AzBusiness January/February 2021

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John J. Balitis

Norma C. Izzo

PRACTICE AREAS: Employment and labor relations, business litigation, construction, healthcare litigation and regulation, mediation and arbitration

PRACTICE AREAS: Family law and domestic relations, pre/ post-nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements and domestic partnerships, adoptions and guardianships, asset division, collaborative divorce

Chair, Labor & Employment Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

BACKGROUND: Balitis is a labor and employment law practitioner with over 30 years of experience representing clients in Arizona as well as in Colorado. He regularly represents parties in a broad range of administrative proceedings and litigates in both federal and state courts, where he has bench, jury trial, and appellate experience. Balitis also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association.

Chair, Family Law and Domestic Relations Jennings Strouss & Salmon

ATTRACTION TO INDUSTRY: “I wasn’t bright enough to handle pre-med, so law seemed like a good alternative at the time. The most surprising aspect of the practice is that it involves just as much collaboration and partnering with clients as it does providing legal advice.”

BACKGROUND: Izzo concentrates her practice in the area of family law and domestic relations matters, including complex litigation and asset division, business dissolution, collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, parent coordination, child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance. She perceives practicing in the area of family law as a three dimensional experience: legal, financial and emotional. Izzo serves as a parenting coordinator and mediator for family law matters of all levels of complexity. She has served as past president of the Maricopa County Bar Association and president of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Arizona Chapter.




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