Get To Know Roger In His Own Words
“I pride myself on my ability to bring sanity and competency to the world of litigation. I believe that I am respected by my clients and opposing parties for my intelligence, toughness and deep understanding of legal concepts and procedures. Over the past 30 years, I have handled a broad variety of business-related lawsuits, including such matters as escrow agent liability, employment contracts, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, professional negligence (including attorney and accountant malpractice), shareholder and partner disputes, real estate contracts, lender liability, insolvency and bankruptcy, complex interstate collection disputes, and financial fraud. I enjoy and thrive on the excitement and pressure of a trial, but have the pragmatic sense to advise my clients to seek and accept a fair settlement where that is justified.”
“Unlike many litigators, I have also been heavily involved in transactional practice, advising my clients in the legal aspects of their business operations, and negotiating and preparing contract documents in such matters as mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, real estate, lending and employment contracts. I believe that my experience as a transactional lawyer affords me an edge in litigation, as I am able to relate the documentation process to the issues arising in a business dispute, and have the necessary technical expertise to negotiate and draft settlement agreements affording proper protections to my clients. Likewise, my experience and knowledge as a litigator allows me to see and deal with potential litigation issues in the drafting process.”
•Long-standing relationships with business clients in a variety of industries including: escrow, business brokerage, real estate, manufacturing, and equipment dealerships
•Experienced corporate, business and real estate transactional attorney with extensive experience in negotiating and documenting business purchases and sales and other transactions
•Extensive litigation experience, having successfully litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts, with emphasis on contract disputes, professional negligence, escrow liability defense, business fraud and complex civil litigation
•Particular expertise in matters governed by Uniform Commercial Code - UCC Article 2 (sales) and Article 9 (secured transactions)
•Experienced appellate counsel, having written briefs and argued cases in Arizona and California Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
•Law clerk to the Honorable Duke Cameron, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, 1975-76
•Author and lecturer on various topics, including civil procedure, secured transactions and legal ethics; published articles include - "Preserving the Family Farm in an Urban Age: Recent Changes to the Arizona Judgment Lien and Homestead Statutes," Arizona Attorney, September 1997; "Foreign Judgment and Community Property," Arizona Attorney, November 2009.