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We Need Immigration Reform, Not Immigration Hype

by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

SB 1070. It has been a few months since it passed, making Arizona the focus of so much national attention. As I have listened to Arizona, the entire country, and even some international Latina singers debate the issue, I have found ironies on both sides. First, on the pro-SB 1070 side: Republicans (especially Arizona Republicans… Read More →

Estate Tax Laws Are In Flux — Start Strategizing Now

Estate Tax Laws Are In Flux - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Let’s begin with a reasonably well-founded observation: The official repeal this year of estate taxes has seriously flawed most testamentary plans and created mild chaos for estate practitioners. Traditionally, estate planning attorneys have employed “word formula” dispositions phrased in terms of tax concepts for their drafted wills and trusts. For example, for people with larger… Read More →

Arizona Banks Work To Revive Consumer Confidence After Market Upheavals

working to revive customer trust
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Finance

Bank failures are in the headlines and that has raised questions for Arizona consumers.  As a result, many of the state’s banks have drawn up their own plans of action to keep customers informed and confident. “In a period of financial distress and instability, the more banks do to indicate the strength of their portfolios… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association Continues To Advocate For The Banking Industry

Tanya Wheeler is president and CEO of the Arizona Bankers Association.
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance | Politics

One thing that hasn’t changed at the Arizona Bankers Association since it was founded 105 years ago is its dedication as an advocate for the banking industry. The cornerstone of the association has always been advocacy of bank-related issues with elected officials, state legislators, members of Congress and regulators at the state and federal levels.… Read More →

The SEC Catches Up On New Technology In Proxy Solicitations


A quick tutorial: Proxies are the means by which public shareholders vote. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 governs the solicitation of those proxies. The act and the regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the act are designed to ensure a fair process with adequate disclosure to shareholders so they may make… Read More →