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Lewis Roca Rothgerber honored for IP work

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP was recognized among the top intellectual property firms in Arizona and Nevada by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2014 IP Handbook. Six of the firm’s attorneys were also named to the list of 2014 “IP Stars,” including Jeffrey Albright (New Mexico), W. West Allen (Nevada), Flavia Campbell (Arizona), Frank Hiscox (California), Michael McCue (Nevada) and Jennifer Van Kirk (Arizona).

The 2014 IP Handbook editors note that Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s intellectual property group “has expertise across a full range of intellectual property and is particularly well thought of with respect to life sciences-related work, trademark and copyright matters and counseling clients on developing and protecting IP assets.”

Lewis Roca Rothgerber is highly recommended in Arizona and listed as a notable firm in Nevada, the only designation available in the state. Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Handbook is based on extensive research among IP practitioners carried out over six months. A team of researchers sought responses from thousands of practitioners by phone,
surveys, email and in face-to-face meetings. The survey also includes a list of “IP Stars” in each jurisdiction, as recommended and confirmed by their peers and clients in each respective jurisdiction.

Firms cannot vote for their own inclusion or solicit votes from associates; to be included at all, a firm must have received a large number of recommendations from peers and clients.

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RED Development Announces Lewis Roca Rothgerber Move-In and Strategic Renovations to Collier Center

RED Development announced today that law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber has moved its Phoenix offices to Collier Center, a property that is a recent management venture for RED. The law firm has taken nearly 70,000 square feet of office space that is considerably more efficient than the firm’s former location and accommodates Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s staff of 250.

“Collier Center meets our needs for a top location in downtown Phoenix,” said Ken Van Winkle, Managing Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber. “The new offices are not only great for our employees, but this new location also provides better access to the firm for our clients.”

Property Upgrades
The class A nearly 600,000 square-foot project, which includes office, restaurant and retail uses is located at Washington and Second Streets, just a block from RED’s CityScape development.  “We are pleased to be working with the Collier Center’s owner to refine the building’s amenities and shape a new merchandise mix” said Mike Ebert, Managing Partner for RED Development.  “We are looking forward to bringing some of the same energy we’ve established at CityScape to Collier Center.”

RED plans to promote synergies and complementary uses between the two properties, which might even extend to hosting downtown events across at both sites.

The Collier Center owner is investing in new upgrades and new finishes in the property, which was constructed in 2000 and carries the Bank of America corporate logo in the downtown Phoenix skyline. RED will design and guide the property upgrades.

RED Development has brought the successful office-retail-entertainment complex at CityScape on line over the past several years.  The project introduced the new Hotel Palomar in 2012 and 224 new apartment units are to be completed early this year.

“The multiple uses at Cityscape, which have come together as an exciting destination in downtown Phoenix, give us great perspective on what works in this downtown landscape,” said Ebert.  “We’re looking forward to tapping this experience in our work at Collier Center.”

New Eatery
Tommy Pastrami New York Delicatessen will open its first Phoenix location this summer at Collier Center and will offer a broad selection of authentic hot and cold overstuffed sandwiches, fresh homemade soups, award-winning chili, Sabrett’s hot dogs, deli sides, salads and other specialties. Tommy Pastrami will occupy a 1,700 square foot store located on Second Street between FedEx and Hard Rock Café.

“We felt the best way to enter a new market was to be smack dab in the middle of the city.  Downtown is where it is at.” said Don Pijut, Company & Franchise Development for Tommy Pastrami. “With a daytime population of 65,000 people, 250 different events throughout the year and the on-going revitalization of downtown, everyone has a reason to come downtown at some point.”

Engle elected to Bar's Executive Council

Lewis Roca Rothgerber announced that associate Matthew Engle was elected to the Executive Council of the Business Section of the State Bar of Arizona. He will serve on the council until 2016.

Engle is an associate in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group. His practice spans a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and franchise law. Engle is also a member of the LLC Subcommittee of the Arizona State Bar Business Section’s Legislative Committee.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorney will serve as Editor

Lewis Roca Rothgerber announced that Partner Scott Brown was selected by the Executive Editors to serve as Associate Editor for the ABI Journal for the 2014 production year. Brown has been a member of the ABI for 13 years and recently served as co-chair of the bankruptcy litigation committee. He is also currently serving as the chair of the bankruptcy section for the State Bar of Arizona.

Brown is a partner is the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group and the Commercial Litigation group. Although his practice is primarily focused on in the area of Bankruptcy law and litigation, he devotes a significant amount of his time to commercial litigation, pre-bankruptcy workouts and collections. Brown has written many articles on bankruptcy law, as well as dozens of humor columns for the ABI Journal, The National Law Journal, Deseret Times and Mormon Times.

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber's IP Team earns No. 1 ranking

Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s Intellectual Property Group received more mentions by Fortune 500 companies for IP litigation than any other firm in the United States, according to Corporate Counsel Magazine’s 2013 survey, “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.”  The survey also recognized the firm’s patent prosecution practice.

Michael McCue, Co-Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, said, “The survey is a testament to our practical, cost-effective representation.”  “We are focused on client service and value, not billable hours and maximizing our own profits to the detriment of our clients.”  The firm’s IP practice has been built by hiring laterals from top firms and offering flexible and creative pricing customized to clients’ needs.  The firm’s IP group serves clients across the U.S. from offices in Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Tucson.

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s IP Team earns No. 1 ranking

Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s Intellectual Property Group received more mentions by Fortune 500 companies for IP litigation than any other firm in the United States, according to Corporate Counsel Magazine’s 2013 survey, “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.”  The survey also recognized the firm’s patent prosecution practice.

Michael McCue, Co-Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, said, “The survey is a testament to our practical, cost-effective representation.”  “We are focused on client service and value, not billable hours and maximizing our own profits to the detriment of our clients.”  The firm’s IP practice has been built by hiring laterals from top firms and offering flexible and creative pricing customized to clients’ needs.  The firm’s IP group serves clients across the U.S. from offices in Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Tucson.

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Phoenix Office Honored

Lewis Roca Rothgerber announced that Partner Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr., Partner Richard N. Goldsmith and Paralegal Manager Christine Anderson will be honored with the Department of Defense Patriot Award for their support of the Guard and Reserve.

The Patriot Award is given to supervisors in recognition of the support they provide individual soldiers/employees during their Reserve Training and Deployment. The award will be presented by a representative of the Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program. National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week runs September 22 – 28.

Van Winkle, Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group, focuses his practice on real estate leasing, real estate equity and debt financing, and real estate sales and acquisitions.

Goldsmith, a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group, practices primarily in the areas of lending, equipment leasing and sales, real estate, general contract drafting, and alternative dispute resolution.

Anderson is the firm’s Paralegal Manager and manages all paralegal-related matters. She worked as a paralegal for 23 years including 17 years in the firm’s litigation and regulatory practices.