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
With a well-respected, international practice in the environmental, natural resources and water law areas, we handle both litigated and non-litigated matters in Arizona and throughout the country.
We bring you vast experience in matters arising under the common law, federal air, water, waste and natural resource statutes, and numerous state counterparts. We also have an active practice in the renewable energy, legislative affairs and water rights areas.
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
Full service representation to employers in Arizona, across the southwest and worldwide 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 advising on union representation issues, our team blends experience with innovation to meet your objectives.
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.
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.
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 group concentrates on representing middle- to high-market debtors, and is capable of handling all aspects of in- and out-of-court corporate reorganizations. In addition to debtor representations, we also represent creditors’ and equity committees, buyers in 363 sales, Chapter 11 trustees and secured creditors. Our extensive experience in real estate restructurings spans major homebuilders, energy and power, retail, casino and gaming.
Tax Strategy and Benefits
Dedicated to solving complex transactional, financial, audit and litigation issues for clients ranging from major multinational corporations and privately held to non-US entities and tax-exempt organizations and investors. Our practice covers a myriad of matters, but we specialize in dealing with the tax aspects of partnerships and 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.