Robert J. Novak

Member

Business and legal issues that must be attended to are always changing. New ideas on structure of projects and the ever evolving tax implications require solid competent legal counsel which we provide.

Biography

Business and legal issues that must be attended to are always changing. New ideas on structure of projects and the ever evolving tax implications require solid competent legal counsel which we provide.

Attention to detail and advanced preperations are always good business concepts. The future is filled with new regulations, rules, procedures and both risks and rewards so there has never been a more appropriate time for solid competent legal counsel. In the past several years, if nothing else, those of us in the areas touched by financial issues have learned the value of thoughtful and practical experienced legal advice. That is what our Firm, our team and I can do to help you and your business. We actively assist banks, private and public, officers, directors, and shareholders in issues from regulatory compliances, dispute resolution, deal structures, bankruptcy issues and related matters. We are also experienced in medicare billing, audit, and financial resolution procedures. We are a project and results oriented Firm that works with imagination and attention to detail.

If you want practical, experienced legal advice, we are here for you.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (1971)

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1971)

Representative Experience

  • Represented major regional multi-billion dollar nationally charted bank officers and directors in recapitalization and related regulatory issues
  • Represented corporate and individual health care providers with certification and regulatory dispute resolutions
  • Represented community bank officers and directors relating to state and federal regulations, bank closures, administrative regulatory issues, and loss claims
  • Represented numerous debtors on issues of restructuring, refinance, and release of personal guarantees and related issues
  • Represented an international company in the purchase, sale, and reorganization of commercial buildings and improved and unimproved land
  • Represented Savings & Loan Association on the sale of various debt instruments
  • Successfully defended and reorganized a client owning through multiple entities major real estate projects
  • Represented a major real estate development of over 5000 acres, multiple golf courses, and infrastructure to a successful sale
  • Represented retail business with multi-state locations in debt restructure, store closures, lease negotiation and subsequent sale to a public company
  • Represented client in licensing agreements, and in arranging and structuring financing with a major publicly traded company
  • Represented a major real estate company in the restructuring of financing involving debtor in possession, public company financing, and offshore financing

Media and Presentations

Articles

  • Author, “Who Is the Client? Where Is My Attorney?” 90 Day Note, A Young & Associates, Inc. Publication (September 2011)

Presentations

  • “Banking On It: Changing Times for Banks,” Turnaround Management Association and Arizona Bankers Association (June 2011)

Memberships

American Bar Association

  • Member, Business Law Section

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Real Estate Section
  • Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member, Banking Section
  • Former Chair, Client Security Fund

Community Involvement

Jennings Strouss Foundation

  • Member, Board of Directors

Arizona Bar Foundation

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of Banking and Finance Law, and Real Estate Law (2013 – 2021)
  • Top Lawyers List, Banking, Az Business Magazine (2014)