Corporate Law

Coppersmith Brockelman’s corporate and transactional law practice is well-known in the business community. Providing a full spectrum of counsel, we continuously strive to be creative in our approach and responsive to clients’ needs. Refusing to “over-lawyer” any deal, our goal is to provide well-informed advice that fits the client, the transaction, and the budget.

The depth and breadth of our corporate and transactional practice is dedicated to helping clients establish and operate their businesses. From advising clients to helping complete transactions, our work is far-reaching. One of our partners served as the general counsel for a billion-dollar retail company, personally overseeing public filings and supervising several corporate acquisitions and merger and recapitalization transactions.

We have worked steadfastly:

  • Negotiating and documenting sales and purchases of businesses, including related financing arrangements.
  • Advising clients on new entity formation, governance and control, and operations.
  • Negotiating and documenting real estate and commercial transactions, leases, and contracts.
  • Establishing joint venture arrangements between for-profit entities as well as joint ventures involving exempt organizations.
  • Setting up creative business models for private and public contracting.
  • Advising clients on governance matters, including conflict of interest, disclosure, and treatment of minority shareholders or members.
  • Assisting clients in management transition and the sale and/or assignment of shares or membership interests.
  • Reviewing organization and contracts for both new and existing businesses.
  • Representing corporate clients in securities and related proceedings before the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  • Serving as Arizona counsel for national purchases, sales, financings, and spinoffs for business organizations.

From daily local matters to transactions with global reverberations, Coppersmith Brockelman stands ready to serve our clients’ needs.


Sam Coppersmith
Email Sam | 602-381-5461

Michael Aguirre
Email Michael | 602-381-5483

John Kelly
Email John | 602-381-5497

Marki Stewart
Email Marki | 602-381-5496