National law firm Quarles & Brady LLP has announced that 16 attorneys across the firm have been elected new partners, including four in Phoenix.
"These highly talented attorneys have become important contributors to our success by consistently demonstrating their commitment to a client-first mindset and to delivering high quality counsel," said Mike Aldana, the firm's managing partner. "With this well-deserved recognition, they now are positioned to play an even bigger role in our continued, long-term success."
The new Phoenix partners are:
Christopher T. Dang, a member of the Health Law Practice Group in the firm's Phoenix office. He counsels a range of health care industry clients from individuals and start-ups to established institutions. He regularly advises clients on FDA and DEA regulations as well as the professional practice requirements governing pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians and nurses. He also assists health care clients navigate mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contracting and business restructuring issues. Dang received his bachelor of arts and juris doctor from the University of Arizona.
Benjamin W. Graff, a Phoenix-based member of the Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group. With extensive experience in government relations and Arizona politics, he leads the firm's land use, zoning, and municipal government relations team. Graff has become one of the preeminent attorneys furthering creative downtown infill development and has vast experience with zoning and entitling projects. He received his bachelor of arts and juris doctor from the University of Arizona.
Benjamin C. Nielsen, a Phoenix-based member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He serves clients with a wide variety of legal issues, including serving as a trusted advisor on areas of strategy, legal and regulatory compliance, and risk exposure. He handles all areas of business litigation, contract disputes, business torts, real estate litigation, mortgage disputes, tax lien foreclosures, and has defended clients in multiple class-action lawsuits nationwide. Nielsen received a bachelor of arts from Northern Arizona University and a juris doctor from the University of Arizona.
Lara M. Rhodes, a member of the Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group in Phoenix. She focuses on the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial real estate, portfolio transactions and commercial leasing. Her work includes representation of real estate investors on the acquisition, development and disposition of retail and mixed use properties, as well as representation of landlords in connection with drafting and negotiating office, retail and restaurant leases. Rhodes received her bachelor of science from Drexel University and her juris doctor from Arizona State University.