Jennings Strouss Attorney Named 2014 Phoenix Corporate Governance “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®


Richard Lieberman Recognized for Corporate Governance Law

Phoenix, Ariz. (August 27, 2013) Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Richard Lieberman has been selected as the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Phoenix Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year.” (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Best Lawyers in America® began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the United States in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. Mr. Lieberman is the only attorney in Arizona recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2014 as “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Corporate Governance Law.

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on results of the exhaustive peer-review assessments that are conducted with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

“I am honored to receive this recognition and to help serve clients with their corporate governance issues, from structuring those arrangements when forming an entity, to dealing with the rights and duties of owners and managers in transactional and litigated situations,” states Lieberman. “With increased scrutiny of governance arrangements by regulators, equity owners and the courts, this area of the law requires careful attention by executives, independent directors and equity owners.”

Richard Lieberman is Chair of the firm's Corporate, Securities and Finance Department and serves on the firm's Management Committee. He has extensive experience in a broad range of business law issues, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance, finance and banking, employment, executive compensation, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, dispute resolution and legislation.

He has served as in-house General Counsel and outside counsel to a variety of companies, ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Lieberman has counseled boards and senior management on issues pertinent to growing companies as well as those experiencing crisis situations. This diverse experience enables him to counsel clients on corporate governance issues in a wide variety of situations.

In addition to his law degree, Mr. Lieberman is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, awarded by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. He can be reached at or 602.262.5935.

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About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; real estate, land use and zoning; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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