(Phoenix, AZ) Gust Rosenfeld PLC announces that Gary Verburg was elected partner January 20, 2016. Verburg joined the law firm in May, 2014, after serving as City Attorney for the City of Phoenix from 2005 to 2014.
Verburg, who is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell,® which represents the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, focuses his practice on municipal law, commercial law, civil litigation, administrative law and Federal Indian law. His expertise includes contracts; real estate transactions; federal, state and local litigation; land use and zoning; and elections. In 2014, he received the Public Lawyer Career Achievement Award from the State Bar of Arizona.
"Our firm is proud to welcome Gary Verburg as a partner," said Tom Chauncey, a member of the Executive Committee. "Gary brings an unusual depth of experience in advising large and small cities on legal matters. His professional history complements our tradition of strong commitment to public law. Gary exemplifies the skills and dedication to the law that we seek and that we offer our clients."
Gary Verburg graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. from the University of Utah and holds a J.D. from the Antioch School of Law, now the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clark School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Association for Economic Development, where he is active as a teacher.
"This is the top public law firm in the state, both in volume and breadth of experience," said Verburg. "Gust Rosenfeld is the only firm I would consider when I left my position at the City of Phoenix."
In addition to serving as City Attorney for the City of Phoenix, Verburg previously served as City Attorney for two other municipalities. He currently is City Attorney for another Arizona town and advises a number of other Arizona cities and towns on municipal law issues.
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, health care law, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, public finance, public law, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.