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EB Paralegal Cindy Solomon Attending the Arizona Trustee Association’s 32nd Annual Convention and Education Seminar

On August 21-23, 2019, the Arizona Trustee Association is hosting their 32nd Annual Convention and Education Seminar at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino in Maricopa, Arizona. EB wishes to raise awareness about this convention that is host to many educational seminars and a large panel of talented and professional speakers. The event will kick off with a Golf Tournament where those in attendance are able to mingle and get to know their fellow attendees. The event will also host a dinner on Thursday, where participants of the seminar are welcome to take part in a raffle and win some amazing prizes. Cindy Solomon, EB paralegal and former board member of the ATA, will be in attendance.

The Arizona Trustee Association was established in 1987 with the mission of educating its members on real estate matters, monitoring legislations that may impact the trustee sale process, and formulating legislation designed to improve the quality of trust deed service. Each member of ATA is always up to date on relevant case law, invited to attend a wide range of educational meetings, trade shows, and events, and collectively, as a group, advocate before the Arizona State legislature.

For more information about the event, visit this link https://www.ectownusa.net/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=AZTR&evid=2650197.

EB Attorney Steve Berger Selected as Phoenix’s 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”

Engelman Berger would like to congratulate EB co-founder and attorney, Steve Berger, for being selected for the third time as Phoenix’s 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Each year, individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region are selected as recipients of this award. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Congratulations, Steve!

Eight Engelman Berger Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Eight of Engelman Berger’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, considered by many to be the definitive guide to legal excellence. EB attorneys were chosen in the areas of Bankruptcy, Litigation, Public Finance, and Real Estate Law. EB would like to congratulate Patrick Clisham, Scott Cohen, Brad Pack, and Bill Anger for being our firm’s newest additions to the Best Lawyers list!

            Steven N. Berger (since 2003)

                        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

                        Litigation – Bankruptcy

            Brigitte Finley Green (since 2007)

                        Public Finance Law

            Tamalyn E. Lewis (since 2015)

                        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Recognition Law

            Kurt A. Peterson (since 2018)

                        Real Estate Law

           Patrick A. Clisham

                        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

           Scott B. Cohen

                        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

           Bradley D. Pack

                        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

           William H. Anger

                        Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers® selects its honored attorneys entirely by peer review. Their methodology is designed to gather as accurate of a consensus opinion of the leading attorneys in the profession. Selections are made after compiling data from extensive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially review and evaluate their professional peers. Opinions are based on the lawyers’ professional abilities which are compared to others in the same geographical location and legal practice area.

Congratulations Steve, Brigitte, Tami, Kurt, Patrick, Scott, Brad, and Bill!

EB Associate Michael Rolland Quoted in Arizona Business Magazine Article

Engelman Berger would like to congratulate associate Michael Rolland on being quoted in a recently published Arizona Business Magazine article entitled, “10 Ways AI Could Disrupt Every Facet of the Legal Industry.”

This article expands on how the adoption of AI in the business world is likely to completely change the legal industry, stating that the practice of law is on the “cusp of a revolution.” AI, otherwise known as artificial intelligence, is the adoption and execution of human intelligence processes by technology, machines, and in particular, computer systems. AI allows these systems to learn as well as perform logical reasoning, self-correction, and more. Some of the topics addressed in this article include, automation, healthcare law, increased efficiency and improved speed with AI, legal research, staffing, and more.

Rolland is quoted, “However bold my prediction, it probably won’t be bold enough” (…) “AI promises – or threatens, depending on your point of view – to disrupt every facet of the legal industry, without exception.” Rolland also states, “You want the newer news?” (…) “I believe a burgeoning frontier is the application of AI to internal firm data to generate viable alternative fee billing arrangements on a broad scale. Legal publications have been predicting the death of the billable-hour model for years … I think the coming years will see a new generation of billing programs that can automatically capture your time and intelligently categorize it with an exponentially improved level of granularity.”

To read the article, follow this link: https://azbigmedia.com/business/law/10-ways-ai-could-disrupt-every-facet-of-the-legal-industry/.

Meet Matthew McCabe Our Summer Law Clerk

Meet Matthew McCabe Engelman Berger’s summer Law Clerk. Matthew graduated from the University of Arizona in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Prior to attending law school at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Matthew founded his own company, Loan Resolution Corporation in Scottsdale, Arizona, which provides financial services to the mortgage industry. Over the course of 11 years, Matthew grew the company from zero to over $21M in annual revenue and nearly 300 full time employees. Matthew’s current goal is to become an attorney and focus his practice on real estate, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. He has worked as a law clerk for a law firm in Phoenix, and served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Daniel P. Collins at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix, Arizona. While working with Engelman Berger this summer as a law clerk, Matthew will have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas of law such as real estate, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, which will help him further define his legal path for the future. Over the summer, Matthew will be assisting on a wide variety of project assignments and have a chance to work with all the attorneys in our firm, including a number of out-of-office projects and experiences such as attending court hearings, depositions and closings.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Matthew enjoys spending his free time running and participating in other outside activities. He has competed in multiple triathlons and marathons, including the 2014 New York City Marathon. As an Eagle Scout, he is also active in a local Cub Scout troop. Matthew has been honored for his entrepreneurial accomplishments and received multiple award distinctions such as, “40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40” by National Mortgage Professional Magazine, Arizona Republic’s “35 Entrepreneur’s under 35,” and “The Most Powerful Locals Age 40 and Under” by So Scottsdale Magazine.

Engelman Berger Wishes You a Safe and Celebratory 4th of July

Engelman Berger would like to wish our clients, friends, and the public a safe and celebratory 4th of July! On this day, we come together as a nation to celebrate American Independence and to commemorate the Declaration of Independence. We hope you have the chance to spend time with friends and family and enjoy the beautiful firework displays.

EB Attorneys Michael Rolland and Brad Pack to Attend and Participate in State Bar of Arizona’s Annual Convention on June 28th

Engelman Berger attorneys Michael Rolland and Brad Pack will be attending and participating in the State Bar of Arizona’s Annual Convention on June 28th. Michael Rolland’s presentation, organized by the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, will be at 2:25-3:30PM on Friday, June 28th. He will be part of a nine-member ethics panel, including an Arizona Bankruptcy Court Judge Daniel Collins, where he will present legal analysis on timely ethical issues confronting the modern bankruptcy attorney.

Bradley Pack will be presenting from 11am-noon on “Commercial Case Law Update and Hot Topics” as part of a panel that includes Retired District of Arizona Bankruptcy Court Judge Sarah Sharer Curley and District of New Mexico Bankruptcy Court Judge David T. Thuma. Mr. Pack’s portion of the presentation will focus on emerging trends in the appellate doctrine of equitable mootness, both in the Ninth Circuit and nationwide.

The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the Arizona Supreme Court. Formed in 1933, the Bar regulates approximately 18,500 active attorneys and provides legal based educational and developmental programs to the Arizona public. The Bar’s mission states that it “exists to serve and protect the public with respect to the provisional legal services and access to justice.”

Engelman Berger Sponsoring State Bar of Arizona’s Annual Convention on June 26th-28th

The State Bar of Arizona will be hosting its annual convention on Wednesday, June 26th through Friday, June 28th. Engelman Berger is a proud sponsor of the Tax and Business Law sections’ seminar at this interactive and educational event. The convention will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass where participants will be able to combine education with relaxation while attending the convention at this beautiful resort.

The State Bar of Arizona’s Annual Convention offers attendees a selection of over 50 seminars on topics of interest as well as over 20 meetings and special events that participants of the convention are encouraged to attend. In an effort to provide a comprehensive program that reaches the broadest membership, the State Bar of Arizona convention will include seminars and meetings addressing 29 different practice areas. For further details on the program content and special events, download the convention brochure at http://www.azattorneymag-digital.com/azattorneymag/2019conmag/MobilePagedReplica.action?.

For more information about the convention or to register, visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/website/2415/.

Engelman Berger Sponsors the Arizona Bankers Association’s 116th Annual Convention and Meeting

Engelman Berger is proud to sponsor the Arizona Bankers Association’s 116th Annual Convention on June 6-8, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain Arizona. EB shareholders Scott Cohen, Tami Lewis, and Kurt Peterson will attend this “members only” event. They will participate in a business session where attendees will hear from a wide variety of keynote speakers and leading Arizona business professionals on the topics of: Global & U.S. Economic Conditions, Treasury Management, and more. This year’s convention will also include networking events, a Luau party and a Bankers Cup Golf Tournament, where participants will have the opportunity to network and mingle among their fellow attendees.

Scott Cohen has previously served as a subject matter expert for the Arizona Bankers Association and continues to be an active member of the organization. We look forward to hearing about the event from Scott, Tami, and Kurt.

Engelman Berger Wishes Everyone a Safe and Memorable Memorial Day

Engelman Berger takes this moment to wish our community a safe and memorable Memorial Day. We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday weekend with friends and family as we keep those who have died in service to our country close to our hearts.

Memorial Day is a national American holiday that honors the men and women in the U.S. Military who lost their lives serving our country. Memorial Day was first known as “Decoration Day” and was established a few years after the Civil War. It became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many individuals, families, friends, etc. visit cemeteries or memorials to honor those who served but did not come home.