K2 Electric announces new leadership 

K2 Electric (K2), one of the leading commercial electrical contracting companies in the Valley, announced the promotion of Jared Kredit to president and Matt Kuiper to vice president. As part of K2’s strategic succession planning, Kredit and Kuiper will continue to position the company for growth, while Founder, Dean Kredit will remain involved in the client management aspect of the business and offer his expertise in providing solutions for clients. 

Kredit has been with the company for over 12 years and has served as vice president since 2015, which has prepared him well to lead the company. As president he will focus on the systems and processes for K2 in order to improve operational efficiency, along with pursuing new market sectors and geographic regions. 

“K2 has been built on our commitment to operational excellence and our long-standing customer relationships, and I am humbled as I transition into my new role to continue this legacy,” said Kredit, president K2 Electric. 

Kuiper has brought a high level of technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to K2 for the past 17 years; as vice president he will oversee all construction-related activity as well as manage the entire construction team. He will leverage this team’s unique talents to focus on growing specific areas of the business. Also, working closely with Kredit he will take on additional leadership responsibilities allowing Kredit to focus on vision and growth strategy for K2. 

Additionally, Estimator, Nick Kredit has been a part of this team supporting the growth and strategic changes at K2. He will be working to put more focus on managing their long-standing client relationships and developing new work for K2.

“These men are more than ready for this role. It has been a pleasure mentoring and working along-side them over the years,” shared Dean Kredit, founder K2 Electric. “I am excited for the future of K2 and am very proud of the company we have built together as a team. I have no doubt under their leadership K2 will continue to be a top electrical company in the State.” 

For more information on K2 Electric visit www.k2elec.com or call 602-454-7800. 

Clark L. Derrick joins Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., announced Clark L. Derrick has joined the firm Of Counsel. Derrick’s practice is focused on Criminal Defense, both non-white collar and white collar. His areas of concentration include felony and misdemeanor charges, government regulations, healthcare fraud and regulation, vehicular crimes and internal investigations. 

Derrick began his legal career in Phoenix in 1972 after having graduated, with distinction, from the University of Arizona, College of Law and entering into the practice with John J. Flynn and the firm of Flynn, Kimerer, Thinnes & Derrick. While a student at the University of Arizona, College of Law, Derrick was Symposium Editor of the Arizona Law Review and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 from the University of Arizona; graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Derrick is a certified criminal law specialist; devoting his entire practice to criminal defense work with a particular emphasis on white collar offenses at both the federal and state levels. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and in various federal courts throughout the United States including the United States Supreme Court. 

Derrick was appointed a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and served in that capacity from 1988 until 1991. He was a member of the Executive Council of the Criminal Justice Section of the Arizona State Bar and served on the Arizona State Bar Criminal Law Advisory Commission from 1993 through 2005. He is one of the founding members of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and served as President of that organization for two (2) terms from 1988 to 1990.

R.J. ‘Bucky’ Slomski named to ‘Top 40 under 40’

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., announced R.J. “Bucky” Slomski has been reselected as a National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 honoree for 2020. Slomski is a top-rated trial advocate who focuses his practice on serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40  is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.

Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly  applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective  process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

A graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Slomski attended Arizona Summit Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2015. While there, he received honors for his contributions to Public Relations,  and he was an active member of the Arizona Summit Law School Student Bar Association. He received his license to practice from the State Bar of Arizona in 2016.

Snell & Wilmer’s Patrick Paul elected to nonprofit post

Snell & Wilmer announced Phoenix partner Patrick Paul has been elected treasurer of UPWARD for Children & Families. Paul previously served on UPWARD’s board from January 2004 to July 2005 and re-joined UPWARD in September 2018.

UPWARD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families with special needs. Founded in 1958 they provide services in Phoenix including inclusive childcare and infant care; special education – preschool and K-12; day treatment and training for adults; outpatient pediatric therapy; feeding and swallowing therapy; music therapy; occupational therapy; physical therapy; and speech and language therapy.

Paul’s practice is concentrated in environmental and toxic tort litigation with an emphasis on federal, state, and local permitting and regulatory compliance across a broad spectrum of traditional and developing industries, including real estate, hospitality, industrial expansion, renewable energy, and unmanned aerial systems (drones).  He also provides land use and zoning counseling and assists new and expanding businesses maximize available economic incentives to facilitate relocation and growth.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, Paul is involved in numerous other community organizations including the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Executive Council, St. Joseph the Worker Advisory Board, and as volunteer for Boys Team Charity and Midwest Food Bank of Arizona.

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