• Nick Jensen has joined the national law firm Polsinelli in its Phoenix office as an associate. A real estate attorney and certified public accountant with an LL.M. in taxation, Jensen will be assisting clients with real estate and finance transactions including commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, real estate construction and development, joint ventures, syndication, lending and leasing. He will also be providing real estate due diligence services and transaction support in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has represented national banks, insurance companies, REITs, hospitals, private real estate funds, private lenders, individual investors, developers, small businesses and nonprofit organizations and has experience working with buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants and developers and investors. • The Phoenix office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has been included in the elite group of law firms, The BTI Client Service 30. Additionally, the firm was named Law Firm of the Year in real estate law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers. • For the second year in a row, Carpenter Law Firm has received the distinctive ranking of a tier two law firm in the Phoenix metropolitan area in 2015 Best Law Firms in the category of health care law by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. Carpenter Law firm provides legal representation and advice to local and national pharmacies, drug distributors and other health care providers in the areas of pharmacy law, health care law, drug and device distributor law, business planning, third party payor issues, risk management, corporate compliance, HIPAA, and other related health care law. • Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk managing partner Gary Jaburg has been appointed vice chair of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), effective Jan. 1, 2015. Jaburg joined SARRC after attending its annual breakfast seven years ago, where he discovered the large impact SARRC makes on those affected with autism. He has been a member of the board of directors for three years. SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment and community outreach. SARRC is one of the only autism organizations in the world that provides a lifetime of services for individuals and their families while also conducting cutting edge research. • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce newly-elected shareholders. Molly A. Booker is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Booker represents clients in various business disputes in federal and state courts in many aspects of pretrial litigation. She handles matters involving breach of contract, business torts, commercial landlord/ tenant, creditor's rights, products liability, condemnation, insurance, transportation, real property and surety law issues. Charitie L. Hartsig is a member of the firm’s labor & employment practice group. Hartsig represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts and agencies in a variety of issues including personnel policies, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour matters, and compliance with federal and state laws. Andrea Landeen is a member of the firm’s banking & finance practice group. Landeen focuses primarily on the representation of lenders and other creditors in pre- and post-judgment litigation, with emphasis on litigation with respect to the enforcement of promissory notes, personal and commercial guaranties, security agreements, deeds of trust, and commercial contracts. Lisa S. Wahlin is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Wahlin focuses her practice on defending and advising governmental entities in a variety of areas including government liability, road design and maintenance issues, medical malpractice, claims under Title VII and ADA, and the defense of law enforcement and corrections personnel. • Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that Camila Alarcon joined the firm as a partner. Alarcon has more than 10 years experience in the public and private sector practicing administrative law and navigating the complex procedures and rules of state, federal and municipal agencies. Many of her clients are in the hospitality and alcohol industry, including producers, wholesalers, retail establishments and trade groups. She also represents health care professionals and businesses in licensing and other administrative matters. • The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Tyler J. Carrell has begun serving his year-long term as president of the young lawyers division (YLD) of the Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA). Carrell is one of the youngest attorneys ever to serve as president of YLD. He previously served as presidentelect, as treasurer and has been an active member of the organization since 2010. • The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is pleased to announce that Gregory A. Rosenthal has been named a partner with the firm. He focuses his practice on civil litigation matters, representing clients in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, negligence, premises liability and construction matters. Rosenthal joined Burch & Cracchiolo after a distinguished career with Rosenthal Law Offices. • The law firm of Sherman & Howard is pleased to announce that Susan Z. Lichtenberger has joined its Phoenix office as a paralegal in the business and corporate department. Her work will focus on intellectual property and trademark matters. She will also provide paralegal services for the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. • The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is pleased to announce that Wendi A. Sorensen has been named a partner with the firm. She is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death law and currently serves on the Arizona State Bar committee that confers certification status in this practice area.
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