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Legal Alert: Arizona Supreme Court Mandates Medical Marijuana License in Every County, Affirms Importance of Patient Access
Last Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court in Saguaro Healing LLC v. State of Arizona held that the Arizona Department of Health Services (“AZDHS”) must issue at least one medical marijuana dispensary certificate in each county, in accordance with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”).
The Court’s opinion interpreted the AMMA’s language to require a minimum, not a maximum, number of medical marijuana dispensaries within the state and in each county. In doing so, the Court furthered one of the AMMA’s intended purposes—to ensure that patients throughout Arizona have access to a medical marijuana dispensary.
Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that 29 of our attorneys have been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers© list! Best Lawyers© recognition is based solely on a confidential peer review process.
Special congratulations to Timothy N. Forsman, Daniel L. Marks, and James B. Senften for being named to the inaugural “Ones To Watch” list and to Randall S. Dalton and Joseph P. Richardson who have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective categories.
See below the full list of our awesome attorneys that have been recognized.
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!
Gammage & Burnham is pleased to welcome Benjamin C. Runkle to our firm! A former firefighter/paramedic and police officer, Ben has been practicing law in Arizona for more than a decade and is well-positioned to bring a new perspective to our team of healthcare attorneys. When asked why he most looks forward to joining Gammage & Burnham, he replied that he is “excited to work with the firm’s outstanding lawyers and healthcare practice.”
Ben represents behavioral health providers, physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals in a variety of regulatory and enforcement matters, including compliance and litigation. Prior to returning to private practice, Ben advised Arizona’s Medicaid agency, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), and served as an Assistant Attorney General representing the Department of Economic Security (DES), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
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