Other Areas of Law
Debt Relief; Litigation
Colgate University, B.A., Philosophy and Religion, magna cum laude, 1975
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1978
1978, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient: War Memorial Alumni Scholarship Award; Outstanding Freshman Chemist, 1971. Special Qualifications: Proven competency in jury trials and judicial hearings at all levels, civil and criminal; Dynamic expertise in building rapport, applying legal knowledge with practical insight to accomplish intended business and personal results; Acclaimed specialties: designing financial strategies in business formation, litigation, and debtor & creditor arena; implementing those ideas in documents and contract drafting; Strong research skills, traditional and computer, with analytical expertise in reviewing large volumes of documentation and materials to find patterns, develop theories of the case and supporting positions; Fully Computer literate. Member, Board of Directors, Mohave Mental Health Clinic, Inc. (Non-Profit), November 2002-March 2003. Member, Board of Directors and Finance Committee Chairman, Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority. Member, Rotary International. With: Private Practice Kingman, Arizona, July 2002—; Mohave County Deputy Public Defender Kingman, Arizona, March 2001-July 2002; Mark A. Sippel, P.C. Mesa, Arizona 1995-2001; Robert J. Novak & Associates Phoenix, Arizona, 1990-1994; Mark A. Sippel, P.C. Tempe, Arizona, 1981-1989.
Emergency intervention at trial stages of criminal cases and process motion to bring about dismissal of charges, high percentage of jury verdict trial wins; Wrote the contracts and charted the financial strategies for integrating a multi-corporation company, including negotiation of a $20 million credit line with a publicly held company; For Chapter 11 Debtor franchise negotiated sales tax obligation from $250,0000 to $80,000 to further plan consummation; Organized, and consummated the sale of 14 store locations back to franchiser including all documents of sale, title insurance, notes, contracts, releases and supporting documents; On a 3 day deadline wrote Briefs to win a reversal of Summary Judgment at the 9th Circuit; On numerous occasions, assembled, analyzed, and presented the documents, financial data, spreadsheets and notebooks to successfully build cases in Bankruptcy Court; Defended diesel fuel tax Assessment of $267,000 against a fuel importer to a "non pursuit"; Limited civil fraud prosecution of "Speaker Case" to a reduced dollar assessment against corporation only with no personal liability to corporate principals.
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