Law Firm Introduces a New Standard for the Modern Law Firm with 100% Remote Work Program

Rick McCartney

In a legal landscape where tradition often reigns supreme, Fennemore has decided to break the mold. As many traditional law firms are urging their lawyers back to the office, Fennemore is taking a bold step with our Fennemore Forward 100% remote work program. This option is for seasoned lawyers living in areas where Fennemore does not have a physical office. It reflects our … [More]

Their Take: Leaving a Lasting Legacy on the State Bar of Arizona by Increasing Diversity and Inclusivity

by Benjamin Taylor

The State Bar of Arizona made history in June 2023 when unanimously electing the first Black President in the 91-year history of the organization. With a one-year term, we had a lot of work to do in a short amount of time and it was my goal to make lasting changes. The president of the State Bar is tasked with overseeing Arizona attorneys and judges, implementing new … [More]

What CRE Can Learn from the Shockwaves Sent through RRE

Broker commissions are under scrutiny

by Andrea Marconi

With chaos in Residential Real Estate (RRE) over commissions, what is the message for Commercial Real Estate (CRE)? Is the sky falling? Will CRE commissions next be attacked in lawsuits? Although there are no guarantees and legal winds are difficult to predict, those in CRE should keep calm — but perhaps do more than just carry on in the same way. Recent lawsuits filed … [More]

Law Group Expands Services to Include Historic Preservation

Rose Law Group, renowned for its exceptional land use and development solutions, is excited to announce the expansion of its services to include Historic Preservation. This new practice area reflects our commitment to protecting Arizona's legendary history and honoring its western roots, while enhancing the Phoenix metro area as a premier destination in the United States. Our … [More]

Legal-Ease: Your Lawyer as Your Business Consultant

Navigating challenges and identifying opportunity

by RaeAnne Marsh

Attorneys can offer far more benefit to businesses than retroactively putting out fires from businesses’ missteps and other problems. With their expertise in specific practice areas, they can not only help businesses avoid problems but even identify potential opportunity that business executives focused on day-to-day operations may not  otherwise have considered. With Burch … [More]

June 2024 Guest Editor: Susie Ingold, Burch & Cracchiolo

With the Law on Your Side

from Susie Ingold

In many cases, reaching out to an attorney is a common response when businesses run into problems in various aspects of their operations. But seeking out their expertise may not only help the business avert problems but even strengthen and grow. I believe a proactive approach to consulting with my clients often avoids problems and creates opportunities for growth and … [More]

Scottsdale Attorney Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Sustainability and Renewable Energy to Arizona

Court Rich, Co-Founder of Rose Law Group pc, is celebrating twenty years since joining the firm. Under Court’s guidance, Rose Law Group has become a leading firm for renewable energy and regulatory law in the Southwest. When Court joined in 2004, the firm had just two attorneys. Today, it boasts a team of more than 60. Twenty years ago, as a young attorney, Court took a chance … [More]

Employers Expect Increased Regulatory Enforcement amid Legislative Slowdown in Election Year, Survey Finds

In an election year that could significantly impact the future of employment and labor law, U.S. employers expect heightened regulatory enforcement as they navigate a host of workplace issues, including the disruptive impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and managing divisive political beliefs among employees. That’s according to the 12th Annual Employer Survey released … [More]

Business and Real Estate Law Firm Names New Managing Partner

Medalist Legal, a valley law firm specializing in business and real estate law, announced the promotion of Brandon Bodea to Managing Partner. Brandon Bodea brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience, knowledge, and expertise to this new role. Bodea has been with Medalist Legal since the Firm’s inception, focusing on both litigation and transactional real estate … [More]

Why a Business Needs a Trademark

And its role in customer recognition and loyalty

by Tyler Thorne

Every business starts with two things: an idea and a name. While entrepreneurs (rightfully) focus on executing on their ideas when launching or expanding a business, safeguarding the business name and brand becomes crucial. A key step for safeguarding is trademark registration. Registered trademarks are often essential for brand protection and may significantly enhance the … [More]

Valley Law Firm Creates Powerhouse Liquor Licensing Practice

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. continues to expand its Phoenix office with the addition of shareholder Ryan W. Anderson and associate attorney Shawn A. McCabe and a supporting staff of three essential employees. The duo will join the Firm effective May 1, 2024. Anderson and his team will join Burch & Cracchiolo attorney Jake D. Curtis to create the most experienced and high … [More]

Law Firm Urges Businesses across All Industries to Start Taking Precautions on AI

Innovative Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group, a full-service law firm that prides itself on hyper-responsiveness to clients’ needs urges Arizona business owners and leaders to take serious care with their company’s AI use. Weekly clients are seeking advice from Rose Law Group to develop proactive AI policies to minimize risk with the new technology. There have already been … [More]

Law Firm Appoints Chair of Employment and Labor Law Department

Gallagher & Kennedy is pleased to announce that Haley A. Harrigan has been appointed chair of the firm’s employment and labor law department. Haley Harrigan represents and counsels individuals, small businesses, franchised operations, and large corporations in a variety of employment and business disputes. Her proven track record includes litigating and resolving matters … [More]

Law Firm Relocates Phoenix Office, Highlights New Modern & Inclusive Workspaces

Perkins Coie announced that its Phoenix office will relocated to the Esplanade II complex, a state-of-the-art class A+ office building, following the signing of a multiyear lease in 2023. The office’s more than 145 lawyers and business professionals will work and collaborate from the fifth floor and part of the fourth floor of the complex, located at 2525 East Camelback … [More]

Real Estate Partner Joins Dorsey in Phoenix

Brad Wright has joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Phoenix as a Partner in the Real Estate group, the law firm announced. Dorsey’s Phoenix office has experienced exceptional growth since opening in 2022, expanding from three to 29 attorneys. Brad represents clients on complex business matters often involving the intersection of law, public policy, finance, and real estate. … [More]

Phoenix Law Firm Expands in Denver, Nearly 80 Lawyers and Legal Professionals to Join

Fennemore, recognized as the fastest-growing Am Law 200 firm in the U.S., announced that roughly 80 lawyers and legal professionals are joining Fennemore’s Denver office later this month. The new team members are joining Fennemore laterally from Moye White, a full-service business firm in Denver boasting a reputation built on nearly 50 years of excellence in real estate, … [More]

Legal Implications of the Shipping Disruptions in the Red Sea

Contracts and more in the global supply chain

by Julie Mauer and Aaron Schepler

Houthi rebel attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea have caused major supply chain disruptions since the attacks began in November 2023. To date, there have been at least 80 incidents in the area, many of which involve private container ships carrying goods to Europe, the United States and other destinations around the world. These incidents have caused not only disruptions in … [More]

Law Firm Names Next Managing Partner upon Retirement Announcement

Gallagher & Kennedy announces the retirement of long-time shareholder and managing partner Dean C. Short, II. Kevin E. O’Malley, a 44-year veteran of the firm, will assume the role of managing partner, effective April 1, 2024. Short joined Gallagher & Kennedy in 1988 and was elected managing partner in 1998. Over his 52 years of practice and 36 years at … [More]

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