Shareholder Paula Williams completes acclaimed Mediator Boot Camp

July 8, 2013

Phoenix, Arizona – Shareholder Paula A. Williams, an accomplished mediator, recently attended Mediator Boot Camp at the internationally acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Williams honed her mediation skills through discussions of best practices, role playing, and participation in seminars on cutting-edge mediation tools that are based on…read more

Associate Oliver J. Davis Awarded 2013 MAC of the Year Award

June 13, 2013

The Firm congratulates Associate Oliver J. Davis for receiving the 2013 MAC of the Year Award from the Men’s Arts Council (MAC) of Phoenix Art Museum. The MAC of the Year Award is given to the most outstanding MAC member that exhibits the highest levels of involvement, attitude, and dedication to MAC and the Phoenix…read more

Congratulations Jeff Manley on 2013 Arizona’s Top Lawyer Recognition

May 10, 2013

The Firm congratulates Shareholder Jeff Manley on being named one of Arizona’s top trusts and estates litigation lawyers by AZ Business Magazine. Each year AZ Business Magazine’s editorial board seeks nominees from Arizona law firms for its top lawyers list, and then asks members of the legal community and its readers to determine its exclusive…read more

Congratulations Tara Hughes on appointment to NALS Board of Directors

April 15, 2013

Tara Hughes, PP, ACP, a paralegal in the Firm’s Family Law Practice Group, was recently elected as Region 8 Director for the NALS Board of Directors. She will serve as a Director for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Ms. Hughes was installed at the annual NALS Professional Development and Education Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. NALS, Inc.…read more

The Firm Celebrates Paralegals’ Advanced Paralegal Certification

April 12, 2013

Tara Hughes and Vicki Darr, paralegals in the Firm’s Family Law and Corporate/Transaction Practice Groups, respectively, completed the Advanced Paralegal Certification program. Ms. Hughes completed the program on Family Law- Child Support, Custody, and Visitation. Ms. Darr completed the program on Real Estate Principles. The National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”) provides the Advanced Paralegal…read more

Jeffrey M. Manley Joins the Firm’s Estate Planning Practice

April 1, 2013

Phoenix, AZ (April 1, 2013) –May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Manley has joined the Firm as an equity shareholder. “We are delighted that Jeff has agreed to join our practice,” said Philip G. May, the Firm’s managing shareholder. “We could not be adding a better attorney. Jeff’s…read more

MPBG Wins Client Appeal and Sheds New Light on Mechanics’ Lien Law

March 28, 2013

In a unanimous decision, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that, under Arizona’s Mechanics’ Lien Act (the “Act”), all mechanics’ lien claimants participating in an action to foreclose upon their liens shall be liable for their proportionate share of any attorneys’ fees award assessed against the class of lien claimants. In Summers Group, Inc. v.…read more

MPBG Awarded US News and World Report’s “Best Firms” Ranking

March 13, 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Firm (f/k/a Collins, May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C.) received a “Best Firms” ranking, Tier 2, from US News & World Report in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency. This award both highlights the Firm’s holistic understanding of bankruptcy procedure and strategy, and furthers the Firm’s mission to provide superior,…read more

Congratulations to Amy Popham for completing 2013 IMS Half Marathon

February 25, 2013

The Firm congratulates shareholder Amy J. Popham for completing the 2013 IMS Arizona Half Marathon on Sunday, February 17th. This was Ms. Popham’s second endurance race. She completed it with her husband, Gary Popham, a shareholder at the Doyle Firm. The 2013 IMS Half Marathon raised money for many local charities. More information about the…read more

Condolences to Mark Hummels’ Family, Friends and Colleagues

February 1, 2013

We extend our thoughts, prayers and condolences to fellow attorney Mark Hummels and his family, friends and co-workers following his death in the tragic events which took place on January 30, 2013. Mark will be sincerely missed. State Bar of Arizona Press Release…read more