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Kristen Rosati, a shareholder at Polsinelli in Phoenix, is president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Rosati Named Healthcare ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Polsinelli placed 135 of its attorneys nationwide among those included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. Eleven attorneys in the firm’s Phoenix office were selected, including first timer John Hebert, who was chosen in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Kristen Rosati, a member of Polsinelli’s health care practice (the fourth largest in the country), was named Best Lawyers® 2014 Phoenix Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Rosati is a national thought leader in the electronic health industry and current President of the American Health Lawyers Association which has a membership in excess of 12,000.

The 2014 Best Lawyers® rankings occur during a time of growth as the firm was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America over the past five years by The American Lawyer. This year, Polsinelli moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. Attorneys from the firm’s key cities were chosen for Best Lawyers® including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and Phoenix. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and Polsinelli is proud to be recognized for this prestigious ranking.

The 2014 Best Lawyers® in the firm’s Phoenix office — and the first year they made the list — include:

* Yu Cai (2013): Biotechnology Law
* Karen R. Dickinson (2010): Information Technology Law
* Michael C. Ford (2013): Environmental Law
* Marty Harper (2006): Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Securities, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
* John J. Hebert (2014): Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
* Thomas K. Irvine (2008): Litigation – Construction. Litigation – Municipal, Municipal Law
* Anne L. Kleindienst (1995) (10 years): Corporate Law. Finance Law
* Lucas J. Narducci (2007): Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
* Edward F. Novak (1995, 10 years): Criminal Defense: White-Collar
* Kristen Rosati (2007): Health Care Law
* Andrew B. Turk (2013): Commercial Litigation

Kristen Rosati, a shareholder at Polsinelli in Phoenix, is president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Rosati Named Healthcare 'Lawyer of the Year'

Polsinelli placed 135 of its attorneys nationwide among those included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. Eleven attorneys in the firm’s Phoenix office were selected, including first timer John Hebert, who was chosen in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Kristen Rosati, a member of Polsinelli’s health care practice (the fourth largest in the country), was named Best Lawyers® 2014 Phoenix Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Rosati is a national thought leader in the electronic health industry and current President of the American Health Lawyers Association which has a membership in excess of 12,000.

The 2014 Best Lawyers® rankings occur during a time of growth as the firm was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America over the past five years by The American Lawyer. This year, Polsinelli moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. Attorneys from the firm’s key cities were chosen for Best Lawyers® including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and Phoenix. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and Polsinelli is proud to be recognized for this prestigious ranking.

The 2014 Best Lawyers® in the firm’s Phoenix office — and the first year they made the list — include:

* Yu Cai (2013): Biotechnology Law
* Karen R. Dickinson (2010): Information Technology Law
* Michael C. Ford (2013): Environmental Law
* Marty Harper (2006): Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Securities, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
* John J. Hebert (2014): Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
* Thomas K. Irvine (2008): Litigation – Construction. Litigation – Municipal, Municipal Law
* Anne L. Kleindienst (1995) (10 years): Corporate Law. Finance Law
* Lucas J. Narducci (2007): Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
* Edward F. Novak (1995, 10 years): Criminal Defense: White-Collar
* Kristen Rosati (2007): Health Care Law
* Andrew B. Turk (2013): Commercial Litigation

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Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner has charitable celebration

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, announced it is making a $1,000 donation to Tempe-based Children’s Cancer Network as part of a campaign making five donations in five weeks to celebrate the firm’s fifth anniversary.
“The Children’s Cancer Network provides financial, educational and psychosocial support to children and families dealing with childhood cancer,” said Greg Gillis, Partner at Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner. “Hopefully our donation will help local children and families struggling with a recent cancer diagnosis.”

“Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner has long been an active supporter of the community, and specifically to the Children’s Cancer Network,” said Patti Luttrell, Executive Director of Children’s Cancer Network.  “We’re grateful for their ongoing financial and volunteer efforts to help local children and families battling childhood cancer.”

Celebrating its anniversary by making donations to local non-profits fits with the firm’s belief that its rapid growth is a direct credit to its talented staff and their personal and professional commitment to community involvement.  This commitment to community is in addition to the firm’s year-round donations and volunteer efforts.

The firm 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 became the third named partner in 2010 and since then the firms areas of practice have grown to include trust and estate planning and probate, insurance defense work, administrative and regulatory law including the pest control and landscaping industries. Over the years, the firm has continued to expand to its current number of 11 lawyers, bringing its total to nearly 30 employees.

Additional recipients of donations from Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, will be announced weekly throughout July, as part of the firm’s anniversary celebrations.

For more information about the Children’s Cancer Network visit:  http://www.childrenscancernetwork.org/

childrens hospital

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner has charitable celebration

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, announced it is making a $1,000 donation to Tempe-based Children’s Cancer Network as part of a campaign making five donations in five weeks to celebrate the firm’s fifth anniversary.
“The Children’s Cancer Network provides financial, educational and psychosocial support to children and families dealing with childhood cancer,” said Greg Gillis, Partner at Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner. “Hopefully our donation will help local children and families struggling with a recent cancer diagnosis.”

“Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner has long been an active supporter of the community, and specifically to the Children’s Cancer Network,” said Patti Luttrell, Executive Director of Children’s Cancer Network.  “We’re grateful for their ongoing financial and volunteer efforts to help local children and families battling childhood cancer.”

Celebrating its anniversary by making donations to local non-profits fits with the firm’s belief that its rapid growth is a direct credit to its talented staff and their personal and professional commitment to community involvement.  This commitment to community is in addition to the firm’s year-round donations and volunteer efforts.

The firm 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 became the third named partner in 2010 and since then the firms areas of practice have grown to include trust and estate planning and probate, insurance defense work, administrative and regulatory law including the pest control and landscaping industries. Over the years, the firm has continued to expand to its current number of 11 lawyers, bringing its total to nearly 30 employees.

Additional recipients of donations from Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, will be announced weekly throughout July, as part of the firm’s anniversary celebrations.

For more information about the Children’s Cancer Network visit:  http://www.childrenscancernetwork.org/

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Wheeler joins Jennings Haug & Cunningham

Jennings Haug & Cunningham L.L.P. announced that Julianne Wheeler joined the firm as a partner. Wheeler is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on commercial disputes with an emphasis on construction related matters.

Her trial and litigation experience includes complex business disputes, fidelity and surety law, construction law, administrative licensing and bid protests representing businesses ranging from national restaurant chains to child care facilities in state and federal courts. Wheeler also represents national and local contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in a wide range of construction related disputes, including disputes over technical specifications.

A former chair of the construction law section of the Arizona Bar Association and former member of the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, Wheeler earned an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, served as a faculty member of the Arizona Trial College, and is a judge pro tem with the Maricopa County Superior Court. Wheeler is an active member of the Arizona Builders Alliance, Construction Financial Management Association, the International Concrete Repair Institute and the Arizona Subcontractor’s Association.

In 1987, Wheeler earned her law degree from Arizona State University College of Law after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University.  She lives in Tempe.

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Wheeler joins Jennings Haug & Cunningham

Jennings Haug & Cunningham L.L.P. announced that Julianne Wheeler joined the firm as a partner. Wheeler is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on commercial disputes with an emphasis on construction related matters.

Her trial and litigation experience includes complex business disputes, fidelity and surety law, construction law, administrative licensing and bid protests representing businesses ranging from national restaurant chains to child care facilities in state and federal courts. Wheeler also represents national and local contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in a wide range of construction related disputes, including disputes over technical specifications.

A former chair of the construction law section of the Arizona Bar Association and former member of the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, Wheeler earned an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, served as a faculty member of the Arizona Trial College, and is a judge pro tem with the Maricopa County Superior Court. Wheeler is an active member of the Arizona Builders Alliance, Construction Financial Management Association, the International Concrete Repair Institute and the Arizona Subcontractor’s Association.

In 1987, Wheeler earned her law degree from Arizona State University College of Law after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University.  She lives in Tempe.

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Jennings, Haug & Cunningham attorneys earn honors

Eight attorneys from Jennings, Haug & Cunningham were named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 list, a peer-review ranking publication for the legal profession, in the areas of Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Environmental Law, Personal Injury Defense, Arbitration, and Mediation.  In addition, the firm was again recognized with top honors, being named a 2013 Best Law Firm in America by the same survey.

The firm’s Best Lawyers in America include:

* Mark E. Barker was recognized for the fifth consecutive year for his work in construction law, and construction litigation.

* James Csontos was recognized for the third consecutive year for his practice in construction law, and construction litigation.

* Jack Cunningham was recognized for the first time this year, for his work as defense counsel in personal injury litigation.

* Karen Gaylord was named to the list for the fifth consecutive year for her work in environmental law.

* William F. Haug, was recognized for the sixth consecutive year for his practice in construction law, construction litigation, mediation and arbitration.

* D. Kim Lough was recognized for the sixth consecutive year in construction law, and construction litigation.

* Edward Rubacha was recognized for the second consecutive for his work in construction law, and construction litigation.

* Chad Schexnayder was named to the list for the third consecutive year in construction litigation.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

William Breier

William Breier Joins Murphy Karber's Construction Law Practice

Murphy Karber PLC, a Phoenix real estate and construction law firm, has added William H. Breier as an associate.

“We are pleased to have William join the firm,” said Richard B. Murphy, Esq., founding partner, Murphy Karber PLC. “His unique background in the commercial construction industry brings an invaluable perspective to the firm’s construction law practice.”

Breier graduated from the Phoenix School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction. Prior to law school, Breier worked professionally in the Phoenix and Las Vegas commercial construction industry for seven years, including five years as a project manager.

“While Will worked at our firm as summer associate and continued on with us through his third year of law school, he demonstrated the talent and skills we were looking for in a new associate,” said Robert M. Karber, partner, Murphy Karber, PLC.

Breier is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Construction Section as well as the Maricopa County Bar Association Construction Section and Young Lawyers Division.

Murphy Karber PLC is a Phoenix boutique law firm representing clients involved in Arizona’s real estate and construction industries. The firm works with national and regional businesses, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, architectural and engineering professionals, sureties, general and specialty contractors, design professionals and others directly involved in construction and real estate development.

The firm provides legal and advisory services to its clients to manage risk, maintain assets and assist in the growth and security of their businesses. Approximately 65% of the practice is devoted to litigation and a firm partner is also an Arizona licensed real estate broker.

Edward Salanga

Edward Salanga Elected President of CIDA

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Edward Salanga, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, was elected president of the City of Chandler Industrial Development Authority (CIDA).

Salanga is a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and co-chairs the Real Estate and Construction Litigation Subgroup. His real estate and construction practice involves representing owners, lenders and contractors in property and construction-related disputes, including construction contract negotiations, contract performance and payment disputes, construction defect claims, title insurance disputes and mechanics lien, stop notice and bonding issues.

He also represents manufacturers of consumer water treatment products, plumbing components, heavy earth moving equipment and industrial materials and supplies in product liability, warranty and construction disputes. As part of his commercial litigation and direct sales practice, Salanga represents businesses in a variety of disputes in both federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

He is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and serves as co-chair of the Expert Witness Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.

Salanga earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University and his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.

CIDA provides tax-exempt financing through industrial revenue bonds for the financing or refinancing of the cost of acquisition, construction, improvement, rehabilitation or equipping of a project. It is a “conduit” lender and do not directly loan their own funds, but rather, “pass funds through” from third parties that purchase CIDA’s bonds and loan them to CIDA’s borrowers.