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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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James J. Eisen has spent more than 25 years of his legal career handling issues surrounding the renewable energy industry.

Small Businesses

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals further entrenched a three-way circuit split over whether investments should be considered debt or equity for the purposes of tax law.

judges

Phoenix Chief Presiding Hearing Officer Rosemarie Gavin has followed her law career wherever it has taken her - even to law librarian school - and she believes she’s far better off for being flexible.
News
Conservative justices side with government in high court fight over immigration detention
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the Trump administration’s reading of a far-reaching immigration law, saying in a split decision federal law enforcement agents could detain a large class of immigrants subject to deportation indefinitely and without bond hearings.
Monsanto loses first phase of federal bellwether trial on whether weedkiller causes cancer.
A federal jury on Tuesday returned another unanimous finding that exposure to Monsanto’s signature weedkiller causes cancer.
Former medical transport driver sentenced to 27 months in prison for stealing over $100,000 from AHCCCS
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 72-year-old David Henry Meyer was sentenced to 27 months in prison for stealing over $100,000 from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
NCAA March Madness: Everybody loses if your pool is illegal
How to get in on the action and bet legally in Arizona
Senator’s plan to breakup tech companies not a new idea
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts proposed a plan last week to break up dominant technology companies, she included an idea that has long been discussed by those who want antitrust action: The current giants on the Internet age could not have reached their status absent earlier antitrust cases against previously dominant technology companies.
Industrial park in Gilbert sells for $27 million
AZ|60 Industrial, two buildings totaling 225,600 square feet in Arizona’s Southeast Valley, have been sold to a private family office for $27 million, according to a March 13 announcement made by Cushman & Wakefield.
Downtown Phoenix office building goes for $15.3 million
Investment and development firm True North Studio purchased a 97,588-square-foot office building in Phoenix from Vancouver-based Kootenay Holdings for $15.25 million, or about $156 per square foot, according to a report from the CoStar Group.

GUEST COLUMNS

Close to 17,000 meals donated during “March out hunger” food drive
Thanks to the generous support of the Phoenix community, the “March Out Hunger” food drive raised close to 17,000 meals to help combat food insecurity in our military and veterans community.
Data analytics a help to self-employed home buyers
This spring homebuying season will certainly have a new ring to it. In fact, this year will be the first homebuying season in more than a decade where those buying a home, rather than those refinancing a home, will dominate the market.
LLC membership interests and bankruptcy
Limited Liability Companies are among the most popular form of business entities. In Arizona, LLCs are easy to form and have minimal reporting/compliance requirements. LLCs are often used for “holding company” purposes or for small businesses that have relatively uncomplicated ownership structures. Some people form LLCs to protect assets from creditors.
Democrats defying the will of voters
There’s long been a somewhat competitive relationship between the power of governors and legislators to make law and the ability of voters to overturn what the politicians wrought and/or make law themselves via the initiative process.
No workers comp for independent contractors
Classifying workers can feel like a taxing situation, but whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor really just boils down to the prospective employer’s control. The ultimate classification affects a workers’ rights and benefits in so many ways.