Phoenix

    1 E. Washington St. Suite 2700
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    United States of America
    F +1 602 253 8129

    We bring you comprehensive legal and public policy services and a global perspective in the capital of Arizona. Our Phoenix office opened in 1979 and has grown with the business community over the last 39 years, offering invaluable support across the full range of legal issues.

    Whatever your needs, location and ambitions, our team can provide practical advice and efficient solutions. 

    We serve clients ranging from small start-up businesses and developers (based inside and outside the US) to large manufacturers and multinational corporations with complex requirements.

    Why Choose Us

    Possessing a global outlook coupled with local understanding, our lawyers have strong ties to the Phoenix business community and beyond. We have provided counsel on some of the nation’s biggest and most high-profile cases, complex transactions and cutting edge legal developments.

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    Corporate 

    As one of the preeminent corporate and securities firms in Arizona, we represent public and private companies throughout the US and internationally across a range of markets and industries. We can advise you in corporate finance, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, public and private debt and equity offerings, private equity and venture capital investments. We also have expertise in joint ventures, cross-border transactions, corporate reorganizations and other strategic transactions. We have handled billions of dollars in transactions including many high profile M&A matters, in the US and abroad.

    Environmental, Safety and Health

    As part of our global Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group, our Phoenix team represents a large and diverse group of local, national and international clients on environmental, natural resources and water law issues, including energy companies, industrial manufacturers, consumer products makers, technology companies, chemical manufacturers, steel producers, producers of paper and pulp products, mining companies, financial institutions, automotive companies, governmental entities and others.

    We handle both litigated and non-litigated matters in Arizona and throughout the country and work closely with lawyers in our other firm offices on matters in the US and other countries. We have vast experience in a wide range of matters, including permitting, compliance, enforcement and other regulatory matters arising under federal, state, local and tribal air, water, waste and natural resource laws. We also have an active practice in renewable energy, including representing one of the world’s largest technology companies in the development of renewable energy sources in Arizona.

    Financial Services

    Financial institutions are among our largest and most active clients. We serve as primary or preferred legal advisers to several leading global financial institutions, as well as many domestic, regional and community focused financial institutions. Our team has successfully represented clients in groundbreaking business transactions, regulatory matters and in high stakes litigation. We have also represented regulatory authorities and governmental agencies in various jurisdictions that provide oversight or serve as sources of liquidity to the financial services sector.

    Intellectual Property and Technology

    IP can be one of a company’s most valuable assets. Our Phoenix practice is qualified to represent you in the full range of intellectual property issues, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, licensing, joint technology development and litigation.

    Labor and Employment

    In Phoenix, we provide full-service representation to employers in Arizona and across the Southwest in all employment-related legal and business immigration matters. From developing business-sensible employment and labor relations policies, to litigating employment claims before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and alternative dispute resolution forums, to providing guidance on union representation issues, our team blends experience with innovation to assist our clients in meeting their objectives.

    Litigation

    Our dedicated team can partner with you to develop a bespoke strategy. We have substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, including in the financial services, major sports, automotive, real estate, construction and banking industries. Our lawyers successfully handle class actions and mass torts actions, as well as arbitration and international dispute resolution.

    Public Finance

    Since the 1900s, a major part of our practice has been legal work on financing transactions for state and local government entities, hospitals and healthcare providers, colleges and universities, and others qualifying for tax-exempt bond financing. Our expertise and influence in this area is almost unparalleled. Our practice is led by resident practitioners whose experience dates back to the 1970s. We have been ranked 1st as bond counsel in Arizona for the last 13 years by Thomson Reuters, based on dollar volume of long-term bond issues.

    Public Policy

    Our preeminent Public Policy Practice can develop effective strategies to make sure you are heard by the right people at the right time. We focus on a range of Arizona, national and international issues and can help you assess, in advance or in real time, what government policies could affect your business interests. We are proud to have the most experienced and well-recognized public policy practice in the US and internationally.

    Real Estate

    Astute advice for developers and builders, property owners, landlords, tenants, lenders, developers, homebuilders, investors and owners’ associations in all real estate matters. Our services include review, planning, acquisition, development, financing, sale, leasing and regulatory compliance of real estate projects. Our core Southwest team represents companies in Arizona and throughout the region.

    Restructuring and Insolvency

    Our Restructuring & Insolvency Group practices nationally in all transactional and litigation aspects of commercial bankruptcy, restructuring and work out matters. We have substantial experience representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings, buyers in bankruptcy asset sales, trustees and lenders in bankruptcy financings. Our practice further encompasses both general corporate and litigation matters, including receiverships and liquidating trusts. Our global platform gives us one of the largest, most experienced and respected global restructuring and insolvency practices of any law firm, with more than 130 experienced lawyers in 36 offices in 15 countries collaborating on domestic and cross-border restructuring matters.

    Tax Strategy and Benefits

    Our Phoenix Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice is dedicated to solving complex transactional, financial, audit and litigation issues for a diverse group of clients, including major multinational corporations, privately held businesses, joint ventures, investment and commercial banks, private equity firms, real estate developers and owners, real estate opportunity funds, non-US entities and tax-exempt organizations and investors. Our practice covers a broad range of matters, but we specialize in dealing with the tax aspects of partnerships and other joint ventures, private equity transactions, fund formation, merger and acquisition transactions, bankruptcy planning, restructuring and workouts, the structuring of real estate investments and the structuring of complex investment activity.

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    Outside the office, our Phoenix lawyers are active not only within bar organizations, but also in many local professional, charitable and civic organizations.

    Professional organizations include the Arizona Captive Insurance Association, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona City/County Management Association, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Global Chamber, Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Urban Land Institute and Valley Partnership.

    Charitable and civic organizations include the Chicano-Latino Law Students Association, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Colleens Dream Foundation, Great Hearts of America, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and the TGen Foundation.

    • Band 2 in Arizona for Corporate M&A: Chambers USA 2018
    • Band 2 in Arizona for Labor and Employment: Chambers USA 2018
    • Six Lawyers listed in Chambers USA 2018
    • 12 Lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers 2018
    • 13 Lawyers recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers 2018
    • Recognized in the 2016 and 2017 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal (ranked 4th overall in 2017 in small business category)