Matthew B. Meaker and Ellen K. Aiken have joined the Scottsdale law firm of Sacks Tierney P.A. Meaker joins the firm with a focus on construction law. He is a member of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council and the American Subcontractors Association. He was selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” Aiken is a member of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, where she serves on the family law and children and the law committees. Her practice focuses on family law. Amy Lieberman was recently ranked as the #1 ADR professional in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona’s Best of Arizona Business, Top Lawyers 2013. Lieberman is the executive director of Insight Mediation Group LLC and Insight Employment Mediation LLC. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder Todd A. Julian has been selected to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Julian’s practice primarily concentrates on personal injury and insurance defense litigation in state, federal and numerous tribal courts in the Southwestern United States. The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is pleased to announce that Michael S. Mandell has joined the firm as of counsel. Mandell brings his substantial experience in governmental relations, public agency law, constitutional law, business litigation and transactions and election law. An Arizona native, Mandell has served as a law clerk for the Honorable Noel Fidel of the Arizona Court of Appeals and as a litigator and governmental relations attorney at Perkins Coie. Michael has also served as the minority general legal counsel and chief of staff for the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives, where he primarily advised legislators on Arizona and federal constitutional issues affecting pending legislation. Mandell also created the Mandell Law Firm, LLC, focusing on election law, business litigation and transactional services. Greg Poulos is pleased to announce the relocation of his Phoenix business & estate planning firm, Poulos Law Firm to 11120 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85028. Phoenix School of Law (PSL), an ABA accredited law school, is pleased to announce that, beginning in the fall of this year, it will introduce an innovative first-year curriculum known as the FIRST Class Program: Full Integration of Real-life Skills with Teaching. The FIRST Class Program is the perfect combination of innovation and the traditional foundations of legal education. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Campbell has been named to the Clean Tech 100 list by Legal Media Group (LMG). The list is featured in the inaugural edition of LMG Clean Technology/Renewable Energy 2013. Published by Euromoney Institutional Investor, it will provide an in-depth look at the legal clean-tech market and the leading professionals who work in it. Campbell, a partner, focuses his practice on regulatory and administrative law, particularly energy, telecommunications, water and utility regulation. He represents energy companies in regulatory and contractual matters, including siting and building power plants and transmission lines, resource planning, renewable energy development, EPC contracts, transmission contracts, financings, rate applications and the purchase and sale of energy facilities. Murphy Karber PLC, a Phoenix construction, real estate and business law firm, has announced it has added a third partner, Michael A. Cordier. The firm also announced its new name, Murphy Karber Cordier PLC and unveiled its new logo. The firm will also use the trade name “MKC Law,” taking advantage of the State Bar of Arizona’s recent rule change. Cordier represents a wide variety of businesses and individuals in commercial matters and often serves as an outside general counsel for businesses. His areas of focus include business and corporate law, employment and labor law, intellectual property, real estate and commercial transactions and litigation. Scott S. Wakefield was recently appointed by Governor Brewer to serve on the Arizona Water Quality Appeals Board. The board reviews certain action of the Department of Environmental Quality relating to water quality control. Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC congratulates Merton E. Marks for his selection as a Top Lawyer for alternative dispute resolution by Ranking Arizona. They are also pleased to announce that David B. Goldstein, Gordon E. Dudley and Christopher D. Lonn have been selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in commercial litigation. All three have achieved the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating on Martindale- Hubbell and have now been recognized for their legal ability and ethical standards within commercial litigation. The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, with more than 50 Arizona-based attorneys, ranked among the top law firms representing investment banks and financial advisors in mergers and acquisition transactions in 2012, according to Corporate Control Alert. Thom Cope and Kasey Nye have joined Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C. as partners in the law firm. Cope, who is part of the firm’s employment section, has over 40 years’ experience in employment and labor law, with an emphasis on litigation, and representing clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board. Nye has been practicing bankruptcy and restructuring law for more than a decade representing large and small business and nonprofit entities as debtors and creditors in Arizona and throughout the United States. He joins the bankruptcy section of Mesch, Clark & Rothschild. Established in 1957, Mesch, Clark & Rothschild is a leading law firm in Arizona focusing on business, litigation, estates and trusts, construction and bankruptcy matters. Attorney Bob Monroe joined the law firm of Wilenchik & Bartness. As a member of the firm, Monroe’s practice will focus on commercial litigation and cases before the Registrar of Contractors. Monroe is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.
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