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Super Lawyers: Burch & Cracchiolo

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The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that 19 attorneys have been selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as top attorneys in Arizona for 2015. Fifteen attorneys have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers and four have attained the title of Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Burch & Cracchiolo’s 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers include: • Daniel… Read More →

E-cigarette tax could generate $6M a year for Arizona

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The Arizona Legislature’s budget analysts say a tax on electronic cigarettes could bring $6 million a year in new revenue into the state’s coffers. The analysis released by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee bases that figure on taxing the nicotine vapor smokes at the same ratio as the current $2 per pack tax on regular… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig among ‘Best Corporate Law Firms’

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by in Business News | Legal

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with more than 50 Arizona-based attorneys, has been named one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms by Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, and global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. in their annual survey of directors and general counsel of publicly-traded companies. The award was presented… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig among 'Best Corporate Law Firms’

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by in Business News | Legal

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with more than 50 Arizona-based attorneys, has been named one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms by Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, and global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. in their annual survey of directors and general counsel of publicly-traded companies. The award was presented… Read More →

Phoenix health tax ordinance approved

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Phoenix has received federal approval of its plan to tax local hospitals and use the resulting revenue to obtain a larger amount of federal dollars for health care provided under the state’s Medicaid program. The Arizona Republic reports that city officials announced Wednesday the federal approval of the ordinance adopted last December by the City… Read More →

Wanslee Elected to Gust Rosenfeld Executive Committee

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by in Business News | Legal

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… Read More →

Tobacco Tax Funds Kindergarten Scholarships

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by in Business News | Education

Eighty qualifying families in the City of Chandler will have the opportunity to apply for preschool slots funded by tobacco-tax dollars. The $270,000 First Things First Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Grant awarded to the Chandler School District is paid for with tobacco-tax dollars approved by Arizona voters. In 2006, Proposition 203 increased statewide cigarette taxes by 80… Read More →

Despite Restoring Some Funds, State Budget Cuts Will Hit Arizona Hospitals

State Budget Cuts Will Hit Arizona Hospitals - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

It was looking pretty grim at 1700 W. Washington St., as Gov. Jan Brewer and a badly splintered Arizona Legislature struggled to cobble together a state budget that would have the appearance of being balanced. Taking a follow-the-money tactic, policymakers targeted programs such as education and health care that annually receive large sums of taxpayer… 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 →