Eight Gust Rosenfeld Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007
Phoenix, Arizona – Gust Rosenfeld is proud to announce that eight of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007 (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.). The 2007 edition is the thirteenth edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 24,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast more than a half-million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.
Gust Rosenfeld attorneys that received that honor are the following:
Tom Chauncey II (Corporate Law) – Mr. Chauncey practices in media law, zoning procedures, litigation and legislative action. He assists clients in resolving contractual, privacy, employment and access issues. He also has experience in the acquisition and disposal of assets, employment issues and difficult environmental issues involved in buying, selling and financing real estate, including homes, commercial property and ranches.
John L. Hay (Franchise Law) – Mr. Hay practices general corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on representing small- and medium-sized businesses, particularly insurance companies, banks, startups, franchisors and franchisees. His client also include manufacturers, developers and various service companies. He represents business clients with formation; financing; contracts; dealings with regulatory agencies, vendors and among owners; and intellectual property matters such as trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has worked on complex commercial transactions, land deals, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and business reorganizations. Mr. Hay worked on the State Bar of Arizona committee to develop the new corporate code. In addition, he is coauthor of Arizona Corporate Practice (West Group Publishing).
Fred H. Rosenfeld (Public Finance and Corporate Law) – Mr. Rosenfeld focuses his practice on governmental law, including municipal finance, real estate and legislative law. He is experienced in general obligation, revenue, special tax and assessment bonds. His clients include issuers, borrowers, trustees, underwriters and financial institutions. In addition, he represents governmental entities before the State Legislature. He is a fellow and co-founder of the American College of Bond Counsel and a past board member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He has been listed for Corporate Law in Best Lawyers® since 1983 and Public Finance since 2007.
Scott W. Ruby (Public Finance) – Mr. Ruby practices in governmental law, specifically public and municipal finance and school district law. He provides general legal services primarily to governmental entities and focuses in matters relating to municipal finance, contract negotiations, development agreements, real estate, budgets and elections.
Richard A. Segal (Commercial Litigation and Antitrust Law) – Mr. Segal concentrates his practice on commercial, insurance, and antitrust litigation. He represents insurance companies, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. He possesses extensive experience in both jury and non-jury trials of tort and antitrust cases, mediations, arbitrations and appeals. Mr. Segal has been listed for Commercial Litigation in Best Lawyers® since 1983 and Antitrust Law since 2002.
Richard H. Whitney (Trust and Estates) – Mr. Whitney’s practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration and nonprofit organizations. In particular, he represents individual clients in legal matters involving the preservations and devolution of their property. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Whitney has been listed for Trusts and Estates in Best Lawyers® since 1983.
Charles “Chas” W. Wirken (Appellate Law and Franchise Law) – Mr. Wirken concentrates his practice on two areas: appeals in all areas and business litigation, much of the latter involving disputes in the franchising context. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits. Mr. Wirken has been a judge pro tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court since 1986 and has also served as a judge pro tem of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. He is a former president of the State Bar of Arizona, a former chair of the State Bar’s Trial Practice Section, and was a founder and officer of the State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section.
Founded in 1921, Gust Rosenfeld provides legal counsel to individuals, private and public corporations, and governments. While known for its public law and finance practice, the firm also maintains significant practices in the areas of real estate, corporate, litigation, labor and employment, creditors’ rights, and franchise law. The firm maintains offices in Phoenix and Tucson.