New Laws for Real Estate Investors and Wholesalers

by Patrick MacQueen

If you are a real estate investor or real estate wholesaler, there are new laws that will affect you. Last week, Governor Ducey signed HB 2747 into law and this new law places disclosure requirements on buyers that enter into residential real estate contracts and then assign the contracts to someone else. In short, HB 2747 applies to real estate wholesalers. Under a typical … [More]

Firm Ownership Now Open to Non-Lawyers

by Andy Kvesic

The Arizona Supreme Court last year enacted sweeping rules that revolutionize the practice of law in Arizona. While the general rule across the United States was that only lawyers could own and share profits in law firms, Arizona took a bold approach in turning that rule on its head, now allowing non-lawyers to own, profit from and participate in the management of law firms. … [More]

Nationally Recognized Law Firm Announces Office in Phoenix

Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinksy & Josefiak PLLC, a nationally-recognized law firm specializing in government, regulatory matters and litigation, is pleased to announce it will be launching a regional office in Phoenix. On Tuesday, April 26, the firm will commemorate the opening of its new office at The Esplanade by hosting the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry for … [More]

Arizona Law Firm Expands, Adds Offices in San Diego and San Bernardino

Fennemore, the fastest-growing BigLaw firm in the country in 2021 according to, added approximately 50 attorneys and allied legal professionals to its roster with new Fennemore offices in San Bernardino and San Diego. Fennemore’s expansion deepens the firm’s significant experience in the areas of real estate and land use, business, and natural resources. Over the … [More]

Luxury vs. Affordable Multifamily Housing

by Benjamin Graff

It may be surprising to hear that a city or community can be opposed to a luxury multifamily development just as strongly as an affordable housing development, but for very different reasons.  As a land use and zoning attorney who represents clients focused on both luxury and affordable multifamily housing, I have seen this scenario in various jurisdictions. While there are … [More]

Avoid Debt and Get Financial Success 

by Lyle Solomon

Do people have business debts as an entrepreneur? They would, of course. Practically, good debts exist and many companies have been able to flourish due to that. The issue arises when these companies become so deeply in debt that it impairs the business. So, what can entrepreneurs do to keep their business from drowning in debt? Here are a few effective methods that can help … [More]

Developing Artificial Intelligence: Are Your Lawyers Involved?

by Todd Kartchner

Artificial intelligence, or “AI” as it is commonly known, is becoming more prevalent as businesses have come to realize that AI can accomplish many basic tasks more efficiently and economically than a human employee. AI refers to machines or systems that simulate human intelligence in performing functions and solving problems. AI frequently uses algorithms to make decisions and … [More]

ASU Law Forms Center for Constitutional Design

Recent history has amply demonstrated that questions of constitutional design and interpretation remain at the center of U.S. politics. Universities and law schools can serve the nation by promoting a robust dialogue about the strengths and weaknesses of our constitutional system. In that spirit, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has launched … [More]

Don’t Be Surprised by New ‘No Surprise’ Medical Billing Rules

by Heather Macre

The federal “No Surprises Act” (NSA) went into effect in January and enacts new medical billing regulations aimed at curbing surprise billing in certain settings.  A “surprise”bill can be a shock to an insured patient who sought care at an in-network hospital but was subsequently treated by out-of-network providers and thus faced a higher bill than they were anticipating. … [More]

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions – Where to Next?

by Robert J. Miller

During 2021, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) proceeded at a torrid pace in the United States. This article examines what may lie ahead for domestic middle market M&A, which is likely to continue at the same pace in 2022.  The advent of private equity (PE) investing is a big part of why M&A activity is likely to remain strong in 2022. PE investing as a business … [More]

Two Top Law Firms Based in Southwest Combine, Expanding Legal Services

Two prominent law firms based in the Southwest have joined together to establish Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod, LLP (JHKM). Phoenix-based Jennings Haug Cunningham, LLP and Albuquerque-based Keleher & McLeod, P.A. have combined to become a multijurisdictional full-service, litigation and business law firm. JHKM combines the strengths of Jennings Haug Cunningham, one of the … [More]

International Law Firm Opens Phoenix Office, Expanding the Firm’s Western Presence

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced that it has opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona. The new Phoenix office is the Firm’s 20th location. The lawyers establishing Dorsey’s Phoenix office include Scott Jenkins, Isaac Gabriel, and Andrea Palmer, all of whom most recently practiced in the Phoenix office of the Quarles & Brady law firm. All of them join … [More]

Former Unit Chief of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to Lead Law Firm’s New Arizona Presence

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, – a national consumer law firm specializing in complex litigation, antitrust matters, mass torts, commercial litigation and consumer fraud class actions – is continuing to expand its national footprint by opening an office in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area that will be led by Dana R. Vogel, who recently joined MWA after serving as a Unit Chief at … [More]

NFIB: Small Businesses Support U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Vaccine Mandate


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) applauds today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a stay of OSHA’s vaccine mandate, which requires businesses with 100 or more employees to have employees vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. “Today’s decision is welcome relief for America’s small businesses, who are still trying to get their … [More]

Merchant Cash Advance: Sound Fast Financing or Recipe for Disaster?

by Jeremiah Foster

The merchant cash advance (MCA) is a financing option that typically ends in a death spiral for most small businesses. In fact, more than 60% of the receiverships assigned to Scottdale-based business advisory firm Resolute Commercial Services involve at least one, if not more, merchant cash advances. That’s because once a business enters into an MCA agreement, it is nearly … [More]

Their Take: SEC’s Bitcoin Policy Inconsistency Threatens the Emergence of a New Asset Class

by David McCarville

If the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has good evidence that the Bitcoin market poses a danger to the U.S. investor, why would they allow investors to access this market through every other conceivable avenue, including three recently approved Bitcoin futures ETFs? In my opinion, U.S. cryptocurrency companies are over-regulated to the point where it has effectively … [More]

Time to Shine a Light on Renewable Energy End-of-Life Planning 

by James Voyles

To address the unique end-of-life challenges and opportunities presented to renewable energy developers and operators, Lewis Roca created a first-of-its-kind Renewable Energy End-of-Life Planning Group. This team draws on our many years of experience in the energy and utilities sector and includes attorneys from throughout the firm’s practice areas to assist clients with … [More]

Key Considerations for U.S./Mexico Cross-Border Business Transactions

by Daniel Arana

Conducting cross-border transactions and taking advantage of the resources in Mexico can present fruitful opportunities for U.S. businesses. There are some key considerations for U.S. businesses looking to explore working with companies in Mexico.  The first critical piece in setting up a successful cross-border transaction is having effective communication with one’s … [More]

What Does Phoenix’s Growth Mean for Business?

by Eric Johnson and Jon Howard

Being one of the fastest growing cities in the country has helped Phoenix gain not only new residents but also an unprecedented level of new investment, startups and M&A activity.  The influx of young professionals and the increase in successful exits within the technology sector creates an ideal environment for startup growth. Much like a self-sustaining ecosystem, … [More]

Global Law Firm Launches Renewable Energy End-of-Life Planning Group

Lewis Roca

More than 40 years of renewable energy investment in the U.S. has led to the current installment of 550,000 acres of solar capacity and 67,000 individual wind turbines. As these numbers continue to grow, powered by a widespread commitment to clean power generation, so does the need to manage the industrial materials used in that process throughout their full lifecycle. Toward … [More]

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