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Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1984
A native of Arizona, Ed Fleming began working with Burch & Cracchiolo as a law clerk while still in law school and, through nearly 30 years with the firm, Ed has proven to be one of the top trial lawyers and business minds in Arizona. Ed is a peer review rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the 2011 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. He currently serves on the Firm's Executive Committee.
Ed's undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance and economics, along with his active management role in a family business, allows him to relate to his business clients' needs and concerns. He is a trusted advisor to a host of business clients who turn to him for advice and counsel on matters from day-to-day transactions to dispute resolution. While Ed is a believer in conflict resolution through methods other than costly trials, he is known to be a relentless advocate for his clients in situations where trial is necessary or inevitable.
As a litigator, Ed represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complicated commercial disputes. He has successfully prosecuted and defended professionals, including lawyers and accountants, in dozens of cases and represented multiple clients in cases involving financial fraud and securities issues. His diverse experience includes shareholder derivative actions, civil employment litigation, and state and federal racketeering claims.
Ed has extensive experience in real estate litigation matters, including claims brought by bank and lending institutions against real estate developers and contractors, as well as claims made by and against general contractors and subcontractors.
Honors & Awards
Selected, Arizona Business Magazine Top Lawyers 2012
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2011-2012
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
Business and Corporate Law
Representing businesses in mergers and acquisitions, real estate matters, general business matters and transactions.
Representing businesses and individuals in contract, partnership and shareholder claims, lender liability, business torts, construction, employment, financial fraud, distribution and franchise disputes and other litigation.
Real Estate Litigation
Representing developers, purchasers, contractors, sellers and lenders in litigation arising out of real estate transactions. Representation of landlords and major tenants in commercial lease disputes. General real estate issues, including contract and commission disputes and broker errors and omissions.
Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County for 6 years
Profit Sharing Plan Trustee, Burch & Cracchiolo
State Bar of Arizona, Fee Resolution Committee
State Bar of Arizona, Volunteer Lawyers
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Chairman, Board of Directors, and Honorary Board Member, Esperanza, 2001 to present
Presentations and Publications
Lecturer, Professional Liability, Arizona Society of CPAs
Lecturer, Professional Liability and Professionalism, Phoenix Tax Workshop
Lecturer, Professionalism Seminars, State Bar of Arizona
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