Douglas, Arizona Business Lawyers

Bisbee, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(559) 908-7772 86 Pima Dr
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Business and Insurance Defense
San Joaquin COL
Bisbee, AZ Business Law Attorney
(520) 432-2279 Copper Queen Plaza
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Derek Baroumes
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Sierra Vista, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(520) 335-2235 1048 East Fry Boulevard
Suite F
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Derek obtained an A.A.S. in Japanese Culture from Everett Community College and holds a B.S. in Agribusiness from Arizona State University. Derek graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and has been licensed in Arizona since May 2000.

Early in his career, Derek had the privilege of clerking for Hon. Roger Kaufman (Ret.) and Hon. Cathy Holt (Ret.), where he learned the fundamentals of fairness and professionalism from two well respected judges. He began his profession as a transactional attorney, working for a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated law firm. From there, Derek worked with a mentor who helped him learn the foundations...
Nogales, AZ Business Law Attorney
(520) 394-0154 156 W Mariposa Rd
Nogales, AZ 85621
Business
Nogales, AZ Business Law Lawyer
(520) 281-1886 274 W View Point Dr
Nogales, AZ 85621
Business, Criminal, DUI and Tax
Nogales, AZ Business Law Lawyer
(520) 281-3480 420 W Mariposa Rd
Nogales, AZ 85621
Business and Tax
Tucson, AZ Business Law Attorney
(520) 749-0561 4500 N Avenida Polacca
Tucson, AZ 85749
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Nogales, AZ Business Law Lawyer
(520) 287-2110 441 N Grand Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621
Business and International
Tucson, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(520) 749-2004 3099 N Spirit Dancer Terrace
Tucson, AZ 85749
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Tucson, AZ Business Law Attorney
(520) 290-2125 1312 N Avenida Marlene
Tucson, AZ 85715
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
Sierra Vista, AZ Business Law Attorney
(520) 459-4060 1201 E Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Business, Divorce and Family
Michael Gerity
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(602) 274-4400 202 East Earll Drive Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and IP
Arizona State University
Michael Gerity is a distinguished attorney in Arizona who brings a wealth of experience to every case. Whether representing a client with a commercial or intellectual property dispute, or providing legal advice for a business entrepreneur, Mr. Gerity is an aggressive and reliable lawyer who knows how to get the results clients need. He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his high ethical standards and professional ability and has been selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel for its 10 Best in Arizona list in client satisfaction for 2016 in the Litigation, Lawsuits &...
Mark Chernoff
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(480) 719-7307 14300 North Northsight Boulevard
Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Arizona
For nearly two decades Mark Chernoff has represented business of all sizes, business owners, real estate investors, and individuals in dispute resolution. He has handled cases of every shape and size, carefully considering client goals, evaluating options, and developing practical strategies. Before Practicing law, Mr. Chernoff served in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, and hiking.
Quinn DeAngelis Jr
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(480) 281-1512 7077 E. Marilyn Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Quinn has been practicing general business and estate planning law since 1992 and was an equity partner at Jennings Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. prior to opening his own law firm, DeAngelis Legal, in 2005. He is Board Certified in Estate and Trust Law by the State bar of Arizona, has an AV* Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubble and a 10/10 rating from AVVO. He frequently speaks on a variety of topics, including estate planning, corporate planning and succession planning. During the course of his career he has worked with some of the most successful individuals and businesses...
Mallory Powers
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(855) 274-9529 2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Phoenix School of Law
Mallory is originally from northern California, but fell in love with the Arizona sun and palm trees while attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 2005 and became a Wildcat for life!

Mallory moved to Scottsdale shortly after graduation and became a legal assistant at a civil litigation and bankruptcy law firm in Phoenix. After learning what it was like to work with experienced attorneys, Mallory decided to become an attorney herself. She attended the Phoenix School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 2010....
Andrew Alex
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(602) 971-1775 1717 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I am a Founding Partner at Alex & Associates, a Personal Injury law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. My practice is focused on a wide array of Personal Injury matters, including Automobile Accidents, Trucking Accidents, and Construction Site matters. I'm an experienced and skilled trial attorney, taking on complex cases involving catastrophic injuries. My success has included multi-million dollar recoveries for my clients. I am dedicated to providing exceptional service and aggressive representation to achieve the best possible results.

I received a B.S. from University of Pittsburgh, and my J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. I am a...
Matthew Harrison
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Gilbert, AZ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(480) 988-7407 1760 East Pecos Rd., Suite 332
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Matthew Harrison is the founding member of Harrison Law and has been practicing law for over 20 years. Prior to founding Harrison Law, Mr. Harrison was an attorney with a nationally-recognized surety, construction, and fidelity law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, where his practice focused on complex civil litigation. Previously Mr. Harrison was a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for over seven years where he held leadership positions and mentored less-experienced attorneys. Matthew Harrison has combined these experiences into a law firm that has established itself both locally and nationally as a highly-regarded law firm. ...
Adam Studnicki
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(480) 361-2442 14747 N. Northsight Blvd
Suite #111-280
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School and Arizona State University
Adam Studnicki has over 20 years of experience in business and law. He has recovered over $100 million for clients in personal injury cases. A graduate of Harvard Law School with Honors, Adam combines legal skills and knowledge, along with real-world experience and applied wisdom, to help find creative, pragmatic and successful solutions to problems.
Jonathan A. Millet
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Prescott, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(928) 445-0122 125 N Granite St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Jonathan graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2007. He focuses on estate planning and business matters.
David Gerszewski
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Chandler, AZ Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(480) 565-8020 1767 E. Queen Creek Rd. #1
Chandler, AZ 85286
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Tax
Arizona State University
My name is David Gerszewski and I am an Estate Planning Attorney and Tax Lawyer. I was born and raised in North Dakota and first moved to Arizona in 1992 to pursue graduate studies in applied statistics at Arizona State University. My first career working for Wall Street investment banks and hedge funds took me to New York and then to London for almost 20 years. After leaving institutional finance, I moved to Florianópolis in South America where I developed a restaurant franchise concept that spread throughout southern Brazil.

I again made Arizona my home in 2014 and now...
Jared E. Holland
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Flagstaff, AZ Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(928) 225-2896 15 East Cherry Avenue, Suite 203
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Arizona State University
Jared E. Holland is the senior partner in Holland Law Group, PLLC's Flagstaff office. A southern Arizona native, Jared moved to northern Arizona in 2007 after graduating from law school at Arizona State University. Jared is very accomplished in and has extensive experience in many areas of law, including civil litigation, probate administration and litigation, estate planning, civil, business and contract law, bankruptcy, debtor representation, and family law. Jared is also a licensed fiduciary, certified by the Arizona Supreme Court and a trained mediator. Jared is one of a handful of attorneys appointed by the Coconino County Superior Court to...
Randy Nussbaum
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Casa Grande, AZ Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(520) 316-0610 211 North Florence Street
Suite 108
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Randy Nussbaum is a shareholder with the law firm, Sacks Tierney P.A. With more than 35 years’ experience Mr. Nussbaum represents individuals and businesses in bankruptcy protection, transaction and litigation matters. Well regarded for his innovative approach to resolve complex, high-value issues that require superior insight, experience and knowledge, Mr. Nussbaum’s clients especially value his ability to align legal strategy to achieve case objectives.

Mr. Nussbaum is a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist (American Board of Certification). He has been honored with multiple peer rankings and accolades for his...
Joseph Holland
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Snowflake, AZ Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(928) 536-3001 970 S Main St Ste A
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Business, Appeals, Collections and Real Estate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Joseph Holland comes from a family of Arizona attorneys. After graduating from prestigious Arizona State University College of Law, he opened his practice in Mesa, AZ. In 2008, he relocated his practice to the White Mountains of Arizona, where he has settled and begun to grow his family. Currently, his practice focuses primarily on real estate law, contract disputes, and collections.
Peter H. Westby
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(855) 274-9529 1425 W Elliot Rd
#201
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Free ConsultationGilbert, AZ Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Born in Minnesota, Attorney Peter Westby has resided in Arizona since 1962 and in Phoenix since 1974. Mr. Westby graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1973 and entered the practice of law as a prosecuting attorney, first with the City of Tucson and then with the Pima County Attorney's office as a Criminal Trial Deputy. He joined partner Harvey Platt in the private practice of law in Phoenix in 1974 and together they formed Platt & Westby, P.C. Mr. Westby practices in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, probate, estate...
Michael Zoldan
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(480) 442-3410 14500 N Northsight Blvd #133
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Arizona State University
Attorney Michael Zoldan provides legal counsel to individuals and small businesses throughout Arizona. Mr. Zoldan’s practice is based on aggressive and detail-oriented representation, focusing on employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, harassment, and wrongful termination. Prior to starting The Zoldan Law Group, Mr. Zoldan worked for numerous law firms where he had an opportunity to hone his litigation skills by working on multiple litigation cases at a time with some of the most skilled litigators in the state. As the founding Partner of The Zoldan Law Group, Mr. Zoldan is dedicated to provide the firm’s clients with relentless representation...
Donald W Hudspeth
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(602) 265-7997 3200 N. Central Ave.
Suite 2500
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2445
Business, Appeals, IP and Securities
Harvard Law School and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Legal Background Donald W. Hudspeth was admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona in 1988. He practiced corporate law representing financial institutions such as the Bank of Hawaii and founded The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C. in January 1993. Mr. Hudspeth served as a Professor of Business Law at Arizona State University, West Campus and has conducted classes and seminars for Phoenix College, Maricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center, and the Arizona Small Business Association. Former Business Background Donald Hudspeth held a stock brokers license by the age of twenty-one and became a business owner by the time...
Robert Andrew Rahtz
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Gilbert, AZ Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(855) 274-9529 1425 W Elliot Rd
#201
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of La Verne College of Law
Andy is originally from Cincinnati, OH. He moved to Columbus to attend the Ohio State University and he acheived a Bachelor's Degree in History. After undergrad, Andy moved to Southern California and attended the University of LaVerne, College of Law. He now lives in North Phoenix with his wife and two daughters.
Andy's approach to practice is a combination of aggressive legal advocacy and practical real world solutions. His focus on clients allows him to tailor case strategy based on your personal goals. He has been with the firm of Platt & Westby since 2012.
Whitney Sorrell
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(480) 776-6055 7575 E Redfield Rd. Suite 217
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Tax
Whitney L. Sorrell, Jr. is the sole practitioner at Sorrell Law Firm, PLC. Whitney practices law in the areas of federal taxation, sophisticated estate planning, probate and trust administration, IRS tax disputes , business formations and transactions. Whitney received his bachelors degree in Bank Financial Management in 1987 from Arizona State University; his MBA (summa cum laude) in 1995 from the University of Phoenix; and graduated from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1998. He has been a certified public account (CPA) in Arizona since 1993. He is admitted to practice in all Arizona State Courts, the Federal...
Matthew Mark Jones
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(602) 388-1623 2425 E. Camelback Rd. #620
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Matthew Jones is committed to helping the great citizens of Arizona with their Estate Planning and Probate Administration needs. Originally from Michigan, Mr. Jones went to Law School in Chicago and practiced law in Florida before settling in and bring his talents and experience to Arizona. Mr. Jones specializes in making the sensitive process of planning a will or trust progress as simple and seamless as possible.
Ashley Grimes
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Mesa, AZ Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(602) 828-4096 4140 E. Baseline Rd.,
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85206
Business, Immigration and Workers' Comp
Arizona Summit Law School
Ashley excels in the field of Workers Compensation and has received a CALI award for “Excellent Achievement in the Study of Workers’ Compensation Law” exemplifying her skill in the area. Ashley has completed an externship at Taylor and Associates (the largest Arizona Workers Compensation firm), published technology law articles, worked for a well known American Technology Entrepreneur as a law clerk for Inter123, and worked as a Legal Clinician in the areas of: Human Rights and Immigration Law, Mediation, Veterans’ Tax, and Veterans’ Legal Assistance, Ashley chose to set a focus upon Immigration Law after going through the process...
Lawrence Deason
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Yuma, AZ Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(928) 783-4575 242 W.28th Street, Suite A
Yuma, AZ 85364
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Arizona State University
The Deason Garner Law Firm is your team of Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys and paralegals committed to helping people create a plan. In the event of disability, tragedy or celebration, every person needs a plan to make sure the people they trust have control of their money and other property. We believe in educating and helping families in Yuma and all around Arizona so they receive the legal services they need and quality they deserve.
Melissa A. Wurster
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(480) 658-2268 6619 N Scottsdale Rd
Suite D
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Melissa Wurster’s practice focuses primarily on complex real estate, insurance and business litigation. Ms. Wurster has also handled numerous appellate matters. Her real estate litigation practice includes representing subcontractors and material suppliers in construction defect actions as well as clients in commercial lease disputes, quiet title actions, land use matters and eminent domain. Her business litigation practice includes corporate and partnership disputes, breach of contract and unfair business practices. Ms. Wurster has also litigated insurance coverage and bad faith actions, successfully representing clients in trial and appellate courts throughout California and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Ms. Wurster was...
Paul Edward Deloughery
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(602) 443-4888 10617 N. Hayden Rd.
Suite B-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Iowa
I grew up in Winona, Minnesota. I received my undergraduate degrees at Indiana University-Bloomington (B.A. History and B.S. Music). My clients like me because I am results-oriented, and I am able to come up with practical and efficient solutions to difficult situations. My father died when I was 16, and my mom was in a very difficult financial situation as a result. Both of my parents had been business owners, but once my father passed away, my mom was not able to juggle everything. The result was financial hardship and several years of my mom...
William Black
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(844) 224-0054 3200 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1500
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Personal Injury
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney William D. Black has over 30 years of experience in business law, business litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice law, estate planning, probate and trust litigation and other areas of law. His firm, the Law Offices of William D. Black, is committed to helping clients achieve their legal, business, and personal goals. For a consultation with a lawyer at the Law Offices of William D. Black, call 602.265-2211 or 1.844 224 0054 contact us online. Our firm serves clients in the Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout the State of Arizona. The Law Offices of William D. Black, to...
Riley Snow
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(480) 477-6311 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Ste. 1000
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-8847
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Riley Snow serves clients in Arizona and Utah on matters relating to business formation and compliance, property and resource development, and civil litigation. Riley represents small businesses, professional entities, partnerships, cooperatives, publicly traded companies, government entities and individuals. Specialties Business/Corporate Representation Real Property Acquisition Water and Mineral Development Estate Planning Civil litigation
Daryl Manhart
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PHOENIX, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(602) 234-9908 (the map shown on this page is not accurate)
702 E. Osborn Rd., Suite 200
PHOENIX, AZ 85014
Business, Appeals and Real Estate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Daryl Manhart is a partner (shareholder) with Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.. His principal areas of practice are in commercial transactions and real estate, commercial litigation, and civil appeals throughout Arizona. He is the firm's principal appellate attorney. Mr. Manhart also was an adjunct professor of business law, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, at Grand Canyon University from 1995 - 2004, in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Manhart's professional engagements and experience include: * representation of buyers and sellers of both unimproved and developed Arizona real estate * representation of buyers and sellers of businesses, or with respect to sales of...
Alden Yako
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(480) 426-8200 10869 N. Scottsdale Rd #103-545
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Arizona Summit Law School
Got a Ticket? Charged with a DUI? Call Yako Law at (480) 426-8200 for a FREE Consultation. At Yako Law, we specialize in Traffic Ticket and DUI defense throughout every county in Arizona. Yako Law provides each case with personalized attention and aggressive representation at an affordable rate and exceptional results. Regardless of how minuscule you might think a traffic ticket is; it’s essential to have an aggressive traffic attorney review your case. We focus specifically on handling speeding tickets, camera tickets, DUI, driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, driving with no insurance, failure to appear, misdemeanor violations,...
Marcos Garciaacosta
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(480) 324-6378 659 E. Main Street Suite 108
Mesa, AZ 85023
Free ConsultationMesa, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Business, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
Arizona Summit Law School
Trademark, intellectual property, contracts, and global business attorney.

Marcos advises clients in the areas of restaurants and food industry, entertainment (musicians such rappers and Mexican banda), wearable technology, journalism, creative writing, software development, smartphones, virtual reality headsets, artificial intelligence and many more.

A multicultural, multilingual professional with a broad spectrum of language skills, with Spanish and English fluency, and partial abilities in French, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese.

He thrives at the intersections of business, technology, law, and creativity. A business and trademark attorney, social investor, marketer, roboticist, engineer, contracts negotiator, business connector. Marcos enjoys working with a broad spectrum of...
Mr. Mark N Goodman
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Prescott, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(928) 445-3230 1575 Plaza West Drive
Prescott, AZ 86303
Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and California Western School of Law
Arizona business, family and property law.
Jay Hall
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(602) 730-6436 2415 E. Camelback Rd.
Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
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