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Ali Farhang and Timothy Medcoff Named Best Lawyers

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Ali Farhang and Timothy Medcoff, founders of the Tucson law firm of Farhang & Medcoff, were both named in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, a ratings service that ranks attorneys nationwide through peer reviews and research.

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Farhang was rated in the areas of Commercial Transactions/Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Medcoff was rated in the category of Employment Law – Management.

“It's always an honor to be rated among the best by our peers,” said Medcoff, who holds a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a law degree from the University of Arizona. “We pride ourselves on representing our clients to the best of our ability, but also in representing the legal profession with honesty and class.”

Farhang & Medcoff was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading, full-service business law firms in Arizona. It is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated law firm through Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Reports recently named Farhang & Medcoff to its 2018 Best Law Firms list.

“We truly appreciate the recognition we get from our peers, but we know that it also comes from the quality representation we provide to our clients,” Farhang said. A native Tucsonan, Farhang earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and his law degree from the University of Denver.

Farhang & Medcoff is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona. Its practice areas are commercial litigation, insurance coverage/defense, product liability and personal injury defense, intellectual property, labor and employment, estates and trusts, and corporate, finance, real estate and investment.


Super Lawyers Names Five F&M Attorneys as “Rising Stars”

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Five attorneys from the law firm Farhang & Medcoff were named 2018 Southwest Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers, an independent rating service that ranks lawyers based on research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

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Attorneys Robert Bernheim, Robert Garcia, Meredith Marder, Roscoe Mutz and Adam Peterson all were selected in a process that includes firms of every size in more than 70 practice areas throughout the U.S.

Bernheim was rated in the practice area of business litigation for the second time. His practice areas at Farhang & Medcoff are commercial litigation, product liability litigation and appellate.

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Garcia, who was named a partner at the firm earlier this year, was rated for the third time for his work as an employment and labor attorney. His practice areas at Farhang & Medcoff are employment counseling, employment litigation and business/commercial disputes and litigation.

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Marder was rated as a business and corporate attorney and was selected for the fifth time. Her practice areas at Farhang & Medcoff are general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, commercial litigation and civil appeals.

Mutz received his first rating as a civil litigation attorney. His practice areas are employment law, commercial litigation, HIPAA compliance, medical marijuana, personal injury, product liability and real estate litigation.

Adam Peterson was rated for the fourth time as a business litigation attorney. His practice areas are commercial litigation, employment law, general civil litigation, product liability and professional liability.

“Our young attorneys continue to make us proud with the work they do,” said Tim Medcoff, founding partner at Farhang & Medcoff. “We are extremely fortunate to be able to attract the best of the best to our firm and provide the best possible representation for our clients.”

Farhang & Medcoff was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading, full-service business law firms in Arizona. It is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated law firm through Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Reports recently named F&M to its 2018 Best Law Firms list. F&M is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.


Lackey Joins F&M to Head Criminal Defense Unit

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Farhang & Medcoff is pleased to announce the addition of Cary Lackey as the firm's of counsel criminal defense attorney.

In more than two decades as an attorney, Lackey's practice has focused on criminal defense in both public and private practice. He began his legal career as a Maricopa County public defender and later was an associate attorney in the white-collar crime unit of the Phoenix branch office of Quarles & Brady.

He was deputy county attorney in Maricopa County's civil division and he worked as a staff attorney with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco.

“Cary's experience in the public and private sector will be a huge benefit for our firm and our clients as we establish ourselves in this practice area,” said F&M Co-founder Ali Farhang. “We're happy to have an attorney with Cary's breadth of experience to lead us in this area.”

Lackey grew up in Phoenix and earned his law degree at the Arizona State University College of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Business Administration from Drake University.

Farhang & Medcoff was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading, full-service business law firms in Arizona. It is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated law firm through Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Reports recently named F&M to its 2018 Best Law Firms list. F&M is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.


Farhang & Medcoff Adds Bankruptcy to Practice Areas

Farhang & Medcoff is excited to add a bankruptcy practice to meet the growing needs of its clients. Effective January 1, 2018, the Tucson law firm of Smith & Smith will join F&M, bringing bankruptcy, workout and restructuring expertise to the team.

Farhang & Medcoff currently provides a wide range of business representation including commercial litigation, corporate and securities, finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking, trusts and estates, insurance coverage and defense, intellectual property, labor and employment, products liability, and personal injury defense.

“Adding a bankruptcy group makes us an even more complete law firm for businesses of every size,” said Ali Farhang, co-founding partner at F&M. “We pride ourselves on building strong business relationships with our clients, and we want to be there for everything they need.”

Three attorneys from Smith & Smith will be joining F&M. John Smith, who started the firm with his father, Gerald K. Smith, will join the firm as a partner. Cody D. Vandewerker and Eli Enger will be joining F&M as associates. Gerald K. Smith, having practiced for more than 50 years, will retire.

John Smith is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Washington. He earned his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University. He previously worked with firms in Phoenix and Alaska.

“We are ecstatic to be adding attorneys of this caliber to our firm, and to be able to provide another important service to our clients,” said co-founding partner Timothy Medcoff. “We know these attorneys will have the same commitment to service excellence our clients expect when they hire Farhang & Medcoff. We welcome them and are looking forward to working with them.”

Farhang & Medcoff was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading, full-service business law firms in Arizona. It is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated law firm through Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Reports recently named F&M to its 2018 Best Law Firms list. F&M is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.


Robert Garcia Named Partner At Farhang & Medcoff

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Farhang & Medcoff is pleased to announce that Robert Garcia has been named a partner at the firm.

Garcia is one of the region's best young lawyers having earned multiple ratings as a Southwest Rising Star by Super Lawyers, an independent rating service that ranks lawyers based on research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Garcia was rated by Super Lawyers for his work as an employment and labor attorney.

Garcia earned his law degree at Boston College. He holds a bachelor of arts in political science and religious studies from the University of Arizona.

He joined Farhang & Medcoff in February 2011. His practice focuses on employment and commercial litigation matters, although he advises clients in various other areas including, business disputes, personal injury matters, and appellate matters.

“Robert has established himself as an excellent lawyer with a keen sense of what our clients need,” said Timothy Medcoff, co-founding partner at F&M. “We are proud to call him a partner and look forward to his and our continued future success.”

Farhang & Medcoff was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading, full-service business law firms in Arizona. It is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated law firm through Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Reports recently named F&M to its 2018 Best Law Firms list. F&M is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.


Farhang & Medcoff Named to U.S. News Best Law Firms List for 2018

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The Tucson-based law firm of Farhang & Medcoff has been named to the 2018 Best Law Firms list by U.S. News and World Reports, which ranks law firms based on peer reviews and surveys conducted by the national publication.

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One of the criteria for selection is having an attorney ranked in the current U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranking. Both founding partners, Ali Farhang and Timothy Medcoff, were ranked as Best Lawyers earlier this year. The firm was ranked as a Tier 2 Best Law Firm in commercial transactions and UCC law for the region.

“This is a tremendous honor for our firm and all the attorneys who put in the hard work for our clients,” said Farhang, a native Tucsonan and graduate of the University of Arizona. Farhang earned his undergraduate degree from the UA and his law degree from the University of Denver.

The firm was founded by the two partners in 2008 and has grown into one Arizona's leading law firms with 18 attorneys. It also has an office in Scottsdale.

Its practice areas are commercial litigation, insurance coverage/defense, product liability and personal injury defense, intellectual property, labor and employment, estates and trusts, and corporate, finance, real estate and investment.

“We've worked extremely hard to establish ourselves as a go-to law firm for businesses of all sizes and with a wide variety of needs,” said Medcoff, a graduate of the UA law school. He holds a bachelor of arts from UCLA. “We've also put together an incredible team of lawyers that

works with our clients as valued partners and has a strong commitment to our community. We couldn't be more elated.”

Farhang & Medcoff is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubble. The firm also is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.


MEREDITH K. MARDER NAMED TOP 100 ATTORNEY

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Meredith K. Marder has been selected as one of Arizona's top 100 attorneys and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from America's Top 100 Attorneys®, a firm that recognizes attorneys based on their overall legal careers and accomplishments.

Marder joined Farhang & Medcoff in 2014 and has also been named as a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2014.

America's Top 100 Attorneys® selects candidates for recognition through third-party research and peer nominations before putting their careers through a screening process with proprietary algorithms that assess a broad array of criteria and data. The award recognizes “exceptional advocacy, success, ethical standards and legal accomplishments.” The organization states, “Less than 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.”

“This recognition is further validation that Meredith is one of the top attorneys in our state and our region,” said Ali Farhang, founding partner at Farhang & Medcoff. “We are extremely fortunate to have her working for our clients and our community.”

Marder is a 2009 graduate cum laude from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. She practices in the areas of business/corporate law and commercial real estate, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. She advises business clients on issues including entity formation, private equity financing, joint ventures, corporate governance, contract negotiation, and the purchase and sale of businesses.  She also assists real estate clients with matters ranging from commercial leasing to multi-property acquisitions.

In 2009, she was awarded the Lillian S. Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy from the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy for her article, The Battle to Save the Verde: How Arizona's Water Law Could Destroy One of its Last Free-Flowing Rivers.

Farhang & Medcoff was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading, full-service business law firms in Arizona. It is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubble. Farhang & Medcoff is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.


F&M Adds Attorney for Commercial Real Estate

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Traci Riccitello has joined Farhang & Medcoff bringing nearly two decades of experience in commercial real estate transactions to one of Arizona's leading business law firms.

Riccitello has been an attorney at a prominent Arizona law firm and has also had her own practice during a career that began in 1996. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing communications from Bowling Green State University, and a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona. She also earned her law degree at the UA.

“We welcome Traci's expertise in commercial real estate transactions and her focus on retail and commercial leasing,” said firm founder and partner Timothy Medcoff. “She gives us another level of experience that will allow us to serve our clients professionally and with the highest level of expertise.”

Farhang & Medcoff was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading, full-service business law firms in Arizona. It is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubble. Farhang & Medcoff is certified as a minority owned and operated company with the Pacific Southwest affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and was named 2013 Service Firm of the Year by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.


F&M Named 2017 Copper Cactus Award Finalist

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Ali Farhang & Tim Medcoff were selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Award, presented by Wells Fargo in the category of Copper Point Small Business Leader of the Year.


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Elizabeth Parsons Recognized As Top 100 Lawyers In Arizona

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AZ Business Magazine recognized Elizabeth Parsons, for her professional success and legal impact on the industry and communities throughout Arizona. Elizabeth was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys throughout the state to join the prestigious group of Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2017.


Amelié Bredas Messingham joins Farhang & Medcoff as partner

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Amelie Bredas Messingham joined Farhang & Medcoff as a partner to bolster its practice in banking, commercial finance and real estate finance. Messingham brings more than 10 years of experience advising regional and national institutional lenders with respect to real estate and commercial loan transactions, including construction financing, long-term financing for income-producing properties, loan sales, restructures, and workouts. In addition to her commercial finance practice, Messingham represents corporate clients in purchase and sale transactions involving retail projects and portfolios. Originally from Belgium, Messingham earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and earned her law degree at the University of Georgia. She was recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star in the banking category from 2014 to 2017. She was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2006.


 

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