he has appeared and litigated cases in 14 of Arizona’s 15 county superior courts.

Dean Dinner’s practice has emphasized bankruptcy law, creditor-debtor rights, workouts, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. He is certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His experience in the bankruptcy field is extensive, involving representation of secured creditors, surety companies, unsecured creditors, creditor committees, lessors, trustees and debtors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.

The firm, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, was founded in July of 2008 by Randy Nussbaum and Gregory Gillis with a focus on complex bankruptcies, commercial litigation, construction law, real estate law, just as the economic downturn began. Despite the recession, the firm surpassed its initial three-year business plan in just two years. Dean Dinner one of the initial partners became the third named partner in 2010 and the firm added to its expertise to include trust and estate planning and probate, administrative law such as within the pest control and landscaping industry, and insurance defense work. Over the years, the firm has continued to expand to its current number of 11 lawyers and nearly 30 employees total.

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner earns honor

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers ® recently named one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., as one of the 2014 “Best Law Firms.” “The award comes shortly after the firm’s named partners, Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in  The Best Lawyers in America©,  2014.

Nationally, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ® named the firm Tier 3 in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

In the Metro Phoenix area, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ®named the firm Tier 1 in the in the practice areas of: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation – Bankruptcy and Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation Construction Law.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review.

The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 scoring for Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were part of the scoring criteria used by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Listed on the The Best Lawyers in America ®  website are quotes from clients including Tim Hammer of TJM Painting Inc. who said, “Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner is a great firm and has great lawyers.”

Christine Ritter of Rental Service Corporation in her client comment is quoted as saying, “I have worked with Nussbaum through my equipment rental company and they are a very good firm and work with the client on several issues,”

Randy Nussbaum’s areas of practice include complex bankruptcy law, real estate, construction, and contract law. Mr. Nussbaum is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

Greg Gillis’ areas of practice include construction law, commercial collection, real estate law, and bankruptcy litigation which he has performed in Arizona for 25 years. During that time, he has appeared and litigated cases in 14 of Arizona’s 15 county superior courts.

Dean Dinner’s practice has emphasized bankruptcy law, creditor-debtor rights, workouts, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. He is certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His experience in the bankruptcy field is extensive, involving representation of secured creditors, surety companies, unsecured creditors, creditor committees, lessors, trustees and debtors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.

The firm, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, was founded in July of 2008 by Randy Nussbaum and Gregory Gillis with a focus on complex bankruptcies, commercial litigation, construction law, real estate law, just as the economic downturn began. Despite the recession, the firm surpassed its initial three-year business plan in just two years. Dean Dinner one of the initial partners became the third named partner in 2010 and the firm added to its expertise to include trust and estate planning and probate, administrative law such as within the pest control and landscaping industry, and insurance defense work. Over the years, the firm has continued to expand to its current number of 11 lawyers and nearly 30 employees total.

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten Ranked Among Best Firms

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm specializing in litigation and regulatory issues, has been ranked among the 2014 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved first-tier ranking in Metro Phoenix and Tier 2 nationally.

Firms included on the list of 2014 “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“We’re very proud that our firm achieved national and Phoenix metro rankings again this year,” said Member Matt Derstine. “This recognition affirms our attorneys’ hard work, expertise in their practice areas and consistent successes for our clients.”

More than 12,000 attorneys provided more than 330,000 law firm assessments, and nearly 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process.

Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved national and Metro Phoenix rankings in a variety of practice areas:

Phoenix Metro Tier 1
·       Administrative / Regulatory Law
·       Commercial Litigation
·       Communications Law
·       Energy Law
·       Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
·       Litigation – Securities

Phoenix Metro Tier 2
·       Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
·       Litigation – Bankruptcy

National Tier 2
·       Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

The 2014 Best Law Firms ranking comes on the heels of the announcement in August that four Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys had been named 2014 Best Lawyers® and Michael Patten was recognized as the Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year,” the top honor for the practice area regionally.

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten Ranked Among Best Firms

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm specializing in litigation and regulatory issues, has been ranked among the 2014 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved first-tier ranking in Metro Phoenix and Tier 2 nationally.

Firms included on the list of 2014 “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“We’re very proud that our firm achieved national and Phoenix metro rankings again this year,” said Member Matt Derstine. “This recognition affirms our attorneys’ hard work, expertise in their practice areas and consistent successes for our clients.”

More than 12,000 attorneys provided more than 330,000 law firm assessments, and nearly 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process.

Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved national and Metro Phoenix rankings in a variety of practice areas:

Phoenix Metro Tier 1
·       Administrative / Regulatory Law
·       Commercial Litigation
·       Communications Law
·       Energy Law
·       Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
·       Litigation – Securities

Phoenix Metro Tier 2
·       Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
·       Litigation – Bankruptcy

National Tier 2
·       Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

The 2014 Best Law Firms ranking comes on the heels of the announcement in August that four Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys had been named 2014 Best Lawyers® and Michael Patten was recognized as the Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year,” the top honor for the practice area regionally.

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

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Steptoe’s Bienstock a ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner Floyd Bienstock, based in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named the 2014 “Phoenix Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.  The designation is in conjunction with the launch of the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).  Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 attorneys cast almost five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the US in high-profile legal practice areas in conjunction with its 15th edition in 2009.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  The lawyers being named as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in this year’s survey by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

At Steptoe, Mr. Bienstock leads the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith group.  He is an experienced trial attorney with a practice focusing on litigation insurance coverage and bad faith matters, including class actions, as well as complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts in Arizona and throughout the United States.

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29 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers

The international law firm, Greenberg Traurig, announced that 29 attorneys from its Phoenix office are named in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list released this week. In addition, three Phoenix attorneys are recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.” According to Best Lawyers®, only one attorney from each practice and metropolitan area is chosen. The Greenberg attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are:

* Brian H. Blaney, Securities Regulation
* William R. DeHaan, Public Finance Law
* Bruce E. Macdonough, Securities/Capital Markets Law

For the seventh consecutive year, the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is ranked No. 1 for having more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in the U.S. The 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 348 Greenberg Traurig attorneys across the firm’s U.S. offices.
More than 60 percent of the attorneys in Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office are included in the 2014 ranking.

The attorneys named to the Best Lawyers list and their first year listed are:

* Laurent Badoux (2014) Labor Law – Management
* Brian H. Blaney (2010) Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law
* Mary E. Bruno (2013) Employment Law – Management
* Rebecca Lynne Burnham (1999) Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
* Michael Cafiso (2007) Public Finance Law
* David D. Cleary (2012) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
* John E. Cummerford (2003) Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
* Michelle A. De Blasi (2013) Energy Law, Environmental Law
* William R. DeHaan (2007) Public Finance Law
* Gerald L. Fellows (2005) Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
* Karl A. Freeburg (2013) Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law
* Harry J. Friedman (1999) Tax Law
* Stacey F. Gottlieb (2010) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
* Brigitte Finley Green (2007) Public Finance Law
* Jean E. Harris (2010) Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
* Robert S. Kant (2003) Corporate Law
* Leslie A. Klein (2006) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Chicago and Phoenix)
* Bruce E. Macdonough (2009) Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
* Kevin J. Morris (2012) Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
* James Nelson (2012) Employment Law – Management (Sacramento and Phoenix)
* Pamela M. Overton (2009) Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
* David M. Paltzik (2008) Real Estate Law
* Gil Rudolph (2003) Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
* Brian J. Schulman (2012) Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
* Paul F. Sefcovic (2013) Public Finance Law
* Lesa J. Storey (2003) Real Estate Law
* Jeffrey H. Verbin (1995) Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
* E. Jeffrey Walsh (2005) Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
* Quinn P. Williams (1995) Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Venture Capital Law

According to the Best Lawyers website, the “Top Listed” designation is given to the firm that has the most listed lawyers in a particular location and practice area. The award is based exclusively on number of listed attorneys.

Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office is top-listed based on number of attorneys in the following states:

· Phoenix: Commercial Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law

Best Lawyers in America, compile the lists of attorneys by in-depth peer-review surveys where millions of lawyers can confidentially evaluate their peers. The 2014 Best Lawyers of America edition was accumulated with more than 4.3 million confidential evaluations provided from attorneys across the country. The publication’s lists are currently printed in 70 countries and have international exposure.

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5 Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers

Jaburg Wilk announced that five lawyers have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

“Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Jaburg Wilk  attorneys named to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list are:

-Lauren Garner, Litigation – Trusts & Estates
-Kraig J. Marton, Employment Law – Individuals, Health Care Law and Litigation – Labor & Employment
-Mitchell Reichman, Family Law
-Maria Crimi Speth, Copyright Law
-Susan E. Wells, Franchise Law

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys earn Honors

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, announced that four attorneys have been honored as 2014 Best Lawyers®.

The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated by their peers. Attorneys from Roshka DeWulf & Patten who received the 2014 honor are:

Michael Patten – communications law, energy law, and administrative/regulatory law. Additionally, Patten was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Phoenix Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Paul Roshka, Jr. – commercial litigation, litigation – regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, energy), and litigation – securities.

John DeWulf – bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation – securities.

J. Matthew Derstine – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation – bankruptcy.

“We’re very proud that each member has been able to achieve this recognition year after year. Our attorneys possess very deep knowledge within their practice areas. This honor is a testament to their hard work, passion and expertise,” said Patten.

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys earn Honors

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, announced that four attorneys have been honored as 2014 Best Lawyers®.

The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated by their peers. Attorneys from Roshka DeWulf & Patten who received the 2014 honor are:

Michael Patten – communications law, energy law, and administrative/regulatory law. Additionally, Patten was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Phoenix Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Paul Roshka, Jr. – commercial litigation, litigation – regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, energy), and litigation – securities.

John DeWulf – bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation – securities.

J. Matthew Derstine – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation – bankruptcy.

“We’re very proud that each member has been able to achieve this recognition year after year. Our attorneys possess very deep knowledge within their practice areas. This honor is a testament to their hard work, passion and expertise,” said Patten.

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

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Scottsdale League for the Arts Appoints Board Member

Susan E. Wells, partner of business law firm Jaburg Wilk, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale League for the Arts.

The Scottsdale League for the Arts is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting artists, arts programs and education through fundraising and special events, including the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Funds raised are granted to arts-focused organizations.

Wells has been a member of the organization for three years and has been actively involved for five. In April 2013, she chaired the VIP Passport to the Picnic Experience at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. She founded and chaired the “Take the Cake Competition,” a cake decorating contest for professionals and culinary art students that showcased participant’s creativity and talents to top pastry chefs and Wine Country Brunch guests. In 2014, she will co-chair the “Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner,” a culinary feast prepared by several James Beard award-winning chefs and held at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

“The Scottsdale League for the Arts has issued millions of dollars of grant money to arts-focused organizations over its 35-year history,” said Wells. “This past year has been one of the League’s best years in terms of fundraising. I look forward to working with Jerry McMahon, the incoming President, and the League directors and members in making 2014 an even better year by enhancing the League’s legacy and positively impacting the community.”

Wells is an attorney at Phoenix Business law firm Jaburg Wilk. Practice areas include Business/Corporate law, Franchise law, Healthcare law and Employment law. She is a 2008 Super Lawyer, listed in Best Lawyers of America, named 2012 Best Lawyers in Franchise Law and named 2013 Lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers. Wells has achieved the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® peer review rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.