The Difference Between Arbitration & Mediation

August 20, 2015

At May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, we encourage consideration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  ADR is the umbrella term to describe arbitration and mediation. Arbitration and mediation involve the use of a neutral third party to facilitate the process of resolving a dispute between opposing parties. In simple terms, arbitration is typically a binding dispute…read more

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Corporate Law | Choosing Your Business Entity

July 6, 2015

Ready for Business? If yes, it is essential that you get counsel from an entrepreneurial attorney that understands your needs when you are starting a new company. Choosing an entity is one of the most important decisions you will make when you are starting up.  There are many factors to consider when choosing the best…read more

Paula Williams Accepts Appointment as a Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner

June 25, 2015

On May 28, 2015, Maricopa County Superior Court Presiding Judge Norman C. Davis appointed Shareholder Paula Williams as a Commissioner. Paula participated in a rigorous selection process along with approximately 60 other candidates. Paula will begin her service in the criminal department of the Maricopa County Superior Court as a Commissioner in initial appearance court…read more

Where Have All the Bankruptcies Gone?

June 19, 2015

Associate attorney Alysse M. Medina will be presenting at the Arizona State Bar Convention, 2015.  On June 26, 2015, Ms. Medina will be presenting during the “Where Have all the Bankruptcies gone? Practicing in Today’s World,” specifically concerning ethics in today’s bankruptcy landscape.…read more

Your Digital Afterlife

June 12, 2015

By Jeffrey M. Manley Few people consider the fate of their online presence after death. Sometimes a Facebook page or Twitter account simply remains frozen in time. Sometimes they become memorials to a person who has passed away. Granting control of digital content to heirs is a complicated and legally questionable process because in the…read more

Corporate Law

Family Business Succession Planning

March 27, 2015

By Jeffrey M. Manley Family owned businesses are the engine of our economy, employing 60% of our workforce and contributing 64% to our total GDP (KPMG, 2013). Return on assets is greater in family businesses, averaging 6.65% more return than non-family owned businesses (University of Vermont Family Business Facts). And yet, the average lifespan of…read more

Object to Hunger – St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

October 7, 2014

Recently the employees of May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie participated in collecting canned goods and non perishable items for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance helping alleviate hunger in Arizona. More than 1 in 4 children in Arizona face going to bed hungry tonight. Every pound of food equals one meal on the plate of a…read more

Shareholder Dorothy Baran speaks regarding FLSA

August 21, 2014

Shareholder Dorothy Baran recently delivered a presentation regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act to NALS of AZ at its Education Conference and Annual Meeting. NALS of AZ is a chartered state chapter of NALS, Inc., an association for legal professionals. Dorothy’s presentation focused on areas of ramped up enforcement by the Department of Labor. Dorothy…read more

Paula Williams Recognized for Service as Judge Pro Tem

August 19, 2014

Paula Williams, a litigation shareholder with the firm was recently recognized for her outstanding volunteer service as a Judge Pro Tem for the State of Arizona, Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office. The program coordinator for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office stated, “Our participants were exceedingly pleased with…read more

Vicki L. Darr Returns

August 11, 2014

We are happy to report that Vicki L. Darr, ACP has returned to May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C. as Paralegal for our Transaction Department. Ms. Darr has advanced certification in the subject area of Real Estate Principles. We hope you will join us congratulating Vicki in joining our firm.…read more