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We are pleased to announce today that G&B will now also offer a dedicated practice group for Employment Law services!
Joining our team of experienced attorneys during this expansion are Julie A. Pace, David A. Selden, and Heidi Nunn-Gilman, who have been working as a team for over fifteen years. Associates Demetra Makris and Daniel Marks and paralegals Eda Barolli and Stephanie Coulter are also coming aboard.
Pace, who has been described as the “go-to” lawyer for employer immigration and I-9 compliance by Arizona Business magazine, believes that joining Gammage & Burnham is a perfect fit because “of the talent, resources and synergy offered by its expertise in corporate, business planning, real estate, litigation and construction law.” She continued, “We are delighted to be able to serve our clients with an expanded footprint of legal services and continue providing responsive and creative results.”
Selden, who has drafted most of the Arizona employment laws that have been enacted by the Arizona Legislature during the past 25 years, commented that “The reputation and prominence of Gammage & Burnham in public affairs and its reputation in legal circles is an excellent platform to enhance the representation of the Arizona business community in public policy and legal matters.” Selden has chaired or co-chaired the Arizona Chamber of Commerce workforce committee for 30 years, and he added “Teaming with the depth and breadth of talent at Gammage & Burnham offers enhanced opportunities to provide a favorable business climate in Arizona through the courts, administrative agencies, and the Legislature.”
The Employment Law group works on cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, handbooks, wage and hour, protection of confidential and proprietary company information, training, investigations, OSHA, and I-9 and Visas.
Gammage & Burnham is proud to be a part of the team helping Culdesac, Inc., and Sunbelt Holdings create a first-of-its kind car-free community in Tempe, Arizona! G&B partner Manjula Vaz helped to bring the project to life by securing entitlements for the development, while G&B transactional lawyers Jon Bennett and Tim Forsman negotiated complex acquisition and development contracts for the site.
Culdesac, Inc., and Sunbelt Holdings are making history by developing a car-free community located in Tempe, Arizona. The $140 million dollar development is located on Apache Boulevard in Tempe, Arizona, next to a bustling light-rail station.
As all employers should know, certain employees are exempt from what would otherwise be a requirement to pay workers overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 per week.
To receive such an exemption, workers must perform certain duties usually categorized as executive, administrative, or professional. If the worker meets the duties test, they also must be paid on what is called a “salary basis.” That means they must be paid the same amount every week regardless of the number of hours worked, or their productivity. To be exempt from overtime, the worker must also make at least the target minimum salary set by rule.
Arizona commercial lenders have long been able to have a receiver appointed to protect and preserve property pending foreclosure following a default under a commercial loan. New Arizona statutes, ARS §33-2601 et seq., the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act, have expanded the benefits available to lenders by getting a receiver appointed over commercial property and the personal property related to or used in connection with that real property.
The new laws provide several important benefits:
- The appointment of a receiver results in an automatic stay prohibiting any actions or proceedings by other creditors to attempt to gain possession or control of receivership property or to enforce earlier-obtained liens or judgments against receivership property.
U.S. News Best Lawyers® announced today that Gammage & Burnham is nationally ranked in seven practice areas and regionally ranked in 18 practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process, and Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.
The firm received national rankings for the following practice areas:
- Land Use & Zoning
- Litigation- Real Estate
- Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
- Construction Law
- Health Care Law
- Litigation- Construction
- Securities Regulation
The firm was recognized for its work in the Phoenix metropolitan area in the following practice areas:
- Administrative / Regulatory Law (Tier 1)
- Banking and Finance Law
- Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights (Tier 1)
- Business Organizations (Tier 1)
- Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
- Construction Law (Tier 1)
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Governance Law
- Health Care Law (Tier 1)
- Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1)
- Litigation – Bankruptcy
- Litigation – Construction (Tier 1)
- Litigation – Labor & Employment
- Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (Tier 1)
- Litigation – Real Estate (Tier 1)
- Mergers & Acquisitions Law
- Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
- Securities Regulation
Congratulations to all of our brilliant attorneys who have worked to make Gammage & Burnham recognized both nationally and in our community!
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