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Lewis Roca Partners Earn Recognition in AZ Business Leaders 2024

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PHOENIX (December 26, 2023) – Lewis Roca announced that three lawyers, Susan Freeman, Frances Haynes, and Heidi Short, have been recognized in the 2024 issue of AZ Business Leaders. Each lawyer is acknowledged for their significant contributions to their respective legal fields.

Susan Freeman, a Partner in the firm's Litigation practice group, is recognized for her experience in bankruptcy and reorganization law. Certified in bankruptcy law, she specializes in representing trustees, debtors-in-possession, and creditors’ committees, emphasizing bankruptcy ethics. With a robust record of over 300 briefed appeals, Freeman excels in navigating complex bankruptcy disputes, showcasing her proficiency as a strategic legal advocate.

Frances Haynes, Partner and Chair of the firm's Real Estate Industry Group, has been acknowledged for her contributions to construction law. Committed to providing focused and cost-effective legal advice, Haynes focuses her practice on assisting businesses, owners, and contractors in various aspects of commercial law, development issues, and risk mitigation. Her expertise spans the entire construction process, from responding to RFPs and RFQs to negotiating and documenting construction, architectural, and engineering contracts in various iterations.

Heidi Short, Partner in the firm's Business Transactions practice group, is recognized for her work in land use law. Focusing her practice on land use regulation, zoning, and real estate acquisition and disposition, Short represents commercial developers, national homebuilding companies, and master-planned community developers. Her invaluable experience guides clients through the complex landscape of land-related legal matters.

AZ Business Leaders, an annual publication by AZ Big Media, showcases the accomplishments of business leaders and innovators who are shaping the landscape of Arizona's business community.

About Lewis Roca

Lewis Roca is an Am Law 200 law firm serving clients globally in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations, labor and employment, and regulatory counseling. Its offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, San Francisco, and Tucson. To learn more about the firm, please visit our website at




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