Susan Wissink | Business & Finance Attorney | Fennemore Craig
  • Education

    • J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
    • B.A., English, Northwestern University
  • Areas of Practice

  • Representative Cases

  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in America®, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2016-2019
    • Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2011-2019
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®Business/Corporate, 2018
    • Top 100 LawyersAZ Business Magazine, 2016 -2018
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women in Arizona, 2016-2018
    • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011-2018
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007-2008, 2012-2017
    • Recipient of Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney Award, 2006
    • Recipient of Volunteer Lawyers Program Award for "Operation Good Neighbor" (assistance to Hurricane Katrina victims), 2006
    • Recipient of Arizona Business Journal "40 Under 40" Award and State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2004
    • Recipient of "Star of the Quarter" award in 2005 and "Star of the Year" award in 2002 from the American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Articles And Presentations

     

    Other Articles and Presentations

     

    • Speaker, "Key Current Topics and Questions From Four M&A Healthcare Experts," Alliance Arizona Chapter, November 16, 2017
    • Quoted, "Growing Economy Keeps Merger Legal Firms Busy," Phoenix Business Journal, August 26, 2016
    • Speaker, "ULI Arizona & DY Deep Dive Series: What's the Endgame?" Urban Land Institute, April 2016
    • Speaker, "Private Equity - Acquiring the Privately-Held Company," ACC Private Equity Presentation, December 2015
    • Speaker, "Workplace Violence Happens. How will you respond?" State Bar of Arizona
    • Author, "Sarbanes-Oxley and Recent Pronouncements of the Securities and Exchange Commission," Financial Executives Institute
    • Speaker, "Sarbanes-Oxley Considerations for Privately-Held Companies", Maricopa County Corporate Council Division
  • PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • President, Board of Trustees, Childsplay
    • Past Chair, Director, Children's Museum of Phoenix, 2006-2015
    • Member, P.A.N.D.A. (which raises money for Steele Children's Research Center), Board President 2010-2011
    • Director, Arizona Humane Society, 2003-2012; Board Chair, 2008; Compassion with Fashion Chair , 2010
    • Member, Appointments Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 2000-2006
    • Member of Leadership Advisory Board and Executive Committee, American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division, 2002-2005
    • Disaster Legal Services Coordinator, 2001-2003, American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division. Primary Liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Administration and responsible for coordinating legal assistance on behalf of the ABA and FEMA to victims of all federally-declared disasters, including the September 11th terrorist attack, the Arizona fires, numerous floods and other weather-related disasters.
  • ADMISSIONS

    • Arizona
    • California
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