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Martin R Galbut

Litigation Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Martin

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Martin R. Galbut brings decades of counseling and litigation experience to the firm. He combines a distinct blend of corporate, securities, banking, real estate, antitrust, intellectual property, and finance counseling and litigation experience with tenacious thoroughness and unmatched client service. Martin represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of cases involving securities, banking and finance, labor and employment, corporate governance, intellectual property, antitrust, real estate, environmental, regulatory, and health care matters.

Martin is widely regarded as one of the leading business attorneys in Arizona. His excellence has been recognized as such on many occasions by The Best Lawyers in America®, Southwest Super Lawyers®, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Legal Leaders, AZ Business Magazine, The Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Executive Magazine, and AZ Big Media. He was named Best Lawyers 2019 Phoenix Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Banking and Finance; 2017 Phoenix Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Governance Law; and 2015 Phoenix Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Governance Law.

Because of his extensive experience and broad background across the wide range of legal practices areas implicated in running a successful business, Martin has the unique ability to provide fractional general counsel services in a manner that takes into account all relevant considerations – monetary and otherwise.

Martin's efficacy as an attorney and reputation for providing counsel in an ethical way have engendered great respect for him within the Arizona legal community. This respect is recognized by, among other things, his receipt of the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards) for the last 36 years (1984–2020).

Martin has been a lecturer and moderator for the State Bar of Arizona’s continuing education programs and a frequent panelist at professional conferences on securities, commercial real estate, and intellectual property law. He has also published numerous articles and seminar materials in the areas of securities law, commercial real estate litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Appointed by the Governor of Arizona, Martin served on the Governor’s Task Force on Urban Air Quality. Appointed by the Mayor of Phoenix, Martin served on the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission. For several years, Martin also chaired the Arizona State Air Pollution Control Hearing Board. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Martin graduated from Northwestern University in 1968. He earned his law degree cum laude from Northwestern University Law School in 1971, where he was an Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review, a Clarion DeWitt Hardy Scholar, a Francis S. Kosmerl Foundation Scholar, and a recipient of the first 'Student Who Contributed the Most to the Intellectual Life of Northwestern University' award.

In addition to the law, Martin’s passions are his family, international travel, landscape painting, and collecting art and antiques. In 2019, he won First Place in Painting in the Arizona Bar’s Creative Arts Competition. Martin won this same award in two prior years. His works were most recently featured in the Arizona Attorney magazine in May 2019.

Location

Galbut Beabeau, P.C.
6720 North Scottsdale Road
Suite 305
Scottsdale, AZ, 85253

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Posted by Mark | January 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Martin Galbut is an outstanding lawyer. He is highly experienced and personable, and put me at ease as we navigated a trying, lengthy, and complex litigation case. His advice was candid, pertinent, and valuable. Throughout the process, Martin’s demeanor was pleasant and upbeat. He guided me through the complex details and educated me in ways of “the law” with success-oriented strategies. His polished direction and leadership were superlative. Mr. Galbut and his accomplished team were instrumental in winning this challenging case. Martin has earned my highest regard and anyone would greatly benefit by selecting the Galbut Beabeau firm to represent them. Very appreciative for everything!
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Posted by Joe | August 13, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Expert Witness
I have been an expert witness for over 40 years. This is my 2nd case working with Martin Galbut. I have found him to be a consummate professional. His communication is excellent, making the expert a part of the litigation team. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by William | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Work
After 16 months work on a very complicated case with many twists and turns, Martin secured a complete victory for us last week, which will included damages soon. I felt very confident walking into the arbitration because Martin fully understood the case and it showed. The arbitrator made his decision is twenty four hours which shows Martin made it clear to him also. Great job by Martin and Michaile Berg, I would highly recommend them.
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Posted by jeff | January 17, 2013
Individual client
Martin was very responsive and kept me informed every step in the process of getting my case dismissed.
Posted by Mike | January 17, 2013
If you want a success hire Martin R Galbut
I found Mr Galbut to be knowledgeable and professional in the legal matters he handled for me. His expertise helped me to reach a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Deb | November 7, 2012
Professionalism at its Best
Mr. Galbut's firm was referred to us by a mutual business associate/friend. My mother had fallen in the parking lot of a doctors professional center while walking down a handicap ramp. The ramp was in need of repair due to a seperation in the pavement. My mother tripped and fell into the seperation of the pavement which caused her to loose her footing hence resulting in a broken knee cap and femur. This was not the normal type of case that Mr. Galbut's firm handled but he, personally called us to see what he could do and took the our case which showed us immediately his compassion and concern for justice. He then assigned Charles Buri to our case. Mr. Buri had the arduous task of compiling all of the medical, contacting all of the physicians, and dealing with insurance companies as well as organizing and orchestrating all of the elements needed to investigate this case. He never complained, argued or showed any lack of enthusiasm and maintained his high level of professionalism at all times even under some very stressful siutautions. The case lasted 1 1/2 years due to unexpected medical complications and Mr. Buri and the staff at Mr. Galbut's firm were always there for us both in a professional capacity and personnal support. They were our extended family through many "dark days" and we can never thank them enough. I am happy to say we were successful in winning our case but I feel that is because we had professionals that cared for their client and had the endurance and perseverance it takes to succeed.
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Posted by Anthony | October 27, 2012
Great Experience with Martin Galbut
Mr. Martin Galbut handled my case very professionally, effectively and in a timely manner. He was and still is available for advice or help if I need it. I appreciate him for getting to know me as a person along with the hard work and dedication he has done for me. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a grade A+ attorney.
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Posted by Kevin | November 22, 2010
Profesional
Mr. Galbut is representing me in a securities arbitration. Martin has an outstanding staff and is always well prepared for our meetings. Martin is a devoted family man and his honesty is reflected in the manner in which he treats people. Martin is always courteous and on time for all meetings and consultations. He is exactly everything you would expect from a top lawyer. I would recommend Mr. Galbut as a Attorney in almost any situation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2013
Helpful and Supportive
Martin Galbut and Michaile Berg represented me on a guarantee lawsuit, which was ultimately settled to the satisfaction of both sides. Martin was great at reassuring me that everything would work out as long as we clearly stated our case and gave things time. Michaile worked more closely with me on the filing of paperwork and drafting of documents. She was very pleasant to work with, was patient when explaining the nuances of the law and ultimately allowed me to decide the course to take once she provided her opinion, which was based on past experience in similar cases.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 525-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Galbut & Galbut, P.C.
  • 1988 - Present
  • Director
  • Galbut Beabeau, P.C.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Furth, Fahrner, Bluemle & Mason
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Partner
  • McLoone, Theobald & Galbut
  • 1975 - 1986
  • Associate
  • Brown Vlassis & Bain
  • 1971 - 1975
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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motorola v. Fairchild

Associations

  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 1972 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Scottsdale Artists' School
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Galbut Outstanding Faculty Award, School of Communication, Northwestern University
  • Founder
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Top Rated Litigator
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers Top 1%
  • US News & World Report
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 2021 Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Securities Litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers Top 1%
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers Top 1%
  • US News & World Report
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys in the Southwest
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent
  • The Wall Street Journal/The Arizona Republic
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America: Securities
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best of Arizona Business: Attorney
  • Ranking Arizona
  • 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Securities
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Securities
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyers in America: Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best of the Bar: Securities Law and Business Litigation"
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • N/A
  • Best of the Bar - Securities Law and Business Litigation
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • BizAz Magazine
  • Law Firms are changing strategies to cope with recession
  • 2009
  • Northwestern Law Review, vol. 65, p. 441
  • NLRB Remedial Orders: A Permissible Voice in Substantive Collective Bargaining
  • 1970
  • Northwestern University Law Review, vol. 65, p. 93,
  • "National Bank Sponsored Investment Companies"
  • 1970

Speaking Engagements

  • Current Issues in Commercial Real Estate in Arizona
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • 1998
  • Securities Law and Broker-Dealer Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • 1979
  • Securities Law and Broker-Dealer Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • 1978
  • Securities Law and Broker-Dealer Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • 1977
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Martin is a valuable mentor, colleague, and attorney. His breadth of knowledge and emphasis on client service is second to none. He goes out of his way to ensure every team member is successful in his/her endeavors, and leads by example in encouraging colleagues to become involved in community organizations."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Martin has paved the way for the high standards that the team at Galbut Beabeau holds ourselves to. His leadership, integrity, deliberateness, and breadth of knowledge are integral to the firm’s success and are the foundations of Martin’s sage legal and business counsel. Martin champions not only excellence within the legal profession, but also involvement in the community more generally – which has served as an inspiration for other attorneys in the firm."

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Scottsdale Litigation Lawyer Martin R Galbut
Martin R Galbut
Litigation Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 52 years