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Super Lawyers: Jennings, Haug & Cunningham

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham announced that six attorneys with the firm were named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys recognized as top in their area of practice include Mark Barker, John “Jack” Cunningham, Karen Gaylord, Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder, and John Sinodis. In addition, Joseph Brophy and Travis Pacheco were named Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

The 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers recognizes only five percent of lawyers in the state of Arizona as top in their area of practice. The selection process for Super Lawyers by Law & Politics is an extensive polling, research and selection procedure resulting in third-party validation of professional accomplishments.   

Mark Barker was recognized by Super Lawyers for his work in surety law. Barker, who earned his law degree from University of Arizona College of Law, also practices in commercial transactions for financial institutions and business dispute resolution.

John “Jack” Cunningham was recognized by Super Lawyers for his litigation practice, representing both plaintiffs and defense in general litigation matters.  Cunningham, who received his law degree from Arizona State University College of Law, has extensive trial experience and is involved with cases ranging from personal injury and insurance coverage to professional malpractice and uninsured motorist matters.  

Karen Gaylord was named to Super Lawyers in environmental and natural resources law.  She represents public and private entities in a wide range of environmental matters, including state and federal superfund law, hazardous wastes, solid waste and special waste, brownfields, water and air quality, NEPA compliance and environmental issues in Indian Country.  

Kim Lough was name to Super Lawyers for his experience as a construction litigator.  Lough, who earned his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law, has extensive trial experience in complex construction litigation, as well as in employment discrimination matters.

Chad Schexnayder was recognized by Super Lawyers as a top Arizona lawyers in construction law matters. Schexnayder has 23 years of experience of providing legal counsel to the construction industry, particularly as it relates to surety and fidelity law matters.  

John Sinodis, the firm’s managing partner, was recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers for his business litigation practice. Sinodis’ legal practice focuses on representing equipment lessors and funding sources in all aspects of equipment leasing including litigation, documentation, insolvency, and transactional matters.  

The firm’s two Rising Stars include: Joseph Brophy, who practices in business litigation, surety law matters and insurance defense, and Travis Pacheco, whose practice is focused in business litigation.

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Southwest Super Lawyers: Jaburg Wilk

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has seven attorneys listed as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys –Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, Lauren Garner and Nathan D. Meyer as “Southwest Super Lawyers.” Laura Rogal is a “Southwest Rising Star.” 

Recognition is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Arizona. The selection process combines peer nominations and evaluations and independent research. Candidates are evaluated on numerous indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

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Wendi A. Sorensen named to ‘Top 25 Women Attorneys’

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. today announced that shareholder Wendi A. Sorensen has been named one of the 2015 “Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona” by Southwest Super Lawyers.  Sorensen was also named to the prestigious list in 2013.  Sorensen has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer for five consecutive years beginning in 2011.
 
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Wendi Sorensen

Sorensen has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law due to her nearly three decades of litigation experience for both insurance companies and plaintiffs in both state and federal court.  Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters, including  Federal Motor Carrier (trucking accident) cases, vehicular products liability matters, construction site injury and death matters, and premises liability cases.  She has been recognized among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and currently serves as a member of the Arizona State Bar committee responsible for conferring certification status in the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law.  In addition, Sorensen is co-chair of the Personal Injury section for the Maricopa County Bar Association.

 
Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Sorensen served as Chief Trial Attorney and Major Case Counsel for one of the largest commercial insurance carriers in the world.  Sorensen received her B.S. in business/economics from Westminster College in 1981 and her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 1984.  She is licensed to practice law in Arizona and California.
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Southwest Super Lawyers: Sanders & Parks

Sanders & Parks, P.C. announced that fourteen of its lawyers have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.  In addition, Bob Bruno, Garrick Gallagher, Winn Sammons and Mark Worischeck were selected to the Southwest Super Lawyers Top 50 list, and Robin Burgess was named a Top 25 Women honoree.

Sanders & Parks’ Southwest Super Lawyers:

Bob Bruno – Top 50 Lawyer, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff

Garrick Gallagher – Top 50 Lawyer, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense, General Litigation

Winn Sammons – Top 50 Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mark Worischeck – Top 50 Lawyer, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury – General: Defense, Aviation and Aerospace

Robin Burgess – Top 25 Women, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense

Rick Bryson – Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor

Ed Glady – Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury – General: Defense, Employment & Labor 

Sanders & Parks’ Southwest Rising Stars:

Jeffrey Smith – Personal Injury – General: Defense, Personal Injury – Products: Defense, General Litigation

Artie Eaves – Medical Malpractice: Defense, State, Local & Municipal Defense

Shanks Leonhardt – Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense, Business/Corporate

Mandi Karvis – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense, Administrative Law, Health Care

Jasmina Richter – Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability: Defense

Ben Erlick – Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense

Nick Bender – Civil Litigation: Defense

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Southwest Super Lawyers: Jennings Strouss

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that twenty-two attorneys have been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine for 2015, including seven 2015 Southwest Rising Stars.  

The Jennings Strouss attorneys listed in 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers are:

  • Gerald W. Alston – Business Litigation
  • Timothy W. Barton – Real Estate
  • David Brnilovich – Business Litigation
  • Richard K. Delo – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • John J. Egbert – Employment  & Labor
  • Lee E. Esch – Real Estate
  • Jay A. Fradkin – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • Richard Lieberman – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jay M. Mann – Construction Litigation
  • Bruce B. May – Real Estate
  • Michael R. Palumbo – Business Litigation
  • J. Scott Rhodes – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Jack N. Rudel – Tax
  • John G. Sestak, Jr. – General Litigation
  • Bradley J. Stevens – Bankruptcy: Business

The attorneys listed as 2015 Southwest Rising Stars are:

  • Jeffrey D. Gardner – Securities Litigation
  • Eric D. Gere – Business Litigation
  • Kerry A. Hodges – Business Litigation
  • Kami M. Hoskins – Bankruptcy: Business
  • Bradley V. Martorana – Business/Corporate
  • Anne E. McClellan – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Norma C. Izzo – Family Law

The selections for the top attorneys in Arizona are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal Division based in Eagan, MN. Each year, the research team undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of attorneys, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. State-wide, up to five percent of attorneys are named by Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 and practicing 10 years or less are included as Rising Stars.

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Super Lawyers: Steptoe & Johnson

Fourteen Steptoe & Johnson LLP attorneys have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers and three attorneys have been recognized as 2015 Southwest Rising Stars.  The annual list selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the region based on peer review and the publication’s independent research.

The following Steptoe attorneys were selected as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers:

Floyd Bienstock – Insurance

•Paul Charlton – Criminal Defense:  White Collar

•Bruce Converse – Insurance

Ben Cooper – Appellate

Pat Derdenger – Tax

• Dawn Gabel – Tax

• Kevin Hunter – Business/Corporations

• Lawrence Katz – Employment and Labor

Jon Neumann – Insurance

• Kevin Olson – Business/Corporations

•Timothy Strong – Business Litigation

•Karl Tilleman – Business Litigation

•Steven Wheeless – Employment and Labor

•Nancy White – Mergers and Acquisitions

The following Steptoe attorneys were selected as 2015 Southwest Rising Stars:

•Erin Bradham – Civil Litigation: Defense

•Aaron Lockwood – Civil Litigation:  Defense

•Jason Porter – Business Litigation

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Super Lawyers: Stinson Leonard Street

Five attorneys from the Phoenix office of Stinson Leonard Street LLP were named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers and five others were named Southwest Rising Stars.

The attorneys selected as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers:

Carrie Francis, Employment & Labor

Jeffrey Goulder, Business Litigation

Michael Manning, Business Litigation

Michael Parrish, Business Litigation

Lonnie Williams Jr., Business Litigation

The attorneys selected as 2015 Southwest Rising Stars:

Jennifer Allen, Business Litigation

Craig Morgan, Business Litigation

Sharon Ng, Business Litigation

Stefan Palys, Business Litigation

Lawrence Wulkan, Civil Rights

Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Selection is based on third-party validation of each attorney’s professional accomplishments. 

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Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Group

The law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. announced that Jason B. Castle joined the firm as a Partner to expand the Family Law group.

Castle is experienced in handling all aspects of family law including paternity, annulment, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, business valuations, Orders of Protection and post-decree matters involving enforcement or modification.

“We are very pleased Jason joined our group,” said Jaburg Wilk Family Law Specialist Mitchell Reichman. “His experience with divorces involving complex financial issues and high net worth estates along with his expertise in conflicts between parents regarding legal decision making and parenting time gives our team greater depth to assist clients with their needs. As President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Jason has worked with numerous judges and mental health professionals providing him with the knowledge and sensitivity needed to address difficult situations where there’s been domestic violence, substance abuse or dysfunctional relationships. This provides our group and clients with a new and important resource.”

Castle received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He obtained his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and his Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from Indiana University. He is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Castle was named a 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star, a status awarded to outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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25 Squire Sanders attorneys earn distinction

Squire Sanders announced that 25 of its lawyers were recognized in the 2013 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers, among them are:

* George Brandon, Business Litigation
* Brian Cabianca, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts
* D. Lewis Clark, Jr., Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
* Joseph M. Crabb, Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate
* Peter W. Culp, Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources
* Craig D. Hansen, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
* Charles E. James, Jr., Bonds/Government Finance
* Christopher D. Johnson, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
* DavidW. Kreutzberg, Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Land Use/Zoning
* Jordan A. Kroop, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
* Steven L. Lisker, Real Estate
* Daniel Pasternak, Employment & Labor
* Timothy E. Pickrell, Mergers & Acquisitions
* Frank M Placenti, Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance & Compliance
* Lawrence J. Rosenfeld, Employment & Labor, Health Care
* Thomas J. Salerno, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, International, Alternative Dispute Resolution
* Christopher D. Thomas, Environmental, Environmental Litigation

Rising Stars Include:

* Jamie Daddona Brennan, Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance
* Jennifer R. Cosper, Bonds/Government Finance
* Gregory A. Davis, General Litigation
* Matthew M. Holman, Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate
* Laura Lawless Robertson, Employment & Labor
* Matthew Ohre, Business Litigation
* Sara K. Regan, Business Litigation
* Jacob B. Smith, Tax, Business/Corporate

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Ryley Carlock Attorneys Named to Southwest Super Lawyers

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite had 15 attorneys from its Phoenix office selected for inclusion in the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Each year, no more than five percent of the Southwest Super Lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor of Super Lawyers.  Additionally, the designation of Rising Stars is no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico who are 40 years of age or younger, and in practice for 10 years or less. The list of Southwest Super Lawyers® includes shareholders:

• Fredric D. Bellamy – Intellectual Property/Litigation
• James E. Brophy, III – Banking
• John J. Fries – Bankruptcy
• John C. Lemaster – Business Litigation
• Michael D. Moberly – Labor and Employment
• Nathan R. Niemuth – Labor and Employment
• Rodolfo Parga, Jr. – Business Litigation
• Michael P. Ripp – Banking

The following attorneys were selected for inclusion as Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

• Albert H. Acken – Environmental
• Jessica Benford – Business/Corp
• Charitie L. Hartsig – Labor and Employment
• William S. Jenkins, Jr. – Bankruptcy
• Andrew M. Kvesic – Business Litigation
• Andrea G. Lovell – Labor and Employment
• Samuel L. Lofland – Energy

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26 Squire Sanders attorneys named Southwest Super Lawyers

Squire Sanders announced that 26 of its lawyers were recognized in the 2013 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers, among them are:

George Brandon (Super Lawyer)
Business Litigation

Brian Cabianca (Super Lawyer)
Business Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Class Action/Mass Torts

D. Lewis Clark, Jr. (Super Lawyer)
Employment & Labor
Employment Litigation: Defense

Jamie Daddona Brennan (Rising Star)
Business/Corporate
Securities & Corporate Finance

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.

Sanders & Parks attorneys honored

Sanders & Parks, P.C., an AV-rated boutique firm that prides itself on its expertise and results, announced that 11 of its attorneys have been named 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.

Sanders & Parks’ Super Lawyers are Robert Bruno, Winn Sammons, Mark Worischeck, Garrick Gallagher, Robin Burgess and Brett Hager.

Sanders & Parks’ Rising Stars are Jeffrey Smith, Arthur Eaves, Mandi Karvis, Jasmina Richter and Shanks Leonhardt.

Sanders & Parks specializes in complex legal problems in civil, business and insurance litigation, as well as in the areas of medical malpractice defense, aviation law and intellectual property and licensing. Sanders & Parks handles litigation and major transactions for clients both locally and nationwide.

Sanders & Parks attorneys honored

Sanders & Parks, P.C., an AV-rated boutique firm that prides itself on its expertise and results, announced that 11 of its attorneys have been named 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.

Sanders & Parks’ Super Lawyers are Robert Bruno, Winn Sammons, Mark Worischeck, Garrick Gallagher, Robin Burgess and Brett Hager.

Sanders & Parks’ Rising Stars are Jeffrey Smith, Arthur Eaves, Mandi Karvis, Jasmina Richter and Shanks Leonhardt.

Sanders & Parks specializes in complex legal problems in civil, business and insurance litigation, as well as in the areas of medical malpractice defense, aviation law and intellectual property and licensing. Sanders & Parks handles litigation and major transactions for clients both locally and nationwide.

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Polsinelli Attorneys named to Southwest Super Lawyers

National law firm Polsinelli congratulates 17 attorneys from its Phoenix office who have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. This year’s honorees include Phoenix Managing Partner Edward F. Novak and shareholder Andrew B. Turk, who was selected for his first time. Novak was selected again in the Arizona Top 50 of all Arizona Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Each year, the designation of Rising Star is more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico who are 40 years of age or younger, and in practice for 10 years or less. The list of Southwest Super Lawyers includes several shareholders reaching across multiple practice areas:

• Troy B. Froderman – Insurance Coverage
• Marty Harper – Business Litigation
• John J. Hebert – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
• Thomas K. Irvine – Real Estate
• Lucas J. Narducci – Energy & Natural Resources
• Edward F. Novak – Criminal Defense: White Collar
• Leon B. Silver – Business Litigation
• Andrew B. Turk – Business Litigation

The following attorneys were selected for inclusion as Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

• Ryan A. Berry – Mergers & Acquisition
• Jonathan G. Brinson – Insurance Coverage
• Brian M. Flaherty – Construction Litigation
• Melissa S. Ho – Criminal Defense: White Collar
• Nathan Kunz – Business Litigation
• Wesley D. Ray – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

New additions to Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2013:

• Andrew S. Jacob – Business Litigation
• Rebecca N. Lumley – Business Litigation
• Jamie D. Cole – Mergers & Acquisition

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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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Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Receive Recognition

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. has eight attorneys listed in the 2013 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers.

The 2013 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys –Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, and Bridget O’Brien Swartz as “Southwest Super Lawyers 2013”.  Nathan D. Meyer, Laurence Hirsch and Laura Rogal were listed as “Southwest Rising Stars 2013.” The selections were announced last Thursday.

Recognition is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Arizona. The selection process combines peer nominations and evaluations and independent research. Candidates are evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

22 Quarles Attorneys make Southwest Super Lawyers

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that twenty-two of its local attorneys have been named by Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine as among the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona for 2013. Susan Boswell, James Ullman, and Jeffrey Wolf were named among the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona and Susan Boswell, Lisa Duran, and Diane Haller were also named among the Top 25 Female attorneys in Arizona.

Additionally, 10 Quarles & Brady attorneys were named by Southwest Super Lawyers & Rising Stars as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2013. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices who were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers list are:

Brian R. Booker – Business Litigation
Susan G. Boswell – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Lisa D. Duran – Immigration
Roger K. Ferland – Environmental
Isaac M. Gabriel – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Diane M. Haller – Real Estate
John A. Harris – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Craig H. Kaufman – Business Litigation
Don P. Martin – Business Litigation
Roger N. Morris – Health Care
James F. Morrow – Banking
P. Robert Moya – Mergers & Acquisitions
John Maston O’Neal – Business Litigation
Jon E. Pettibone – Employment & Labor
Kevin D. Quigley – Business Litigation
James A. Ryan – Business Litigation
Derek L. Sorenson – Real Estate
Nicole France Stanton – Professional Liability: Defense
James A. Ullman – Franchise/Dealership
C. Bradley Vynalek – Business Litigation
Lori L. Winkelman – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Jeffrey H. Wolf – Franchise/Dealership

Quarles & Brady attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices who were named to the 2013 Southwest Rising Stars list are:

Heather L. Buchta – Intellectual Property
Amy Cotton – Health Care
John S. Craiger – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
David E. Funkhouser III – Business Litigation
Craig J. O’Loughlin – Employment & Labor
Ryan S. Patterson – Business Litigation
Kelly E. Singer – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Rowan P. Smith – Intellectual Property
Lauren Elliott Stine – Business Litigation
James L. Ugalde – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights