Polsinelli | August 2014

With more than 740 attorneys, spanning from Los Angeles to New York, Polsinelli serves national corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Polsinelli attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding General Counsels’ and C-Suite executives’ … [More]

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite | August 2014

Welcome! I’m Rudy Parga Jr., managing shareholder of the law firm Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. I’m honored to serve as Guest Editor of In Business Magazine’s August issue not only because it focuses on multiculturalism (a topic I care deeply about), but also because it features the 2014 Legal Guide and gives me a chance to tout our firm’s amazing team of … [More]

Seeking Opportunity in Our Multicultural Market

by Joe Bardin

The multicultural marketplace in the Phoenix area is a rapidly growing one. Where once corporations focused almost entirely on connecting and serving the mainstream Anglo culture, and could afford only limited outreach to minorities, now dynamic organizations are finding they can’t afford not to engage effectively with minority communities. This is because minorities now … [More]

Rudy Parga Jr., Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

from Rudy Parga Jr.

Rudy Parga is Managing Shareholder of the law firm Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. He has a broad commercial and employment litigation practice, and previously led the firm’s Litigation group. Parga is named in multiple editions of Best Lawyers® and Southwest Super Lawyers®, and has garnered recognition locally as well. He is also frequently acknowledged for his community … [More]

Plan Exit Strategies to Yield Positive Outcomes

by Amy R. Handler

Are there any true positives that can come from selling a business? Yes, say three experts who have experience making cash-outs and exit strategies both happy and lucrative events. There are various reasons an entrepreneurial owner may decide to sell a successful and profitable company, says Orville (Chip) Fisher, an attorney, investment banker and managing director at the … [More]

Selling to Uncle Sam: What Business Owners Need to Know 

by Doña Storey

The U.S. government is the world’s largest customer, spending billions of dollars every year on goods and services and buying everything from hair care products to cyber security consulting. Although selling to Uncle Sam might seem challenging, the payoff can be an upward spike in the growth of any company, large or small. Do’s and Don’ts for Government … [More]

Navigate ‘Unsolvable’ Problems

by David Dotlich 

Innovation. It’s a buzzword that’s so overused it’s tough to understand what it really means and how to capture its elusive spirit. We know we need more of it as businesses are increasingly challenged to produce an outcome that achieves seemingly irreconcilable goals, but we often receive conflicting advice on how to achieve it. When anyone tackles the topic of innovation, the … [More]

Hiring on the Right Side of the Law 

by RaeAnne Marsh

The gamut of issues businesses must properly navigate when bringing on a new hire ranges from background checks and social media history to drug testing to treatment of disabled and other specific classes of workers — and the correct approach is not necessarily intuitive. In some cases, the law is downright confusing, such as the rules around E-Verify. This national database of … [More]

‘Giving USA 2014’: Dispelling Myths about Philanthropy

by Marc Kellenberger

Giving USA 2014 isn’t a magical handbook with superpowers, but the figures and historical insight contained within the report do dispel long-held myths about fundraising. Those executives sitting on nonprofit boards who understand the implications of the report’s facts and figures — and how to use them to their advantage — can optimize their organizations’ philanthropic … [More]

Lisa Urias – It’s All About Team

by Kristian Seemeyer

Lisa Urias founded Urias Communications to address an underserved need for strategic marketing and PR with a multicultural focus. Now a local and national award-winning marketing, community and public relations agency, Urias Communications specializes in the multicultural markets of the U.S. Southwest, with concentration on the Hispanic market.Urias’ first challenge came after … [More]