Squire Patton Boggs gets new managing partner

Public finance lawyer Pedro Miranda has been appointed the managing partner of the Phoenix office of Squire Patton Boggs.

He succeeds Lew Clark who will continue to lead the office’s labor and employment practice.

“In the years that I have known Pedro, he has proven to be an exceptional lawyer and a leader,” says out-going managing partner Lew Clark. “His integrity, energy, commitment to clients and civic engagement make him a natural choice to carry the torch in the Phoenix market.”

In his practice, Miranda has served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on financings by governmental bodies in Arizona, Florida, Texas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Miranda has worked on financings for highways, electric power facilities, water and sewer facilities, healthcare facilities, airports and sports facilities and 501(c)(3) universities.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie expands business transactions practice

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced Tyler J. Carrell has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group. He is a real estate attorney whose practice focuses on real estate transactions and commercial finance. 

“We are committed to strategically building our group of business transaction lawyers to meet the needs of our clients,” said Amy Altshuler, practice group leader of the firm’s Business Transactions practice. “Tyler’s real estate and business transactions experience provides terrific synergies with our existing group and expands the services we can offer clients.”  

Carrell has significant experience in all aspects of corporate law representing real estate developers, lenders, non-profit organizations and borrowers. He has handled matters including the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of retail, office, residential and mixed-use developments. Carrell also represents financial institutions in commercial finance transactions including real estate and asset-based equipment and warehouse lending. Additionally, he has managed enforcement of loan agreements, real estate leases, guaranties, contracts, real estate purchase agreements, commercial contract guarantees and deficiency and loan default matters.

Greenberg Traurig continues strategic growth of real estate practice

Continuing the strategic expansion of its award-winning Real Estate Practice, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Shareholder Stan Johnson, as well as Associate attorneys Andrew Yocopis and Roger Bond Choquette in the firm’s Phoenix office.

“Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate practice has had an exciting 2018, both in terms of growth and industry-shaping transactions,” said Global Real Estate Practice Co-Chairs Robert J. IvanhoeCorey E. Light, and Richard J. Giusto. “The addition of Stan, Andrew, and Roger contributes to our already deep bench of award-winning real estate attorneys who are focused on delivering quality and value for clients, whether locally or on a global scale, across sectors.”

Earlier in 2018,  Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office added litigator Michael Liburdi, government law & policy attorney Daniel Seiden, labor and employment attorney Michael Mason, hospitality and real estate attorney Caroline Pricher, and corporate and tax attorney Jake B. Smith.