Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers USA 2022

Burch & Cracchiolo has been ranked in Band 1 as a leading law firm in land use & zoning in Arizona in the newly published Chambers USA 2022-America’s Leading Lawyers in Business.

Teach for America educator honored by Burch & Cracchiolo

Burch & Cracchiolo proudly names Lauren Hawks the May 2022 Star Teacher. An Arizona State University student who is receiving her master’s degree this week, Hawks has been teaching 7th grade math for 2 years through the Teach for America program at Pueblo del Sol Elementary in the Isaac School District.

Rosary A. Hernandez and Katelyn E. Towe join Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is pleased to announce Rosary A. Hernandez has joined the Firm as partner and Katelyn E. Towe has join as an associate.

Southwest Super Lawyers 2022 selects 22 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys selected represent only 5% of attorneys.

R. J. “Bucky” Slomski elected to Feeding Matters executive board

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is pleased to announce R.J. “Bucky” Slomski has been elected an executive board member of Feeding Matters, the first organization in the world dedicated to advancing the system of care for pediatric feeding disorder. He has been elected to a three-year term beginning March 9, 2022. Slomski is a top-rated trial advocate who focuses his practice on serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.

Burch & Cracchiolo names Wes Harder of Norterra Canyon School March Star Teacher

Burch & Cracchiolo proudly names Wes Harder of Norterra Canyon School as the March 2022 Star Teacher. Harder has been teaching 5th grade math, social studies and science for 6 years and recently came onboard as the school Athletic Director.

Burch & Cracchiolo represents buyer in $142.54M deal in West Valley

The recent sale of 12,081 acres of land in the near Sun Valley Parkway and the Loop 303 to BA Pacific Sun Valley LLC was handled by Burch & Cracchiolo president Andy Abraham.  Abraham represented the group purchasing the property that includes Levine Investments Limited Partnership, Andrew Cohn and Gary Tharaldson. The seller was WVSV Holdings, an entity affiliated with Conley Wolfswinkel of W Holdings based in Tempe, AZ.

Arizona Court of Appeals Upholds Lower Court Decision Regarding Third-Party Beneficiaries

Representing defendant Tellurian Development Company, Burch & Cracchiolo attorney Ralph Harris with assistance from Andy Abraham and Daryl Manhart, successfully argued a third-party beneficiary issue to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Verrado High School Band Director named February Star Teacher

Buckeye’s Verrado High School music and band director Tracy Meldrum has been selected as the February Star Teacher by the Phoenix law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.  She has been at Verrado since it’s opening in 2006 and has grown the band program from 9 to 96 members, competed in over 70 competitions, 13 state championships, and six state finals.

Ed Bull honored as a “Legend of Law” by Commercial Executive Magazine

Ed Bull, certified specialist in real estate law, Burch & Cracchiolo, attributes his career success to an often-used quote. “I have been very lucky in my profession. Over the years, the harder I work, the luckier I get,” he says. Any luck aside, Bull has definitely put in the work, over five decades, at the firm he joined while in law school at Arizona State University.

Burch & Cracchiolo honors Courtney Wilson as January 2022 Star Teacher

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Courtney Wilson as the January 2022 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Wilson is a 3rd grade teacher at Hopi Elementary School in the Scottsdale Unified School District where she has been teaching for 20 years. She earned her B.A. in education from Arizona State University in 2001.

B&C’s shareholder Jake D. Curtis selected as TGen Ambassador

TGen Ambassadors are a new generation of innovators taking up the mantle of leadership that propels the TGen vision forward. An invitation-only network of working professionals and emerging leaders, TGen Ambassadors make an annual monetary gift, but their commitment goes beyond philanthropy to advocacy within their networks and beyond.

Wendi A. Sorensen of Burch & Cracchiolo Inducted into National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a professional association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria.

Jennifer R. Delgado named Burch & Cracchiolo shareholder

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Jennifer R. Delgado has been named a Firm shareholder effective January 1, 2022. Delgado joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2017 and focuses her practice on the representation of entrepreneurial individuals and companies in all areas of transactional business and real estate law

Burch & Cracchiolo honors Cinnamon Robles as December Star Teacher

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Cinnamon Robles as the December 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Robles is an Ajo, Arizona raised first-grade teacher at San Simon School in Sells, AZ on the Tohono O’odham reservation. She is in her third year of teaching and was formerly teaching fourth grade English at Eisenhower Innovation Center in the Mesa Public School District.

Juliana “Julie” K. Lauria joins Burch & Cracchiolo as Associate

Julie has joined the Firm as an associate. She is a recent Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law graduate who will focus her practice on employment law and litigation.

Burch & Cracchiolo honors Kelly Batke as November Star Teacher

Burch & Cracchiolo is proud to announce Mr. Kelly Batke of Centennial Middle School has been named the November 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Batke has been teaching special education students in 6th-8th grade students for 10 years. Centennial has an enrollment of 750 students and is located in the Kyrene School District.  The District covers portions of Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler and Guadalupe and serves over 15,000 students.

Burch & Cracchiolo instrumental in national Humane Society of the United States win in Puppy Mill case

B&C partner Susie Ingold instrumental in big win for Humane Society of the United States case against a Puppy Mill operator

Burch & Cracchiolo listed among US News & World Report 2022 Best Law Firms in America

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. has achieved first-tier rankings in metro Phoenix in US News & World Report “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2022. The practice areas represented are Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Criminal Defense, Employment Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Insurance Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Law and Personal Injury Litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants.

B&C SPONSORED PODCAST:  Family Law attorney Tonya MacBeth on how the Pandemic Impacted Divorced Families

Michael and Amy talk to the renowned family law attorney from Burch & Cracchiolo about the pandemic and how its impacted the nation’s divorce rate, as well as how separated households make parenting decisions surrounding COVID-19.

29-year Educator Connie Starr honored as Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Connie Starr of Villa Montessori Charter School has been named the October 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Starr has been teaching for 29 years.

R.J. Bucky Slomski appointed to AZ State Bar Certified Legal Specialists Advisory Commission

R.J. Bucky Slomski appointed to AZ State Bar Certified Legal Specialists Advisory Commission

Burch & Cracchiolo accepts 2021 Most Admired Companies Award

Burch & Cracchiolo accepts 2021 Most Admired Companies Award

Clark L. Derrick named to AZ State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Criminal Law Advisory Commission

Clark L. Derrick named to AZ State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Criminal Law Advisory Commission

Burch & Cracchiolo sponsors new “AZ Big Podcast with Michael and Amy”

Burch & Cracchiolo sponsors new "AZ Big Podcast with Michael and Amy"!

Afghan/Iraq Veteran honored as Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce MSG (R) Jeffrey Rice of Maryvale High School has been named the September 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” MSG Rice has been a JROTC instructor at Maryvale High School for 6 years.

Burch & Cracchiolo named a 2021 Most Admired Company by AZ Business Magazine

Burch & Cracchiolo named a 2021 Most Admired Company by AZ Business Magazine

Cancer Survivor honored as Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Alicia Russell of Starlight Park Elementary School has been named the August 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” She teaches 4th grade and has been at teaching in the Cartwright Elementary School District for 16 years.

24 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys selected by Best Lawyers in America 2022

24 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys selected by Best Lawyers in America 2022

Susan Dana-Kobey AZ Business Magazine “Most Influential Women” video profile

Susan Dana-Kobey AZ Business Magazine "Most Influential Women" video profile

B&C Updates Star Teacher Award program to honor schools with additional $250

The two-year old Burch & Cracchiolo “Star Teacher Award” program is getting an update this month as Valley students and teachers head back to school for the 2021-2022 school year. In addition to a Valley teacher being chosen each month to receive $500, the school where the educator teaches will receive an additional check for $250 to be used at their discretion.

B&C’s Kathy Stoner Discusses What’s Next for HR in Wake of the Pandemic

B&C's Kathy Stoner Discusses What's Next for HR in Wake of the Pandemic

B&C Family Law attorney named to 2021 Most Influential Women in Business in Arizona

B&C Family Law attorney named to 2021 Most Influential Women in Business in Arizona

Jennifer Delgado interview on ACLU board appointment for “The Greater Good”

Jennifer Delgado ACLU board appointment for "The Greater Good"

Capitol Elementary School science and math teacher honored as B&C May Star Teacher

Trisha Thomas of Capitol Elementary School has been named the May 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” She teaches 6th grade science and math and has been at teaching in the Phoenix Elementary School District for 17 years.

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers USA

Firm president Andy Abraham has been named a Spotlight Attorney in the Real Estate Finance category. Senior Partner and Practice Area Chair Edwin C. Bull in listed in Band 1 of selected attorneys in Zoning and Land Use, the Firm is also included in Band 1 of a three-tier ranking system. In addition, Partner M. Brennan Ray has been selected in the Up and Coming category also in Zoning and Land Use.

Thoughtful Zoning and Design is at the Heart of Modern Growth and Development by Alicia Bull

Thoughtful Zoning and Design is at the Heart of Modern Growth and Development by Alicia Bull

Burch and Cracchiolo attorneys prevail in establishing Arizona Courts’ jurisdiction over Chinese manufacturer

Burch and Cracchiolo attorneys prevail in establishing Arizona Courts’ jurisdiction over Chinese manufacturer

Burch & Cracchiolo Star Teacher Award program featured in Paradigm Magazine

Burch & Cracchiolo Star Teacher Award program featured in Paradigm Magazine

Jason Brown named April 2021 Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

Jason Brown named April 2021 Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

Southwest Super Lawyers 2021 selects 23 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys

Southwest Super Lawyers 2021 selects 23 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys

Jennifer R. Delgado of Burch & Cracchiolo elected to ACLU of Arizona Board of Directors

Jennifer R. Delgado of Burch & Cracchiolo elected to ACLU of Arizona Board of Directors

Spanish Immersion Dual Language Teacher Amanda Hall named March Star Teacher

Spanish Immersion Dual Language Teacher Amanda Hall named March Star Teacher

Andrew Miller, Former Town of Paradise Valley Attorney, joins Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is pleased to announce Andrew M. Miller has joined the firm Of Counsel. Miller’s practice is focused on zoning, land use, real estate law, government relations and municipal law. His areas of concentration include development agreements, rezoning ordinances, code enforcement, intergovernmental financing agreements and complex transactional matters.

Angela Enciso of Camelback High Selected as February Star Teacher

Angela Enciso of Camelback High Selected as February Star Teacher

Burch & Cracchiolo’s Zoning Team Secures Redevelopment Approvals for PV Mall

Burch & Cracchiolo's Zoning Team Secure Redevelopment Approvals for PV Mall

What Can You Do When Your Boarder Won’t Pay the Bill?  by Alicia Bull

For anyone who boards horses on their property, there is a risk that one or more of their boarders will stop paying their bills. If it happened to you, you’d probably hope it was just an oversight. You’d think, “That boarder probably just forgot to send the payment.” So, you give him or her a chance to get caught up. You send reminders. You call. You provide opportunities to pay the missed bills; but you still don’t get paid—now what? One option is enforcing your agister’s lien.

January 2021 Star Teacher is Darius T. Williams of Corte Sierra Elementary in Litchfield School District

he law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Darius T. Williams as the January 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award. Williams is a 4th grade teacher at Corte Sierra Elementary School in the Litchfield Elementary School District.

B&C names Paul S. Kular shareholder

Paul S. Kular has been named a shareholder, effective January 1, 2021. Paul is a commercial litigator who has been practicing law for 17 years. His practice focuses on insurance defense, construction, personal injury, wrongful death, subrogation and coverage law.

Tara Knope selected as B&C December 2020 Star Teacher

Tara Knope selected as B&C December 2020 Star Teacher