The law firm of Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, P.L.L.C (MHK), the largest estate planning law firm in Arizona, is pleased to announce that attorney West Hunsaker has been appointed to the Planned Giving Advisory Council for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Lee Stein, formerly of Perkins Coie, and Barry Mitchell and Flynn Carey, formerly of Gallagher & Kennedy, are pleased to announce the formation of Mitchell Stein Carey, PC, a boutique law firm located at 1440 E. Missouri Ave., Suite C-100, in Phoenix, representing clients in the full spectrum of criminal, regulatory, and complex civil fraud cases. Kris Carlson has joined the national law firm Polsinelli where he will practice in the area of cybersecurity matters for corporate clients and law firms. Carlson, formerly with special forces, has extensive operational knowledge of cybersecurity. Carlson counsels corporate clients on compliance matters arising from the duty to protect electronic data and assists companies in establishing proper security protocols, including effective data breach responses at both the federal and state levels. He also works with law firms to assist them in protecting their client data in compliance with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, today announced that Kevin D. Neal has joined the firm as shareholder, practicing in the areas of personal injury & wrongful death, general commercial litigation and product liability. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, announced today that Liana J. Garcia and Kimberly G. Allen have joined the firm as associates. Garcia practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, insurance, construction and real estate litigation. Prior to her law career, Garcia served as an adjuster, claims manager and litigation director in the insurance claims industry. Allen focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and product liability litigation. Her experience includes aviation and maritime law, wrongful death and personal injury litigation, and premises and products liability litigation. Jennings, Haug & Cunningham L.L.P. announced that Russell Yurk joined the firm. Mr. Yurk’s practice is focused in professional liability, lawyer discipline, and complex civil litigation. Rita Meiser has been appointed to the board of directors of Treatment Assessment Screening Centers (TASC.) TASC is recognized nationally as an innovator in working collaboratively with the criminal justice system in the development and implementation of drug testing and behavioral health programs. Meiser practices employment defense law, with a special emphasis on independent investigations. She is also a nationally recognized adoption attorney. Hope N. Kirsch of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch has been elected to the board of directors of Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) which provides vocational and employment services and day programs for individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Kirsch’s practice is devoted to special education law on behalf of students and their families. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce that two of its senior partners have been named Phoenix Lawyer of the Year 2014 in their respective practice areas by US News Best Lawyers in America. Managing partner and firm president, Edwin C. “Ed” Bull has been selected in Phoenix land use & zoning law and Martha C. Patrick has been selected in Phoenix litigation & tax controversy. Arizona’s largest female owned law firm is proud to announce the appointment of real estate and transactional attorney Cameron Carter as the firm’s new partner at Rose Law Group PC (RLG). Carter practices in real estate transactions, acquisition, due diligence, real estate finance, development/redevelopment, land use/entitlements and development agreements. Sherman & Howard announced that seven lawyers from its Phoenix office and three from its Scottsdale office were recognized by their peers in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America rankings. The following attorneys from Sherman & Howard’s Phoenix office were selected: Bryan A. Albue ( bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation – bankruptcy), Robert J. Deeny (employment law – management, labor law – management), John Alan Doran (appellate practice, employment law – management, labor law – management, litigation – labor and employment), Dewain D. Fox (litigation – bankruptcy), Robert C. Hackett (commercial litigation, litigation – antitrust, litigation – real estate, litigation – securities), Gordon A. Mohr (real estate law), David A. Weatherwax (commercial litigation). The following attorneys from Sherman & Howard’s Scottsdale office were selected: Janet Betts (corporate and real estate law), Thomas J. Kennedy (employment law – management, labor law – management, litigation – labor and employment), Hope E. Leibsohn, (trusts and estates). Eleven attorneys in the Phoenix office of the national law firm Polsinelli were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 including Kristen Rosati who was named Best Lawyers 2014 Phoenix health care law Lawyer of the Year. One hundred thirty-five attorneys in the firm were included in Best Lawyers® 2014. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce that six firm partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys included are: Daniel Cracchiolo (personal injury litigation –defendants; personal injury litigation-plaintiffs), Edwin C. “Ed” Bull (land use and zoning law), Andy Abraham (real estate litigation; real estate law), Clare H. Abel (real estate law), Martha C. Patrick (tax controversy and litigation), Michael S. Dulberg (construction law, construction litigation). Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s lawyers, Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014. Nussbaum’s areas of practice include complex bankruptcy law, real estate, construction, and contract law. Gillis’ areas of practice include construction law, commercial collection, real estate law, and bankruptcy litigation. Dinner’s practice has emphasized bankruptcy law, creditor-debtor rights, workouts, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. Cholewka Law, PLLC, is pleased to announce that founding attorney Becky Cholewka is now serving as WealthCounsel’s Arizona forum leader. The Arizona State Forum meets quarterly to study specific issues that are relevant to the practice of estate planning, discuss pending state legislation, and develop estate planning solutions and document language unique to Arizona. Michael R. Urman has been appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors for Patronato San Xavier. Patronato San Xavier is a nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The organization promotes the restoration, maintenance and preservation of Mission San Xavier del Baca National Historic Landmark. Urman is a graduate of the University of Arizona College Of Law and is a shareholder in DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. law firm. He is president of the Arizona Historical Society. Lewis and Roca is pleased to announce that 70 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. As a firm, Lewis and Roca is Top- Listed in the United States in gaming law. Additionally, three lawyers have been named a 2014 Lawyer of the Year: Linda C. McNulty has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Tucson real estate law Lawyer of the Year. Robert G. Schaffer has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Phoenix antitrust law Lawyer of the Year. Jesse B. Simpson has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Phoenix litigation-regulatory enforcement (SEC, telecom, energy) Lawyer of the Year. Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that 119 of the firm’s attorneys, across 63 specialty areas, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Scottsdale Bar Association announces that the recipient of the 2013 Award of Excellence is Paige A. Martin. The award is given annually to an individual who either resides or works in Scottsdale, who has given outstanding service to the legal community. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. congratulates their attorneys who were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014.The attorneys are: Robert R. Berk, Stephen A. Bullington, Gregory L. Folger, Eileen Dennis GilBride, Edward G. Hochuli, William D. Holm, William R. Jones Jr., Gordon Lewis, Michael A. Ludwig, John T. Masterson, A. Melvin McDonald, Donald L. Myles Jr., J. Russell Skelton. Fenix Financial Forensics LLC (F3) is celebrating its fiveyear anniversary this month. Renee Gertsman, a partner with Jaburg Wilk, has been elected president of the Actors Theatre board of directors for the 2013-14 season, which begins Oct. 25 with “A Steady Rain.” The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that Mark S. Bosco, was appointed as a founding member of the board of directors of Care Fund (formerly Homeowners Financial CARE Fund).
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