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Being in a business partnership with a spouse can present challenges

Posted February 24, 2016 MC Attorneys

Being in a business partnership with a spouse can present challenges On behalf of Richard Murphy at Murphy Cordier PLC Many Arizonans who start a business decide to form a partnership to conduct the business. Inc. magazine observes that finding a second person to help build your business is not an easy task. It is… Read more

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Firm Names Two New Partners

Posted January 19, 2016 MC Attorneys

Murphy Cordier PLC named two new partners effective January 1, 2016. Attorney and Partner Alicia Casale heads the firm’s hospitality practice. Ms. Casale represents restaurant and bar owners, operators and investors in all aspects of the restaurant and bar business, including liquor board, health and labor compliance issues.  See Ms. Casale’s full bio. Attorney and Partner… Read more


Yet More Lien Law – Owner-Occupant Exception Means What it Says

Posted March 20, 2015 MC Attorneys

Arizona lien law continues to grow, this time regarding A.R.S. 33-1002(B), the owner-occupant exception. In Marco Crane & Rigging, Co. v. Masaryk, the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, explained that § 33-1002(B) excludes mechanic’s liens from attaching to properties “of a person who became an owner-occupant prior to the construction, alteration, repair or improvement, except… Read more


Arizona Upholds Fair Market Valuation Right

Posted March 19, 2015 MC Attorneys

A fair market valuation is a statutory right under Arizona law after property is sold at a trustee’s sale.  Banks have long included language in their loan documents that prospectively waives those rights — but no longer under a new ruling. During the depths of the Great Recession (2008 – 2010) many borrowers found themselves on the… Read more