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Two attorneys become shareholders

Husch Blackwell partners 2 Phoenix attorneys

Husch Blackwell has promoted 13 attorneys to partnership, two in Phoenix, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
“Husch Blackwell’s standards for partnership are high, requiring sustained, elevated levels of performance. Each one of these attorneys has demonstrated professional excellence, exceptional legal skills and client service, and commitment to our firm,” said Husch Blackwell Chairman Maurice Watson.
Eric A. Ess is a member of the firm’s Financial Services industry team and concentrates his practice on estate and tax planning, probate and trust administration, business succession planning and lifetime gift planning for high-net worth individuals and families. He designs and implements estate plans through the preparation of wills, revocable trusts, complex irrevocable trusts and business transfer documents. As part of his practice, he also focuses on the unique considerations common to high-net worth families that are unrelated to tax concerns. Ess received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law (2006), his Master of Accountancy from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. (2003), and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Truman State University (2002).
Benjamin J. Kelly is a member of the firm’s Financial Services industry team. He designs and implements complex estate plans for high-net worth individuals, which include some of the following concepts: sophisticated irrevocable trusts, split-dollar agreements and family partnerships. He also develops core estate planning documents such as wills, revocable living trusts, financial powers of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney. In addition, Kelly helps numerous fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with the administration of estates and trusts, including estate tax returns and audits. Kelly is a member of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Counsel and was named a Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers (2014). Kelly received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Arizona State University College of Law (2006), and his B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Indiana University (1999).
Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused, full-service litigation and business law firm with locations in 15 U.S. cities and in London. The firm represents national and global leaders in major industries including energy and natural resources; financial services; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation. For more information, visit www.huschblackwell.com.
Steptoe partner Stephanie Quincy has been placed among the Top 50 Attorneys and among the Top 25 Women in Arizona.

Steptoe Phoenix Lawyers earn recognition

Five partners in Steptoe’s Phoenix office have received individual mentions in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA.  The prestigious legal guide identifies the leading lawyers and law firm practices based on interviews conducted by Chambers researchers with thousands of lawyers and their clients.

Fourteen Steptoe attorneys have been recognized in the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers.  The annual list selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the region based on peer review and the publication’s independent research.

In addition to being named to the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers list, Steptoe partners Floyd Bienstock, Pat Derdenger, and Stephanie Quincy have been placed among the Top 50 Attorneys, and partners Stephanie Quincy and Nancy White have been placed among the Top 25 Women in Arizona for receiving the highest point totals in the nomination, research, and review process.

The following Steptoe lawyers have been recognized in Chamber USA 2013:

· Floyd Bienstock — Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona)
· David Bodney — First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide)
· Lawrence Katz — Labor & Employment (Arizona)
· Stephanie Quincy — Labor & Employment (Arizona)
· Steven Wheeless — Labor & Employment (Arizona)

The following Steptoe attorneys have been recognized in 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers:

· Floyd Bienstock – Insurance Coverage (Top 50)
· David Bodney – First Amendment, Media, Advertising
· Bruce Converse – Insurance Coverage
· Ben Cooper – Appellate
· Pat Derdenger – Tax (Top 50)
· Dawn Gabel – Tax
· Kevin Hunter – Business/Corporate
· Larry Katz – Employment & Labor
· Kevin Olson – Business/Corporate
· Stephanie Quincy – Employment & Labor (Top 50 and Top 25 Women)
· Karl Tilleman – Business Litigation
· Nancy White – Mergers & Acquisitions (Top 25 Women)

The following Steptoe attorneys have been selected as 2013 Southwest Rising Stars:

· Erin Bradham – Civil Litigation Defense
· Robert Vaught – Employment & Labor

Steptoe’s Phoenix office celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012.


3RP partners with Aruba Networks

Scottsdale-based 3RP announced it has entered into a partnership with Aruba Networks to expand the use of mobile technology to business professionals to provide a seamless network connection between the organization and its’ remote employees and off-site users. This will help put 3RP in a position to provide businesses with a solution to reduce costs and increase productivity and performance around mobile users.

3RP is known in the Information Technology industry for providing services such as strategic assessment planning and implementations of solutions around EMC and Oracle technologies. “We are very excited to work with Aruba Networks,” said Scott Mellegaard, Solutions Architect, 3RP. “Teaming up with Aruba Networks to provide an industry leading delivery system for bringing business applications and security to BYOD mobile users and customers is an exciting development for our company.”

“3RP is a valuable partner and this partnership reflects our desire to collaborate with companies that share our vision of wireless, mobility, wireless mobility, and wireless networking,” said Peter Cellarius, vice president of business development, Aruba Networks.