Managing Partner: Andrew Abraham
Number of partners: 29
Number of lawyers: 38
Languages: English, Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish
Serving corporate, governmental and individual clients throughout the Southwest and nationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is known for outstanding and cost-effective representation that emphasizes client objectives. Founded in 1970, the firm currently has 38 attorneys. A number of its lawyers are recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers of the Southwest, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Chambers USA, National Trial Lawyers and more. The firm has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. In order to better serve clients Burch & Cracchiolo is a member of Primerus, an international alliance of 170 law firms from 120 cities around the world.
Main Areas of Practice:
-Estate/Wealth Preservation Planning
-Insurance Defense/Personal Injury Litigation
-Labor & Employment
Business & Corporate:
Burch & Cracchiolo offers business and corporate law services in a variety of areas, from forming and maintaining a business entity, to overseeing the legal aspects of business transactions, to effective representation if a matter reaches litigation. The firm’s attorneys represent clients before a wide array of government agencies at all levels.
Burch & Cracchiolo prides itself in offering the most comprehensive services available in this area. Attorneys provide both litigation services and advisory services designed to find alternative solutions in order to prevent litigation. A number of its attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, arbitrators and mediators, as well as skilled advocates in the alternative dispute resolution process.
The team of lawyers deals with the entire range of construction issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, bid disputes, claims preparation, delay claims, defect litigation, design issues, surety claims, Registrar of Contractor complaints, specification interpretations, mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens and job site injuries.
The team of bankruptcy litigators provides the unique combination of specialized knowledge of the bankruptcy process with experience in complex multi-party litigation disputes. Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys represent secured and unsecured lenders and lender groups, as well as landlords, trade creditors and bondholders.
Estate & Wealth Preservation Planning:
Burch & Cracchiolo has extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning, succession planning and probate. The firm’s attorneys represent clients in a broad range of trust, estate and tax matters, structuring of executive compensation and employee benefits plans and assistance in drafting buy-sell agreements, forming partnerships, corporations, ESOPS and limited liability companies and devising strategies for family succession planning.
Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys handle a wide variety of matters in family law, emphasizing dissolution issues including divorce representation and mediation, property division issues and child custody, support and paternity. The family law practice area includes issues that may arise in the family context, such as prenuptial agreements, grandparents’ rights, annulments, legal separations, paternity, in loco parentis, guardianships and adult adoptions.
Insurance Defense/Personal Injury Litigation:
Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys have successfully resolved cases involving bodily injury and property damage claims, including, but not limited to automobile, trucking and motor carrier liability, and commercial vehicles; premises liability; professional liability; dram shop/liquor liability; property damage, including construction defect, fire and casualty losses; construction site injuries; product liability; general liability, aviation accidents and environmental torts. Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys represent government and public entities, self-insured companies and Native American tribal governments and enterprises.
Burch & Cracchiolo provides legal services in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and IP Enforcement Strategies. Burch & Cracchiolo’s Intellectual Property practice helps protect intellectual property crucial to both companies and individuals conducting business in emerging and growth industries that include mining, equipment repair and manufacturing, robotics, insulation, geospatial technologies, autonomous systems, materials handling and transportation, armor and online businesses.
Labor & Employment:
The firm’s labor and employment lawyers help its clients understand and comply with the more than 180 federal laws administered and enforced by the Department of Labor (DOL), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state agencies. These laws cover workplace safety and health, union activity, equal employment opportunity, family and medical leave, plant closings and layoffs. The firm’s attorneys are adept at negotiating and drafting all types of employment agreements and contracts.
Burch & Cracchiolo has an extensive history representing clients in all facets of real estate transactions and related litigation. The firm is experienced in acquisition, development and zoning of large commercial, residential and planned development projects, as well as build out and lease up of shopping centers, commercial and industrial facilities and office buildings. The attorneys focus on general plan amendments, specific area plan approvals, rezonings and amendments, variances, development impact fees and real estate transactions.
The firm’s attorneys represent individuals, corporations, trusts and estates in civil and criminal tax litigation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice and in the United States Tax Court, United States District Courts and United States Courts of Appeal, as well as in litigation with the State of Arizona and Arizona Department of Revenue.