Ballard Spahr LLP
Jeff Ekbom represents several Arizona and national banks and financial institutions in all types of transactions including commercial real estate loans, asset-based lending, factoring, corporate finance, aircraft finance and syndicated real estate and business loans. Jeff also represents real estate owners and secured lenders in the acquisition, sale and financing of commercial properties. He has extensive experience in enforcing loan and lease obligations. Jeff is also a business generalist with significant experience representing entrepreneurs in the areas of corporate, partnership and limited liability company formation and governance, business mergers and acquisitions and general business transactions.
Jeff is a member of both the Business Division and the Real Estate Division of the Arizona State Bar. Jeff Ekbom is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.
DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. represents individuals, businesses, banks, and non-profit organizations involved in real estate, commercial finance, natural resource and other business transactions ranging from purchases, sales and leasing to commercial loans and financing. Ms. Nelson’s practice is concentrated in representing financial institutions and borrowers in real estate secured and commercial lending transactions, loan restructures and workouts, and foreclosures.
Engelman Berger PC
Gallagher & Kennedy
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jackson White, P.C.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is built on the strengths and reputations of strong legacy firms focused on client relationships and quality representation. Lewis Roca Rothgerber was an Am Law 200 firm created with the 2013 combination of Lewis & Roca, a leading Southwestern law firm founded in 1950, and Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, a leading Rocky Mountain firm founded in 1903. Lewis Roca Rothgerber maintained a commitment to a high standard of client and public service, with a longstanding tradition of handling pro bono matters including cases such as Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), in which John P. Frank, John Flynn and others, represented Ernesto Miranda in the landmark case giving rise to “Miranda Rights.”
Christie, Parker & Hale was a boutique intellectual property firm established in Los Angeles in 1954 dedicated to every phase of IP procurement, enforcement, and defense. The practice included all facets of patent prosecution (including utility, design, and plants), trademark prosecution, IP litigation, licensing, IP strategy, copyrights and trade secrets; internet law and domain disputes.
As a combined firm, we provide clients an enhanced and expanded range of services in intellectual property, litigation, business transactions, gaming and regulatory and government relations.Clients also benefit from our multifaceted practices in key industries including biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering, Internet law and cyber security, real estate, insurance, financial institutions, energy infrastructure, mining and religious institutions.
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is proud to be a “lender’s firm,” providing banks comprehensive legal services in lending transactions and disputes, loan restructurings and workouts, loan enforcement, bankruptcy and regulatory activities. We structure, negotiate and document a wide variety of lending transactions, including syndicated credits, loan participations, operating lines of credit, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, letters of credit, and construction, acquisition and development loans, including borrowing base facilities. Our banking lawyers assist banks in enforcing their rights against borrowers and guarantors who are unable or unwilling to honor their obligations, and regularly represent banks in litigation, arbitration, mediation and bankruptcy proceedings, including the defense of lender liability claims. Our lending practice is complemented by a number of practice areas including real estate; bank regulation and licensing; employment; corporate and securities; public finance and corporate trust; commercial litigation; taxation; environmental and natural resources; and intellectual property.
Snell & Wilmer LLP
One Arizona Center, 400 E. Van Buren Phoenix, AZ 85004
Snell & Wilmer LLP is a full-service law firm with over 400 attorneys in offices located In Phoenix, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; Reno, NV; Salt Lake City, UT and Los Cabos, Mexico. Snell & Wilmer provides a full range of litigation, transactional and advisory services to financial institutions throughout the West.
Stinson Leonard Street
Stinson Leonard Street is one of the country’s largest law firms, with more than 450 attorneys. We have 13 offices throughout the country, including Phoenix, Denver and Washington D.C. Stinson Leonard Street’s financial services attorneys represent more than 400 financial institutions and confront banking issues on a daily basis. Our attorneys help financial companies navigate the web of federal and state regulations to ensure compliance and achieve their business objectives. We also advise financial institutions on all of the regulatory, corporate securities, tax, ERISA, real estate, fintech and antitrust issues that financial companies face in M&A transactions, including purchasing the assets of failed banks. Our financial services attorneys have been recognized by The American Bankers leading advisers in banking M&A transactions.
The Special Assets Attorneys, PLLC
Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady is a firm that knows its clients, not just the law. We handle the gamut of legal matters encountered by financial service institutions, but not until we understand the specific business, objectives, preferences and other unique operational aspects of each individual client. From our seven offices in four states, we handle comprehensive and complex cross-practice matters for financial institutions across the country, both large and small, including loan documentation, corporate governance, bankruptcy, regulatory matters, loan restructures and modifications, tax, litigation, employee issues and loan enforcement. We emphasize our understanding of business objectives and practical approach to problem solving and loan enforcement. Of course, our attorneys are highly experienced practitioners; they are also responsive, cost-conscious, long-term thinkers who understand that legal representation is part of their clients’ strategies, not the point of them.