Spencer Fane LLP

Spencer Fane is a full-service business law firm focused on providing results that move clients and their businesses forward. With direct access to firm leadership and a different approach to client engagement, its attorneys instill confidence and certainty that the clients’ interests are the firm’s priority. Your business leaders work with our business leader — leaders who work decisively, execute with purpose and understand the importance of flawless timing.

The firm pursues measured growth that created a sizable but controlled footprint without offices on either coast while aligning with the needs of clients in the markets where they do business. This has included a specific focus in Phoenix since establishing our thriving office here in 2017.

At Spencer Fane, we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental principles essential to the firm and our clients’ success. Therefore, we seek to foster and develop a diverse array of attorneys and professional staff who bring varied ideas and perspective to our clients’ complex legal challenges. 

In recent years, Spencer Fane clarified and amplified a focus on three distinctive components that fuel a competitive edge:

  • Providing extraordinary client service.
  • Being the law firm of choice for top talent.
  • Driving operational excellence.

The firm has developed a firmwide focus on the importance of humility, collaboration, empowerment, positive energy and fierce resolve as core values that guide each attorney and staff member. In particular, humility, a selfless way of being that anchors attorneys and employees on a daily basis, sits at the center. The supporting pillars are: 

  • Resolve to win — an unwavering ambition to realize success.
  • External focus with positive energy — a resilience to overcome adversity & focus on possibility.
  • Empowerment — an environment where others are inspired to thrive.
  • Collaboration — continuous pursuit of more creative solutions through connection with others.

The firm consists of more than 400 attorneys in 21 different practice groups. 

The firm has offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado; Tampa, Florida; Overland Park, Kansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cape Girardeau, Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Las Vegas, Nevada; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Greenville, South Carolina; Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; Hendersonville and Nashville, Tennessee; and Austin, Dallas, Houston and Plano, Texas.


Firm Name: Spencer Fane LLP

Main Local Office:
2415 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: (602) 333-5430

Website: www.spencerfane.com

Offices in Metro Phoenix: 1

Nationally Headquartered:
Kansas City, MO

Managing Partner: Patrick J. Whalen

No. of Years with Firm:26

Year Established Locally: 2017

Practices: Banking and Financial Services; Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ Rights Corporate and Business Transactions; Health Care; Intellectual Property; International; Labor and Employment; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate

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Top Representative Attorneys

Andrew M. Federhar,
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Andy G. Anderson,
Corporate and Business Transactions

David E. Funkhouser III,
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Raj Gangadean,
Corporate and Business Transactions

Helen Holden,
Labor and Employment

Steven J. Laureanti,
Intellectual Property

Michael F. Patterson,

Jessica Gale,
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Richard H. Herold,
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Brian Zavislak,
Real Estate

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