We have represented clients and assisted other attorneys in drafting briefs for and arguing appeals before the Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Our attorneys have also served as arbitrators, and as law clerks for an Arizona Supreme Court Justice and Federal District Court Judge, and thus are able to bring to this practice the benefits of experience in analyzing disputed legal issues from the decision-maker’s perspective.
We have experience in representing clients in connection with matters involving administrative agencies and legislative bodies, such as the Tucson Mayor and Council, the Pima County Board of Supervisors, local Developmental Services Departments, the Board of Adjustments, and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
The firm routinely represents clients with matters pending before various arbitration panels, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and private arbitrators and arbitration panels created by contract. We are versed in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, and employ mediation and other facilitated settlement processes where appropriate. Our attorneys have experience serving as court appointed and contractual arbitrators and mediators, and are available for retention in such roles.
Business Formation and Contracts
Our attorneys routinely counsel and assist entrepreneurs and businesses with business structuring and entity formation, transfers of assets and business interests, and contract counsel, negotiation, and drafting.
Business and Commercial Litigation
We represent individuals and corporations in a wide variety of business related litigation matters in forums ranging from arbitration panels to jury trials and appeals. Our experience in litigation matters includes contract, banking, trust, insurance, and accounting disputes, competition and intellectual property litigation, and fraud and fraudulent conveyance claims. We have relationships with and routinely work with experienced forensic, accounting, technology and industry experts where appropriate. We have represented clients in all levels of courtroom and appellate advocacy, and have litigated cases in all southern Arizona counties, in the federal district and bankruptcy courts in Tucson and Phoenix, and, with local counsel, in state and federal courts located throughout the country. Our attorneys have taught trial advocacy and regularly serve as pro tem judges, arbitrators, and mediators, and thus bring the experience and perspective gained as fact finders to our role as counselors and advocates in litigation.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in consumer and business class action cases, and have written and lectured as panelists on the evolving law in this area. We typically associate with other firms to meet the staffing demands of large cases, but routinely serve as lead or co-lead litigation roles for such cases. Unlike many firms working in this area, we have defended large corporations in such matters, and also represented plaintiff classes when individuals or other attorneys have sought our expertise and assistance with meritorious cases. We believe our experience in these roles provides unique insight that serves our client’s interests well, whether they are prosecuting or defending a class action suit.
Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition
Our business litigation and counseling roles often involve matters relating to trade secrets, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, and claims of unfair competition. We routinely negotiate settlements in cases in this area and have litigated injunction and damage suits to verdict in such matters.
Real Estate and Construction
Our practice includes matters relating to real estate construction, development, financing, management, and sales. We have represented builders, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, real estate agents and brokers in all aspects of land use and development, zoning matters, commercial lease drafting and negotiation, and real estate related litigation and arbitration. Our attorneys have expertise in construction law and regularly represent owners and contractors in construction related contract negotiations, litigation, and regulatory matters.