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

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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

Associate Devin Sreecharana joins University of Arizona Alumni Boards

September 27, 2013

The Firm is pleased to announce that Associate Devin Sreecharana is now a member of the University of Arizona Alumni Association’s Wildcat for Life Leadership Council and Phoenix Chapter’s Executive Board. Devin will join with other alumni leaders on the Wildcat for Life Leadership Council to learn about and foster the University of Arizona’s and…read more

Firm Associates Complete Five-Day Trial Workshop

September 25, 2013

The Firm is pleased to announce that Associates Justin Niedzialek and Devin Sreecharana completed the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy program. The five-day trial program is structured to give participants practical, hands-on training with respect to trial advocacy. The highly selective program is designed to significantly develop and refine the skills necessary for excellence in…read more

Devin Sreecharana joins Sandra Day O’Connor American Inn of Court

September 23, 2013

The Firm is pleased to announce that Associate Devin Sreecharana is now a member of the Sandra Day O’Connor American Inn of Court. The Sandra Day O’Connor American Inn of Court is a group of judges, attorneys, and law students who meet on a monthly basis to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal…read more

Associate Justin Niedzialek Presents to St. Thomas More Society Breakfast

September 20, 2013

On June 20, 2013, Associate Justin Niedzialek presented a CLE to the St. Thomas More Society, as part of the State Bar of Arizona’s annual convention. Justin’s presentation, titled: “Civility and the Practice of Law: Keeping Your Composure and While Serving Your Clients Well,” focused on the importance of civility in the practice of law…read more