Jerome, Arizona Business Lawyers

Prescott, AZ Business Law Lawyer
(928) 445-8824 239 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303
Business and Real Estate
Sedona, AZ Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(928) 284-0671 50 Courthouse Ct
Sedona, AZ 86351
Business and Collections
Sedona, AZ Business Law Attorney
(928) 282-4511 2155 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Prescott, AZ Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(213) 974-9870 5260 W Indian Camp Rd
Prescott, AZ 86305
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Whittier Law School and Whittier Coll School of Law
Flagstaff, AZ Business Law Attorney
(928) 213-1942 123 N San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Business and Criminal
Sedona, AZ Business Law Attorney
(928) 282-3050 105 Roadrunner Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
Business, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Camp Verde, AZ Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(805) 320-3187 660 Dakota Dr
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Business and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law and UC Hastings COL
Prescott, AZ Business Law Attorney
(928) 778-1116 234 N Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Prescott, AZ Business Law Lawyer
(928) 778-0818 125 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Business and Real Estate
Prescott, AZ Business Law Attorney
(928) 771-3338 255 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Business and Real Estate
Prescott, AZ Business Law Lawyer
(928) 445-5484 425 E Gurley St.
Prescott, AZ 86301-3805
Business, Animal, Criminal and IP
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...
Michael Gerity
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(602) 274-4400 202 East Earll Drive Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Free ConsultationPhoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Business, 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 &...
Ashley Grimes
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Mesa, AZ Business Law Attorney with 6 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...
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...
Andrew Alex
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 46 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...
Lisa R Davis
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(480) 300-6837 6424 E. Greenway Parkway
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Business, Immigration and International
Murdoch University School of Law and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Visa Solutions, LLC is a dynamic law firm working exclusively in the areas of immigration and citizenship law for both Australia and the United States. Our firm is unique because we have developed expertise in representing our clients by responding to the new market demands that require innovation, technology, and value. We are changing the way clients secure immigration and visa services. Visa Solutions, LLC head office is based in the United States, with application processing offices in both the United States and in Australia. We represent clients from all over the world...
Michael Zoldan
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 9 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...
Mark Chernoff
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 24 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.
Dale Rycraft
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Tempe, AZ Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(480) 459-7018 2177 E. Warner Rd., #107
Tempe, AZ 85284
Business, Probate and Real Estate
Gonzaga University
AV-Rated by Martindale Hubble. I am a civil litigator handling cases involving real estate, probate and trust, and business law. For over 22 years, I have been representing and assisting developers, contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, landlords, lenders, title insurance companies, small business owners, trustees, beneficiaries, testators, and executors in disputes involving, among other things, real estate titles, real estate transactions, commercial lease agreements, mechanic's liens, construction defect claims, insurance coverage, surety claims, ownership of closely-held corporations, business agreements, wills and trusts. I also have substantial experience drafting, revising and negotiating a variety of contracts, including construction contracts,...
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...
Michael N Widener
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 847-9094 2325 East Camelback Road
Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Business, Administrative, Employment and Municipal
University of Arizona
My practice focuses largely on representing small businesses and startup companies, although I have represented major subsidiaries of publicly-traded companies such as Kroger Co. and the Hillman Group. I also have represented a number of financial institutions such as GE Capital Corporation, Colonial Bank, National Bank of Arizona, Western Alliance Bank and, more recently, Tennessee Commerce Bank. My smaller clients have benefitted from my counseling through their entire life cycles from formation through the moment they have been acquired or have filed bankruptcy, and I have represented executives in their companies' transitions to their children. More specifics...
Matthew Mark Jones
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Sun City, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(623) 974-5585 10101 W Bell Rd
Sun City, AZ 85351
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.
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....
Adam Martinez
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer
2200 East Camelback Road
Suite 221
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Adam D. Martinez is a real estate attorney and founder of Martinez Law, P.L.C., a boutique real estate law firm. Adam is an experienced litigator and handles all types of real estate issues, including foreclosures, deficiency defense, easement and property use disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes, business and partnership disputes, contract disputes, and broker/agent disputes. Adam handles all aspects of appealing cases involving real estate issues, and has argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals. In addition to handling lawsuits, Adam structures and facilitates real estate and business transactions. Adam's litigation experience provides...
Jonathan Collins
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Payson, AZ Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(928) 363-8004 616 South Beeline Hwy Suite 102
Payson, AZ 85541
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Bankruptcy
University of Tulsa College of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Focused on Family, Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business Law. Jonathan S. Collins received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and then his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He was a visiting student at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for his last semester of law school. Jonathan has been a member, in good standing, of the State Bar of Arizona since 2003. He is also licensed to practice law before all Federal Courts of the State of Arizona. Jon has been a law clerk for a...
Daryl Manhart
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PHOENIX, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 42 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...
Bryan James Blehm
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(602) 753-6213 2142 E. Clarendon Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Business, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Arizona and University of Tennessee - Knoxville
After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Mr. Blehm earned his Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Colorado State University. During college, Mr. Blehm trained at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy and worked as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department in Pueblo, Colorado. He also interned at the Pueblo County District Attorney’s Office in the Criminal Investigations Division. Mr. Blehm then earned a Master of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies and a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona. During law school, Mr. Blehm was on Law Review and...
Alden Yako
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 3 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,...
Whitney Sorrell
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 22 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...
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...
Kira Ann Schlesinger
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(602) 812-3661 3936 E Desert Cove Ave
1st Fl.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Business, IP, Insurance Defense and Securities
UCLA School of Law
Schlesinger Conrad handles cases in Arizona and California. The Firm has won large settlements in a wide variety of business litigation matters. Even if your case is against a large corporation and is a document intensive case, Schlesinger Conrad has the resources to handle it. Contact us Schlesinger Conrad to see how we can work with you to find a solution for your business dispute.
Leonard Sominsky
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(602) 635-9102 2700 North 3rd Street, Suite 2006
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Are you searching for the representation of a bankruptcy attorney from Phoenix? If so, it may be in your best interest to contact Leonard V. Sominsky, ESQ., PC. The firm was founded by Attorney Sominsky, who has been practicing in the field of bankruptcy since 1998. Unlike other law firms, The Law Offices of Leonard Sominsky is devoted to the practice of bankruptcy law alone. This enables Attorney Sominsky to not only maintain an in-depth understanding of all bankruptcy laws; it also allows him to provide every client with the amount of personalized attention and trusted legal counsel...
Randy Nussbaum
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(480) 609-0011 14850 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 450
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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...
Jay Hall
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(480) 550-8697 16427 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Jeffrey A Schoen
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CHANDLER, AZ Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(480) 820-4505 333 North Dobson Road, Suite 5
CHANDLER, AZ 85224-4412
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Arizona State University
JEFFREY A. SCHOEN is the founder of the law firm, where he practices commercial law with particular emphasis in commercial real estate transactions, commercial real estate finance, limited liability companies and corporations, construction law, and franchising.

Since 1986, Mr. Schoen has represented business owners, buyers and sellers; commercial real estate owners, buyers and sellers; commercial landlords and tenants; commercial lenders and borrowers; design professionals; commercial construction contractors and subcontractors; and franchisors and franchisees. He has presented seminars and published articles on commercial real estate and business matters. Mr. Schoen is or has been recognized, among other places: in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers,...
Scott William Hyder
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Phoenix, AZ Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(602) 923-7370 3420 East Shea Blvd., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Estate Planning
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
As a seasoned attorney with 17 years of experience, I am involved in a wide variety of legal work, including bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate, estate planning and business law. Throughout your case and beyond, I will help you understand your rights and protect your best interests. My practice services the Phoenix-metro area and cities throughout Arizona.
Michael Beethe
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(480) 998-7800 6720 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Business, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Michael Beethe's practice focuses on corporate and healthcare law, real estate development, and commercial transactions. He is an experienced transactional attorney, with a strong litigation background in a broad range of practice areas, including negotiation and documentation of asset sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers, consolidations, financing arrangements, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, new entity formation and operations, and legal consultation for healthcare, real estate, retail and service entities. Mr. Beethe worked as a trial lawyer for years, giving him greater insight and perspective on risk management issues facing his clients. This is bolstered by Mr....
Daniel Garrison
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Scottsdale, AZ Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(480) 421-9449 4110 North Scottsdale Road, Suite #330
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Free ConsultationBusiness and Bankruptcy
Dan Garrison is the founder and managing member of the firm and of its sister firm, The Turnaround Team™, which focuses on consumer bankruptcy matters. For two decades, Dan has assisted clients with corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, commercial and real estate litigation, and corporate and real estate transactions. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest designation awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, the primary professional rating organization for attorneys. He also has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers®, a designation limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the southwestern United States, has been named to Best Lawyers in America®, and been named...
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.
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