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Artigue Elected President of ATC Board

Cameron Artigue, an attorney with Gammage & Burnham in Phoenix, has been elected President of Arizona Theatre Company’s Board of Trustees. Robert Glaser, Principle at PICOR Commercial Real Estate Properties in Tucson continues to serve as Chair.

Glaser and Artigue will be joined on the Executive Committee by:

 Immediate Past Chair – Michael Seiden, Former President and CEO of Western International University, Phoenix

 Vice President – Phoenix, Susan Segal, an attorney with Gust Rosenfeld PLC

 Vice President (Tucson) – Lynne Wood Dusenberry, University of Arizona – retired;

 Assistant Treasurer – Marc Erpenbeck, President and Chief Legal Counsel, George Brazil, Phoenix

Secretary – Robert Taylor, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy and Public Involvement, Salt River Project, Phoenix.

 Assistant Secretary – Dina Scalone-Romero, Executive Director, Therapeutic Riding of Tucson

For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

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Southwest Super Lawyers honors 9 from Gust Rosenfeld

Gust Rosenfeld announced that nine of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico receive this honor.

The following Gust Rosenfeld attorneys received this honor in 2013:

Peter Collins Jr. (Insurance Coverage) ­ Mr. Collins, based in Gust Rosenfeld’s Tucson office, concentrates his practice in general litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense and coverage, on construction, personal injury, aviation, medical malpractice and products liability claims, including wrongful death.  He represents insurers, manufacturers, contractors, and a variety of businesses and individuals.  He also represents people with serious injury claims.  Mr. Collins has represented trucking and construction companies in wrongful death and injury litigation since 1990.  He earned his law degree from Ohio State University College of Law in 1978.

Gerald L. Jacobs (Real Estate) ­ Mr. Jacobs has focused almost his entire 47-year legal career on real estate transactions and related areas.  He regularly handles all aspects of the acquisition, financing and development of commercial, multifamily residential, large land parcels and mixed-use real estate projects worldwide. From 1990 through 1992, he served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in Washington, D.C.  Beginning in 1998, he spent 19 months in Prague, Czech Republic, as a partner in U.S. law firm, focusing on his international real estate and business practices and handling matters throughout Europe.  Mr. Jacobs is a 1963 graduate of University of Arizona College of Law.

Scott A. Malm (Real Estate) ­ Mr. Malm handles litigation and dispute resolution for businesses and individuals.  He advises and represents title insurance companies and their insureds, escrow companies and escrow agents, lenders, developers, brokers, contractors and similar clients in trial and appellate courts at the state and federal level.  Mr. Malm earned his law degree cum laude from the University of Arizona in 1997.

Christopher M. McNichol (Real Estate) ­ Mr. McNichol’s practice emphasizes commercial and real estate transactions, including sale and purchase, development, lease, title insurance and construction issues, and related litigation in these areas.  He is co-chair of the firm’s real estate section.  Also, he handles creditors’ rights matters, including loan workouts, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, deeds in lieu, receiverships, deficiency and guarantor actions, and bankruptcy.  He represents banks, savings and loans, mortgage lenders and brokers, title and escrow companies, real estate brokers and agents, developers, contractors, and individuals.  Mr. McNichol writes and lectures frequently at bar and industry seminars on real estate, litigation and creditors’ rights topics, and is a teacher at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.  He graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 1986.

Sean P. O’Brien (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights) – As Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups, Mr. O’Brien focuses his practice on bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors’ rights, and related litigation and appeals.  Mr. O’Brien represents institutional clients, corporations, partnerships and individuals in all areas of creditor and debtor relations.  Mr. O’Brien is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, an American Bar Association-accredited program.  He graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1985.

Richard A. Segal (Business Litigation) – Mr. Segal concentrates his practice on commercial, insurance, and antitrust litigation. He represents insurance companies, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. He possesses extensive experience in both jury and non-jury trials of tort and antitrust cases, mediations, arbitrations, and appeals. Mr. Segal graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1956.

Madeleine C. Wanslee (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights) – Ms. Wanslee is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. Her practice focuses on creditors’ rights and related state and federal court litigation, including commercial and consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure, replevin, deficiency and guarantor actions, collections, and loan workouts.  She has handled numerous appeals and argued United Student Aid Funds, Inc. vs. Espinosa before the United States Supreme Court in 2009.  She is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, an American Bar Association-accredited program.  Ms. Wanslee graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1988.

Richard H. Whitney (Estate Planning & Probate) – Mr. Whitney’s practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships, conservatorships and nonprofit organizations.  In particular, he represents clients with intergenerational family issues.  Mr. Whitney received his MBA and law degrees from the University of Arizona in 1963.

Charles W. Wirken (Appellate) – Mr. Wirken concentrates his practice on two areas: appeals in all areas and business litigation, much of the latter involving disputes in the franchising context. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits. Wirken has been a judge pro tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court since 1986, and has also served as a judge pro tem of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.  He is a former president of the State Bar of Arizona, a former chair of the State Bar’s Trial Practice Section, and was a founder and officer of the State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section.  Mr. Wirken is a 1975 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law.

Founded in 1921, Gust Rosenfeld provides legal counsel to individuals, businesses, and governments. Our firm’s attorneys enjoy thriving practices in public law, litigation, finance, real estate, corporate, environmental, employment, creditors’ rights, franchise law, estate planning, and tax. We maintain offices in Phoenix and Tucson.

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Wanslee Elected to Gust Rosenfeld Executive Committee

Gust Rosenfeld announced that Madeleine C. Wanslee has been elected to its Executive Committee, the governing body of the firm.

Wanslee is Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group.  Her practice focuses on creditors’ rights and related state and federal court litigation, including commercial and consumer bankruptcy, loan workouts, foreclosure, deficiency and guarantor actions.  She has handled numerous appeals and has argued a case before the United States Supreme Court.  Wanslee is recognized in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law category of The Best Lawyers in Americaâ and in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights category of Southwest Super Lawyersâ.  She earned her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law.

Founded in 1921, Gust Rosenfeld provides legal counsel to individuals, businesses, and governments. Our firm’s attorneys enjoy thriving practices in public law, litigation, finance, real estate, corporate, environmental, employment, creditors’ rights, franchise law, estate planning, and tax. Gust Rosenfeld maintains offices in Phoenix and Tucson.

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Gust Rosenfeld Elects Attorney to Membership

Timothy A. Stratton of Gust Rosenfeld has been elected as a capital member of the firm.

Stratton focuses his practice on public finance and Section 103 tax law.  He represents colleges and universities, special districts, cities, towns and other units of local government in Arizona and Illinois in all matters related to the issuance of municipal securities. He also maintains an active practice as underwriter and disclosure counsel on publically offered debt issues.

Stratton has been counsel in hundreds of bond transactions aggregating billions of dollars and is a frequent speaker on public finance. He has authored articles on many public finance topics, including tax and securities law issues, post-issuance compliance and public-private partnerships. Mr. Stratton currently serves as a member of the City of Scottsdale Board of Adjustment where he hears appeals and requests for zoning variances.

He earned his law degree cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1999.

SkySong

Innovation unites Arizona’s economic engines

When Arizona became a state 100 years ago, it was easy to identify its economic engines, those industries, innovators and locations that drove the state’s economy and employment.

They all started with C — copper, cotton, citrus, cattle and climate.
A decade later, it’s not so easy.

“We must find ways to diversify our economy, including investing in bioscience and technology, health science and innovation,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says. “We are coming out of the recession, and we need to move forward in a strategic way.”

Today’s economic engines are doing just that. They innovate, they collaborate, and the only one that starts with C is CityScape, and the only copper you’ll find there is Copper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen and the cotton is at Urban Outfitters.

But today’s economic engines have to clear vision and direction for driving Arizona’s economy during its second century.

The Biodesign Institute at ASU
What it is: The Biodesign Institute at ASU addresses today’s critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.
Economic impact: The Biodesign Institute has met or exceeded all of the business goals set in mid-2003 by attracting more than $300 million in external funding since inception, and generating more than $200 million in proposals advanced in 2011 alone.
Companies it has helped grow: Licensed next-generation respiratory sensor technology to a European medical device developer; executed an exclusive license agreement for DNA sequencing technology to Roche, which includes a sponsored research agreement to develop devices in collaboration with Roche and IBM; and launched two Biodesign Commercial Translation companies.
Latest news: Led by electrical engineer, Nongjian Tao, ASU researchers have formulated a new sensor technology that will allow them to design and create a handheld sensor that can contribute to better diagnosis of asthma.
Michael Birt, director of the Center for Sustainable Health at the Biodesign Institute at ASU: “By establishing biosignatures centers, we hope to build a global network that will provide the scale necessary to overcome scientific limitations while creating a global platform to share methods, results and experiences.”

CityScape
What it is: A highrise mixed-use development in Downtown Phoenix consisting of residential, retail, office, and hotel components. The project covers three downtown Phoenix city blocks and is located between First Avenue and First Street, and between Washington and Jefferson streets.
Economic impact: Officials credit the evolution of Downtown Phoenix — led by CityScape — with helping the Valley land the 2015 Super Bowl, which will bring an economic impact of an estimated $500 million.
Companies it has helped grow: In addition to entertainment venues and top-notch restaurants, business leaders calling CityScape home include Alliance Bank, Cantor Law Group,  Fidelity Title, Gordon Silver, Gust Rosenfeld, Jennings, Strouss and Salmon, PLC, Polsinelli Shughart, RED Development, Squire Sanders and UnitedHealthcare.
Latest news: The 250-room boutique hotel, Hotel Palomar Phoenix by Kimpton, opened in June.
Jeff Moloznik, general manager, CityScape:  “The most progressive and entrepreneurial talent in the Valley have convened at CityScape. The impact our tenants’ businesses have brought to Downtown Phoenix is noticeable and significant. In an area that once lacked a central core, there is now energy, creativity, enterprise and excitement all day, every day in once central location.”

Intel

What it is: Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.
Economic impact: Since 1996, Intel has invested more than $12 billion in high-tech manufacturing capability in Arizona and spent more than $450 million each year in research and development. Intel is investing another $5 billion in its Chandler site to manufacture its industry-leading, next-generation 14 nanometer technology.
Companies it has helped grow: Intel has been a catalyst for helping to create Chandler’s “tech corridor,” which includes Freescale, Microchip Technology, Orbital Sciences, Avnet, Amkor, and Marvell Technologies.
Latest news: Intel and ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) are developing a customized engineering degree for some of the chip maker’s Arizona-based employees. The program is based on CTI’s modular, project-based curriculum and upon completion will provide a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering degree from ASU, with a focus in materials science.
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny: Intel likes the partnership it has with Chandler, likes doing business in Arizona, and they’re a very good corporate citizen.”

Phoenix Mesa-Gateway Airport

What it is: Formerly Williams Gateway Airport (1994–2008) and Williams Air Force Base (1941–1993), it is a commercial airport located in the southeastern area of Mesa.
Economic impact: The airport helped generate $685 million in economic benefits last year, and the airport supports more than 4,000 jobs in the region.
Companies it has helped grow: Able Engineering & Component Services, Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, Embraer, CMC Steel, TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc..
Latest news: The Airport Authority’s Board of Directors announced Monday the airport will undergo a $1.4 billion expansion. There is also an effort to privately raise $385 million to build two hotels and office and retail space near the airport.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith: “Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has gone through tremendous growth and expansion and has truly arrived as a major transportation center in the Valley.”

SkySong

What it is: A 1.2-million-square-feet mixed use space that gives entrepreneurs and innovators the resources they need  to grow and thrive, and provide them an exceptional home for when their businesses begin to take off.
Economic impact: Projected to generate more than $9.3 billion in economic growth over the next 30 years, according to an updated study by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Companies it has helped grow: Emerge.MD, Channel Intelligence, Adaptive Curriculum, Alaris, Jobing.com/Blogic, webFilings.
Latest news: Jobing, an online company that connects employers and job seekers nationally, relocated its corporate headquarters from Phoenix to SkySong.
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane: “It is hard to think of a business attraction initiative the city has recently used that has not mentioned SkySong as a major attribute. SkySong has a national reputation and as it grows it will continue to elevate Scottsdale’s standing.”

Talking Stick

What it is: This economic engine encompasses a complex that includes the 497-room Talking Stick Resort, Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River, Casino Arizona at Talking Stick Resort, Talking Stick Golf Club, and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the spring training home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Economic impact: Salt Rivers Fields аt Talking Stick accounted fоr 22 percent оf the the attendance for Cactus League baseball, which generates more thаn $300 million а yeаr іn economic impact tо the greater Phoenix metropolitan area economy.
Companies it has helped grow: In 2011, nearby Scottsdale Pavilions — which features 1.1 million square feet of select retail and mixed-use properties — became The Pavilions at Talking Stick. Pavilions has added Hobby Lobby, Mountainside Fitness, Buffalo Wild Wings and Hooters.
Latest news: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will be one of the ballparks selected to host the first round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic in the spring.
David Hielscher, advertising manager, Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort: “Our property’s diverse, entertainment-driven culture and convenient locations allow us limitless opportunities for future expansion and development.”

Translational Genomics Research Institute

What it is: TGen is a non-profit genomics research institute that seeks to employ genetic discoveries to improve disease outcomes by developing smarter diagnostics and targeted therapeutics.
Economic impact: TGen provides Arizona with a total annual economic impact of $137.7 million, according to the results of an independent analysis done by Tripp Umbach, a national leader in economic forecasting.
Companies it has helped grow: TGen researchers have collaborated with Scottsdale Healthcare, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Ascalon International Inc., MCS Biotech Resources LLC, Semafore Pharmaceuticals Inc., Silamed Inc., Stromaceutics Inc., SynDevRx Inc., and Translational Accelerator LLC (TRAC). and many others.
Latest news: When TGen-generated business spin-offs and commercialization are included,  Tripp Umbach predicts that in 2012 TGen will produce $47.06 for every $1 of state investment, support 3,723 jobs, result in $21.1 million in state tax revenues, and have a total annual economic impact of $258.8 million.
Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals: “TGen is one of this state’s premier medical research and economic assets, and is a standard-bearer for promoting everything that is positive and forward-looking about Arizona.”

University of Arizona’s Tech Park

What it is: The University of Arizona Science and Technology Park (UA Tech Park) sits on 1,345 acres in Southeast Tucson. Almost 2 million square feet of space has been developed featuring high tech office, R&D and laboratory facilities.
Economic impact: In 2009, the businesses that call Tech Park home had an economic impact of $2.67 billion in Pima County. This included $1.81 billion in direct economic impacts such as wages paid and supplies and services purchased and $861 million in indirect and induced dollar impacts. In total, the Tech Park and its companies generated 14,322 jobs (direct, indirect, and induced).
Companies it has helped grow: IBM, Raytheon, Canon USA, Citigroup, NP Photonics, and DILAS Diode Laser.
Latest news: A 38.5-acre photovoltaic array is the latest addition to the Solar Zone technology demonstration area at Tech Park. Power generated from the facility will be sold to Tucson Electric Power Co., providing power for  about 1,000 homes.
Bruce Wright, associate vice president for University Research Parks:  “By 2011, the park had recaptured this lost employment (resulting from the recession) with total employment increasing to 6,944. In addition, the number of tenants had expanded from 50 to 52 reflecting the addition of new companies in the Arizona Center for Innovation and the development of the Solar Zone at the Tech Park.”

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Newsmakers: AZRE Magazine November-December 2010

Newsmakers In Arizona Real Estate

Newsmakers in the commercial real estate industry are featured each issue. Here are the movers and shakers for November – December 2010:

Cushman & Wakefield acquired Cowen Commercial, a real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales, shopping center repositioning and development. Owner and President Jonathan Cowen, Adam Madison, Joseph Hoye II and Shannon O’Keefe joined Cushman & Wakefield. Cowen will be a senior director.

Jamie Medress was promoted to senior vice president investments at Marcus & Millichap.

Cliff David was promoted to vice president of investments. He specializes in multi-family investment sales.

Michel Ayer, an attorney at Quarles & Brady’s Phoenix office, was elected to Habitat for Humanity’s Central Arizona board of directors. Ayer is a member of the firm’s real estate group.

GPE Management Services named Linda Tierney senior property manager of the company’s property management services. She will be responsible for the direct management of RJ Realty Investors’ Phoenix portfolio.

RiverRock Real Estate Group, which will manage an unnamed client’s 1.6 MSF Phoenix industrial portfolio, named Michelle Weber as property manager to oversee the portfolio.

Erik Marsh joined Grubb & Ellis as vice president, Industrial Group, primarily specializing in sales. Marsh joins Grubb & Ellis after spending six years with Marcus & Millichap.

Daniel Mercer joined Grubb & Ellis’ Financial Services Asset Management group as senior vice president. With 37 years of experience, Mercer will oversee the company’s distressed asset services in the Phoenix region.

Karl Abert joined Grubb & Ellis as vice president, Multi-Housing Group. His team will include David Cravath, vice president, who joined the company in June.

Laurel Lewis joined NAI Horizon’s Office Properties Group. She spent the past 10 years with Grubb & Ellis.

Geoffrey Harris was promoted to vice president capital markets with Mark One Capital. Harris began his career with MMCC in 2006, specializing in single-tenant/retail.

Tim Phillips joined GPE Commercial Advisors as associate vice president specializing in industrial, flex and office property sales and leasing.

Raul Abad rejoined the Phoenix office of Gust Rosenfeld and will focus his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including development, leasing, financing and acquisitions and dispositions. He was practicing law in Denver.

Mark Dillon was named designated broker for Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial. Dillon joined the firm in December 2006, and is adding to his current position as vice president and general counsel.

Faris Lee Investments, a retail investment firm, opened a Phoenix office and named David Wetta as senior member overseeing a 3-person team. Wetta previously was with Marcus & Millichap. Joining Wetta: Joseph Compagno, Paul Salinas and Nathan Hubbell. All 3 were formerly with Marcus & Millichap.

MODE Real Estate Management Services hired Gina Rouban as assistant property manager.

Quarles & Brady attorney Katea M. Ravega was elected treasurer of the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona Chapter. Ravega is a member of the firm’s Environmental Law Group and a LEED accredited professional.

AZRE Magazine November/December 2010