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Understanding Basic Legal Terms

August 19, 2016

When a person has a legal problem, it is usually best for them to work with an attorney in order to resolve the problem. Getting legal representation can also help you gain better knowledge of common legal terms, which can help you better understand your case. Here are some general legal terms that are often…read more

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When You Might Need a Real Estate Lawyer

August 14, 2016

You’ve just found your dream house and you’re in love with it. The real estate agent helped you put together an offer and it was accepted. Now what? Do you need a Phoenix real estate lawyer to handle the closing for you? Imagine that you do not hire a lawyer. The night before the closing, you do…read more

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Phoenix Attorneys Are Rising Stars

August 10, 2016

May, Potenza, Baran and Gillespie PC is proud to announce that three of our Phoenix attorneys have been named as Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2014-2015. Congratulations to Alysse Medina and Devin Sreecharana. Alysse Medina was licensed in 2009 and graduated from The University of Arizona and James E. Rogers College of Law.  She practices in the…read more

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Financial Impact of Same Sex Marriage

August 5, 2016

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that legalized same sex marriage across the country. As same sex couples contemplate marriage, it is important for them to look at how tying the knot might affect their wallets. In many cases, the ability to file a joint federal return means paying…read more

Philip May and Devin Sreecharana to present at Lovitt & Touché’s Learning Academy on August 24, 2016

July 28, 2016

Philip May and Devin Sreecharana of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group are featured speakers at Lovitt & Touché’s upcoming Learning Academy seminar on August 24, 2016. Their presentation, entitled “An Ounce of Prevention: Business Practices that Mitigate Litigation Risk,” will touch on the following topics: Drafting enforceable governing documents that address member/shareholder/partner separation and…read more

ERISA | Protecting Your Rights

May 27, 2016

When it comes to saving for retirement, every penny counts. This is certainly one reason why workers seek out employment opportunities with pension plans and other retirement benefits. In such a position, contributions to a retirement plan can be made by the employee, the employer, or both, depending on the terms of the employment. And,…read more

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Phoenix Estate Planning | Timing

May 25, 2016

When is the best time to begin your Phoenix estate planning? It’s actually never too early to start. If you have any valuable assets, either financial or emotional in nature, the time is now to get your affairs in order. More importantly, if you have children or other loved ones who rely on your for…read more

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Phoenix Estate Planning | Never Too Early

May 25, 2016

Many of us don’t like to spend a lot of time thinking about the end of our lives. We prefer to think of passing away as being something that is going to happen in the far future. Admitting the need for a plan means we are admitting to our own mortality. But the thing is,…read more

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Same Sex Divorce & Child Custody

May 22, 2016

With the recent legalization of same sex marriage in Arizona last October, couples that choose to marry have also earned the right to same sex divorce. Under this provision, married partners seeking same sex divorce are afforded legal protection with regard to property division and spousal support. Where is can get tricky, however, is if…read more

Same Sex Divorce | Child Custody

May 22, 2016

In June 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that legalized same sex marriage in all 50 states. Of course, along with this ruling, comes the issue of how to handle same sex divorce. The Logistics of Same Sex Marriage Many couples who lived in states where gay marriage was banned or not…read more