Summer Associate Program, May 2017

May 24, 2017

The Firm recently welcomed Elizabeth May and Ryan Beachum to its Summer Associate Program. The Firm uses the Program as an opportunity to introduce accomplished third year law students to the practice by assigning challenging projects and allowing for direct participation in client meetings; observation of depositions, hearings, and mediations; and drafting of memos, briefs…read more

How and Why to Value Your Business?

November 23, 2016

You’re looking to sell your leather manufacturing business. A buyer comes along and asks you to make her an offer. What’s the best way to determine the worth of your business? There isn’t one “right” formula. But, here are a few common valuation techniques: (1) asset-based, (2) income-based, and (3) market comparable. The most appropriate…read more

A Short Primer on Letters of Intent

November 23, 2016

If the parties are confident that they intend to do a deal, and are comfortable with the material terms, they may choose to skip the Letter of Intent (“LOI”) and go directly to the preparation of definitive transaction documents. However, depending on the dynamics of a transaction, the parties may wish to begin the process…read more

commercial litigation

Common Forms of Commercial Litigation

October 28, 2016

At May, Potenza, Baran, and Gillespie, we provide a range of commercial litigation services for businesses. While not an exhaustive list, here are a few of the more common types of commercial litigation services we provide: Breach of contract Since contracts form the basis of many types of business relationships, it is only natural that…read more

law firms Phoenix

Phoenix Law Firms | Dorothy Baran

October 26, 2016

Many Phoenix law firms are known for their competent and dedicated attorneys and staff. Peruse almost any firm’s website, and you can see their level of experience and qualifications. But what really makes a good lawyer? At May, Potenza, Baran, & Gillespie, we believe the qualifications of an attorney go beyond a long list of…read more

corporate law

The Need for a Corporate Law Firm

October 23, 2016

For any corporation to succeed, it must seek out an accountant and a corporate law firm as early as possible. Accountants, of course, keep the financial house in order, which helps prevent unnecessary lawsuits because of poor bookkeeping. A corporate law firm, however, is the most valuable asset any corporation can have. Corporations that wait…read more

Phoenix family law

Phoenix Family Law | National Cases With Local Effects

October 21, 2016

Landmark family law cases have a nationwide impact, affecting marriages, family dynamics and more. The following three cases all reached the Supreme Court, and their influential rulings have affected Phoenix family law and laws across the country. Here is a look back at decades-old cases and recent rulings that have greatly shaped the family law…read more

Phoenix business attorney

Phoenix Business Attorney | What to Expect

October 19, 2016

Securing counsel from a Phoenix business attorney can greatly help your business. Whether you are just starting your company or you have some particular legal needs, an attorney on your team can help you avoid major issues. Or, they can at least help you deal with problems should they arise. When meeting your Phoenix business…read more

child support lawyer

Child Support Lawyer | Factors to Consider

October 16, 2016

The welfare of a child is by far one of the most important issues to be considered when facing a marriage dissolution. Providing for minors in a family must be a top concern for all parties involved. By talking with an Arizona child support lawyer, you can better understand the factors involved in your child…read more

When Should a Family Law Attorney Get Involved?

October 13, 2016

In many cases, family law matters arise when a sensitive family issue becomes dire and pressing. Individuals and families facing these issues are going through challenging and difficult times, and a family law attorney can provide invaluable experience and guidance during the process. Compassionate family law attorneys help clients find solutions to their family issues,…read more