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Business and Employment Lawyers

Flagstaff Attorneys for Business Owners and Employers

As the top person in your company, you value a responsive working relationship with business and employment attorneys who understand your goals and challenges.

Paul Brinkmann and Howard Brown provide ongoing general representation for a broad spectrum of businesses and professional practices. Paul Brinkmann has successfully coordinated numerous high-worth transfers of land and business assets between owners, developers, investors, and corporate entities, and he is well-prepared to find creative and effective solutions for clients and businesses, large and small, throughout Arizona. Our firm represents numerous Arizona businesses, including hotels, restaurants, automobile dealerships, commercial and residential landlords, and non-profit organizations.

In addition, our commercial litigation attorneys offer extensive experience in resolving complex business disputes.

Entity Formation

Paul Brinkmann can assist you in establishing your Arizona business and in creating and properly documenting the form of legal entity – corporation, LLC, partnership, etc. – that will best support your tax and liability protection objectives. Paul Brinkmann has considerable expertise in guiding clients through various buy-sell transactions relating to businesses, assets, corporate stock and limited liability company (LLC) membership interests, including interpretation of applicable regulations and compliance with corporate and LLC governing documents and Arizona laws.

Employment Law

Howard Brown assists business owners in complying with complex employment-related federal, state and tribal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Arizona Employment Protection Act, and tribal preference laws. He also helps employers prepare and implement vital employment-related documents, including employment contracts, restrictive covenants, position descriptions, and personnel policies and handbooks.

Workplace Investigations and Hearings

When an employer receives allegations of workplace misconduct or complaints of poor performance, it is often helpful for the employer to retain an independent third party to investigate the allegations or complaints. Howard Brown is experienced in conducting investigations, preparing reports and making recommendations for addressing a variety of issues. Also, in conjunction with the firm's arbitration practice, Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann can provide hearing officers to conduct hearings and issue decisions.

Regulatory Compliance

Complying with and responding to the complex variety of federal and state requirements can be a major distraction for a business of any size. Our attorneys can represent your company in resolving conflicts, whether informally or in administrative proceedings, with the a wide variety of federal and state regulatory agencies, including the:

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,

  • Arizona Department of Economic Security,

  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and

  • Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Paul Brinkmann, Flagstaff Business and Real Estate Attorney

Paul Brinkmann

Howard Brown, Flagstaff Business and Employment  Lawyer

Howard Brown

Julie Moen, Flagstaff Business and Employment Lawyer

Julie Woodward


Phoenix and Flagstaff Business, Employment and Real Estate Lawyers

Entrepreneurs and owners of family businesses are likely to encounter legal issues on a broad front, ranging from entity formation and business transactions to employee headaches, government regulation and commercial litigation. You can count on the business attorneys at Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann as your trusted "go to" legal resources.

Paul Brinkmann offers small business owners years of proven experience in a wide variety of business law issues.

Howard Brown's services on behalf of Arizona businesses include a strong emphasis on avoiding and resolving employment law issues.

Julie Woodward's practice focuses on estate planning and corporate transactions, from formation and maintenance to succession planning and resolving employment matters.