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Nancy Pisaruk


Nancy Pisaruk

Nancy is a practical, business-minded lawyer with an MBA. She focuses her legal practice on representing clients in all types of business transactions, contract review, and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining DDP, she gained experience working for fourteen years with large, national law firms in Phoenix representing a range of clients from entrepreneurs and start-ups to large private and public companies. Nancy also spent four years as a staff attorney with the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Nancy's greatest joy in her practice is seeing the success of her clients. She particularly enjoys working with companies over the long-term, developing a trusted advisor relationship with her clients, and really getting to know their business. She often begins working with individuals as they begin the start-up process. She assists with choices related to the structure of the entity, helps to recommend and draft appropriate agreements, and to ensure initial corporate governance matters are taken care of.

As clients grow, Nancy continues to be an integral part of the team, taking the time to learn about the business as it grows and changes. She also acts as outside general counsel for long-established companies, large and small, working on a wide variety of day-to-day matters that arise including commercial contracts and ongoing corporate governance matters. Additionally, she frequently helps clients negotiate and close significant transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions and various financing transactions.

Education

  • J.D. - University of Nebraska, 1996, with distinction
    • University of Nebraska Law Review, 1995-1996
    • Order of the Coif
  • M.B.A. - Arizona State University, 2000
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • B.A. - University of California - Riverside, 1992

Admissions

  • Arizona, 1996
  • California, 2010

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Former Member Phoenix Boys Choir Board of Trustees
  • Arizona Women Lawyers' Association - Member
  • Women's Metropolitan Arts Council - Member
  • Beta Gamma Sigma - International Honor Society
  • Kappa Alpha Theta - Phoenix Alumnae Chapter

Distinctions

  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell

Shelley Detwiller DiGiacomo


Shelley Detwiller DiGiacomo

Shelley began her career with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York and worked for two years in Cleary's London office where she gained experience in international mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated financing transactions. Shelley returned to Phoenix in 2004 and worked for many years with large law firms in Phoenix representing a range of clients from entrepreneurs and start-ups to large private and public companies. In 2011, having caught the entrepreneurial spirit from her start-up clients, Shelley left her position as a partner in Osborn Maledon's corporate group and launched her solo practice.

Shelley specializes in securities law, specifically on advising private companies and investors with respect to securities transactions. In addition, Shelley assists her clients from start-up through exit, advising on a variety of business matters including commercial contracts, loan agreements, licensing agreements, supply and distribution agreements and the sale and acquisition of assets, securities and companies.

Education

  • J.D. – Cornell Law School, 1999, summa cum laude
    • Cornell Law Review, Articles Editor 1998-1999
    • Order of the Coif
  • M.A. – New York University, 1996
    • McCracken Fellow
  • B.S. – Arizona State University, 1995, magna cum laude
    • Flinn Scholar

Admissions

  • New York, 2000
  • Arizona, 2004

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona – Business Law Section, Executive Council, Publications Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona – Legal Services Committee
  • American Bar Association – Business Law Section

Distinctions

  • U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers in America, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Corporate Law

Presentations

  • Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Rising Entrepreneurs Program, presenter "Choosing a Corporate Form and Other Start-up Considerations"
  • Arizona State University, Corporate and Business Law Society 2013, Women in Law Panel, November 14, 2013
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