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A comprehensive guide to local firms & their areas of specialty for business FEATURING

Buchalter Nemer Engelman Berger Fennemore Craig The Frutkin Law Firm Greenberg Traurig Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Wilenchik & Bartness

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Gallagher & Kennedy The prime location for attorneys who know real estate law and how to get deals done.

DEALS WE DO Complex to routine transactions, including land use & zoning, litigation, construction, secured lending, leasing, acquisitions, sales, eminent domain/condemnation, valuation, distressed assets, refinancing, sale-leasebacks, permanent loans, tax planning, liquor licensing and land banking

FOR YOU Developers, home builders, contractors, lenders, landlords, tenants, investors, syndicators, owners, buyers, sellers and individuals

Lawyers. When Results Matter.

AND YOUR PROJECTS Mixed use developments, master planned developments, commercial, office projects, sports facilities, shopping centers, retail, industrial, multi-family, mini-storage and master sign plans

2575 East Camelback Road | Phoenix, Arizona 85016-9225 | P: 602-530-8000 | www.gknet.com

Legal Services Guide

Advocating for Business

Specialized legal expertise serves our business community by RaeAnne Marsh

Doing things right at the outset can save time and money down the road. This truism is especially relevant in business. Working with an attorney to ensure a business is on the right track, in compliance and negotiating with protection in mind is why working with an attorney is so beneficial. It is also why In Business Magazine has compiled this Legal Guide to showcase local firms who strongly support the business community and offer their specialized practice areas, to help business owners make decisions on what firm to use locally. There are many ways a business could get off on the wrong foot without proper advice. A common problem, alluded to in many of the monthly “Legal” articles in In Business Magazine, is businesses taking a DIY approach thinking it will save them money. This often backfires, making things more complicated — and, thus, more costly — when they later do get an attorney involved. It’s not just a matter of knowing how to deal with certain matters; there may be requirements or implications of which the business owner is unaware. Laura A. LoBianco, a former chair of the Arizona Bar Association’s Business Law section executive council and a partner at Fennemore Craig, puts it succinctly: “Especially when starting a business, most business owners don’t know what they don’t know.” In the case of protecting a company’s intellectual property, if the ongoing business owner has created something — from a name to a piece of machinery — but not appropriately protected it, establishing ownership rights over someone else at a later date is much harder and may require costly litigation. And business owners tend to underestimate their IP in the first place, says Lee Fraley, a partner in the Phoenix office of law firm Snell & Wilmer who specializes in IP and works with many emerging businesses in acquisitions and related transactions. “They tend to think IP only includes patents, but it’s much more than that — it’s almost anything that gives a company a competitive advantage.” Or perhaps the business has been approached by another regarding a transaction. The owner may try to reach agreement on the business terms before getting an attorney involved, and then just ask the attorney to write it up. Law relies heavily on precedent, and there may be implications and ramifications to certain terms the business owner may be unaware of — this on top of the potential for missed opportunities for the business. SERVICES

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HOW TO CHOOSE A LAWYER The State Bar Association of Arizona’s website offers these valuable tips: •G  et recommendations from friends and family members who have had positive experiences with lawyers. •S  earch for lawyers by practice area or location at the State Bar’s online Find a Lawyer feature on its homepage.

When exiting a business, as well, there are many factors to be considered that an owner may not have dealt with. These include tax ramifications, transfer of intellectual property rights, and how to structure proceeds to be most beneficial for future income. And there may be regulatory requirements such as getting permission from the Federal Trade Commission if the sale exceeds a certain threshold. “If the company is in breach or violation of that law, the transaction could be revoked or fines and penalties assessed,” LoBianco says. What an attorney brings to businesses, then, is a view to avoid both pitfalls and missed opportunity. This In Business Magazine 2014 Legal Guide has been created to help businesses connect with the appropriate resources for their needs and to be a reference should a specific expertise be needed. Fennemore Craig fclaw.com Snell & Wilmer swlaw.com State Bar of Arizona azbar.org

•V  isit the lawyer’s website; see if they will answer some basic questions before you commit to meeting with them. Ask about their experience in handling your particular issues, and their availability to take client phone calls and respond to emails. Some lawyers insist that clients make appointments and will not answer client calls and emails. You will want someone who is accessible when you need them. •C  onsult a list of Certified Legal Specialists. The State Bar can provide a list of specialists in the areas of Bankruptcy, Criminal, Estate and Trust, Family Law, Injury and Wrongful Death, Real Estate, Tax and Workers’ Compensation. There are also lawyer referral services, which, for a small fee, will help in finding a lawyer. State Bar of Arizona azbar.org


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In Business Magazine is proud to connect the legal community with businesses throughout the Valley with this annual Legal Guide. The law firms included in this guide are firms that are familiar to In Business Magazine, have reputable practice areas specific to business and support the business community in several ways. We have included profiles of our supporting firms, providing even more information of their services and top attorneys. Please visit (inbusinessmag.com/legalguide) to get a more detailed list of attorneys with these firms and to search by practice areas.

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Buchalter Nemer At the top


Steve Fox Will Gelm Buzzi Shindler Paul Weiser

Buchalter Nemer is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for six decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Buchalter Nemer clients are engaged in the diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust us as advisers and business partners because we are involved in their world. They rely on our forward-thinking to help them resolve problems before they arise. Our founding principle — providing our clients with the best business solutions — continues to lead us. We value each client relationship, recognizing that their success is our success. Our overarching goal — getting the best results for the client in a timely manner with sensitivity to cost — has engendered client loyalty, and the firm has grown from that loyalty.

Our lawyers are accessible, resourceful, skillful and adept at responding to change. We strongly believe that technology is a tool that furthers the practice of law, and we have used that belief to develop a cutting-edge platform for our firm. Unlike many firms, we have the capacity to process e-Discovery inhouse, reducing client costs. Our technological capabilities keep case law and rule changes at our fingertips and client communications current, enabling us to create efficient, superior outcomes. Buchalter Nemer lawyers are also active members of the communities in which they live and work. Leadership is a value the founding partners practiced and passed on to the current generation of attorneys. Our lawyers sit on the boards of prominent organizations, teach and lecture frequently. We actively participate in

many associations and groups in each of our office locations, including the Public Law Center, San Francisco Legal Aid Society, Practicing Law Institute, California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the LACBA Domestic Violence Project, the Sojourner Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Phoenix and many others. Buchalter Nemer’s commitment to reflecting and enhancing the rich diversity of the clients and communities in which we practice is more than six decades strong. The firm’s diversity of attorneys and staff provides clients with a greater array of creative talent and alternative thinking, benefiting all.




16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 440 Scottsdale, AZ 85254



PHONE: (480) 383-1800 WEBSITE: www.buchalter.com


Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate, Tax & Estate Planning, Labor & Employment, Charter Schools



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Legal Services Guide Ballard Spahr L.L.P.

Bryan Cave L.L.P.

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

One E. Washington St., Suite 2300 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 798-5400 ballardspahr.com Bankruptcy, Business & Finance, Employment, IP, Real Estate

One Renaissance Square Two N. Central Ave., Suite 2200 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 364-7000 bryancave.com Bankruptcy, Business & Commercial Litigation, IP, International Trade, Real Estate, Labor

702 E. Osborn Rd., Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 274-7611 • bcattorneys.com Business, Commercial Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Defense, Real Estate, Tax Controversy, Zoning & Land Use, Equine, Personal Injury, Labor & Employment

Buchalter Nemer

Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen P.L.C.

Bowman and Brooke L.L.P. 2901 N. Central Ave., Suite 1600 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 643-2300 bowmanandbrooke.com Product Liability, Commercial Litigation, Healthcare & Nursing Home Negligence, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Actions

16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 440 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 383-1800 buchalter.com Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate, Tax & Estate Planning, Labor & Employment, Bank & Finance, Healthcare

For a more detailed listing of our recommended firms and a complete list of their attorneys and Areas of Practice, please visit inbusinessmag.com/legalguide.

1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 400 Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 427-2800 • carpenterhazelwood.com Community Association Representation, Construction Defect Litigation, Insurance Defense, Churches & Nonprofits, Business, Employment Law, Bankruptcy & Reorganization

The Cavanagh Law Firm 1850 N. Central Ave., Suite 2400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 322-4000 • cavanaghlaw.com Litigation, Family, Real Estate, Insurance Defense, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Healthcare, Corporate


Engelman Berger Engelman Berger is comprised of experienced lawyers who are well recognized for their expertise and committed to resolve commercial disputes and assist clients in preventing legal problems through proper planning. Our clients are national and local lenders, borrowers, lessors, tenants, family-owned businesses, developers, franchise owners, municipalities and investors. We provide creative and focused representation in all federal and state courts, bankruptcy court, arbitrations, mediations and settlement negotiations. We facilitate business and real estate transactions through counsel and negotiations. We are problem solvers and focused on client goals.

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David Wm. Engelman Steven N. Berger

At-a-Glance MAIN LOCAL OFFICE: 3636 N. Central Ave., Suite 700 Phoenix, AZ 85012 PHONE: (602) 271-9090 WEBSITE: www.eblawyers.com David Wm. Engelman and Steven N. Berger

Industries served include lending, credit unions, construction, restaurant, hospitality, medical, retail, wholesale, agricultural and real estate, among others. We regard the clients’ goals as the foremost motivation in providing our services, and listen to ensure success. Our lawyers are recognized in Martindale Hubbell AV ratings, “Super Lawyers,” and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers in America,” among other ratings. We are locally owned and our lawyers take an active role in community activities.

OFFICES IN METRO PHOENIX: 1 NATIONALLY HEADQUARTERED: Phoenix MANAGING PARTNERS/YEARS WITH FIRM: David Wm. Engelman – 15 years Steven N. Berger – 15 years Patrick A. Clisham – 7 years YEAR ESTABLISHED LOCALLY: 1999 PRACTICES: Business Disputes, Real Estate Disputes, Bankruptcy, Reorganization, Creditors’ Rights, Business Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Water Law, Appeals, Loan Workouts, Mediation



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Legal Services Guide Clark Hill

Davis Miles McGuire P.L.L.C.

Fennemore Craig P.C.

14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 500 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 684-110 clarkhill.com Litigation, Corporate, Healthcare, Real Estate, Creditors’ Rights, Bank & Finance, Family, Immigration

80 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 401 Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 733-6800 davismiles.com Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Tax, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Bankruptcy

2394 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 916-5000 fennemorecraig.com Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Litigation, Natural Resources, Healthcare, Immigration, International

Coppersmith Brockelman P.L.C.

Dickinson Wright P.L.L.C.

The Frutkin Law Firm

2800 N. Central Ave., Suite 1200 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 224-0999 cblawyers.com Healthcare, Employment, Litigation, Corporate & Real Estate, Governmental Investigations

1850 N. Central Ave., Suite 1400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 285-5000 dickinsonwright.com Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Family Law, Tax, International

15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 200 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (602) 606-9300 frutkinlaw.com Corporate & Business Law, Bankruptcy, Taxation, Trust & Estate Planning, Real Estate, Asset Protection, Litigation

Engelman Berger P.C.

Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.

3636 N. Central Ave., Suite 700 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 271-9090 eblawyers.com Debtor & Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Licensing, Real Estate, Auto Dealership, Credit Union

2575 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 1100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 530-8000 gknet.com Business Law & Transactions, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax Law, Environmental, Insurance, Healthcare, Sports Law

DLA Piper 2525 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 1000 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (480) 606-5100 dlapiper.com Corporate, Employment, Tax, Litigation, International Arbitration, Real Estate

Fennemore Craig Fennemore Craig is a full-service business law firm with nearly 200 attorneys with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Nogales, Denver, Las Vegas and Reno. With a history that spans more than 130 years, Fennemore Craig has been involved in many of the issues that have shaped the Southwest. As one of the largest 250 law firms in the nation, the firm helps entrepreneurs and businesses pursue solutions and, when necessary, aggressively defends clients’ interests with extensive trial experience in federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and in arbitration proceedings. Our litigation skills extend to virtually every area important to business, including Natural Resources, Energy, Environmental and Utilities; Labor and Employment; Healthcare Litigation and Regulations; and Intellectual Property.

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Jay Kramer, Amy Abdo, Sarah Strunk, Steve Good, Chris Byrd, James Goodnow


Our substantial business practice covers Business Finance; Business Litigation; Real Estate; Estate Planning; Government Relations; Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Mining; and Emerging Business and Technology. Fennemore Craig’s commitment to quality is confirmed in its ratings from third parties, including U.S. News Media Group, Chambers USA, Best Law Firms Rankings in America® and Ranking Arizona, which lists Fennemore Craig in national practice areas as well as in numerous firsttier rankings for the Phoenix metropolitan area.

MAIN LOCAL OFFICE: 2394 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 PHONE: (602) 916-5000 WEBSITE: fennemorecraig.com OFFICES IN METRO PHOENIX: 1 NATIONALLY HEADQUARTERED: Phoenix MANAGING PARTNER: Steve Good NO. OF YEARS WITH FIRM: More than 20 years YEAR ESTABLISHED LOCALLY: 1884 PRACTICES: Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Litigation, Natural Resources, Mining



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Legal Services Guide Gammage & Burnham P.L.C.

Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.

Jaburg Wilk

Two N. Central Ave., 15th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 256-0566 gblaw.com Business Organizations & Commercial Transactions, Collections & Bankruptcy, Health Care, Litigation, Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

One E. Washington St., Suite 1600 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 257-7422 gustlaw.com Franchise, IP, Bankruptcy, Construction, Corporate, Creditors’ Rights, Employment, Real Estate

3200 N. Central Ave., Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 248-1000 • jaburgwilk.com Administrative Law, Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business/Corporate, Business Divorce, Collections, Construction, Defamation, Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law, Foreclosure, Healthcare, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Litigation, Probate Litigation, Real Estate

Gordon & Rees 111 W. Monroe St., Suite 1600 Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 794-2460 gordonrees.com Civil Appeals, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Employment, Insurance Defense, Privacy & Data Security, Real Estate

Hymson Goldstein & Pantilinat P.L.L.C. 16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 300 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 991-9077 scottsdale-lawyer.com General Practice, Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Bankruptcy

Greenberg Traurig L.L.P. 2375 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 700 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 445-8000 gtlaw.com Litigation, Tax, Labor, Construction, Corporate, Securities, Intellectual Property

Jackson White P.C. 40 N. Center St., Suite 200 Mesa, AZ 85201 (480) 464-1111 • jacksonwhitelaw.com Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Criminal Defense, Disability Law, Elder Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Tax Law


For a more detailed listing of our recommended firms and a complete list of their attorneys and Areas of Practice, please visit inbusinessmag.com/legalguide.

The Frutkin Law Firm The Frutkin Law Firm, PLC was founded in 2007 by attorney Jonathan Frutkin with the goal of providing exceptional legal representation to clients throughout Arizona. The firm helps businesses, individuals and families with corporate and business law, bankruptcy, taxation, asset protection, wills, trusts and Principal, Jonathan Frutkin, Partners: Stephanie Fierro, Carolyn Tatkin, estates, and litigation needs. Its real Adam Buck, and Ben Himmelstein (pictured left to right) estate legal services include tax lien Metro over the last 12 months. The firm has foreclosures, HOA law, transactions and litigation. been recognized for its accomplishments in Most recently, The Frutkin Law Firm added estate planning by the Phoenix Business Journal solar and energy law to its resources. Located at and was named, for a fourth time, a Best of Our Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, its 10 attorneys Valley winner by Arizona Foothills magazine. In are sought-after specialists by local media. They 2012, Jonathan Frutkin became the first Arizona have been quoted in nearly 100 television, radio, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from newspapers and magazine articles in Phoenix the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for his work to address the issue of PARTNER ATTORNEYS excessive student loan debts and bankruptcy. He is also a frequent panelist for crowdfunding Principal, Jonathan Frutkin conferences, most recently in Silicon Valley and Partners: Adam Buck, Stephanie Fierro, Washington, D.C.

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At-a-Glance MAIN LOCAL OFFICE: 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 200 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 PHONE: (602) 606-9300 WEBSITE: frutkinlaw.com OFFICES IN METRO PHOENIX: 1 NATIONALLY HEADQUARTERED: Scottsdale MANAGING PARTNERS: Jonathan Frutkin NO. OF YEARS WITH FIRM: 9 YEAR ESTABLISHED LOCALLY: 2007 PRACTICES: Corporate & Business Law, Bankruptcy, Taxation, Trust & Estate Planning, Real Estate, Asset Protection, Litigation

Ben Himmelstein and Carolyn Tatkin



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Legal Services Guide Jennings, Haug & Cunningham 2800 N. Central Ave., Suite 1800 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 234-7800 jhc-law.com Banking, Construction, Creditors’ Rights, Environmental, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Defense, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional & Lawyer Liability, Real Estate, Surety & Fidelity Law

Jennings Strouss & Salmon One E. Washington St., Suite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 262-5911 jsslaw.com Bankruptcy & Reorganization, Corporate & Finance, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax & Trusts & Estates

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, L.L.P.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C.

201 E. Washington St., Suite 1200 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 262-5311 lrrlaw.com IP, Bankruptcy, Corporate & Securities, Commercial litigation, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Regulatory Affairs, Healthcare

2415 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 800 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 778-3700 ogletreedeakins.com Employment, Traditional Labor Relations, Litigation, Unfair Competition & Trade Secrets, Immigration


Osborn Maledon P.A.

2425 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 900 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 474-3600 littler.com Management-side Employment Advice & Counsel, Labor & Management Relations, Employment Litigation, Immigrations & Global Migration, International Employment & Labor

2929 N. Central Ave., 21st Floor Phoenix, AZ 85012-2793 (602) 640-9000 omlaw.com Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Securities, IP, Technology, Real Estate, Criminal, Bankruptcy

May Potenza Baran & Gillespie Jones, Skelton & Hochuli P.L.C. 40 N. Central Ave., Suite 2700 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 263-170 jshfirm.com Insurance Defense, General Civil Litigation, Appeals, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Transportation, Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice

201 N. Central Ave., 22nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-1900 maypotenza.com Administrative Adjudications, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appeals, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Commercial Creditors & Debtor’s Rights, Employment & Labor Law

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, L.L.P. One E. Washington St., Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 256-0000 knchlaw.com Business & Corporate, Civil Litigation, Construction Litigation

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith L.L.P. 2929 N. Central Ave., Suite 1700 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 385-1040 lbbslaw.com Medical Malpractice, Construction Defect Litigation, Products Liability, General Liability, Professional Liability


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14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 450 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 609-0011 ngdlaw.com Business Litigation, Bankruptcy, Construction Law & Litigation, Real Estate Law, Transactional Law, Trusts & Estate Planning, Insurance Law

Perkins Coie L.L.P. 2901 N. Central Ave., Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 351-8000 perkinscoie.com Business Litigation, Patent & IP, Business & Licensing, Real Estate, Criminal Defense

Polsinelli One E. Washington St., Suite 1200 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 650-2000 polsinelli.com Business Litigation, Corporate, Financial Services, Health Care, Real Estate, Life Sciences & Technology, Immigration, Tax

Quarles & Brady L.L.P. One Renaissance Square Two N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 229-5200 quarles.com Commercial Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Business Law, Environmental, Franchise, Healthcare

For a more detailed listing of our recommended firms and a complete list of their attorneys and Areas of Practice, please visit inbusinessmag.com/legalguide.


Legal Services Guide

Greenberg Traurig At the top


Michael Aguirre, Laurent Badoux, Brian Blaney, Mary Bruno, Rebecca Lynne Burnham, Michael Cafiso, David Cleary, John Cummerford, William DeHaan, Jerry Fellows, Karl Freeburg, Robert Goldich, Nicole Goodwin, Brigitte Finley Green, Jean Harris, Dana Hooper, Robert Kant, Leslie Klein, Bruce Macdonough, Kevin Morris, Clifford Neimeth, James Nelson, Pamela Overton, Gil Rudolph, Brian Schulman, Jeffrey Verbin, E. Jeffrey Walsh, Quinn Williams, Jeremy Zangara

Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix Attorneys are an Integral Part of Arizona Legal Landscape Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix attorneys are regularly recognized by publications and associations honoring those they call “the best in the profession.” Given their representation of a variety of companies and individuals doing business in Arizona, these attorneys are an integral part of the state’s vibrant legal, economic, and civic landscape. Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix attorneys are trusted advisors to clients, offering multiple disciplines and decades of experience within the business, real estate, municipal, and financial arenas, and Arizona courts. The attorneys, several of whom are award winning in the areas of delivery of elite-level legal services, client service, and charitable work, can offer clients tailor-made resources. The office is part of one multi-disciplinary business-oriented law firm, with a robust national and international footprint and a focus on real-world legal advice. Clients trust Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix attorneys for legal guidance on the matters most important to doing business transactions and

disputes in Arizona. These include such issues as securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, construction, labor and employment, real estate, tax, bankruptcy and intellectual property, and corporate transactions at every stage of the business lifecycle. Founded in 1967 by three attorneys in Florida, the firm has grown quickly but prudently. Its offices, including Phoenix, have grown by attracting high quality legal talent looking to meet the needs of clients who range from middle market public and private clients, to some of today’s most progressive entrepreneurs. Today, Greenberg Traurig is home to approximately 1950 attorneys and government law and policy professionals in 38 locations in commercial centers across the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We offer our clients: • An Integrated Approach Greenberg Traurig provides integrated legal services for clients. We offer a multidisciplinary team with the strategic business, legal and political experience required to address the increasingly complex needs of companies.

• Fast-Moving Service Our culture promotes innovation and fast-moving, tireless dedication to our clients, resulting in practical, business-focused legal services. • A Commitment to Efficiency Greenberg Traurig builds teams around client needs, ensuring lean staffing, front-end planning and flexible billing where appropriate.

22 attorneys in the firm’s Phoenix office have been recognized in the latest edition of in The Best Lawyers in America®; 7 in the Chambers USA Guide; and 17 in Southwest Super Lawyers, including 4 shareholders who were included in that publication’s “Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona”.



2375 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 700 Phoenix, AZ 85016


PHONE: (602) 445-8000 WEBSITE: www.gtlaw.com

Bruce Macdonough NO. OF YEARS WITH FIRM: 29


Corporate & Securities; Litigation; Intellectual Property & Technology; Real Estate; Public Finance; Labor & Employment



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Legal Services Guide Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros P.A.

Sanders & Parks, P.C.

Steptoe & Johnson L.L.P.

One N. Central Ave., Suite 900 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 307-9900 rcdmlaw.com Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Insurance Coverage, Appeals, Business & Real Estate

3030 N. Third St., Suite 1300 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 532-5600 sandersandparks.com Civil Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Corporate, Professional Liability Litigation, Insurance Defense, Public Entity/ Municipal Defense, Intellectual Property

201 E. Washington St., Suite 1600 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 257-5200 steptoe.com Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith, Labor & Employment, Media & Communications, IP Protection & Litigation, Taxes

Schneider & Onofry P.C.

Stinson Leonard Street L.L.P.

3101 N. Central Ave., Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 230-8857 soarizonalaw.com Administrative, Business, Employment, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil & Commercial, Construction Litigation, Civil Rights, Family

1850 N. Central Ave., Suite 2100 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 279-1600 stinsonleonard.com Commercial & Class Action Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Corporate Counseling, Banking & Financial Services, Real Estate

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Tiffany & Bosco P.A.

201 E. Washington St., Suite 800 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 240-3000 shermanhoward.com Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, Banking & Finance, Immigration, Tax

2525 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 700 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 255-6000 tblaw.com Banking, Employment, IP, Tax, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Construction

Rose Law Group P.C. 7144 E. Stetson Dr., Suite 300 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 505-3936 roselawgroup.com Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Tax, Family, Estate Planning

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite One N. Central Ave., Suite 1200 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 440-4800 rcalaw.com Energy & Environment, Real Estate & Development, Creditors’ Rights & Banking, Estate Planning & Probate, Corporate & Securities, Litigation, Document Control & e-Discovery

Sacks Tierney P.A. 4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th Floor Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 425-2600 sackstierney.com Banking, Business & Corporate, Civil Litigation, Commercial & Public Finance, Construction, Employment, Estate Planning, Indian & Tribal Relations, Real Estate, Healthcare

Salmon, Lewis & Weldon P.L.C. 2850 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 801–9060 slwplc.com Business & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Law, Corporate Real Estate, Electric Power & Utilities, Environmental Law

Snell & Wilmer One Arizona Center 400 E. Van Buren St., Suite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 382-6000 swlaw.com Bankruptcy; Commercial Finance; Corporate & Securities; Employee Benefits & Compensation; Healthcare; Intellectual Property; International; Labor & Employment; Litigation; Natural Resources, Environmental & Energy; Political Law & Government Relations; Real Estate; Tax

Squire Patton Boggs 1 E. Washington St., Suite 2700 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 528-4000 squirepattonboggs.com Corporate, Environmental, IP, Litigation, Public Finance, Restructuring, Real Estate

Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek P.L.C. 2555 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 800 Phoenix AZ 85016 (602) 264-7101 warnerangle.com Commercial & Business Law, Construction, Real Estate, Commercial Loans, Divorce & Family, Trusts & Estates, Probate, Personal Injury

Wilenchik & Bartness P.C. 2810 N. Third St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 606-2810 wb-law.com Civil Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Mediation, Tax Litigation

For a more detailed listing of our recommended firms and a complete list of their attorneys and Areas of Practice, please visit inbusinessmag.com/legalguide.


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Wilenchik & Bartness Founded in 1991 by Dennis Wilenchik and Becky Bartness, the law firm of Wilenchik and Bartness provides high-level litigation services to a select group of clients. The firm also provides commercial arbitration and mediation services and works closely with businesses to manage their legal needs. Dennis Wilenchik is rated Martindale-Hubbell AV®-Preeminent™, the highest rating available under the Martindale-Hubbell rating system, and he is listed in the national Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Wilenchik has been a nationally certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for more than 15 years. He is an Arizona Bar Foundation Fellow and was elected a Fellow to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Wilenchik has served as a civil judge pro tem of the Superior Court, President of Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, board member of the Arizona Bar Journal, chairman of the Civil Trial Practice Committee

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Dennis I. Wilenchik • Becky A. Bartness

At-a-Glance Dennis I. Wilenchik

and member of the Superior Court Civil Study Committee of the State Bar. Becky Bartness is rated Martindale-Hubbell AV®-Preeminent™ and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She was a real estate specialist for over 15 years and also practices commercial arbitration and mediation. Ms. Bartness is licensed to practice law in all Arizona state and federal courts and the Ninth Circuit. She concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, commercial, banking and environmental law, and commercial mediation and has represented lenders, developers and homebuilders in real estate and environmental matters, commercial and real estate loan transactions, loan restructures, bank regulatory and compliance matters, general corporate matters, and loan work-outs.

MAIN LOCAL OFFICE: 2810 N. Third St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 PHONE: (602) 606-2810 WEBSITE: wb-law.com OFFICES IN METRO PHOENIX: 2 NATIONALLY HEADQUARTERED: Phoenix MANAGING PARTNER: Dennis I. Wilenchik NO. OF YEARS WITH FIRM: 25 YEAR ESTABLISHED LOCALLY: 1991 PRACTICES: Civil Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Mediation

Wilenchik and Bartness provides complex civil and criminal litigation and mediation services to a select group of clients in the real estate, business, and construction sectors, with an emphasis on large and small business disputes. Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent™.

Contact Dennis I. Wilenchik at diw@wb-law.com




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