Seven Burch & Cracchiolo Attorneys Receive Top Lawyers 2014 Ranking

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Seasoned lawyers honored by Arizona Business Magazine

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The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is pleased to announce that AZ Big Media and Arizona Business Magazine have named Edwin C. Bull, Michael S. Dulberg, Joel K. Heriford, Melissa G. Iyer, Martha C. Patrick, Steven M. Serrano, and Wendi A. Sorensen in their Top Lawyers 2014 rankings. The honorees have a combined total of 137 years of practicing law with the Firm and represent the Real Estate, Construction Law, Estate Planning, Business/Corporate Law, Tax Controversy, Family Law and Personal Injury practice areas, respectively.

Edwin C. “Ed” Bull, a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1980 and is the Firm’s managing partner. He has a Martindale-Hubbell peer reviewed AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America every year since 2003, as a Super Lawyer of the Southwest since 2007 and by Chambers USA since 2005. Bull was selected as metro Phoenix “Lawyer of Year” in the Real Estate practice area by Best Lawyers in America in 2013.

Michael S. Dulberg joined the Firm in 2000 and has a Martindale-Hubbell peer reviewed AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating and was named one of the Best Lawyers in America by US NewsMedia Group in 2013. His practice focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. He represents public and private owners, general contractors and subcontractors in contract drafting and negotiation, arbitration and trial of claims, surety claims and job site injuries. Dulberg was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America by the US News Media Group in
2013.

Joel K. Heriford joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1985 and practices in estate planning and taxation, retirement planning, asset protection planning, revocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, special needs trusts, family limited partnerships, family limited liability companies, asset protection trusts and charitable remainder trusts.

Melissa G. Iyer has represented a number of governmental institutions in high profile cases involving education, civil rights, negligence and constitutional issues since joining the Firm in 2006. She also has litigated securities cases and business and partnership disputes. Iyer has been noted as a Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2012.

Martha C. Patrick, a Certified Specialist in Tax Law, joined the Firm in 1987 after nine years as a senior trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. Patrick has a peer review 5.0 AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008, Super Lawyers of the Southwest since 2007 and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers since its inception in 2005. Patrick was selected as metro Phoenix “Lawyer of Year” in the Tax practice area by Best Lawyers in America in 2013.

Steven M. Serrano joined the Firm in 1992 and practices Family Law with emphasis on dissolution, including divorce representation and mediation, property division and business valuation matters and issues regarding child support, custody and paternity, premarital agreements, grandparents’ rights and adult adoptions. Serrano has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2012.

Wendi A. Sorensen is certified as a specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law by the State Bar of Arizona due to her litigation experience state and federal court. Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters and premises liability cases. Sorensen has been on the Southwest Super Lawyers selection list since 2011 and was named one of Arizona’s Top 25 Women Attorneys in 2013 by the organization.

About Top Lawyers
The “Top Lawyers List” is selected annually by AZ Big Media’s editorial team with final vetting by a group of industry experts. Selections are based on professional success, impact on the firm and impact on the community.

About Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
Now with 40 attorneys in its Phoenix office, Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is one of the Southwest's premier law firms. The firm was founded 44 years ago by Haze Burch and Dan Cracchiolo and today the firm’s lawyers are among the most highly regarded and recognized leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, construction, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, finance, labor and employment, litigation, personal injury and insurance defense, real estate and tax controversy litigation.

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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