AWARDS – ANNOUNCEMENTS – PRESS RELEASES – PROMOT IONS Jared Allen and Steven Meyerand are pleased to announce the opening of their law firm, the Law Offices of Allen & Meyerand. With a solid background in criminal law, the two partners are proud to work as a criminal defense team. With a combined history of over 10 years as prosecutors, they hope to bring their experience to criminal defense. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that they were ranked 14th in the small Phoenix firm’s category for the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2013 Healthiest Employers list. In large part, the ranking is thanks to Lewis and Roca’s Weight Watchers at Work Program. Since March 2011 when the program debuted, the firm has sponsored 10-week programs, helping employees lose a total of 1,261 pounds. Phoenix business law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. has eight attorneys listed in the 2013 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers. Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, and Bridget O’Brien Swartz were listed as Southwest Super Lawyers 2013. Nathan D. Meyer, Laurence Hirsch and Laura Rogal were listed as Southwest Rising Stars 2013. Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that Madeleine C. Wanslee has been elected to its executive committee, the governing body of the firm. Wanslee is co-chair of the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights practice group. Her practice focuses on creditors’ rights and related state and federal court litigation, including commercial and consumer bankruptcy, loan workouts, foreclosure, deficiency and guarantor actions. Rose Law Group PC (RLG) announces the hire of Robert Iussa to chair the intellectual property division, an area of the law which continues to grow in light of recent legal battles over intellectual property rights. Prior to joining Rose Law Group, Iussa concentrated his intellectual property work on patent, trademark, and copyright procurement and protection in the United States and around the world. Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been elected to membership. Raul Abad, Mingyi Kang, Robert M. Savage, Sarah C. Smith and Karl H. Widell have been elected as non-capital members. Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that the following four attorneys were named to the Arizona Rising Stars list in Arizona for 2013: Jody A. Corrales (bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights), Mingyi Kang (real estate), Eric A. McGlothlin (bonds/ government finance) and Calvin J. Platten, Jr. (real estate). Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that the following nine lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers list: Gerald L. Jacobs (real estate), Scott A. Malm (real estate), Christopher M. McNichol (real estate), Sean P. O’Brien (bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights), Richard A. Segal (business litigation), Madeleine C. Wanslee (bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights), Richard H. Whitney (estate planning & probate) and Charles W. Wirken (appellate). Petrie & Venditti, PLC has moved to Scottsdale. The firm’s new office is located at Hayden Corporate Center, 8283 N. Hayden Road, Suite 225, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. Joe Clees, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of Ogletree Deakins, has been named to the Top 50 Arizona Southwest Super Lawyers list. Clees is named to Super Lawyers for the seventh consecutive year. In his practice, Clees represents employers in discrimination and wrongful discharge cases and labor relations. National law firm Polsinelli congratulates 17 attorneys from its Phoenix office who have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. This year’s first time Super Lawyer honoree includes shareholder Andrew B. Turk. Andrew Jacob, Rebecca Lumley and Jamie Cole were selected as the newest Rising Stars honorees. Phoenix Managing Partner Edward F. Novak was selected again in the Arizona Top 50 of all Arizona Super Lawyers. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce that Jessica J. Kokal and Alexander R. LaCroix have joined the firm as associate attorneys. Kokal continues to focus her practice on insurance defense. LaCroix focuses his practice on general liability, automobile liability defense and construction litigation. Udall Shumway PLC is pleased to announce that two new partners have joined the firm. Ryan P. Dyches has joined the firm’s litigation group. For more than 25 years, Dyches has focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, probate disputes, administrative hearings and appeals. Chris Gulinson will direct the firm’s new workers’ compensation group. Bringing with him more than 25 years of experience, Gulinson will continue to represent injured workers before the Industrial Commission. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. has been ranked as a leading law firm in the newly published Chambers USA 2013-America’s Leading Lawyers in Business. The firm is ranked in Tier 1 in Arizona in real estate land use and zoning. Two shareholders from Burch & Cracchiolo were also selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2013 as leaders in Arizona: Edwin C. Bull (real estate, land use and zoning) and M. Brennan Ray (associate to watch-real estate, land use and zoning). Christian, Dichter & Sluga, P.C. is pleased to announce that partner Gena L. Sluga was recognized as one of Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona. Alvarez & Gilbert PLLC is pleased to announce that Tom Rawles has joined the firm as an attorney. His practice concentrates on civil and criminal litigation. Andante Law Group is pleased to announce that Daniel E. Garrison, managing partner, has been appointed to serve on the executive board of the Homeowners Financial Care Fund (HFCF). Andante Law Group assists clients with corporate restructuring, business and individual bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, judgment enforcement, and real estate and business transactions. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education is proud to announce that Meredith H. Flori has been selected as one of the 2013 recipients of the Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award. Michelle M. Lauer, attorney at business law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. has been awarded Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. Lauer has worked over fourteen years in the legal industry gaining experience in commercial litigation, probate, adult guardianships, estate planning and appellate. She volunteers her services with Community Legal Services through the Arizona State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program as well as the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project. Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C. is pleased to announce that David A. McCarville and Scott J. Richardson have joined the firm as partners. Focused on trusts and estates, probate, real estate law and business law, McCarville is merging his existing practice, McCarville Law Offices, into Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner. Richardson joins Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner as one of the foremost experts in pest control and landscape regulatory matters both in Arizona and across the nation. The law firm of Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, P.L.L.C (MHK) is pleased to announce that partner Ronald G. Wilson has been appointed to the Arizona Humane Society’s board of directors. The Frutkin Law Firm has added James Arrowood to its growing roster of attorneys. As a senior counsel attorney, Arrowood focuses his practice in the areas of conflict resolution and litigation, real estate, strategic financial and tax planning, and business law. He has also developed an emerging practice related to the special legal and financial needs of successful medical professionals and groups. The law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C is pleased to announce that Shawdy Banihashemi joined the firm as an associate to assist with insurance defense matters and litigation. Shawdy developed her insurance defense skills handling pretrial litigation for complex construction defect and general liability defense cases analyzing records, taking depositions, participating in mediations and arbitrations and negotiating settlements. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that Amy Altshuler, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, was named Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate by Arizona Commercial Real Estate (AZRE) Magazine. The Davis Miles McGuire Gardner law firm is pleased to welcome the following attorneys: Brian A. Weinberger (commercial litigation), Shane Krauser and Russell B. Richelsoph (criminal law). James Armstrong (business law), and Lance Wells (immigration) have formed an “of counsel” relationship with the firm, Additionally, Lanette Hanna (health care), Valerie McLeod (collections), Devon Miller (business law), and Roger Martindale (bankruptcy) have joined the LegalShield department within Davis Miles. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that partners Stephen Hart and Jennifer Van Kirk were appointed to key leadership positions within the firm. Hart, a partner at the firm, was appointed as the new practice group leader of the gaming practice group and will serve a two-year term. Van Kirk, a partner in the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice group, was appointed to the firm’s policy committee and will serve a five-year term. Cholewka Law is pleased to announce that Whitney W. Paci has joined the firm as an associate. Paci brings with her significant finance and bankruptcy experience. She will run the firm’s bankruptcy division as well as focus her practice on estate planning and trust funding matters. Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law honored their founder, Michael R. King, with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce that Phillip Stanfield was selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Stanfield is the ninth lawyer from JSH to receive this distinction. His practice is almost exclusively devoted to the defense of transportation clients.
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