AWARDS – ANNOUNCEMENTS-PRESS-RELEASES – PROMOTION Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Jessica A. Benford, Darrell S. Husband and Andy M. Kvesic have been elected as shareholders. Benford counsels clients on a wide variety of corporate matters. Husband represents and advises various business entities and individuals in a wide variety of financial, corporate and real estate transactions. Kvesic focuses on complex commercial litigation. Gallagher & Kennedy founders Michael L. Gallagher and Michael K. Kennedy are once again honored as 2014 Super Lawyers. The firm also announced that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers. There were also 11 Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys named as Rising Stars. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that 20 attorneys have been selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as top attorneys in Arizona for 2014. Fourteen attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers of the Southwest and six have attained the title of Rising Star. National law firm Polsinelli congratulates the 23 attorneys from its Phoenix office who were selected for inclusion in the 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The Frutkin Law Firm, PLC is pleased to report that attorney Ben Himmelstein has been recognized by the Arizona Small Business Association as Board Member of The Year. Himmelstein has been a board member for more than two years. This year, Himmelstein is serving as the chairman of the board development committee and is responsible for recruiting new board members to the organization. Ryley Carlock & Apple white is pleased to announce that Aaron G. York has joined the firm as a shareholder in the creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice. York has represented some of the largest companies in the United States in bankruptcy courts throughout the country. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that shareholder Andrew “Andy” Abraham has been named in the Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers. Abraham is certified as a real estate specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate-related litigation and real estate transactions. Ryley Carlock & Apple white is pleased to announce that former Tucson city councilman and interim town of Cave Creek manager, Rodney Glassman, has joined the firm to lead its external affairs and government relations practice. His practice focuses on providing private sector, public sector and nonprofit clients with government relations, external affairs, community relations and legal consulting. Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Salerno will be joining the firm as a shareholder and administrative partner in charge of the Phoenix office. He will be a member of the business restructuring & bankruptcy practice group. Salerno concentrates his practice on representing distressed companies, acquirers and creditors in financial restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, pre- and post-bankruptcy workouts, and corporate recapitalizations. Edwards & Cherney, LLP announces Jonathan Ibsen has joined the firm as partner. Ibsen brings almost 20 years of bankruptcy, litigation and business law experience to the North Scottsdale legal practice, expanding the firm’s scope of services. With the addition of Ibsen, the firm now provides legal counsel for bankruptcy and business law in addition to family law, real estate and litigation. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that shareholder Martha C. Patrick has been named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers. This is the second consecutive year she has been named to the prestigious list. Patrick is a certified tax specialist with over 30 years of experience in the government and private sector, including nearly a decade with the IRS. National law firm Polsinelli welcomes Scott C. Ryan to its national construction, energy, real estate litigation practice as shareholder. Ryan, who will practice in Phoenix, has an extensive career in construction. He spent 10 years as general counsel and a corporate officer for large national and global construction companies. Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Anthony P. Cali has joined the firm as an associate in the Phoenix office. He will be a member of the business restructuring & bankruptcy practice group. Cali concentrates his practice in the area of corporate restructuring and complex insolvency, representing clients from a broad spectrum of industries across the Southwest and nationally. The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has announced that shareholder Terence W. Thompson’s work as co-chair of the mergers and conversion committee of the business law section of the State Bar of Arizona has led to the recent passage of Senate Bill 1353, the Arizona Entity Restructuring Act (AERA). Thompson began work with the State Bar of Arizona’s committee to write SB1353 in April 2010. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Sean D. Greengard has joined the firm as a staff attorney. He is a member of the firm’s estate planning and corporate practice group. Five Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorneys were named among the 2014 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Volunteer Lawyers Program nominated W. Todd Coleman, Todd D. Erb and Cindy A. Villanueva . Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program nominated Melanie V. Pate and William G. Voit. The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 23 attorneys on the 2014 Super Lawyers list. In addition, the publication named eight Greenberg Traurig attorneys as Southwest Rising Stars. Bankruptcy attorney James S. Samuelson has joined Sacks Tierney P.A. A past chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s bankruptcy section and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Samuelson has served as judicial law clerk to two U.S. bankruptcy court judges and is a former assistant attorney general. The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Robert D. Dalager has been re-appointed to serve on the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Dalager is a shareholder practicing in the areas of government affairs and lobbying.
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