Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Judith K. Gargiulo has joined the firm’s Phoenix office. Gargiulo’s knowledge and experience enhances the firm’s corporate practice. Her experience includes business formation and structure, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, corporate/bond financings, business workouts and business disputes. In addition, Gargiulo helps financial institutions and financial service companies with licensing and regulatory compliance issues and provides state agencies with review and advice on regulatory and administrative law issues. Attorney Freddy Saavedra, who practices Social Security disability law at the Law Offices of Stephanie Lake, P.C., in Phoenix, has been elected to the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as president for region XIV, covering all of Arizona and Nevada. His role with HNBA is to help grow the membership and also connect to the Hispanic community at large. As a disabled U.S. Army veteran, Saavedra navigated the VA process himself when he sought his own benefits before receiving his law degree. Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that it has expanded its zoning and land use and real estate practice by adding partners Susan E. Demmitt and Lindsay C. Schube along with planner Nicholas A. Sobraske to the firm. Susan Demmitt is a land use, zoning, and real estate attorney whose background includes education and professional experience as an architect and urban planner. Lindsay Schube is an experienced real estate attorney whose practice focuses primarily on entitlements and land use law. Nicholas Sobraske is a planning consultant. He specializes in land use, construction and building codes, long-range planning, and other entitlement matters. Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk’s family law practice group leader Mitchell Reichman has been elected to serve a three year term as a member of the executive council of the family law section of the State Bar of Arizona. Reichman is a state bar certified family law specialist. Over the course of his 30 years practicing family law, the majority of his work has been in high conflict, complex domestic relations cases. The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Kelly C. Mooney has been elected as chair of the tax law section of the State Bar of Arizona for 2014-2015. In addition to her role as chair of the tax law section, Mooney is also the vice-chair of the tax law advisory commission to the board of legal specialization for the State Bar of Arizona. Mooney is a shareholder practicing in federal tax law, working with businesses and individuals to assist with tax planning and analysis, entity structuring and tax controversy. Tophas Anderson IV, senior associate, law firm of Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, has been selected to receive the Dr. Charles R. Campbell outstanding alumnus award from the Black Board Of Directors Project. This award was presented Oct. 28, 2014, at the organization's reception and volunteer fair at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Matt Dana, a premier estate planning attorney, joined the firm Nov. 1, along with two associates and two paralegals on his team. Their affiliation with Quarles & Brady will build on the work of Quarles & Brady attorney Trisha Baggs, a highly regarded estate planning attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office. With the addition of Dana and his team, Quarles & Brady will establish a presence in Scottsdale, its 10th location nationwide and third in Arizona. The new office will be located at 8817 E. Bell Road, Suite 201, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260. Dana joins Quarles & Brady as a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office. Also joining Quarles are associates Trevor Whiting and Todd Smith, and paralegals Jennifer Skubic and Kate Sieger. Whiting and Sieger will join Dana in the firm’s Phoenix office, while Smith and Skubic will work in the Scottsdale office. The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that associate Laura E. Antonuccio has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Phoenix Day. Phoenix Day is the oldest, continuously operating early childhood education and youth development center in Arizona. In her role with the board of directors, Antonuccio will serve on the governance committee, assist with human resource matters and review corporate documents and personnel policies. Antonuccio is an associate practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, public bidding and procurement and employment and labor law. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Elizabeth C. Heims has joined the firm’s Phoenix office. Heims expands Ryley Carlock & Applewhite’s bankruptcy and commercial litigation practices. Heims represents banks and other financial institutions in pre- and post-judgment litigation, loan and guaranty enforcement actions, judicial and non-judicial foreclosure, loan restructuring, receiverships and bankruptcies. Carter Law Group is pleased to announce that Mackenzie Woods has joined the firm as an associate. Woods’ practice is focused in the areas of charter school formation and compliance, charter management organization structuring and tax regulation, corporate law, as well as education law and policy. The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Mark S. O’Connor has been elected by his peers to the International Society of Barristers as a fellow. In addition to the International Society of Barristers, Mr. O’Connor also serves on the board of directors of the Arizona Association for Justice and is a member of the American Association for Justice. O’Connor is a certified specialist practicing in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
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