William J. Sims III
Mr. Sims’ practice is concentrated in representing for-profit and non-profit corporations, cities, towns, counties, schools and universities; negotiating and documenting development projects and other complex transactions involving the financing, construction and operation of public facilities. He has extensive experience in connection with large public-private partnership contracts.
Mr. Sims represents the members of private golf and country clubs during the turnover of ownership-management of the golf club from the developer to the members, including Terravita Golf and Country Club, The Estancia Club, The Boulders Club, Iron Horse Golf Club and The Country Club at DC Ranch.
He advises approximately 76 cities and towns on land use matters as part of the Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool land use counseling program and services. More . . .
Jeffrey T. Murray
Mr. Murray is a litigation attorney who handles both trial and appellate court matters. After spending his first year in private practice representing mortgage companies, lenders and other secured creditors in bankruptcy and forcible entry and detainer proceedings, Mr. Murray spent nearly seven years at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office representing the Arizona Department of Transportation with a focus on litigating eminent domain and real estate valuation matters, as well as other disputes relating to real property rights. In 2007, Mr. Murray returned to private practice but maintained his focus on representing governmental entities in litigating real property disputes in the areas of eminent domain, land use and zoning. Mr. Murray also represents governmental entities in election law matters and other litigation stemming from election-related challenges. In addition to his government representation, from time to time Mr. Murray will also represent private individuals and corporations in commercial litigation primarily relating to real estate and contractual disputes. More . . .
Kristin M. Mackin
Ms. Mackin’s practice includes both civil and appellate litigation, as well as advising municipalities and school districts in areas such as contract drafting and negotiation, public records law, open meeting law, and development of policies and procedures. After clerking for the Honorable G. Murray Snow at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Ms. Mackin’s practice focused on development of civil litigation skills while representing private class action plaintiffs. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Mackin’s practice shifted to representing mostly school districts in both civil and appellate litigation and advising school districts at every stage of contract development. Ms. Mackin’s practice now includes representation of governmental entities in litigation of land use and zoning issues and defending municipalities in related §1983 claims in state and federal court. Ms. Mackin also represents governmental entities in election law matters, as well as private entities in commercial litigation disputes. More . . .
Paul E. Golab (Of Counsel)
Mr. Golab’s practice focuses on representing government entities in the areas of open meeting law, public records, conflict of interest, negotiating and documenting development projects and other complex transactions involving the financing, construction and operation of public facilities. More . . .