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
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  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
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  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Military Law
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
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  • 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

2017 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 3) Executive Compensation

As 2017 comes to an end, we are happy to present our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. This year, we are publishing our “To Do” Lists in four separate Employee Benefits Updates. Part 1 covered year-end health…more
 /  Business Organizations, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Waiver After TC Heartland

The Federal Circuit issued guidance yesterday for district courts deciding venue challenges after the Supreme Court’s May 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. In In re Micron Technology, Inc., the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

SBA to Require Franchisors Be Listed on Franchise Directory for Franchisees to Be Eligible for SBA Financing

Effective January 1, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will only process loans to fund the acquisition and development of new franchises if the franchisor is listed on the SBA’s new Franchise Directory…more
 /  Business Organizations, Franchise Law

IRS to Begin Enforcing 4980H Penalties on Large Employers Before End of 2017

On November 2, 2017, the IRS issued guidance regarding the enforcement of Employer Shared Responsibility payments, otherwise known as the Section 4980H penalty. Questions 55-58 of the IRS Questions and Answers on Employer Shared…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Protecting Your Company Against the Perils of Office Parties

Whether you’re ready or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls and pull out the punch bowl for your office holiday party. But before you start dusting off your religiously neutral décor, make sure you take steps to limit the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

2017 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 2) Annual Cost of Living Adjustments

As 2017 comes to an end, we are happy to present our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. This year, we are publishing our “To Do” Lists in four separate Employee Benefits Updates. Part 1 covered year-end health…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Business Email Compromise: What It Is and What You Can Do

Business email compromise (“BEC”) is a type of cyberattack that is increasing at an alarming pace. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation estimated in a May 2017 alert that global losses due to BEC scams totaled more than $5.3…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Announces 2018 Cost of Living Adjustments

The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2018 in Notice 2017-64 and related guidance. The key dollar limits for qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans are noted below…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Intellectual Property Misconceptions Debunked

Many people have misperceptions about what intellectual property (IP) protects, and some common IP misconceptions are debunked below. (1) Ideas Cannot Be Patented. Only inventions can be patented. The legal difference…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Contractors on Private Works Now Liable for Unpaid Wages Owed by its Subcontractors

California enacted Assembly Bill 1701 on October 14, 2017, which adds section 218.7 to the California Labor Code. It applies to contracts entered into after January 1, 2018 for private construction projects…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

California Mediation Confidentiality May Apply to Third Party “Participants” Retained to Provide Analysis

California Evidence Code section 1119 governs the general admissibility of oral and written communications generated during the mediation process. Section 1119(a) provides that “[n]o evidence of anything said or any admission…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy

U.S. Supreme Court Considering Case with Major Implications for Western Water Rights

Several months ago, an earlier post in this blog described a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that recognized a federal reserved water right to groundwater [see Ninth Circuit Holds that Federal Reserved Water…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Reminder that Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Deferral Elections for 2018 Must be Made on or Before December 31, 2017

As we approach the end of 2017, we want to remind employers and employees to take action before year end if they desire to defer compensation that will be earned during 2018..…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Corporate Communicator - Fall 2017

Recent changes to Nevada corporate law reaffirm Nevada’s commitment to providing directors and officers with maximum deference in the exercise of their fiduciary duties on behalf of Nevada corporations. Specifically, Nevada…more
 /  Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

FTC’s “Stick With Security” #8: Make Sure Your Service Providers Use Reasonable Security Measures

On September 15, 2017, the FTC released its eighth “Stick with Security” principle, which offers advice that individuals and organizations should consider when hiring others to process sensitive data. A few tips for making sure…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy
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