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Gust Rosenfeld Attorney Gary Verburg Receives 2014 Public Lawyer Career Achievement Award from State Bar of Arizona

The award will be presented at the Bar Convention Wednesday June 11, 2014

(Phoenix, AZ) - Gary Verburg of Gust Rosenfeld has been selected to receive the 2014 Public Lawyer Career Achievement Award from the State Bar of Arizona. The award will be presented at the Bar Convention Wednesday June 11, 2014 and recognizes a retired or retiring public attorney who has had a distinguished career in public practice and has made significant contributions to the public good.

"Gary has spent his entire practice of more than 35 years representing government entities including several Indian Tribes and a number of municipalities in Arizona," said Scott Ruby, chair of the Public Law section of Gust Rosenfeld. "He's made valuable contributions to every aspect of government law, from tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction to prosecution, tort defense, regulatory enforcement, and taxation." He also provided instrumental legal services for many of Phoenix's major accomplishments such as the downtown ASU campus, Valley Metro Rail, T-gen, Sheraton Hotel and City Scape.

Verburg was City Attorney for the City of Phoenix from 2005 to 2014. In that capacity, he managed a public law firm of 200-250 employees and oversaw a budget of $20,000,000 to $25,000,000. Previously, he was Interim City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney for the City of Glendale, and a partner in the firm of Margrave, Celmins & Verburg and the firm of Vlassis & Verburg. Verburg is a graduate of the University of Utah, (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Antioch School of Law (now University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law).

Gust Rosenfeld is a full service law firm established in 1921 with offices in Phoenix, Tucson and Wickenburg. The firm is known for the quality of its lawyers and legal advice as well as its creative insights and practical solutions in business, public and civil law. Gust Rosenfeld is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, business and corporate law, commercial finance, education law, environmental law, franchises and franchising, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, public finance, public law, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.

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