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International Machinery Manufacturer Claim Resolved

Peter Akmajian and Janet Linton are pleased to announce the resolution of an American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution claim. The Firm’s client, an international manufacturer of construction machinery, was sued for breach of contract and for alleged violations of the Arizona Dealership Equipment Act by a local dealer. The dispute has been ongoing since 2010.   ©2013 All rights reserved. Articles and other postings on this website are only for the purpose of providing readers with updates … Continue reading

Resolution of a lawsuit in Kansas City, Missouri

The Commercial Litigation Group, Partner Thomas Laue at the lead, is pleased to announce the favorable resolution of a lawsuit in Kansas City, Missouri. The Firm’s client, a franchisee of a national restaurant chain, was sued for breach of contract by a local supplier.  “As part of our National presence, we have the opportunity to represent clients in matters across the Country,” said Mr. Laue, “this case is an example of the depth of our experience, the breadth of our … Continue reading

Arizona Law Grants Employees Victim Leave Rights

Employers with 50 or more employees are required to allow an employee who was the victim of a crime or a juvenile offense to leave work to exercise the right to be present at court hearings or to seek an order of protection or injunction against harassment.  This means that an employer may not discipline or dismiss an employee who is the victim of a crime because the employee chooses to exercise those rights.  An employer also cannot discriminate against … Continue reading

Rock Quarry Quarrel Resolved

The Commercial Litigation Group, partners Thomas Laue and Jeanna Chandler Nash, are pleased to announce the resolution of a dispute over the ownership and operation of a rock quarry and mine in Pinal County. The case was favorably resolved for the Firm’s clients through settlement after about a year of litigation.  “Both the clients and we are pleased with the result,” said Mr. Laue.   ©2013 All rights reserved. Articles and other postings on this website are only for the purpose … Continue reading

Partner Mimi Petro Leads Workshop on End of Life Planning

Partner Mimi Petro to lead a workshop “End of Life Planning – Making Your Wishes Known Legally” for The Center for Independence series End of Life Workshops. Workshops begin at 8:15am JULY 8th at the Ward 6 Office of Council Member Steve Kozachik 3202 E. 1st St, Tucson JULY 23rd at the Herbert K Abrams Building Room 1108 3950 S. Country Club Rd, Tucson AUGUST, 12th Green Valley, Arizona place to be announced. Click here for more information.

Favorable Resolution of Multiple Dispute for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Commercial Litigation Group, Partner Thomas Laue lead attorney, is pleased to announce the favorable resolution of a dispute involving three separate lawsuits for our client the owner and manager of a medical marijuana dispensary.  The settled claims include a wage claim, multiple disputes between the co-owners and managers of the business, and a receivership action.  “Putting this behind the client lets them get back to conducting their business.  A great result.”  Said, Mr. Laue.   ©2013 All rights reserved. … Continue reading

Don’t get a yellow card, AZ Corp Comm now let’s you set up a reminder

Arizona Corporations are required to file an annual report with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). Failure to file these reports on time subjects the corporations to fines and possible dissolution. Corporations paid the State $1.16 million in penalties for late filings during the 2013 fiscal year. Of the more than 213,000 corporations registered in Arizona, almost 40,000 failed to file their annual reports on time. Nearly 17,000 of those corporations were dissolved, and 4,000 paid penalties to be reinstated. In … Continue reading

Rave reviews for Michele Thompson’s HIPAA/HITECH seminar!

Congratulations to partner Michele Thompson for the rave reviews from the attendees at her recent seminar on HIPAA/HITECH! For future seminars by Michele please contact us at 520-623-4353

Arthur Alexander Obtains Decree of Annulment for Same Gender Marriage

In a recent decision from the Pima County Superior Court, Udall Law Firm, Of Counsel, Arthur B. Alexander, obtained a Decree of Annulment for two females. The parties had legally married in New York State and unfortunately wished to terminate their (legal) marriage, in Arizona, which was now their home state. The Plaintiff requested that attorney Alexander research the issue; While it was determined that, under present law, a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage is not available for same gender … Continue reading

Seminar on Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

Attorney Erin Byrnes to present at the National Business Institute a  seminar on Human Resource Law From Start to Finish on Monday, June 23, 2014.  A comprehensive primer on Labor & Employment Law for Attorneys, HR Personnel, Accountants, Corporate Presidents & Vice-Presidents. Click here to register for this seminar! ©2014 All rights reserved. Articles and other postings on this website are only for the purpose of providing readers with updates on topics of interest relating to the Udall Law Firm, LLP and/or the law. … Continue reading

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Employees Case

Supreme Court declines to hear case that would have resolved split in circuits regarding to whom employee must complain to trigger Non-Retaliation under Title VII. On May 27, 2014, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for review filed in Debord v. Mercy Health System of Kansas, Inc.. The petition asked the Court to resolve a conflict in the circuit courts of appeal regarding to whom an employee must make a discrimination complaint so as to trigger Title VII’s retaliation prohibition. The … Continue reading

Malpractice Case Successfully Defended by Peter Akmajian & Michele G Thompson

Peter Akmajian and Michele G. Thompson successfully defended an obstetrician in a wrongful death/medical malpractice claim in Santa Cruz Superior Court in Nogales, Arizona. On May 14, 2014, the jury rendered a defense verdict after a 10-day jury trial. ©2014 All rights reserved. Articles and other postings on this website are only for the purpose of providing readers with updates on topics of interest relating to the Udall Law Firm, LLP and/or the law. Nothing on this website (articles, postings … Continue reading

The Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Green v. City and County of San Francisco

9th Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment for Officers Where Automatic License Plate Reader Mistakenly Identifies Stolen Vehicle and Officers Fail to Verify Plate Reader’s “Hit” The Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Green v. City and County of San Francisco, Case No. 11-117892 (9th Cir. May 12, 2014)this week, a case arising out of a vehicle stop made by San Francisco police officers on a vehicle mistakenly identified as stolen by the city’s Automatic License Plate Reader. The Court held that … Continue reading

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: a Seller’s Dilemma.

A seller’s duty (or not) to disclose a fact about his or her house for sale can be a legal minefield.  The form contracts residential real estate agents use provide little, if not questionable, guidance, and the law in Arizona is conflicting.  The Arizona Court of Appeals has not made the decision for sellers any easier.  It recently ruled in Lerner v. DMB Realty/Currier that while the seller is not liable for refraining from telling the buyer that the home … Continue reading

Erin Byrnes Presents on Accommodating Religious Practices in the Workplace

On May 8, 2014, Erin Byrnes will be presenting on issues that arise when an employee seeks to exercise his/her religious beliefs in the workplace. As part of this presentation, Erin will also discuss the employer’s duty to accommodate its employees’ free exercise of religion pursuant to the First Amendment and state laws, like the Arizona Free Exercise of Religion Act. Erin will be presenting twice on this subject at the Arizona Detention Association’s 2014 annual conference. Sheriffs, jail administrators, … Continue reading

Arizona Criminalizes Theft of Trade Secrets

On April 22, 2014, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2567 into law criminalizing the theft of another’s trade secret. New Arizona Revised Statute §13-1820 reads: a person commits theft of a trade secret if, with intent to deprive or withhold exclusive control, the person (i) takes, alters, or conceals another’s trade secret, (ii) copies it, or (iii) possesses the trade secret knowing it was obtained in violation of (i) or (ii) above. It is not a defense to prosecution that … Continue reading

Obama Directs Department of Labor to Expand Rules for Overtime Pay

In a recent memorandum, President Obama directed the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to devise new regulations for determining overtime eligibility so as to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime. The President intends to achieve expanded eligibility by altering the standards for determining which employees are “exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The President reportedly issued his directive in response to wage stagnation in the face of increasing corporate profits. Currently, the FLSA … Continue reading

Court Says Healthcare Providers Cannot Balance Bill AHCCCS Patients

In a decision issued January 17, 2014 in Winters v. Banner Health Network, et al., the Maricopa County Superior Court considered whether hospitals and other health care providers can continue to place a lien on a patient’s personal injury claim in order to secure payment of the customary charges incurred by the provider for in providing care, treatment, or transportation to the patient when that patient receives benefits from Arizona’s Healthcare Cost Containment System (“AHCCCS”). Under Arizona law, a health … Continue reading

New Bill Would Make Public Employees Personally Liable

On February 4, 2014, three Arizona state senators introduced SB1405 (“public employee misconduct; civil action”). If adopted, the new law would impose personal liability on any public employee who causes damage through gross negligence, malicious conduct, or reckless disregard of the damages that might occur from the employee’s conduct. The standard would apply in cases in which such conduct was undertaken in fulfillment of the public employee’s official duties. The new law would authorize the imposition of punitive damages on … Continue reading

Employers Win In Arbitration Clause & Class Actions Fight

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday, Feb 4th affirming a company’s ability to require its employees to sign arbitration agreements that include provisions waiving the employee’s right to participate in class action lawsuits against the employer. The Court’s decision overturned a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that home building company D.R. Horton, Inc. had violated workers’ rights when it required them to agree to resolve any employment claims against D.R. Horton through individual … Continue reading

Udall Law’s Heath Care Law Group announces successful defense

The Health Care Law Group is pleased to announce its successful defense of a client with regard to an alleged breach of security regarding protected health information. The Department of Human and Health Services/Office for Civil Rights has dismissed its claim that the Firm’s client, a health care provider, allowed a breach of security for protected health information. When the breaches first occurred, Michele Thompson, a partner in the Firm, assisted the client in its internal investigation, navigated the client’s … Continue reading

Janet Hong Linton Named Partner at Udall Law

Udall Law Firm is pleased to announce Janet Hong Linton is now a partner of the firm. Formerly an associate for the firm, Ms. Linton is a trial attorney who practices in the areas of general civil litigation, legal malpractice, and legal ethics. Her practice also includes professional malpractice, insurance defense, medical malpractice, wrongful death, residential and commercial landlord-tenant disputes and general commercial litigation, including AAA Arbitration. Ms. Linton has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2012. Ms. … Continue reading

Employers Win In Arbitration Clause & Class Actions Fight

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday, December 3rd, affirming a company’s ability to require its employees to sign arbitration agreements that include provisions waiving the employee’s right to participate in class action lawsuits against the employer. The Court’s decision overturned a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that home building company D.R. Horton, Inc. had violated workers’ rights when it required them to agree to resolve any employment claims against D.R. Horton through individual … Continue reading

In Remembrance of Tom Chandler

Tom Chandler 1920-2013 We give thanks for your dedication and tireless service to your community. You are gone but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Arizona Construction Law News, Yanni v. Tucker

In Yanni v Tucker, 2CA-CIV 2013-0024, 11/20/13, Div 2 of the Az Court of Appeals held that a homeowner may not sue a subcontractor for breach of implied warranties. The homeowner may, of course, sue a contractor with whom they have a contract, but without such privity, there is not a cause of action. In this case, the homeowner sued the plumbing sub alleging defective work. The sub defended on the basis that it had no contract with the homeowner … Continue reading

Udall Law’s Christine Clayton to ride in El Tour de Tucson

Many of Udall’s attorneys and staff donate untold hours volunteering and working with many associations throughout Southern Arizona. At this time, we would like to wish Lori Petersen’s paralegal, Christine Clayton, PP, PLS, CERT, a safe race as she rides with Team in Training in the 31st Annual El Tour de Tucson, a 107-mile bike race around the perimeter of Tucson. Team in Training participants train for endurance events raising research funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). This … Continue reading

Udall Law’s Commercial Litigation Group Announces Settlement

The Commercial Litigation group is pleased to report a settlement in a business divorce case. Business divorces can be more painful and hard fought than a family divorce. This looked to be a very nasty fight, but our group led by Partners John Brady and Tom Laue, went for an early settlement conference and arrived at a favorable settlement for our client that avoided what promised to be an arduous experience in a real estate partnership break up. “This was … Continue reading

US Senate Passes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

By a vote of 64 to 32, the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimiantion Act (ENDA) today. The law would prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake lent their support to the bill . The ENDA still must pass the House before becoming law. If enacted, the EDNA will extend many of Title VII’s employment anti-discrimination protections to gay and transgendered persons.

Erin Byrnes of Udall Law to present on October 30, 2013

On October 30th, Erin will be presenting on tribal sovereignty and sovereign immunity at a CLE program hosted by the Gila River Indian Community’s Office of General Counsel. The Community’s in-house attorneys and other tribal leaders are expected to attend. Erin is thrilled to have been asked to participate in this special event.

Mimi Petro of Udall Law Presenting at SCORE Event Sat. October 26th

Melissa “Mimi” Petro and Kelly Meltzer will be presenting on forming and operating a non-profit, tax-exempt entity at a SCORE event tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, 2013. The seminar will focus on forming the non-profit with the State of Arizona, obtaining tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, and on-going operational issues from both the tax legal perspective. Event Information: Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 Time: 9AM-12PM Location: SCORE Office 1400 West Speedway Blvd. (El Rio Golf Course Complex) Fee: $40 … Continue reading

Protecting Your Arizona Trade Secrets

Protecting Your Arizona Trade Secrets after Calisi v. Unified Financial Services, LLC. A trade secret is information that derives “independent economic value” from not being generally known or readily ascertainable by others. The hallmark of a trade secret is, not surprisingly, secrecy. In this case an employer claimed a former employee misappropriated the company’s trade secrets by using the customer list to generate business for the employee. This decision highlights that a customer list is a trade secret if it … Continue reading

More Humor from The Family Group

More humor from the Family Law Group: Recently in Ohio, a man personally appeared in court to seek an order declaring him to be not dead. It seems he had been declared dead in 1994, but in fact had been an alcoholic who simply left town and lost touch. Despite the fact the man was standing in the court room, the Court ruled that the man is still legally dead because a death ruling cannot be reversed after three years … Continue reading

Family Law Humor to Brighten Your Monday!

LITTLE KNOWN FACT: May first cousins legally marry each other in Arizona? Yes, according to Arizona Revised Statutes 25-101(B), which permits first cousins to marry as long as they are both at least 65 years old. The same statute permits a Court to give permission to marry if one or both of the first cousins is less than 65 years old ‘upon proof that one of the cousins is unable to reproduce.’”

Changes to Construction Law Regarding Latent Defects

The construction industry was just dealt a significant blow with respect to its efforts over the years to limit risk of and exposure to claims for latent construction defects (those that are hidden and cannot be discovered until much time has passed since completion of construction). The strongest legislative mechanism providing such protection, through an absolute cut-off of claims after a certain period of time, is Arizona’s statute of repose, found at Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 12-552(A). That statute … Continue reading

Standard of Proof in Title VII Retaliation Claims

On the same day it issued its decision in Vance, the Supreme Court also issued a decision settling the issue of what standard of proof applies to Title VII retaliation claims. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the Court held that a plaintiff who files suit claiming an employer retaliated against him must show that the employer’s intent to retaliate was the “but-for” cause of the resultant adverse action the employee suffered — e.g. termination, failure to … Continue reading

Supreme Court Clarifies Definition of “Supervisor”

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court in Vance v. Ball State University clarified and narrowed the definition of a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The Court held that a person is a supervisor only if he or she has the ability to take tangible employment actions regarding other employees (i.e., the ability to hire, fire, promote, reassign with significantly different responsibilities, etc.). This ruling rejects the Equal Employment … Continue reading

Announcement from Udall Law’s Commercial Litigation Group

The commercial litigation group is pleased to announce a favorable settlement of a construction defect case relating to a custom home. The Firm represented the custom home builder in defending the home owner claims, and asserted third party claims against certain subcontractors for deficient work. The settlement resolved the home owner claims and resulted in a recovery for the home builder on the third party claims. This case was lead by Thomas D. Laue (partner) and Jeanna Chandler Nash (partner). … Continue reading

Udall Law’s Tom Laue elected El Jefe of Caballeros del SOl

Udall Law’s Tom Laue has been elected El Jefe of the Caballeros del Sol for 2014-15. Caballeros del Sol is a Tucson based business group whose mission is to facilitate and promote business relationships between Tucson, Arizona communities, neighboring states, and Mexico; provide a networking and business development vehicle for members; and make periodic trips to communities to promote commerce. Congratulations, Tom!

Join Mimi Petro on 104.1 The Truth Saturday, June 1st

Please join Mimi Petro of Udall Law this Saturday, June 1st, for the live radio/webstream show “Circles of Change: Where Your Path is Created by Walking On It” from 10-noon Pacific (1-3 Eastern) on http://www.1041thetruth.com/ or in Southern Arizona, Journal Broadcasting’s 104.1 FM. Dr. Zara Larsen is in her sixth season (over 325 shows and 900 complimentary podcasts) with the assistance of quite a roster of guests from across the US and overseas — a mission to offer positive, pragmatic advice and often unconventional wisdom on … Continue reading

NEW BILL WOULD ALLOW PRIVATE-SECTOR WORKERS TO SWAP OVERTIME PAY FOR PTO

On May 8, 2013, the Republican-led House approved a bill, the The Working Families Flexibility Act, that would allow private-sector employees to select additional paid time off (PTO) rather than overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week.  The additional time (up to 160 hours) could be used by the employee later in the year.  Public-sector employees currently have a similar option.  At present, the law only allows private-sector employees to swap PTO for overtime within … Continue reading

THOMAS D. LAUE NAMED PARTNER AT UDALL LAW

The Udall Law Firm is pleased to announce Thomas D. Laue has become a partner of the firm. Formerly of counsel for the firm, Laue focuses his practice in commercial litigation in the State and Federal Courts, representing clients in real estate, intellectual property, contract, construction, investment fraud and RICO cases throughout the country. In bankruptcy creditor’s rights cases, Tom represents lenders, creditors, debtors, and trustees. Mr. Laue’s professional affiliations include Arizona State Courts, U.S. District Court of Arizona, Illinois … Continue reading

UDALL LAW FIRM SUPPORTS THE GABRIEL’S ANGELS “UNLEASH THE LOVE” BREAKFAST

Udall Law Firm is happy to be a sponsor of the Gabriel’s Angels Unleash the Love Fundraising Breakfast on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 7:30am to 9:00am at The Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Road, Tucson. Udall Law’s John Brady serves on the board of Gabriel’s Angels, a local non-profit whose mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children.  “I can tell you, it really works.  The kids respond to the therapy dogs in … Continue reading

ARTHUR ALEXANDER OFFERS HIS EXPERIENCE AT PIMA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION’S LAW DAY

Arthur Alexander is offering his experience to the community by participating in the Pima County Bar Association’s Law Day, “Meet a Lawyer Legal Clinic.” In recognition of “National Law Day,” several area attorneys will be on hand at the Tucson Mall on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 offering FREE legal information and resources. (Details can be found on the Pima County Bar site.) As the oldest and one of the largest firms in Southern Arizona, Udall Law Firm, LLP is committed … Continue reading

UDALL LAW SUPPORTS THE JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA’S CELEBRATION OF CARING

Udall Law Firm is pleased to support the Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona’s Celebration of Caring on April 18th, 2013.  Members of the firm will be in attendance. ©2013 All rights reserved. Articles and other postings on this website are only for the purpose of providing readers with updates on topics of interest relating to the Udall Law Firm, LLP and/or the law. Nothing on this website (articles, postings or other content) should be considered or construed … Continue reading

SIX UDALL LAW ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2013 SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS

Congratulations to Udall Law Firm attorneys, Burr Udall, Peter Akmajian, and Thomas (Tony) Langan for being named to the 2013 list of Southwest Super Lawyers®. Created through a rigorous process, attorneys selected for this list are first nominated by their peers, then evaluated, scored and selected based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including: verdicts, settlements and transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within the firm, bar and other professional activity, … Continue reading

UDALL LAW FIRM IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE 2013 ISRAEL FESTIVAL

Udall Law Firm is proud to be a sponsor of the Israel Festival on Sunday, April 21st. (click image to enlarge) The Israel Festival is a celebration of Israel, organized by volunteers from the community lead by the Weintraub Israel Center a joint program of Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The Israel Festival is a family fun, non religious, non political,  full day event including kids activities and crafts, inflatables, Shuk Market place with artists … Continue reading

MIMI PETRO RECEIVES RECOGNITION AT SAAF’S MODA PROVOCATEUR EVENT

Melissa (Mimi) Petro was recognized at the recent Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s Möda Provŏcateūr event. As a board member, she has been very active with SAAF and events like Möda Provŏcateūr to raise support for its programs and services. See a video of Mimi Petro at 2013 SAAF Moda Provocateur. Udall Law Firm is proud to continue to support the work of SAAF and enjoys participating in events like Möda Provŏcateūr as well as witnesses SAAF’s good work.   Melissa … Continue reading

THE UDALL LAW FIRM CONQUERORS CLIMBED “A” MOUNTAIN TO CONQUER CANCER

Members of the Udall Law Firm and family members participated in the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Climb to Conquer Cancer at “A” Mountain.  The Udall team, named the Udall Law Firm Conquerors, surpassed it’s fundraising goal! Thank you to all that supported the Conquerors in their climb. The Climb to Conquer Cancer is a unique activity held by the American Cancer Society in the western states. It offers everyone in a community the opportunity to participate in the fight against … Continue reading

IS YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE PREPARED FOR A BREACH OF HEALTH INFORMATION?

By: Michele G. Thompson March, 2013 Is Your Medical Practice Prepared For A Breach of Health Information? As a medical provider, your focus not only has to be on the practice of medicine but also on maintaining the privacy of your patients as well as the security of their health records.  Many physicians are not aware that in 2009, Congress enacted the HITECH Act as a supplement to pre-existing HIPAA regulations.  This Act requires, in relevant part, providers to notify … Continue reading

MICHELE THOMPSON LENDS HER EXPERTISE FOR THE ARTICLE, “BOUNCING BACK FROM A BURGLARY: HOW TO SURVIVE A HIPAA NIGHTMARE” FOR EYENET MAGAZINE

Michele Thompson, Partner, was recently interviewed for and quoted in the article, “Bouncing Back from a Burglary: How to Survive a HIPAA Nightmare” by Leslie Burling-Phillips in the January 2013 issue of EyeNet Magazine. EyeNet Magazine is the clinical news magazine published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her extensive experience in assisting medical professionals navigate HIPAA rules when they’ve encountered a breach of patient data offered clear points to be considered for all medical practioners. Ms. Thompson practices in … Continue reading

UDALL LAW FIRM SUPPORTS SOUTHERN ARIZONA AIDS FOUNDATION’S MÖDA PROVŎCATEŪR FASHION SHOW

Udall Law Firm is proud to be a title sponsor for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) Möda Provŏcateūr fashion show on March 3, 2013. The 10th Annual Möda Provŏcateūr is an event celebrating the best of Tucson style while raising funds for the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). The event will take place in the Tucson Convention Center Grand Ballroom, Möda’s new home. The theme of this year’s event, “We Take Care of Our … Continue reading

EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW THE LAW WHEN CONDUCTING BACKGROUND CHECKS

You have vacancies at your company you need to fill or are considering promoting an employee from within the company. Once you have identified the candidates you wish to consider further, you’ll probably want to run background checks through a third party company whose business it is to compile such information for you.  These checks tap into a variety of sources such as criminal records and credit reports.  However, when you use these consumer reports to make employment decisions such … Continue reading

Melissa Petro will be on Expert Panel of The “Launch Your Business” Entrepreneur Workshop on 2/12/13

Melissa Petro will be part of the expert panel at the University of Phoenix’  “The Launch Your Business” Entrepreneur Workshop on February 12th from 6-8pm at the Williams Centre Campus (300 S. Craycroft, Tucson, AZ).  Registration starts at 5:30pm. After the panel discussion, guests are encouraged to network or attend a presentation(s) on how to platform their idea and fund their startup. The event is free and open to the public.  Reservations can be made online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5093344330. Melissa Petro, … Continue reading

If a Contract Provides that Disputes are Submitted to a Third Party, You’ve Got Yourself an Arbitration Agreement

Got agreements? As a business manager, yes you do and probably many covering the varied aspects of your business. Now it appears that if your agreement or contract names a third party to decide a dispute, then an arbitration agreement is implied within the meaning of the Federal Arbitration Act. That’s what the Second Circuit held this week in Bakoss v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London, __ F.3d __, 2013 238708 (2d Cir. Jan. 23, 2013). This means that … Continue reading

MELISSA PETRO WILL BE A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE 2ND ANNUAL SMART WOMEN SMART MONEY CONFERENCE (2/1/13)

Melissa Petro will be a featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Smart Women Smart Money Conference “Road to Prosperity” on February 1st at the Desert Diamond Casino.  Proceeds benefit Quilt for a Cause. Ms. Petro will be speaking on the topics of estate planning (wills and trusts) and charitable giving. Registration can be accessed here. Melissa Petro, or “Mimi” as she is commonly known, is a native Tucsonan and a partner at Udall Law Firm, LLP – Tucson’s oldest law … Continue reading

BEFORE YOU SIGN A COMMERCIAL LEASE: WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

Perhaps you are starting a new business or your current business has outgrown your garage and it’s time to get a commercial location. If so, congratulations. However, before you agree to anything in a commercial lease agreement, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into when you rent space for your business. Renting commercial space is a big responsibility. The terms of your lease can have an impact on the success or failure of your business. Even before you … Continue reading

2013 RINGS IN MINIMUM WAGE CHANGES FOR ARIZONA

With the New Year brings some changes for employers and employees in Arizona. While the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour, minimum wage increases in Arizona to $7.80 per hour as of January 1st, 2013 for companies subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  In Arizona, as in 8 of the other 9 states that are increasing their minimum wages, the increases are linked to cost of living adjustments based on a consumer price index. In addition … Continue reading

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA’S NOTERIETY A CAPPELLA PERFORMS AT UDALL LAW FIRM’S HOLIDAY PARTY

University of Arizona’s a cappella singing group Noteriety A Cappella performed at the Udall Law Firm’s 2012 Holiday Party. While the full university student ensemble couldn’t make it due to some members having gone home for the holiday break, the smaller band of merrymakers gave a wonderful and enjoyable performance. And of special note: one of the singers is a the daughter of one of the firm’s partners! Videos of their performance: Noteriety A Cappella – 1 Noteriety A Cappella … Continue reading

A JUDGMENT FOR OVER $28,000 IS AWARDED TO CLIENT

A judgment for over $28,000 was awarded a client being represented by Arthur B. Alexander. The client had retained Mr. Alexander to respond to an action filed by her ex-husband to modify the amount of retirement pay that she was receiving, claiming that she was entitled to 39%, not the 47% which she had been receiving. After a complete audit by Mr. Alexander, he determined that 39% was the correct amount that client was entitled to. However, the Mr. Alexander … Continue reading

MICHELE G. THOMPSON ASSISTS HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WITH INFORMATION BREACH

Michele G. Thompson recently represented two health care providers in separate matters involving breaches of health information.  Under HIPAA/HITECH, health care providers must now notify patients of breaches of their health information. Ms. Thompson assisted these providers in performing an internal preliminary investigation and preparing patient breach notification letters to over 9,000 patients to ensure the providers’ compliance with HIPAA/HITECH.  She also consulted with the providers to draft the required press release to prominent media outlets as well as prepared … Continue reading

COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTIES: SOME RISKS TO CONSIDER

It’s holiday time and with that comes the ubiquitous company-sponsored holiday parties. Besides merriment and hopefully good food, there are risks that can arise with such events. Each year incidents occur as result of such parties that may prompt claims against the employer. These claims can be brought on by third parties that may be harmed later by employees who attended a company event.  Employers should consider a few of the risks that can arise from their holiday fete and … Continue reading

MICHELE G. THOMPSON IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Michele G. Thompson has become a member of the Defense Research Institute. DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI allows access to resources, tools and networking for attorneys who strive to provide excellent service to their clients and corporations. Ms. Thompson practices in the area of civil litigation, including general negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury and employment law. She focuses her practice on representing hospitals, physicians, employers and other insureds in complex litigation. … Continue reading

AN EXAMPLE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT CONSTITUTES EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

In November 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled with a restaurant and bar in Peoria, AZ who now must pay $15,000 for pulling a waitress from lucrative Sunday shifts because she was pregnant. The restaurant’s management believed that male patrons watching football games would not want to see a pregnant server so the waitress was moved from the Sunday shifts. In addition to the $15,000, the EEOC is requiring the restaurant and its owners to post notices … Continue reading

PETER AKMAJIAN JUDGES COMPETITION AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA’S COLLEGE OF LAW

Peter Akmajian, Partner, along with members of the Arizona chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers, served as a judge on November 9th, 2012 as law students from the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law and ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law competed in a closing arguments competition at the UA college of law in Tucson. The two-person teams vied for the coveted Jenckes Cup, which has been traded between the two schools for 42 years. Read … Continue reading

JOHN J. BRADY IS NOMINATED FOR DIVISION TWO OF THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended John J. Brady, Partner, as one of five nominees to Governor Jan Brewer for an opening on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals.  The opening is being created by the retirement of Judge J. William, Jr. Governor Brewer will appoint the new judge. ©2012 All rights reserved. Articles and other postings on this website are only for the purpose of providing readers with updates on topics of interest relating to … Continue reading

UDALL LAW FIRM, LLP CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF SERVICE

Udall Law Firm, LLP is pleased to announce the celebration of their 60th anniversary of service to the Southern Arizona community. Founded in the spring of 1952, it stands as the oldest law firm in Tucson. “This law firm was founded with the idea to provide quality legal services while maintaining honesty and integrity,” says Senior Partner, Burr Udall. Founded primarily on defending tort cases, the Udall Law Firm has evolved into a full-service organization providing quality legal services for … Continue reading

MELISSA (MIMI) PETRO TO SPEAK ON PLANNING FOR UNMARRIED COUPLES

Melissa Petro will speak on the topic of Planning for Unmarried Couples at the October 10th, 2012 chapter meeting of the Financial Planning Association of Southern Arizona.  The meeting will take place at the Sheraton Tucson, 5151 E. Grant Rd. More details can be found on the association’s site:  http://www.fpanet.org/Chapters/SouthernArizona/MeetingsandEvents/ChapterMeetings/ Melissa Petro, or “Mimi” as she is commonly known, has a practice focused in the areas of business transactions, real estate acquisition, financing, leasing, and development, and estate planning. Mimi … Continue reading

D.B. UDALL NAMED “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” BY BEST LAWYERS

D.B. Udall was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 (©Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) and named “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 43,000 leading attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their … Continue reading

LAWRENCE ROLLIN AND PETER AKMAJIAN NAMED TO BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2013

Udall Law Firm, LLP is proud to announce that Lawrence Rollin and Peter Akmajian were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 (©Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) in the fields of Real Estate Law and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants, respectively. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 43,000 leading attorneys comment on the legal abilities … Continue reading

MARC GOLDSEN AIDES THE HEARTH FOUNDATION TOWARD A $719,000 GRANT TO EXPAND SERVICES

For the past year and a half Marc C. Goldsen has served as pro bono general counsel for The Hearth Foundation, providing much needed legal advice and services for this local non-profit organization, free of charge.  As with many of our attorneys that provide pro bono services, Mr. Goldsen’s commitment to The Hearth Foundation extends beyond his legal counsel and has become a personal investment in the services this organization provides.  Realizing that the mission of The Foundation closely aligned with … Continue reading

THOM K. COPE OF UDALL LAW FEATURED ON RADIO SHOW AND WEBCAST

July 28, 2012, Thom K. Cope was featured within the radio airing/webstream of the “Circles of Change with Dr. Zara Larsen: Where Your Path is Created by Walking on It” show. It aired on www.1041thetruth.com and in Southern Arizona, Journal Broadcasting’s KQTH 104.1 FM. A podcast is now available at www.thelarsengroup.com. Mr. Cope discussed the hot topic in employment circles concerning the use of social media by employees to disparage their employer and how the National Labor Relations Board, the … Continue reading

$14.0 Billion Dollar Claim Dismissed

The commercial litigation group is pleased to announce the dismissal of a $14.0 BILLION dollar claim brought against a client. Based upon an alleged violation of a pro se plaintiff’s constitutional rights protecting his claimed art work, the case was dismissed with prejudice after two motions to dismiss. While the damage claim was possibly inflated, our group’s experience defending all types of actions was again highlighted with a quick resolution of these 42 USC Sec 1983 and 1985 claims. This … Continue reading

Client Wins Protection of Property Easement Access

The Commercial Litigation group is pleased to announce a summary judgment victory in favor of their client. In this case, the client won a permanent injunction declaring and protecting his rights to an access easement over real property in Pima County. In addition, the client was awarded monetary damages arising from interference with the use of the easement plus attorneys fees and costs. This case was lead by Tom Laue, Of Counsel and Jeanna Chandler Nash, Partner. At Udall Law … Continue reading

$200 Million Dismissal for Chapter 11 Debtor Allows For Reorganization

Udall Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation Group is pleased to announce the dismissal of a $200 million non-dischargeability claim against its client, a Chapter 11 Debtor. In the face of a Motion for Summary Judgment, the Creditor has dismissed its claim that the aforementioned debt was non-dischargeable. “This is an excellent result for the client, and should clear their path to a successful reorganization,” says Udall attorney, Jeanna Chandler Nash. This case was lead by Jeanna Chandler Nash, Partner and Tom … Continue reading

$37,000 Awarded in Breach of Contract and Consumer Fraud Lawsuit

Ed Moomjian II and Amy S. Chapman, a partner and an associate with the Udall Law Firm, garnered a hard fought and definitive victory on behalf of our client in a lawsuit for breach of contract and related consumer fraud claims against a distributor of marble statuaries. Our client, a Canadian corporation, entered a contract to purchase various carved marble pieces from the defendant company, and made a $30,000 deposit. Our client waited nearly one year for the defendants to … Continue reading

Elderly Investors Receive $50,000 Award In Summary Judgment

Our Commercial Litigation group is pleased to announce a summary judgment victory in favor of our client, an elderly couple victimized by their investment advisor. The investment advisor inappropriately borrowed $50,000 from the couple, and then failed to repay the inappropriate loans. Our client was awarded the value of the loan, plus interest, and their attorney fees. This case was lead by Tom Laue, Of Counsel, Jeanna Chandler Nash, Partner, and Amy S. Chapman, Associate. At Udall Law Firm, our … Continue reading

Client Awarded $218,060 Winning Breach of Contract Suit

Ryan W. Redmon, an associate with Udall Law Firm, received a decisive victory on behalf of our client in a suit against an Illinois company for breach of contract. From 2006 to 2009, the defendant purchased equipment from our client, a Tucson company, and failed to make payment for much of the equipment purchased. Following a Pima Superior Court trial, the judge ruled in favor or our client, awarding the full amount of damages totaling $218,060, as well as interest … Continue reading

Six Attorneys Named To 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Congratulations to Udall Law Firm attorneys, Burr Udall and Peter Akmajian, for being named to the 2012 list of Southwest Super Lawyers®. Created through a rigorous process, attorneys selected for this list are first nominated by their peers, then evaluated, scored and selected based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including: verdicts, settlements and transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within the firm, bar and other professional activity, pro bono and … Continue reading

Ed Moomjian Joins Southern Arizona Leadership Counsel

Ed Moomjian, a partner with Udall Law Firm, has been recognized as a distinguished community leader and selected for membership in the Southern Arizona Leadership Counsel (SALC), an organization of Southern Arizona business and community leaders. It is the mission of SALC to improve the greater Tucson area and the State of Arizona by bringing together resources and leadership to enhance the economic climate and the quality of life in our community. Members of SALC represent diverse private sector interests … Continue reading

Fraud Lawsuit Dismissed for Domestic Relations Attorney

Ed Moomjian II, a partner with Udall Law Firm, obtained an early victory for our client, a domestic relations attorney, in a fraud lawsuit. As an attorney, our client had previously handled an underlying divorce matter, which included a property settlement between the ex-spouses. Following the divorce, the opposing ex-spouse filed a lawsuit alleging that the lawyer and his client had engaged in fraud, inducing the opposing spouse to enter the property settlement agreement. A motion to dismiss was filed … Continue reading

California Judge Rules ‘Return To Work’ Policy Violates ADA

A Federal District Judge in California has ruled that certain language in a return to work policy after a medical absence has been held to having violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In EEOC v. Dillards, decided February 9, 2012, the Court held that requiring an employee to get a doctor’s note stating the “nature of the illness or medical condition” violates the ADA provision against asking about disabilities. Although this is not an Appellate Court decision, and currently … Continue reading

Free Forum on Social Media: You, Your Employees and the NLRB

Presented by: Thom K. Cope Labor and Employment Attorney and Partner at Udall Law Firm, LLP In this free Leadership Forum you will learn that even non-union employers need to be careful in dealing with employees who disparage their business, employees or clients on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. You DO have rights. Friday, March 23, 2012 8:00 am – 10:00 am Community Room Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center 7770 North Shannon Road Tucson, Arizona For more … Continue reading

Plaintiff Wins Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Thom K. Cope, a partner with Udall Law Firm, received a decisive victory for our client in a pregnancy discrimination case against her employer, Homeland Security Border and Customs Protection after she was put on light duty within a day of announcing she was pregnant. The trial was held before an EEOC Administrative Law Judge who found in favor of our client, awarding her emotional distress damages, back pay, and attorney’s fees. Udall Law Firm has a full service employment … Continue reading

Udall Law Firm Team Climbs A-Mountain to Conquer Cancer

Congratulations to the Udall Law Firm Conquerors, a team of more than 20 staff and family members from Udall Law Firm who participated in the 26th Annual Climb to Conquer Cancer at A Mountain on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012. This local Tucson event, hosted by the American Cancer Society, boasted over 1400 participants, including 85 survivors, and raised more than $115,000 in support of critical cancer research and local programs. Udall Law Firm staff pictured left to right: Pam Walton, … Continue reading

Thom K. Cope Joins Board of Directors for First Tee of Tucson

Thom K. Cope has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for First Tee of Tucson, an organization promoting education and strong values for youth through golf. Established in 2006, First Tee of Tucson impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Funded and operated by The Conquistadores, First Tee of Tucson is designed to identify children not being served by … Continue reading

Seller Beware: Hidden Pitfalls in Short-Sales & Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure

By: Melissa “Mimi” Petro March, 2012 In light of the economy and the declining real estate market, numerous Arizonans are facing the loss of their homes through foreclosures, short-sales, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure. The collective belief has been that a short-sale and deed in lieu may not reflect as poorly on your credit score, or as long, as a foreclosure. We will simply have to see whether that is the case. Deciding whether to attempt to work with … Continue reading

Arizona Medical Marijuana Law and Employer Right

By: Thom K. Cope March, 2012 In 2010, Arizona voters approved the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), effective in the spring of 2011. As of January 27. 2012 the Arizona Department of Health has issued 19,430 medical marijuana cards. Only eight people have been turned down! By far the greatest qualifying condition has been “chronic pain”(87%), followed by “muscle spasms” (14%) and “nausea” (12%). The largest age group issued cards is the18-30 … Continue reading

$300,000 Recovered In Excess Proceeds For Homeowner At Trustee’s Sale

    In a matter where a homeowner’s primary mortgage company foreclosed on the residence, Mimi Petro and Jeanna Chandler Nash filed an application requesting that the trustee sale proceeds exceeding the first mortgage value go to the homeowner, instead of the holder of a second mortgage. Nash and Petro successfully argued that by filing a lawsuit for non-payment of its second place mortgage prior to the trustee’s sale, the second place lien holder lost its secured interest in the property. The … Continue reading

Udall Law Firm presents Möda Provŏcateūr

Udall Law Firm, LLP is proud to be the 2012 Primo Sponsor for Möda Provŏcateūr: A New Kind of Fashion Show. Since the event’s inception in 2004, Udall Law Firm has been a supporting partner of Möda Provŏcateūr in an effort to raise funds to sustain the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). SAAF’s mission is to create and sustain a healthier community through a compassionate, comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS. SAAF is the primary community-based organization … Continue reading

Thomas D. Laue To Join Board of Directors for Cabelleros Del Sol

Thomas D. Laue, of counsel with Udall Law Firm, was recently selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Caballeros Del Sol, a local organization devoted to promoting business opportunities for Tucson and Southern Arizona. Since 1963, Caballeros Del Sol has carried out its mission to facilitate and promote business relationships between Tucson, Arizona Communities, neighboring states, and Mexico; Provide a networking and business development vehicle for members; and make periodic trips to communities to promote commerce. ©2012 All … Continue reading

Social Media and the National Labor Relations Board

By: Thom K. Cope February, 2012 Did you just fire an employee for bashing you and your company on Facebook? Twitter? If so, you may have violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is cracking down on employers who fire employees for posting negative things on the employee’s own Facebook page. Section 7 of the NLRA gives employees the right to self organize and to “engage in other concerted activities” concerning wages, hours and … Continue reading

All Claims Dismissed In Leasing Dispute Case

  Jeanna Chandler Nash and Thomas D. Laue, a partner and of counsel with Udall Law Firm respectively, have won a decisive victory on behalf of our client in an equipment leasing dispute. As part of Udall Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, on a Motion for Summary Judgment, Ms. Nash and Mr. Laue obtained a dismissal of all claims including claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, claims for breach of contract, and claims for interference with related services. At … Continue reading

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Use of Trade Information Case

  Jeanna Chandler Nash and Thomas D. Laue, a partner and of counsel with Udall Law Firm respectively, are pleased to announce a successful settlement agreement in a case involving a non-compete and wrongful use of trade information between a medical products sales company and a former employee. The settlement resolved that the former employee would cease and desist in all business related activities for a period of twelve months and will return all inappropriately obtained property to the former employer. … Continue reading

Multi-Million Dollar Deficiency Avoided In Property Mortgage Case

  The Commercial Litigation Group is pleased to announce a favorable client result: The Group obtained the release of a $3.2 million commercial property mortgage loan guaranty in exchange for the payment of $5,000 and the conveyance of the property to the lender, thus avoiding a multi-million dollar deficiency. This case was lead by Jeanna Chandler Nash and Thomas D. Laue, a partner and of counsel with Udall Law Firm respectively. At Udall Law Firm, our Business and Commercial Litigation attorneys … Continue reading

Commercial Litigation Group Wins Preliminary Injunction For Homeowner

  Amy S. Chapman and Thomas D. Laue, an associate and of counsel with Udall Law Firm respectively, have won a preliminary injunction on behalf of a homeowner against a neighbor to enforce the terms of a recorded easement. The neighbor has been directed to stop interfering with the use of the easement by placing impediments therein. At Udall Law Firm, our Business and Commercial Litigation attorneys offer a broad range of proven experience and are well equipped to take an … Continue reading

Commercial Litigation Group Obtains $596,000 Cash Recovery for Landlord

Thomas D. Laue, of counsel with Udall Law Firm, has obtained a $596,000 cash recovery for a landlord client on a commercial real estate lease. As part of Udall Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, on behalf of the landlord, Mr. Laue succeeded in enforcing the terms of the lease, keeping the tenant in place. In a separate matter, Mr. Laue has won a preliminary injunction for a homeowner client to enforce the neighborhood CC & R’s, directing a neighbor to … Continue reading

Marc C. Goldsen Becomes Adjunct Professor for Keller Graduate School of Management

Marc C. Goldsen, a partner with Udall Law Firm, has become an on-line adjunct professor for DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management provides high-quality, practitioner-oriented graduate management degree programs with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and service to adult learners. Keller Graduate School of Management is one of the largest graduate management schools in the U.S. with approximately 30,000 alumni from coast to coast. ©2012 All rights reserved. Articles and other … Continue reading

Commercial Litigation Group Fights to Protect Client’s Community Property Assets

  Jeanna Chandler Nash and Thomas D. Laue, a partner and of counsel with Udall Law Firm respectively, have won a dispute on behalf of our client relating to a judgment creditor’s ability to collect on a business case judgment, successfully protecting our client’s community property assets from potential collection. In a separate and unrelated matter, Ms. Nash and Mr. Laue obtained an arbitration award in favor of our client in a dispute over the development of a website based commercial … Continue reading

Melissa Petro to Serve on Risk Management Committee for JFCS

Melissa (Mimi) Petro, a partner with Udall Law Firm, was recently selected to serve on the Risk Management Committee for the non-profit organization Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS). Since 1941, JFCS has provided quality social and behavioral health services to the greater Tucson community. JFCS serves people of all races, religions, and ethnic origins designed to reduce rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, financial illiteracy, depression, and suicide. JFCS provides individual and group interventions and prevention … Continue reading

Jeanna Chandler Nash to Serve on NeuroFit Networks Board of Directors

Jeanna Chandler Nash, a partner with Udall Law Firm, was recently selected to serve on the Board of Directors of NeuroFit Networks. A non-profit organization, NeuroFit Networks is involved in developing and expanding the education and implementation of research-based exercise for all people with Parkinson disease to increase longevity and quality of life. NeuroFit Networks’ missions is to develop and expand access to community-based neurofitness centers and programs that implement Exercise4BrainChange™ principles of practice. They assist in coordinating and integrating … Continue reading