Snell & Wilmer

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
  • Health
  • 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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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • Utah
Other Countries
  • Mexico
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

California Supreme Court Deviates From Federal Regulations on Calculating Regular Rate of Pay on Flat Rate Bonuses

On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court decided Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp., and formally diverged from the federal regulations on calculating overtime for flat rate bonuses…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Tax Act: 2017 Trap for 10% U.S. Owners of Foreign Corporations

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) modifies Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) by expanding the definition of “subpart F income” of United States shareholders (“U.S. shareholder”) for the last tax…more
 /  Taxation

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Implications for Public Company Executive Compensation Programs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) has significant implications for public company executive compensation plans for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017 and will likely have a considerable impact on the future…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California’s Right To Repair Act Is The Sole Remedy For Damages For Construction Defects In New Residential Construction

The California Supreme Court ruled in McMillin Albany LLC et al. v. The Superior Court of Kern County, (1/18/2018) 4 cal. 5th 241, that California’s Right to Repair Act, California Civil Code sections 895 et seq. (“Act”) is the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Low-End Patents Usually Have Zero Value

I. Most Low-End Patents Have Zero Value. The term low-end generally denotes a low-cost product with corresponding low quality or value. In the context of patents, however, there is no corresponding low value because lack of…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Review of Qualified Plan Compensation Definition May be Needed Due To Tax Reform

Tax reform made few changes that directly impact qualified retirement plans; however, it made some changes that may indirectly impact qualified retirement plans. We previously blogged on the indirect changes that tax reform had…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Short-Term Deferral Day is Right Around the Corner

Section 409A, the provision of the Internal Revenue Code that regulates the time and form of payment of nonqualified deferred compensation, contains a helpful exception for “short-term deferrals.” Specifically, Section 409A…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Snell & Wilmer Defends Yamaha Rhino in Nevada Trial

Snell & Wilmer attorneys Dan Rodman and Morgan Petrelli recently represented Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. in the trial of a 2006 Yamaha Rhino rollover lawsuit in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada (Case No…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Second Circuit Holds News Video Clip Search Engine Is Not Fair Use

The Second Circuit held yesterday in Fox News Network, LLC v. TVEyes, Inc., that a media service offering a search engine of video clips from news networks violates copyright law. On appeal, the Second Circuit held that such use…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

What happened to all the big changes at Trump’s EPA?

Following the presidential election, much was made of the enormous changes that the new president intended to make at the EPA, and his choice for Director, Scott Pruitt, resulted in heated opposition and a frenzied uproar from…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

What Types of “Damages Claims” Survive a Trustee’s Sale?

Arizona’s trustee’s sale statutory scheme provides for the waiver of all defenses and objections to a trustee’s sale that: (i) are not raised prior to the sale, and (ii) do not result in an injunction against the sale going…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Limiting the Scope of Anti-Retaliation Measures: The Supreme Court Narrows the Definition of the term “Whistleblower” Under the Dodd-Frank Act

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court stated the “Dodd-Frank’s text and purpose leave no doubt” about who the term “whistleblower” applies to, holding that whistleblower protection in the Dodd-Frank Act only covers…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Congress Kicks the Can Down the Road Again – Cadillac Tax On High Cost Employer Health Coverage Delayed to 2022

Section 4980I, which was added to the Internal Revenue Code by the Affordable Care Act, was originally supposed to take effect in 2018. This tax is commonly called the “Cadillac tax” because it imposes a 40% excise tax on high…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Shortsighted Thinking Can Lead to Worthless Patents

A. The Goal Is to Make Money and Not to Merely Get a Patent. A patent defines a piece of intellectual property. Analogous to the size of a parcel of land, the size of a patent (usually referred to as its scope) is critical…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Hardship Distribution Changes – Tax Reform May Have Unintended Consequences

When tax reform proposals were floating around in the fall of 2017, several early proposals to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) included changes to the hardship distribution rules for qualified retirement plans. However,…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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