EB Sponsoring CARE’s 3rd Annual Holiday Party at ABI Winter Leadership Conference

Engelman Berger is a proud sponsor of the Credit Abuse Resistance Education’s (CARE) 3rd annual holiday party. The event will be held on December 5th, 2019 from 4:30PM-6:00PM at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s annual Winter Leadership Conference at Terranea Resort in Southern California.

We hope our friends and colleagues attending the ABI Winter Leadership Conference will have the chance to attend the wonderful event. To register for the event, visit this link: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/NjI1OTc=/55976?utm_source=ABI+Winter+Leadership+Conference+2019&utm_campaign=c9198e63b5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_21_04_37_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6fdffe59c8-c9198e63b5-185170303&mc_cid=c9198e63b5&mc_eid=1c8c9415fa.

Engelman Berger attorney and CARE board/executive committee member, Patrick Clisham, will be attending the CARE event.

Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) is a non-profit organization that aims to teach young individuals the skills of financial literacy. CARE was founded in 2002 by a now-retired Bankruptcy Judge and continues to recruit professionals in the bankruptcy and financial service industries to talk directly with young adults about the importance of personal finance.

EB Attorneys Patrick Clisham and Scott Cohen Attend ABI Winter Leadership Conference

On December 5th-7th, the American Bankruptcy Institute is hosting its annual Winter Leadership Conference at Terranea Resort in sunny Southern California. This 3-day conference for business and consumer bankruptcy attorneys as well as financial advisors hosts more than 70 speakers, including over a dozen judges.

Patrick is an ABI Board Member and will also be attending the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) board meeting as a board/executive committee member. Scott will be attending the American Board of Certification (ABC) board meeting. ABC is the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization that certifies attorneys as specialists in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. Scott is also looking forward to playing in the annual tennis tournament organized by Rob Kinas, a partner at Snell & Wilmer.

Engelman Berger is a sponsor of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 40 Under 40 reception through its contribution to the ABC. ABI’s 40 Under 40 program recognizes the legal profession’s leading insolvency professionals who are committed to the highest standards of achievement at both their place of work and within their communities. The 2019 class will be announced at the Winter Leadership Conference on December 5th.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit this link: https://www.abiwlc.org/.

Engelman Berger Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

Engelman Berger would like to wish our clients, colleagues, and the community a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you are able to spend today with family and friends celebrating all for which you are grateful.

Engelman Berger would like to give special thanks to our amazing team for all of the hard work they do and for making EB such a wonderful place to work. We would also like to give special thanks to our clients who make what we do so worthwhile.

Engelman Berger Recognized in Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

Engelman Berger has been selected for inclusion in the “Best Law Firms” section of Best Lawyers® 2020, considered by many to be the definitive guide to legal excellence. Engelman Berger was chosen in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Public Finance Law, and Real Estate Law. Our firm was ranked nationally in one practice area and regionally in four practice areas.

            National Tier 3

                        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

            Metropolitan Tier 1

                        Phoenix

                                    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

                                    Litigation – Bankruptcy

            Metropolitan Tier 2

                        Phoenix

                                    Real Estate Law

            Metropolitan Tier 3

                        Phoenix

                                    Public Finance Law

Earlier this year, Steve Berger, Brigitte Finley Green, Tami Lewis, Kurt Peterson, Patrick Clisham, Scott Cohen, Brad Pack, and Bill Anger were among the individual lawyers selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020®.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers® selects its honored attorneys and law firms entirely by peer review. Their methodology is designed to gather as accurate of a consensus opinion of the leading attorneys and firms 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.

EB Sponsoring 2019 ADL Torch of Liberty Community Breakfast

The Anti-Defamation League-Arizona is hosting their annual 2019 Torch of Liberty Community Breakfast on November 22, 2019 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. At this year’s event, ADL will honor Ahron Cohen, president and CEO and Alternate Governor for the Arizona Coyotes Hokey Club, with the 2019 Torch of Liberty Award. ADL will also Honor Rabbi Elana Kanter of the New Shul with the Al Brooks Community Leadership Award, Ryan Green of the Maricopa County Attorney’s office with the ADL George Weisz Law Enforcement Award, and Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, with the ADL Herman Lewkowitz Emerging Leader Award. For more information and event details, visit this link, https://arizona.adl.org/event/torch-of-liberty-community-breakfast-2019/.

EB attorney, Bradley Pack, is an active member of ADL Arizona’s Board of Directors, and currently serves as Chairman of its Government Relations Advocacy and Community Engagement Chair (GRACE) committee. EB attorney and founder, Steve Berger, served two periods on the ADL Board of Directors and has been a supporter of the organization since the early 1980’s.

The ADL’s Arizona Regional office in Phoenix is one of the youngest in ADL, having been established in 1983. Long before that, however, many of the same people who launched the ADL office here were involved in a successful, nationally high-profile fight to eradicate the long-standing restrictions against Jews that were observed by many of Arizona’s finest resorts. Today, the Arizona Regional Board, led by Board Chair Donna Johnson, and the office regional staff led by Regional Director Carlos Galindo-Elvira, represent one of the premier civil rights/human relations organizations in the state and provide an ongoing and dynamic counter to bigotry, discrimination and hate in all forms, against any and all groups.

Engelman Berger Thanks All of the Veterans That Have Served our Country

Engelman Berger thanks all of the veterans that have served our country. We hope everyone takes a moment to pause, reflect, and honor our veterans, appreciating what they have done for the freedoms we enjoy every day.

Veterans Day initially originated from “Armistice Day,” a day highlighting the one-year anniversary of World War I on November 11, 1919. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution declaring Armistice Day a national holiday to be observed annually. Not long after, in 1938, November 11th was declared the official holiday and observance of Armistice Day. Many years later, Congress wished to commemorate veterans of all wars and changed the holiday’s name to Veterans Day in 1954.

Engelman Berger Proudly Sponsored AWLA Maricopa Chapter’s 25th Annual Wine and Cheese Reception

On October 23, Engelman Berger sponsored the AWLA Maricopa Chapter’s 25th Annual Wine and Cheese Reception to celebrate the contributions of Paige A. Martin, the recipient of the Ruth V. McGregor 2019 Award. Guests were treated to a delightful evening filled with the Desert Botanical Garden’s vibrant desert cacti. EB attorneys Julie Arvo MacKenzie, Tami Lewis, and Brigitte Finley Green attended the event with their guests. Julie has been a member of Arizona Women Lawyers Association for over 25 years and served on the on the Maricopa Chapter steering committee for approximately 15 years alongside Paige Martin, the recipient of this year’s Ruth V. McGregor Award. Tami, Brigitte, and Meaghan Kramer are also members of the AWLA.

The Ruth V. McGregor Award is an award that celebrates and recognizes individuals who work to both support women in the law and who make contributions towards the advancement of women who work in the legal profession.

Engelman Berger Proudly Supports the TCH Monster Mash: Vampire Masquerade

“Are you ready for a bloody good time?” On October 19, The Centers for Habilitation (TCH) is hosting their annual SOLD OUT Monster Mash, benefiting Arizonans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This year’s Vampire Masquerade invites guests to take part in a wonderful and spooky evening comprised of a delicious dinner, drinks, and dancing. EB attorney, Meaghan Kramer, is the Chair of the Board of Directors, and EB is a proud supporter of TCH. We hope to see you there!

TCH is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find creative and innovative ways to provide hope and purpose for individuals with disabilities. TCH works to provide individuals with developmental or physical disabilities with the support, care, and opportunities needed to help them adapt, grow, and reach their full potential. TCH works with more than 23% of Arizona adults with these conditions, helping them learn critical life skills, grow their self-determination and self-confidence, and foster important tools to help them in their careers. Not only does TCH provide these adults with what is necessary to achieve their goals, but TCH also helps them take control of their lives and work toward their future. Learn more about this awesome organization here: https://www.tch-az.com/

EB Attorney Brigitte Finley Green Has Become a Member of the Madison Education Foundation

Engelman Berger would like to announce that in September 2019, attorney Brigitte Finley Green became a member of the Board of Directors of the Madison Education Foundation. This foundation is close to her heart as both of Brigitte’s kids attended Pre-K through 8th grade at Madison Schools. During that time, Brigitte participated in the parent teacher organizations to raise money for art, music, drama, and other extracurriculars that are not sufficiently funded by the State of Arizona. Exposure to the arts have provided significant benefits to Brigitte’s kids, which fueled her interest in the PTO, as well as joining the Board of Directors of the Madison Education Foundation. Brigitte’s membership on the Board of Directors allows her to continue raising money for arts education that benefit all of the children in the Madison District, providing significant benefits to children within the district, just as it did with her own kids.

The Madison Education Foundation is a non-profit foundation that aims to both enrich the quality of each student’s academic and creative education through the innovative and hands-on music and art programs, as well as raise funds, in the form of grants, for the Madison School District. These programs and grants are designed and intended to both enhance and benefit each student’s life inside and out of the classroom. Special components of the Foundation include its partnership with the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), which fully funds trips for all district students. Every school year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars to Madison District teachers, in the form of grants, impacting all Madison students for the better. The Foundation is also an annual sponsor of the Art Masterpiece program, a district-wide volunteer program that provides students with art education, history, and hands-on projects, in which all eight Madison schools participate.

EB Attorney Damien Meyer appointed as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court

Damien R. Meyer, Engelman Berger shareholder, has recently been appointed as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

This distinguished honor, meaning temporary judge, allows the appointed pro tem attorney to temporarily sit for another judge and to conduct settlement conferences. Pro tem judges are selected by the court and are volunteer, pro bono positions that serve in the various Court Departments of their specific county.

Congratulations on this honor, Damien!