Jessica Tapia of Desert Valley Elementary School honored as Star Teacher for May

Jessica has been teaching 3rd grade for 32 years and was nominated by Heidi Granatelli, a parent of one of her students.

B&C’s Liquor licensing practice featured in AZ Business Magazine: “Cheers to Growth”

“I've been developing our liquor licensing practice for the last seven years or so,” says Burch & Cracchiolo Shareholder Jake D. Curtis. “Ryan Anderson has the premier liquor licensing practice in Arizona. So to bring that to Burch & Cracchiolo and allow us to expand our practice in that area is huge.”

The Corporate Transparency Act & Its Impact on Small Business, by Adrian Ochoa

The CTA, which went into effect on January 1, 2024, requires otherwise unregulated companies to report information about “beneficial owners”. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to $10,000 and imprisonment for up to two years.

Burch & Cracchiolo Creates Powerhouse Liquor Licensing Practice

Burch & Cracchiolo continues to expand its Phoenix office with the addition of shareholder Ryan W. Anderson and associate attorney Shawn A. McCabe and a supporting staff of three essential employees.

April Star Teacher Award honors Nicole Olson of Metropolitan Arts Institute (MAI) in downtown Phoenix

For 16 years Nicole has taught dance and physical expression at Metropolitan Arts Institute (MAI). MAI is an independent, chartered college prep arts school with 250 students located in downtown Phoenix.

Jennifer R. Delgado elected General Counsel for ACLU AZ for one-year term April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2025.

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Jennifer R. Delgado has been elected to the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU of Arizona) general counsel for a one-year term beginning April 1, 2024.  The ACLU of Arizona was formed and officially chartered by the national organization over 50 years ago, and since that time, has fought to defend individual rights in Arizona through litigation, legislation, and public education. 

Southwest Super Lawyers 2024 selects 27 Burch & Cracchiolo Attorneys

23 attorneys have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers and 4 have received the recognition of Southwest Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.

B&C honors Kelly Adler of Emerson Elementary as March Star Teacher

Kelly has been teaching students with autism from 3rd-8th grade for 14 years. She teaches daily living and functional skills and then plans field trips so her students can implement their skills and get real life learning experiences.

Phoenix law firm promotes one of its own to be first female president

Phoenix law firm promotes one of its own to be first female president

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Burch & Cracchiolo names Susie Ingold President

Ingold has been in practice with Burch & Cracchiolo for 26 years and is the first woman to lead the Firm. She succeeds Andy Abraham, who has served as president and led the Firm since 2017.

Reema Sharma of Central High School named February Star Teacher

Ms. Sharma, has been teaching algebra and geometry at Central since 2020. Prior to that she taught in India for 13 years. In addition to her teaching duties, she is the Central HS coach for the State Bar of Arizona’s Foundation for Legal Services Mock Trial competition.

Andy Abraham and Susie Ingold named to 2024 Top 100 Lawyers list by AZ Big Media

Being one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2024 Arizona requires a combination of legal expertise, ethical conduct, and effective communication.

January Star Teacher Award given to Ashley Schauer of Kerr Center for Agriscience

Ashley was nominated by one of her classroom volunteers, Brian Edwards: "As a teacher she is innovative and creative using a variety of media and other tools to engage the students in developing curiosity and a desire to learn."

Burch & Cracchiolo Names Aaron M. Duell and R.J. Bucky Slomski Shareholders

Duell is a civil litigator who focuses his practice on employment law and commercial litigation. Slomski focuses his practice on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking collisions, and victims of medical malpractice.

Jennifer Grumbling of Millennium High School honored as November Star Teacher

Jennifer heads up the counseling department at Millennium and is also the Key Club advisor. She has been in school counseling for 27 years, the last 11 at Millennium. She is passionate about helping her students with problems, staying in school, college admissions and generally figuring out what to do after high school.

AZ CPA Magazine-Top Tips to Resolve Federal Tax Disputes by B&C’s Adrian Ochoa

Resolving federal tax disputes starts as a science and becomes an art. Federal tax disputes often arise because the taxation system depends on voluntary compliance. The primary purpose of the federal income tax is to raise revenue for the federal government and, to achieve this purpose, there must be a high degree of voluntary compliance.

Best Law Firms 2024 awards Burch & Cracchiolo Tier 1 honors in metro Phoenix

Burch & Cracchiolo has achieved first-tier rankings in metro Phoenix in “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2024. 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.

October Star Teacher Award Goes To Jennifer Spector of Desert View Elementary

Jennifer has been a teacher for 21 years and received her B.A degree in education from Ottawa University. Her principal John Mospan said she is a very bright light in his school and the students really love her.

Jessica Guthrie of Patterson Elementary named September Star Teacher

Jessica has been teaching for 27 years and is now participating in a grant program called STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) for 2nd grade. Her enthusiasm and energy is contagious, and her students respond accordingly.

40 Burch & Cracchiolo Attorneys named Top Lawyers by Phoenix Magazine

Burch & Cracchiolo is pleased to present their 40 attorneys named as 2023 Top Lawyers by Phoenix Magazine.

Burch & Cracchiolo named a 2023 “Most Admired Company” in Arizona

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies (MAC), in partnership with AZ Big Media and BestCompaniesAZ, is a business awards program designed to recognize the contributions and impact all Arizona employers bring to our great state.

30 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys selected by 2024 Best Lawyers in America®

Andrew Abraham, Edwin C. Bull and Clark L. Derrick named “Lawyer of the Year”

AZ Big Media selects Rosary A. Hernandez as one of the 2023 “Most Influential Women in Business” in Arizona

In practice for 29 years, Rosary Hernandez focuses on commercial and business litigation, professional liability defense, construction law, and tort defense including tortious interference and related claims.

David Villadolid Talks Employment Law Tips to Remember on the AZ Big Podcast

The latest episode of the AZ Big Podcast with Michael & Amy has officially dropped. Listen to Episode 95.

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers USA 2023

The Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive research conducted by Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers, a highly respected English publisher of renowned directories assessing and ranking the world’s leading lawyers.

B&C Again Named to AZ Big Media “100 Best Places to Live and Work”

B&C Again Named to AZ Big Media "100 Best Places to Live and Work"

Paul Kular Discusses the Legal Impact of Social Media Defamation on the AZ Big Podcast

The latest episode of the AZ Big Podcast with Michael & Amy has officially dropped. Listen to Episode 86.

Brian McNulty of Boulder Creek High School named May’s Burch & Cracchiolo Star Teacher

Brian has been teaching for 7 years and teaches AP Government and American History. In addition, he is part of the baseball team coaching staff!

Meet B&C Employment Law Attorney Aaron Duell

An Arizona native, Aaron Duell grew up in the Valley and found his way to a law degree after briefly considering an engineering career. He joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2019 to focus his practice on employment law/litigation and commercial litigation.

Cartwright School District teacher Janet Gordon honored as April’s Burch & Cracchiolo Star Teacher

Janet has been teacher for 35 years in the Cartwright School District and in 2023 at Charles L. Harris Elementary School

Burch & Cracchiolo Provides Zoning, Entitlements and Land Use Recommendations to GSQ Development

"Globe Corporation and RED Development are creating a visionary downtown area for Goodyear which has seen exponential growth in the last decade. We are pleased and honored to have been selected to be a part of it."

Southwest Super Lawyers 2023 selects 27 Burch & Cracchiolo Attorneys

27 attorneys have been selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as top attorneys in Arizona for 2023. 23 attorneys have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers and 4 have received the recognition of Southwest Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.

March Star Teacher Award goes to Jason Prey of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale

Mr. Prey is not only a kind and thoughtful man who deeply cares for the well-being of his students, but he also is a fantastic teacher. He has helped lead me into the marine biology field, which is now the career I am interested in.

Todd Julian Talks Practicing Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Certified Specialists and World Travel on AZ Big Podcast

Todd Julian, partner at Burch & Cracchiolo, talks insurance coverage and limits.

Mountain View Elementary School teacher selected as February’s Star Teacher

Fellow teacher Brad Boucher nominated Monica, writing: “Monica has the heart of a true teacher. She loves going to work every day. She goes above and beyond outside of the classroom too.”

What to Do if You are Involved in an Auto Accident, by B&C’s Todd Julian

The first thing to do is remain calm, and quickly determine if anyone is seriously hurt or in need of immediate medical attention.  Call 911 if there is any question and let the professionals provide the necessary medical care.  If you’ve been involved in a car accident, be careful of other vehicles, and move your car or get out of the way if it is safest to do so.

Adrian Ochoa joins Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

Ochoa earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2013 and an LL.M in tax law from NYU School of Law in 2014.  He received a B.A. in accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 2008. Prior to beginning his law practice, he clerked for the Honorable Juan F. Vasquez of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C from 2014-2016.  Ochoa has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas teaching Federal Tax Research.

B&C’s Julie Lauria selected to join Arizona Association of Defense Counsel young lawyers board

Julie K. Lauria has been selected to serve on the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC) Young Lawyers Division board. The appointment was effective November 29, 2022 and she will serve a one-year term.

Andrew Miller talks short term rentals on AZ Big Podcast

Episode 68's guest is Andrew Miller, land use, zoning and real estate attorney at Burch & Crachhiolo, talks to Michael and Amy about short-term rental do's and dont's.

Andy Abraham, Susie Ingold and Brennan Ray named to AZ Big Media 2023 Top 100 Lawyers list

Az Business magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023 were selected from a pool of more than 2,000 of the state’s most talented and successful attorneys. Selections were made in conjunction with industry experts, using an algorithm that ranks the attorneys based on professional ratings, impact on their law firm, impact on the profession and community involvement. Law firms could have a maximum of three attorneys make the list in 2023.

How to avoid legal problems in gambling

Attorney Jim Stipe talks about changes in Arizona’s red hot gaming industry and the legal issues that come with Gambling, Sweepstakes, Raffles and more as well as how to avoid legal problems in gambling.

Isaac Middle School Special Ed Teacher honored by Burch & Cracchiolo

Burch & Cracchiolo is pleased to honor special education teacher Kristen Jahrman from Isaac Middle School as the December Star Teacher.

Top 2022 ASU Sandra Day O’Connor Law School Grad joins Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is pleased to announce Madison Leake has joined the Firm as an associate. Leake is a recent Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law graduate who will focus her practice on land use/zoning and real estate.

Common Leasing Pitfalls for Commercial Tenants

Attorney Jennifer Delgado talks about the Downtown Phoenix transformation and discuss the common leasing pitfalls for commercial tenants and what you can do to avoid them.

B&C Selects First Year Educator for November Star Teacher Award

“I love teaching STEM in all its forms,” comments Colledge. “The kids are excited and eager to learn about gravity, volcanoes, hurricanes, ecology and so much more. I love putting that spark in them.”

Burch & Cracchiolo named to 2022 AZ Business Angels list

For 52 years we have participated in the growth and development of our business community and we demonstrate our continued commitment to the health and well-being of our Valley and State through our financial contributions, sponsorships and volunteerism in non-profits and economic development organizations.

Burch & Cracchiolo listed among US News & World Report 2023 Best Law Firms in America

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.

Hillcrest Middle School social studies educator named October Star Teacher

Burch & Cracchiolo proudly names Tracey Brody the recipient of the October 2022 Star Teacher Award. She is a veteran teacher of 21 years who teaches 8th grade social studies at Hillcrest Middle School in Glendale, Arizona

Wendi A. Sorensen elected to Arizona Foundation for Women executive board of directors

Burch & Cracchiolo today proudly announced that Firm partner Wendi A. Sorensen has been elected to the board of directors of Arizona Foundation for Women. She will serve a three-year term that commenced October 1, 2022.