The Firm has earned a national reputation in large, multi-party complex business cases. In most cases, the Firm represents plaintiffs, whether corporations, partnerships, or individuals in litigation against big institutional entities represented by large national and international law firms. Beus Gilbert's litigation attorneys have litigation and trial experience in many substantive areas of complex commercial litigation. They are prepared and able to litigate and take to trial a wide spectrum of commercial disputes. They are also highly experienced negotiators with a record of success in reaching desired results for clients without litigation.
Representation of Bankruptcy Trustees
Beus Gilbert attorneys have substantial experience in representing bankruptcy trustees in third-party litigation for the benefit of bankruptcy estates. The Firm has handled such matters in multi-party litigation, including some of the largest such cases in the nation.
Accountant and Other Professional Liability Litigation
The Firm has achieved a national reputation for successfully representing plaintiffs in complex cases against accountants, underwriters, attorneys and other professionals. Typically, these cases involve a deficient audit by an accounting firm and a subsequent purchase of securities in the audited business. In most cases, our clients have invested and lost millions of dollars. Our focus, experience, and energy have enabled us to obtain significant judgments at trial and settlements before trial. As a result of our knowledge and reputation in this area, we have, in some instances, reached desired results for clients without filing suit.
In connection with most cases of accountant and professional liability, our lawyers also bring claims under state and federal securities laws. Beus Gilbert attorneys have extensive experience in securities litigation and shareholder derivative suits against issuers, underwriters, broker-dealers, registered representatives, financial planners, public accounting firms, and other law firms. These cases often involve officer and director liability issues, in which we have significant experience. We regularly represent clients in merger and acquisition litigation and litigation involving shareholder rights.
Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices
Beus Gilbert lawyers have stubstantial litigation and trial experience in antitrust and unfair business practices litigation. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in price fixing, monopolization, attempted monopolization, restraint of trade, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, unfair competition, and Lanham Act cases.
Property Valuation Litigation
The Firm's attorneys have diverse experience in all aspects of litigation concerning the fair market value of real property and personal property. Included in this practice are matters involving condemnation and deficiency actions, as well as disputes involving valuation of property in partnership, corporate buy-outs, business interruption, and contract disputes.
Land Use Litigation
The Firm's litigation practice includes significant experience in complex litigation involving preemption of land use regulations, challenges to property zoning, requirements imposed as stipulations to rezoning ordinances and building permits, and challenging the rezoning of property through the referendum process. This highly specialized area of practice is complemented by the Firm's experienced and diverse land use planning and real estate development practice.
Real Estate Litigation
Beus Gilbert's broad real estate practice includes extensive experience in both complex and simple litigation involving breaches of contract, commercial leases, quiet title actions, escrow and title claims, foreclosures, and construction-related issues. The Firm's substantial reputation and experience in real estate, zoning and land use practices provide our litigators with excellent skills and resources necessary to zealously pursue our clients’ rights in these areas.
Zoning and Land Use Regulation Practice
Beus Gilbert's zoning and land use lawyers are among the most experienced and highly sought after in the State of Arizona. For over 30 years, our lawyers have been among the most successful at obtaining municipal and county development approvals for diverse projects. We are highly experienced in land use and valuation litigation and the negotiation of development and annexation agreements. On behalf of our clients, our lawyers and planning consultants regularly work with the Arizona State Land Department on issues related to the acquisition and development of State lands, the Arizona Department of Transportation, and the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.
Real Estate Development Practice
The Firm's attorneys regularly represent real estate investors, developers, builders, and managers in a variety of transactions from routine to very complex matters involving multiple parties. Our lawyers can assist with a single level of the development process -- acquisition, financing, disposition, or leasing -- or, in conjunction with other firm practice areas, we regularly take a project from inception through financing and lease-up.
Commercial and Real Estate Lending
Beus Gilbert attorneys represent banks, insurance companies, and private lenders in a diverse array of lending transactions. Our lawyers negotiate, document, close, modify and enforce:
• Commercial and asset-based loans, including real estate secured acquisition, development, construction, term and permanent loans.
• Privately, loan-financed leveraged buyouts.
• Residential and commercial mortgage-backed, securitized loans.
We also assist clients in loan workouts and other techniques for troubled loans.