Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street
Suite 1900
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2202, United States
Phone: 602.382.6000
Fax: 602.382.6070
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
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  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military Law
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • Utah
Other Countries
  • Mexico
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Why Isn’t My “Free” Preventive Health Care Free?

In my opinion, one of the best changes made by the Affordable Care Act is the mandate that requires health plans to provide certain specified preventive services without imposing any cost sharing. This is sometimes referred to…more
 /  Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

A Good Day for Free Speech Advocates: Supreme Court Holds Unconstitutional Federal Trademark Law’s Anti-Disparagement Provision

In Matal v. Tam, the United States Supreme Court held unconstitutional, under the First Amendment, the “disparagement clause” of 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), which permits denial of a trademark registration application by the United…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Orchestrating Bias: Arbitrator’s Undisclosed Membership in Philharmonic Group with Pauly Shore’s Attorney Not Grounds to Reverse Award in Real Estate Dispute

The California court of appeal recently issued an unpublished decision in Knispel v. Shore, 2017 WL 2492535, affirming a judgment confirming an arbitration award in a real estate dispute involving Pauly Shore. The court of…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential

New Trump Appointee at EPA Should Help Reduce Backlogs and Delays

United States EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has hired Henry Darwin to serve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as its Chief of Operations. Under both Republican and Democrat administrations, as the Director of the Arizona…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Why Inventions Fail

I. Introduction. U.S. and worldwide patent filings are at all-time highs. About 620 thousand patent applications were filed in the United States in 2016, and about 2.9 million patent applications were filed worldwide in 2015…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Time to Review Your Non-Competition Agreements in Light of New Nevada Statutory Amendments

On June 3, 2017, the Governor of Nevada signed Assembly Bill 276 into law, making substantial changes to Nevada Revised Statute (“NRS”) 613, which governs non-competition agreements. The amendments are notable for not only…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

California Supreme Court Hands Victory to Private Property Owners Over Public Use

In 1970 the California Supreme Court held that, under certain circumstances, private property owners impliedly dedicate their property to the public if they permit the public to use it. Gion v. City of Santa Cruz (1970) 2 Cal.3d…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New Fed Policy Eliminates Ability of Settlement Options to Include Payments to Non-Party NGOs

On June 7, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all Department of Justice (DOJ) components and 94 United States Attorney’s Offices prohibiting them from entering into any agreement on behalf…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

“Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs” – House Passes Financial Reform Bill

On June 8, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 in a bid to reform the financial regulatory system created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The bill, which passed…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of AIA Inter Partes Review Proceedings

The Supreme Court has granted a writ of certiorari challenging the constitutionality of inter partes review proceedings conducted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the America Invents Act. The Court’s ruling…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Supreme Court Permits Biosimilar Drugs to Be Marketed Sooner

On June 12, 2017, in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that a drug manufacturer may give a required 180-day notice of its intent to market a biosimilar drug before receiving FDA…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

SB-30 and its Implications for Doing Public Work Construction for the State of California – Another Risk to Manage

Summary of SB-30 - Senate Bill 30 California-Mexico Border: Federally Funded Infrastructure (“SB-30”) was introduced on December 5, 2016 by Democrat Senator Ricardo Lara, who is its primary sponsor. SB-30 is an act to add a…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Government Contracting

High Court Says Banks Collecting on Purchased Debt for its Own Accounts Not Subject to the FDCPA

The U.S. Supreme Court resolved a federal circuit split in favor of banks and finance companies by holding that firms collecting debts purchased for their own account are not subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Arizona Civil Verdicts, 2016

For the past 13 years, I’ve written the cover story of the state bar magazine, Arizona Attorney, about Arizona verdicts. The latest one is out. Here are 2016’s top Arizona verdicts, significant defense verdicts, punitive awards,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Toxic Torts

Appeals of Rulings by The Registrar of Contractors Must Be Timely Filed in Superior Court.

Recently in Johnson v. Arizona Registrar of Contractors, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a homeowner’s late appeal of an adverse decision by the Registrar of Contractors (“Registrar”)..…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential
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