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 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.
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.
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.
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.