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Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. 
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One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900
Phoenix, Arizona  85004-2202

(Maricopa Co.)

Telephone: 602-382-6000
Fax: 602-382-6070

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Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is one of the largest law firms in the Western United States, with more than 400 attorneys in offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Corporate Board Member magazine named Snell & Wilmer one of the best law firms to do business with in Phoenix, based on a survey of 52,000 directors and general counsel of publicly held companies. This marks the second year in a row that Snell & Wilmer was named the top Phoenix firm. We were also recognized for our business practices by the Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern Arizona, which named Snell & Wilmer winner of the 2003 BBB Business Ethics Awards, which recognizes organizations for demonstrating high standards of ethical conduct and practices, both internally and externally. Snell & Wilmer is ranked the #1 law firm in the Phoenix 2005 Business Journal's Book of Lists.

Snell & Wilmer represents more than 10,000 clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to emerging enterprises and individuals. Snell and Wilmer represents 17 out of the top 27 public company corporate headquarters located in Arizona. The largest Arizona based clients include: the state's largest utility, Arizona Public Service Company, Tucson Airport Authority, and Bank One, Arizona's largest bank. The firm's national and multi national clients include: Intel Corp., Ford Motor Company, and Mercury Marine, among others. However, the firm is by no means devoted exclusively to large clients. In fact, many Snell & Wilmer attorneys devote the bulk of their practice to representing small or emerging business clients and to counseling individuals in personal or business matters.

Snell & Wilmer is a member of LEX MUNDI, a leading international association of independent law firms with member firms in Europe, Africa, the Americas, Australia and Asia. This international network enables us to assist clients in obtaining a full range of legal services throughout more than 160 countries, states and provinces.

Snell & Wilmer has a sincere dedication to the delivery of legal services to the poor, and the firm has been recognized for its leadership role in pro bono activities. Recognition for these services includes receiving the Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program Award and American Bar Association National Public Service Award. The firm was also honored with the Justice in America Award from the Network of Trial Law Firms.

As a large, full-service law firm, Snell & Wilmer provides a competitive advantage because of the ability to call upon the diverse experience of individual attorneys according to the particular requirements of any specific engagement. The firm can easily assemble a team of attorneys and support staff for large scale projects or emergency situations. To maximize these advantages, Snell & Wilmer attorneys are organized into specific practice groups. This gives clients easy accessibility to the unique skills of each attorney. It also permits the swift organization of attorneys from different practice groups when a wide range of experience is required. Below is a list of the firm's current practice areas and industry groups. A more extensive description appears at the end of this profile.

While extensive, the foregoing list is not exhaustive. The legal environment is constantly evolving and, in response to the needs of current and potential clients, Snell & Wilmer frequently expands its areas of practice. For example, we recently expanded our services in gaming, franchising, Indian law, health care, medical device and pharmaceutical and retail. As an additional service, the firm sponsors client seminars and regularly publishes a variety of newsletters devoted to particular practice areas, such as the Corporate Communicator and the Workplace Word.

Snell & Wilmer attorneys give generously to a wide variety of civic and service organizations. Partners and associates of the firm are active in organizations such as the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Valley Leadership, Arizona Town Hall, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Arizona Opera, Heard Museum, Arizona Theater Company, GPEC Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and the Herberger Theater Center. The firm is dedicated to the advancement of the legal profession in Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and in the United States, devoting substantial funds and effort to the organized bar and to pro bono activities. Snell & Wilmer attorneys have served in numerous leadership positions in state and local bar associations and are very active in the American Bar Association.

For more than sixty years, Snell & Wilmer has been dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has earned a reputation for distinguished service by offering our clients what they value-exceptional legal skill, quick response and practical solutions with the highest level of professional integrity. Snell & Wilmer's attorneys and staff are strongly committed to these objectives, which will maintain our reputation in the future.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Auditor and Accountant DefenseAviation and FAA Regulatory
Bankruptcy and ReorganizationCanada
Capital MarketsClass Action Litigation
Commercial FinanceCommercial Litigation
CondemnationConstitutional and Political Litigation
ConstructionConsumer Product Safety
Corporate and SecuritiesData Centers
Emerging BusinessEmployee Benefits and Compensation
Energy and UtilitiesEnvironmental and Natural Resources
Estate PlanningEurope
Export and Import Controls, Economic Sanctions and Foreign Anti-CorruptionFalse Claims Act
Financial Services LitigationFirst Amendment
Foreclosure and CollectionFranchise Litigation
Franchise ServicesFund Formation and Investment
GamingGovernment Contracting and Procurement
Government RelationsHealth Care
ImmigrationInfrastructure Development and Project Finance
InsuranceIntellectual Property and Technology
Intellectual Property and Technology LitigationInternal Investigations & Regulatory Compliance
InternationalLabor and Employment
Latin AmericaLife Sciences and Medical Technology
Mergers and AcquisitionsMexico
MilitaryMining Industry Services
Native American AffairsNon-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organizations
Oil and GasPersonal Injury
Pharmaceuticals and Medical DevicesPrivacy and Data Protection
Private Client ServicesProbate
Product Liability LitigationProfessional Liability Litigation
Professional LicensureReal Estate
Real Estate LitigationRenewable Energy
Retail and FranchisingSEC Reporting and Corporate Governance
Safety & HealthSecurities Litigation and Investigations
Sports and EntertainmentTax Controversy and Litigation
Tax Credit FinanceTax-General Federal
Tax-State and LocalTelecommunications
TransportationTrust and Estates
Venture Capital and Private EquityWater
White Collar Defense and InvestigationsZoning and Land Use

Statement of Practice Summary:
General Practice; Trial Practice; Appellate Practice; State Government Law; Federal Practice; Administrative Law; Airport Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust; Banking Law; Bankruptcy Insolvency; Business Reorganization; Bioscience; Class Actions; Commercial Finance; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Law; Securities; Copyrights; Emerging Business Law; Employee Benefits; Executive Compensation; Employee Relations; Environmental Law; Natural Resources; ERISA; Estate Planning; Probate; Financial Institutions Law; Franchising; Licensing; Government Contracts; Health Care; Hospitality Law; Immigration Law; Indian Law; Insurance Company Regulation; Insurance Defense; Intellectual Property; Technology Law; International Law; Labor and Employment; Land Use; Latin American Services; Legislation; Government Affairs; Media Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Municipal Finance; OSHA Investigations; Partnerships; Patents; Trust Litigation; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Public Utility Law; Energy; Real Estate; Securities Regulation; Taxation; Telecommunications Law; Trademarks; Transportation; Venture Capital; Water Resources; Water Law; Zoning Law.

Documents by Lawyers at this office
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A Reminder About the Dangers of Employee Misclassification
Ashley T. Kasarjian, October 13, 2014
The Ninth Circuit provided a clear reminder to companies to ensure that employees are not misclassified as independent contractors. In Alexander v. FedEx Ground, a group of full-time delivery drivers from FedEx challenged their status as independent contractors, asserting claims for employment...

A Reminder of the Importance of Internal Controls Under SOX
Ahron D. Cohen, October 13, 2014
On July 30, 2014, the SEC announced charges against the CEO and the former CFO of a computer equipment company based in Florida for misrepresenting the state of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting and failure to disclose to its auditors deficiencies in its internal...

Arizona Supreme Court to Contractor: Sorry, but Equitable Subrogation Trumps Mechanics’ Lien Rights
Richard G. Erickson, October 13, 2014
The smoke has finally cleared in a hard and long-fought battle between lenders and owners on one side and the general contractor (Weitz Company, L.L.C., from here on referred to as Weitz) on the other side claiming priority on a Phoenix condominium project. The project, well-known as Summit at...

Year Established: 1938

Representative Clients:
Allied West Direct, LLC; American Express; Apollo Group, Inc.; Arizona Public Service Co.; Avis Rent A Car System, Inc.; Bank of America, N.A.; Baxter Healthcare Corp.; Brown Family Communities; Capitol Castings, Inc.; CIGNA Healthcare, Inc.; Cold Stone Creamery; Cookie Industries, Inc. (press release only); The Dial Corporation (Martindale-Hubbell only); Directv; Emerson Electric Co.; Ford Motor Company; Fort Mojave Indian Tribe; GEICO; The Hewson Company; Kinder-Care Learning Centers; Maui Wowi; Mayo Clinic; Meredith Corporation; The Mohegan Tribe; Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona; Nissan Motor Corp.; Olympia Group, L.L.C.; Perini Building Company; Pinnacle West; Rightpath Limited, LLC; Rightpath-PHD, LLC; Salt River Tribe; Scottsdale Healthcare; Southern Highlands; Snoqualmie Tribe; Starbucks; SunCor; The Tech Group; U-Haul International; Walgreen's; Wells Fargo, N.A.; Williams Gateway Airport.

Languages: Aymara, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujrati, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Vietnamese.

(All Attorneys are Members of the American Bar Association and State Bar of Arizona unless otherwise indicated)

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. is a member of LEX MUNDI a Global Association of more than 160 member firms throughout 98 countries, and a member of State Law Resources, Inc.

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