AWARDS – ANNOUNCEMENTS – PRESS RELEASES – PROMOTIONS -Molever Conelly PLLC is pleased to announce that founding member, partner and co-manager, Loren Molever, has been appointed by the city of Scottsdale to the General Plan 2014 Task Force, charged with assisting the City Council with updating the city’s general plan - a statutorily mandated update. The task force will meet twice-monthly for the next 18 months to oversee the drafting of the 2014 Scottsdale General Plan. -Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. is pleased to announce that Joe Clees and Mark Kisicki, from the firm’s Phoenix office, and Tibor Nagy Jr., from the firm’s Tucson office, have been included in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. -Noted intellectual property litigator Kimberly A. Warshawsky has joined Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office as a partner. Warshawsky focuses on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation and software license disputes. She represents clients in matters involving mechanical patents, design patents, Internet and computer-related patents, and biochemical patents. -Margaret LaBianca, a shareholder with the national law firm Polsinelli, has been elected to the Arizona Investment Council board of directors for a two-year term. LaBianca brings to the board extensive experience in energy, natural resources and environmental regulatory compliance, utilization of public lands, and strategic development. -Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has named their general commercial litigation and real estate practices “Top Ranked” practices in Arizona. -John Berry, founding partner of Berry Riddell & Rosensteel, was inducted into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame. Berry focuses his practice on zoning and land use, he has been integral to many of the most important real estate projects in the area, including Mayo Clinic, SkySong, Troon, Scottsdale Waterfront, W Hotel, and Optima Camelview Village. -The 2013 Chambers USA Guide includes eight attorneys from the Phoenix office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The practice areas of the Greenberg Traurig Phoenix attorneys recognized include: corporate/ M&A, environmental, labor/employment and real estate. Firm-wide, 186 Greenberg Traurig attorneys and 33 practice areas are included in this prestigious ranking. -The international law firm, Greenberg Traurig, has added Paul F. Sefcovic as a shareholder in the Phoenix office. Sefcovic specializes in structured finance and public finance matters, serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer counsel, credit provider counsel and trustee’s counsel in a wide variety of public and private taxable and taxexempt financing and asset securitizations. -Polsinelli is pleased to announce that Arizona attorneys Lucas J. Narducci and Edward F. Novak both received Band 1 rankings from Chambers USA. Narducci’s ranking is in environmental, including water rights. Novak’s focus is in litigation: whitecollar crime & government investigations. -Lewis and Roca is pleased to announce that four practices and nine attorneys in Arizona have been recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. Managing partner, Kenneth Van Winkle Jr. and policy committee member, Carla Consoli, received the firm’s highest band recognition within the state. -Ryley Carlock & Applewhite welcomes Amber D. Curto as an associate in the firm’s estate planning and corporate practice groups. Curto joins established corporate law and estate planning practice groups, who represent hundreds of clients throughout the United States and internationally, offering legal counsel from startup companies to mature businesses. -Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that twenty-six of its lawyers were recognized in the 2013 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers among them are: George Brandon, Super Lawyer; Brian Cabianca, Super Lawyer; D. Lewis Clark Jr., Super Lawyer; and Jamie Daddona Brennan, Rising Star. -Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys and practices received Chambers highest ranking, Band 1, in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. Christopher D. Johnson for Arizona Corporate M&A and Christopher D. Thomas for Arizona Environmental (including water-rights). -Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, today announced that Mark C. Dangerfield has rejoined the firm as shareholder in the litigation department. Dangerfield practices in the areas of commercial and appellate litigation, including business torts and contracts, professional malpractice, securities and real estate. -Jennifer Erickson, a partner of Phoenix law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C has been selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale- Hubbell. Erickson handles general insurance defense matters and coverage work, including a variety of tort defense litigation. She represents insurance companies, private businesses and municipalities. -Susan E. Wells, partner of business law firm Jaburg Wilk, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Scottsdale League for the Arts. Wells’ practice areas include business/corporate law, franchise law, healthcare law and employment law. She is a 2008 Super Lawyer, listed in Best Lawyers of America, named 2012 Best Lawyers in Franchise Law and named 2013 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. -Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Matthew Engle has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Friends of European Art (FEA), to serve an additional one-year term. Engle is an associate in Lewis and Roca’s business transactions practice group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, business formation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and commercial transactions. His practice also includes franchise law and entertainment law. -The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney William M. Fischbach III have been named as a shareholder. Fischbach concentrates his practice in commercial and civil litigation with an emphasis in real estate, banking, contract disputes, and personal injury -The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that J. Daryl Dorsey has been appointed to the Global Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Next Gen: Emerging Leaders board. -Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, announced today that Alana C. Hake has joined the firm as an associate in the environmental and natural resources practice group. She will practice environmental and natural resources law, specializing in environmental remediation work for the mining industry. -Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Michael Liburdi, an associate in the Phoenix office, was selected to receive the Presidential Award for his seminar, “Constitutional Policy and Legislation in the Era of Initiative,” at the State Bar of Arizona’s Annual Convention. Liburdi focuses his practice on healthcare litigation, commercial litigation, government relations and election law. -Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC is pleased to announce that Brent Peugnet has joined their firm. Brent Peugnet has represented individuals and corporations in personal injury for both defendants and plaintiffs, medical and other professional malpractice, human resources and employment litigation.
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