Kerryn Holman is a full-service commercial litigator with over eight years of experience. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation in both state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Her experience includes a variety of matters under state and federal law, including breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, common law fraud and negligence, fraudulent transfer, securities fraud, real estate disputes (including commercial lease disputes), ERISA preemption issues, environmental liability issues (including issues under CERCLA) and product defect issues. Her clients range from individuals and smaller local businesses to larger national and international businesses and financial institutions. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Kerryn clerked for the Honorable Neil V. Wake at the US District Court for the District of Arizona.

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    • Obtaining summary judgment and affirmance on appeal in a complex contract dispute between a Phoenix-based publicly traded company and its former subsidiary regarding obligations to pay millions of dollars in employee benefits.
    • Obtaining summary judgment and affirmance on appeal in a high-stakes property tax valuation appeal on behalf of the owners of an interest in the Gila River Power Station.
    • Obtaining summary judgment and affirmance on appeal in a hotly contested estate dispute on behalf of several real estate holding companies from which the decedent had embezzled millions of dollars.
    • Securing complete dismissal of a federal lawsuit asserting both tort and contract claims against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) arising out of the NCAA’s 2009 investigation into Arizona State University’s baseball program.
    • Securing complete dismissal on summary judgment of a high-stakes real estate-related declaratory judgment action against the master association of a well-known Phoenix hotel.
    • Representing Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC, the world’s largest collector car auction company, in a number of commercial and business disputes.
    • Defending an investment advisory firm in litigation involving claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud.
    • Representing a local lighting design and installation company in litigation involving common law negligent misrepresentation and breach of warranty under the Uniform Commercial Code.

    Education

    • Arizona State University, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, associate note and comment editor, Arizona State Law Journal, 2009
    • Arizona State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

    Admissions

    • Arizona, 2010

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Arizona
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit, 2013
    • Selected by peers as a rising star, the top 2.5 percent of lawyers age 40 or less, or in practice 10 years or less, and listed in the 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.

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