Brad A Denton

Managing Partner

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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1995

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 21, 1995

Other Language(s): Japanese


In more than 20 years of practice, Brad has represented businesses and individuals in many different areas.

Brad’s Legal Practice

Helping Small Businesses. Brad spends a lot of time working with small business owners. He has developed expertise in the areas of law that are important to small businesses. He helps business owners decide the structure of their businesses, whether corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), or something else. Businesses often have legal issues related to their employees, and so Brad has developed expertise in that area. And because legal disputes can happen, Brad can help his business clients prosecute and defend lawsuits. Brad’s clients turn to him for litigation as well as commercial matters.

Litigation. Brad has represented clients at every level in Arizona—everything from head counsel in multi-week jury trials in Superior Court to appellate counsel at the Arizona Supreme Court. Brad has also represented clients before Justice Courts, administrative tribunals such as the Office of Administrative Hearings, and many arbitrations and mediations. Brad has even served as a private arbitrator, where he has ruled on lawsuits brought by other lawyers.

Negotiating Contracts. Brad helps his clients draft and negotiate all kinds of contracts—partnership agreements, commercial leases, employment contracts, asset purchase agreements, settlement agreements, and much more. Brad also helps his clients collect their money if bills go unpaid.

Franchising Law. Brad helps clients who are involved in franchising—whether as franchisors or franchisees. Brad helps clients with the complicated process of drafting the franchise disclosure documents that are required by federal law, as well as registering under the franchise and business opportunity laws of various states. For many years he has been a member of the Franchise Forum of the American Bar Association.

Brad’s Legal Ranking

For years, Brad has had the highest possible rating of “AV” at Martindale-Hubbell. This type of rating is gained by only about 10% of lawyers, and it is a distinction that can only be granted by ratings from experienced lawyers. It’s not a ranking that can be purchased or a system that can be “gamed.” Additionally, in 2017, Brad was admitted to practice with the 9th Circuit Court (Federal Court of Appeals).

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals
Business Law Business Arbitration, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Planning, Business Organization, Business Development, Business Enterprises, Business Dissolutions, Business Formation, Business Start-Ups, Business Reorganization, Business Regulation, Business Successions, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Valuation, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Torts, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Law, Family Business Successions, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Law, Emerging Business Law, Complex Business Litigation, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Sole Proprietorships, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Minority Business Law, Private Business Law, Pass-Through Entities
Corporate Law Corporate Banking Law, Closely Held Corporations, Incorporation, Hostile Takeovers, Family Partnerships, Family Limited Partnerships, Family Corporations, Corporate Planning, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Successions, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Fiduciary Law, Corporate Finance, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Criminal Law, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Insurance, Corporate Insurance Defense, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Organization, Partnership Formation, Partnership Dissolution, Nonprofit Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Partnership Organization, Professional Corporations, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations, Takeovers, Transfer Pricing
Collections Creditors Rights, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Commercial Law Commercial Crimes, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Liability, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Torts, Commercial Mediation, Uniform Commercial Code, Secured Transactions, Sale of Goods, Retail Liability, Negotiable Instruments, Complex Commercial Litigation
Contracts Contract Litigation, Contract Fraud, Commercial Contracts, Contract Drafting, Public Works Contracts, Local Government Contracts
Alternative Dispute Resolution Arbitration, Mediation
Franchises and Franchising Franchise Arbitration, Franchise Distribution, Franchise Law, Franchise Licensing, Franchise Litigation, Franchise Regulation, Franchise Mediation, Franchise Termination
Intellectual Property Copyright Registration, Copyright Protection, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Litigation, Service Marks, Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Names, Trade Secret Misappropriation, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Arbitration, Trademark Protection, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Registration, Literary Property, Lanham Act
Labor and Employment Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense, Workplace Violence, Whistleblower Litigation, Wage and Hour Class Actions, WARN Act, Wage and Hour Law, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Unemployment Compensation, Unemployment Compensation Taxation, Uniformed Services Employment, Unfair Labor Practices, Taft-Hartley Plans, Title VII Discrimination, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Outsourcing, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Pension Fund Investments, Pension Plans, Occupational Injuries, OSHA, Non-Qualified Benefits, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Noncompete Litigation, Negligent Hiring, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Multi-Employer Benefits, Multi-Employer Pensions, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Profit Sharing, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Pension Taxation, Personnel Policies, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retirement Benefit Plans, Retaliatory Discharge, Qualified Retirement Plans, 401(k) Plans, Agreements, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Cash Balance Plans, Caregiver Discrimination, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Collective Bargaining, COBRA, Covenants Not To Compete, Confidentiality Agreements, Employee Benefit Trusts, Employee Benefit Taxation, Deferred Compensation, Disability Benefits, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employee Stock Ownership Trusts, Employer Intentional Torts, Employee Benefits Litigation, Employee Compensation, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Discipline, Employee Rights, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, ERISA Class Actions, ERISA Collections, ERISA Litigation, ERISA Compliance, Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation Taxation, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Employment Law, Flexible Benefit Plans, Federal Employment Law, Fringe Benefits, Harassment, Fair Employment Practices, Executive Transfers, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards, Employment Discrimination, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Class Actions, Employment Claims, Equity Compensation, ERISA, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Employment Termination, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Mediation, Employment Litigation, Labor Relations, Labor Legislation, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, Labor Law, Labor Arbitration, Labor Antitrust, International Labor law, Industrial Accidents, International Employment Contracts, Health Benefits, Human Resources Law
Litigation Trial Practice, Lemon Law, Federal Litigation, Federal Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Class Action Defense, Class Action Prosecution, Civil Litigation, Breach of Warranty, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, Warranty Law
Libel, Slander and Defamation Libel and Slander, Defamation, Libel Defense, Media Libel
Mergers and Acquisitions Acquisitions and Divestitures, Business Divestitures, Business Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, Leveraged Acquisitions, Premerger Notification, Spin-Offs, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Mergers and Acquisition Taxation, Merger Reorganization, Mergers
Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Tax Exempt Organizations, Charitable Organizations Law, Charitable Giving
Real Estate/Real Property Building and Public Safety Codes, Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Condemnation, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Foreclosure Defense, Foreclosure, Foreclosure, Evictions, Eviction, Environmental Land Use, Eminent Domain, Condo Association Litigation, Water Districts, Zoning Variances, Zoning Law, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer, Property Rights, Planning and Land Use, Personal Property Leasing, Personal Property, Office leasing, Mortgage Workouts, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Tax, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law, Retail Leasing, Retail Development, Rent Control, Industrial Real Estate Law, Industrial Leasing, HOA Rights, HOA Litigation, HOA Law, HOA Duties, Land Use, Land Development, Land Annexation, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Lease Terminations, Lease Finance, Land Use Permitting, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Regulation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Law, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Finance
Torts Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Tort Defense, Mass Torts, Tort Liability


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • U of Chicago

  • Last Updated: December 2, 2020
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  • Mesa, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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