News and Insights
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Steve Lawrence Provides Insights to The Ambulatory M&A Advisor
In an article entitled “Failure in an M&A Transaction for the Physician Owner,” Milligan Lawless partner Steve Lawrence provides tips on how to avoid pitfalls during the M&A Transaction Process.
Peer reviews have been tallied and once again, Milligan Lawless has received the following distinctions:
2017 “Best Lawyers of America”
Bryan S. Bailey – Health Care Law
James R. Taylor – Health Care Law
Robert J. Itri – Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Trademark Law
Robert J. Milligan – Health Care Law
Steven T. Lawrence – Corporate Law
2017 “Best Law Firms”
National Tier 3
Health Care Law
Metropolitan Tier 1- Phoenix
Health Care Law
Metropolitan Tier 2-Phoenix
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Metropolitan Tier 3-Phoenix
We are pleased to announce today that Chambers USA ranked Milligan Lawless, P.C. and 3 of our attorneys among the best in Arizona for 2016. Among Arizona law firms, Milligan Lawless achieved a Band 1 ranking, Chambers USA’s highest recognition, in the Healthcare practice area.
The firm received the following “Leading Individual” rankings for Phoenix attorneys:
- Bryan S. Bailey – Healthcare
- Steven T. Lawrence – Corporate/M&A
- Robert J. Milligan – Healthcare
Chambers USA is an annual ranking that assesses each law firm and attorney on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by their clients. Additionally, independent interviews with clients and confidential submissions of law firms are part of the Chambers research and evaluation process.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Attorney Robert J. Itri as our newest shareholder. Bob is an experienced attorney whose practice areas include Litigation and Intellectual Property. Bob represents clients in matters before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Arizona Corporation Commission. He also brings a high level of experience in business matters to the firm, representing both start-up and existing businesses in complex litigation matters encompassing intellectual property and securities, arbitration and enforcement actions, contract, trade secret, business tort and shareholder litigation.
Milligan Lawless, P.C. and The Northern Trust Company
“Avoiding Snares and Traps in 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions”
March 9, 2016
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Presentation
The Northern Trust Company
2398 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
The issues facing companies on both the sell side and the buy side in the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) market today are varied and changing. A misstep along the way can cause an otherwise successful venture to be quickly derailed. Steven T. Lawrence from Milligan Lawless, P.C. and Curtiss C. Smith and Patty Park from Northern Trust will share important perspectives on the key issues in today’s market. The seminar will be followed by a time for networking with panelists and attendees.
Cost to Attend: Free
RSVP to Mary Reimann at Milligan Lawless:
Steven T. Lawrence is a business lawyer. Steve is a shareholder in Milligan Lawless, and focuses his practice on commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, finance and intellectual property licensing. Steve has substantial experience in matters ranging from complex commercial transactions to securities offerings. Steve is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A Law. Steve holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Loyola University Chicago, a J.D. With Distinction from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, a M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.
Curtiss C. Smith is Senior Vice President in the Banking Practice at Northern Trust. In addition to credit and portfolio management responsibilities for the market, he is also charged with growing the bank’s lending business in Phoenix. Curt joined Northern Trust in 2015 and has more than 20 years of experience in various commercial banking roles in Arizona and California including commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate, asset-based lending, private banking, and credit risk management. Curt holds a BS in accounting from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Patty Park is a Vice President at Northern Trust. Patty provides comprehensive planning services and administrative advice to high net worth individuals encompassing areas such as cash flow analysis, risk management, income tax and transfer tax planning, retirement planning, education funding, estate planning, and charitable giving. Before joining Northern Trust, Patty was Director of Financial Planning at Keats, Connelly & Associates, a comprehensive financial planning firm specializing in assisting Canadians who were moving to the US. She began her career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Cleveland and Phoenix. Patty earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Milligan Lawless would like to announce the arrival of Neel S. Kothari and J. Alexander (“Alex”) Dattilo in the health care, and labor and employment law departments respectively.
Neel joins the firm after practicing health care and commercial litigation at a national law firm. His experience also includes serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable G. Murray Snow of the United States District Court in the District of Arizona, and practicing at a California firm specializing in complex business disputes. Neel received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from the University of California, Davis.
At Milligan Lawless, Neel represents health care providers and others in a variety of matters, including business transactions, regulatory compliance, licensing, labor and employment, and reimbursement issues.
Alex joins the firm after practicing with two local law firms, where he gained substantial courtroom experience through trials, evidentiary hearings, conferences, and oral arguments in the Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Court of Appeals. Prior to graduating law school, Alex served as a judicial extern with the Honorable Terrence F. McVerry of the United States District Court He received his J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Richmond.
Alex’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation and compliance matters, healthcare litigation, shareholder disputes in practice breakups, healthcare licensing proceedings, general commercial litigation, tax and corporate matters, and appeals.