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Meet Andrew Lovato, Our New Client Service Coordinator

Meet Andrew Lovato, our new Client Service Coordinator. As our Client Service Coordinator, Andrew is responsible for ensuring our clients have the best experience possible with our firm. He is responsible for new client and matter intake, conflict checks, closing matters, greeting and welcoming clients, coordinating hospitality and scheduling meetings, managing CLE presentations, and general office and facility support. We are thrilled to have him here!

Andrew was born in Glendale, Arizona and attended Phoenix College. His hobbies include playing video games and watching TV shows and movies. Andrew also enjoys traveling to urban environments such as Chicago and New York and wishes to someday work in a big city. Before joining the EB team, Andrew worked for Jones Skelton & Hochuli, PLC and Resnick & Louis, PC. Andrew enjoys working in the legal field and gaining experience working in a variety of areas.

Welcome, Andrew!

Engelman Berger to be a Sponsor of the 2018 ADL Torch of Liberty Award Dinner

On November 1, 2018, Engelman Berger will be a sponsor of the 2018 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Torch of Liberty Award Dinner in which two of our attorneys, 2017 ADL “Al” Brooks Community Leadership Award Recipient Steven Berger and current member of the ADL Phoenix Board of Directors Bradley Pack, will be in attendance. The event will be hosted at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia from 6PM to 9PM.

This year, ADL will be honoring Arizona Public Service (APS). APS has paired with ADL to work against bigotry, discrimination and hate in all forms.

The following community leaders will also be honored at the 2018 Torch of Liberty Dinner: Richard Kasper, President & CEO, Jewish Community Foundation of Great Phoenix, with the Al Brooks Community Leadership Award; Sylvia M. Moir, Chief of Police, City of Tempe, with the George Weisz ADL Law Enforcement Award; and Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President and Dean, Valley Beit Midrash, with the Herman Lewkowitz ADL Rising Leader Award.

ADL’s Regional office in Phoenix, Arizona is one of the youngest in ADL. Long before its establishment in 1983, many of the same people who launched the Phoenix office were involved in a successful, national high-profile fight to eradicate the long-standing restrictions again Jews that were still observed by many of Arizona’s finest resorts. Today, the ADL Arizona Regional Board and the office regional staff represent one of the premier civil rights/human relations organizations in the state. The ADL provides an ongoing counter to bigotry, discrimination and hate of all forms, against any and all groups.

We look forward to being a sponsor of this important event, particularly at a time when our hearts and prayers go out to the families and community impacted by the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

EB Attorney Meaghan Kramer Attending the State Bar of Arizona’s 2018 Annual Employment & Labor Law Fall Seminar

This Friday and Saturday, the State Bar of Arizona is hosting their 2018 Annual Employment & Labor Law Fall Seminar. Engelman Berger attorney and Co-chair of the event, Meaghan Kramer, will be attending on behalf of Engelman Berger and the State Bar of Arizona. The seminar will be taking place in Sedona at the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa on October 26th and October 27th.

This year’s Fall Seminar will feature numerous presentations addressing the latest on a variety of labor and employment issues affecting Arizona employers. Some of these include the Medical Marijuana from an Employment Perspective, Title VII and Sexual Orientation / Transgender Issues, and Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo movement.

We look forward to hearing about the event from Meaghan and encourage you to participate in this year’s fall seminar!

Julie Arvo MacKenzie and Brigitte Finley Green Attended HonorHealth Night of Gold Event

On Saturday, October 20th, Engelman Berger’s bond finance attorneys, Julie Arvo MacKenzie and Brigitte Finley Green, attended The HonorHealth Foundation’s Night of Gold event. The event hosted a reception and silent auction that was followed by dinner and dancing at the Arizona Biltmore. Attorney Julie Arvo MacKenzie is both a member of the board of directors of HonorHealth as well as the chair of the Governance Committee of HonorHealth-Desert Mission, where she was chair of the board from 2013 to 2016. Engelman Berger is proud to have been represented by these two attorneys at the event. Julie and Brigitte had a wonderful time at the event and both donated through the silent auction and during the “Fund a Need” portion of the event.

The 2018 HonorHealth Night of Gold event benefited Desert Mission’s community programs, including the Food Bank, Adult Day Health Care, and Lincoln Learning Center. Desert Mission helps provide food for hungry children and families in Arizona, gives young children with a strong start and quality early childhood education, ensures that at-risk seniors have a safe and stimulating daycare solution, and more. The Lincoln family was instrumental in starting the John C. Lincoln hospital and health system. Four years ago, it merged with the Scottsdale Health System to create HonorHealth. The HonorHealth hospital in Sunnyslope continues to bear the Lincoln family name.

EB Attorney Michael Rolland Presenting at Desert Blockchain Citizen Workshops Event

Today, October 20th, Engelman Berger attorney Michael Rolland will be presenting at the Desert Blockchain Citizen Workshops Event at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. Desert Blockchain is a community group devoted to connecting blockchain innovators and developers and providing valuable industry specific information. Michael will be presenting on the topic of “Arizona FinTech Sandbox” and covering the subtopics of how to apply to the Arizona FinTech Sandbox, update on the progress of the sandbox initiative, and why you can benefit from starting your project in the sandbox.

To spread the word about Arizona’s FinTech sandbox, Michael has been a continuous contributor to Engelman Berger’s blog with his five-part series titled “How to Play in Arizona’s FinTech Sandbox” where he informs the public about who is eligible to participate, how to apply and complete your application, what the benefits are, and how to comply with the sandbox’s regulations. Read part one through five here:

Part I: https://www.eblawyers.com/blog/how-to-play-in-arizonas-fintech-sandbox/

Part II: https://www.eblawyers.com/blog/how-to-play-in-arizonas-fintech-sandbox-part-ii/

Part III: https://www.eblawyers.com/blog/how-to-play-in-arizonas-fintech-sandbox-part-iii/

Part IV: https://www.eblawyers.com/blog/how-to-play-in-arizonas-fintech-sandbox-part-iv/

Part V: https://www.eblawyers.com/blog/how-to-play-in-arizonas-fintech-sandbox-part-v/

Engelman Berger to Sponsor TCH Monster Mash & Prom Event

Engelman Berger is proud to support The Centers for Habilitation (TCH), Arizona’s largest non-profit supporting and empowering adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. TCH’s employment, day programs, and in-home care program services work to improve the quality of life, alleviate barriers to independence, and help Arizonans of all ages reach their full potential. We hope you can join us this Saturday, October 13, 2018, as Engelman Berger sponsors TCH’s annual Monster Mash Fundraiser / 80’s PROM night! The event will be at the TCH Building (215 West Lodge Drive, Tempe 85283) at 6:30PM. Visit www.tchmash.com/ for tickets. We hope to see you there!

Engelman Berger to Sponsor 2018 Arizona Biz Bash Event

Come join Engelman Berger at the 2018 Arizona Biz Bash event on October 4, 2018. The event will be held at the Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and doors open at 6:30PM. Engelman Berger is looking forward to sponsoring this fun, beneficial, community oriented, and entertaining event.

Biz Bash is an exclusive client event whose goal is to bring together members of the community to support two Arizona nonprofit organizations supporting children and families in need: Feeding Matters and New Pathways for Youth. Since Biz Bash was launched in 2001 in Colorado, this wonderful event has distributed over $5.7 million to non-profit organizations in both Arizona and Colorado. Biz Bash is host to a wonderful experience that includes live music by “The Groove Merchants,” dancing, multiple unique food stations, a hosted bar, and short speeches. Biz Bash also gives participants the opportunity to bid on items in a high-end silent auction.

Engelman Berger prides itself on giving back to the community and we are looking forward to being part of this fun and beneficial event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Engelman Berger Sponsor of Phoenix Rising FC Charities Golf Tournament

This Friday, September 28, 2018, Phoenix Rising FC Charities is hosting a golf tournament at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Engelman Berger is proud to be a sponsor of this event. Attending on behalf of EB will be EB attorney, Tamalyn Lewis. In her law practice, Tami represents financial institutions, landlords, creditors, and individuals in commercial bankruptcies, foreclosures, loan workouts, agricultural matters, and real estate matters. The golf tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1PM and finish with an awards dinner at 6PM.

All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Club, formerly known as Scottsdale Soccer and the Blackhawks. The Club Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Club provides child soccer players with a chance to enjoy the benefits of being part of a team while developing soccer skills in a fun and rewarding environment. The Club also helps children build self-confidence and develop positive character traits through soccer. Individuals and companies interested in being a sponsor of the golf tournament, or playing, or both can find more information at http://www.blackhawksgolftournament.com/.

Engelman Berger’s Julie Arvo MacKenzie and Brigitte Finley Green to Attend 43rd Annual Bond Lawyers Workshop in Chicago

The National Association of Bond Lawyers will host its 43rd annual workshop in Chicago on September 26-28, 2018 at the Fairmont Chicago. Engelman Berger’s Julie Arvo MacKenzie and Brigitte Finley Green will be attending.

The event will host 31 different panel presentations on topics covering virtually every area of public finance. The workshop will provide attendees opportunities to strengthen their technical knowledge, learn the best practices for dealing with legal liability, earn ethics credits, learn about current trends and developments in tax and securities law, and hear from leading practitioners and industry experts.

Engelman Berger is looking forward to hearing about the latest in bond finance from Julie and Brigitte.

The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) was established in 1979 to promote the integrity of the municipal market by educating its members in the laws that affect state and municipal bonds. NABL provides its members with a forum where they can exchange ideas regarding law and practice and access tools to helps them excel in their practice. NABL also provides commentary and recommendations at the federal, state, and local levels on legislation, regulations, and rulings affecting bonds. #2018NABLBAW

Engelman Berger Attorney Scott Cohen Presenting at ABA Annual Business Law Section Meeting

Scott Cohen, a shareholder of Engelman Berger, will be presenting at the American Bar Association Annual Business Law Section meeting in Austin, Texas. The event will be held at the Fairmont Austin Hotel from September 13-15, 2018, and will feature many great speakers.

Scott, a member of the ABA, will be presenting on the topic of “Successor Liability in Asset Acquisition Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Bankruptcy Committees.” During his presentation, Scott will present a comprehensive approach to analyzing and minimizing successor liability risk in asset purchase transactions through specific structural steps, due diligence and insurance strategies.

This year’s ABA Annual Business Law Section meeting will feature over 80 CLE programs, presented by many leaders in all areas of business law. Those who attend will be able to connect with colleagues and learn at substantive sessions, as well as at hundreds of committee and subcommittee meetings. The meeting will provide a great opportunity for over 1,600 business law professionals from over 20 countries to network together.