Lee & Associates Arizona announces 2 new principals

Celebrating 28 years in 2019, Lee & Associates Arizona announced two key additions, creating a new land division in its office. 

Commercial Real Estate Brokers Brent Moser and Mike Sutton have joined the commercial real estate firm as Principals, adding significant experience in complex mixed-use development transactions, along with land advisory throughout the state. 

Moser and Sutton come to Lee & Associates from Cushman Wakefield, where they spent the past 18 years working with various companies that were merged or acquired to eventually become the current Cushman Wakefield.

With more than $1.1 billion in transactions completed, the duo of Moser and Sutton add to an already seasoned team of professionals in the Lee office. 

“Brent and Mike really complement the culture of our office and add to the integrity of Lee & Associates,” said Fred Darche, Lee & Associates’ Managing Principal. “We are committed to continuing to build a best in class team and with their vast experience, knowledge and connections, they are a perfect fit.”  

Business attorney Shama Thathi joins Tiffany & Bosco

Business attorney Shama Thathi has joined the M&A and corporate governance practice at Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

Ms. Thathi focuses her practice on business formations, mergers and acquisitions, and general business planning. She is a former attorney for the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council and served a law fellowship for Congressman Ruben Gallego in Washington, D.C., and a legal externship for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. 

Ms. Thathi serves on the boards of directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Arizona, for which she is also the treasurer, and the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. 

Ms. Thathi holds dual degrees in finance and accounting from Boston University and earned her law degree at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. 

Sonora Quest Laboratories appoints new medical director

Sonora Quest Laboratories, the leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, has appointed medical veteran and board-certified pathologist, Regina Van Buren, M.D., as medical director. For more than 10 years, Dr. Van Buren has been instrumental in the laboratory industry as the medical director for major healthcare companies including Banner Estrella Medical Center Laboratory and Abrazo Health. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the laboratory industry that will support the innovation and growth goals of Sonora Quest Laboratories. 

“Dr. Van Buren is an exceptional addition to Sonora Quest and will be instrumental as we continue to implement cutting-edge services such as digital pathology,” said David Dexter, president and CEO of Sonora Quest. “Her impressive skillset supports our strategic plans to improve healthcare outcomes and we are excited to have her as part of the team.”

As medical director, Dr. Van Buren will support Sonora Quest’s growth and strategic plans, assisting in the transition to an enhanced laboratory information system for anatomic pathology, providing medical guidance on the expansion of direct-to-consumer testing through Sonora Quest’s My Lab ReQuest™ service, and overseeing instrumentation and testing validations at Sonora Quest’s main laboratory in Tempe to ensure the quality, accuracy and reliability of lab services.

Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams adds shareholders

The law firm of Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C. announced that Robert (Bob) Erven Brown and Keegan Michael Healey have joined the firm as shareholders. The firm welcomed Bob to head its already prominent church, ministry, and nonprofit practice areas.

In addition to his work in the Church & Ministry Law practice, Bob also brings substantial experience in real estate and business law.

“The array of legal issues confronting churches is expanding rapidly. Bob’s Church and Ministry Law practice group is a thought leader in the Southwest and a timely addition to our nonprofit practice,” said James Williams, director and shareholder of the firm.