(Phoenix, AZ) February 7, 2019 – Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Barry M. Markson and William S. Sowders were elected capital members of the firm. Kyle B. Bate, Shelby M. Exposito, J.T. Shoaf, and Trish Stuhan were elected to the firm's partnership.
"We are proud to have each of these attorneys join our partnership. All of them share our commitment to our clients, the community, and Arizona," said Tom Chauncey, a member of the Executive Committee of the firm. "We value the relationship we have with each of them. They each have developed a high level of professional and personal excellence that makes our partnership better."About the New Capital Members
Barry M. Markson – Phoenix, Insurance Defense and Litigation
Barry practices in the areas of civil/commercial litigation, professional liability defense, premises liability defense, defamation, construction defect, environmental/toxic tort, products liability, governmental liability, civil rights, personal injury defense, bad faith and insurance coverage. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in various civil litigation and insurance related matters, including insurance coverage, bad faith claims, catastrophic injury, product liability and cases involving public entities.
William S. Sowders – Phoenix, Insurance, Tort, and Litigation
William (Bill) possesses extensive litigation and trial experience in the areas of products liability, medical malpractice, healthcare, transportation, and personal injury. He has appeared before state and federal courts in Arizona, California and Nevada.About the New Partners
Kyle B. Bate – Phoenix, Tax and Estate Planning
Kyle's estate planning practice includes wills, trusts, and probate and trust administration. He works with businesses and nonprofit organizations on entity formation and business matters. He also advises businesses and individuals on various tax issues and dealings with the International Revenue Service.
Shelby M. Exposito – Phoenix, Public Finance and Employment
Shelby focuses her practice on advising public entities, with an emphasis on public finance and education. She serves as bond counsel for cities, community facilities districts, and other issuers throughout Arizona on various types of tax-exempt financings, such as general obligation bonds, special assessment bonds, and excise tax obligations. She also advises special taxing districts on budget and election matters.
J.T. Shoaf – Phoenix, Insurance Defense and Litigation
J.T.'s practice includes a broad range of insurance defense, civil litigation, and complex commercial litigation matters. He represents clients in litigation matters dealing with construction defect, aviation and airline liability, insurance coverage, bad faith claims, personal injury, medical malpractice, healthcare, and products liability. J.T. has also handles environmental litigation matters.
Trish Stuhan – Phoenix, Public Law and Creditors' Rights
Trish's practice includes public law, civil litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and employment law. She advises cities and towns on open meeting law, conflicts of interest, public records, administrative investigations, and sexual harassment and discrimination claims. She also handles condemnation and breach of contract claims for municipalities. On the creditors' side, she focuses on student loan workouts, credit union services, and bankruptcy.About Gust Rosenfeld
Gust Rosenfeld is a full service law firm established in 1921 with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Wickenburg, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The firm is known for the quality of its lawyers and legal advice as well as its creative insights and practical solutions in business, public and civil law. Gust Rosenfeld is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, business and corporate law, commercial finance, education law, environmental law, franchises and franchising, health care, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, public finance, public law, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates. Visit www.gustlaw.com for more information.