Emphasis on Business Law

Kleindienst Law, P.L.C., 3900 East Camelback Road, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85018

602.430.6912

Attorney at Law

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Education

  • J.D.,  University of Virginia School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona,  1982
  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • Virginia, 1979

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Business Law Section, Past Chair and Board Member
    • Peer Review Committee, Past Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Forum on Franchising
    • Health Law Section
  • Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers
  • Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
    • Past Member
  • Arizona Commission on Judical Performance Review
    • Past Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Maricopa Chapter
    • Past President and Steering Committee Member
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Past President
  • United District Court, District of Arizona
    • Task Force on Gender Bias, Past Member
    • Civil Justice Reform Act Task Force, Past Member

Community Involvement

  • Arizona Citizens for the Arts
    • Board Member and Secretary
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
    • General Counsel and Board Member, 2005 - 2016
  • Arizona Investment Council
    • Board Member, 1998 - 2012
  • Arizona Licensor/Franchisor Association
    • Past President and Board Member
  • Valley Leadership
    • Class XIII, Graduate
    • Past Board Member
  • Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Past Board Member
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Past Parish Chancellor and Vestry Member
  • Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California
    • Past Board Member

Selected Publications and Presentations

Looking Over the Horizon:  The Future of Health Care M & A -- Co-presenter in Polsinelli Webinar (September 2013)


"Deal Risk" Management Strategies -- Co-presenter in presentation to Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers (January 2012)


I'm Not in the Health Care Business, So How Will Health Reform Affect My Business? -- Co-presenter in presentations to Arizona State Bar Business Law Section (October 2010) and Fennemore Craig Webinar (November 2010)


Is Your Client's Business a Franchise? -- Presentation to Arizona State Bar Business Law Section (November 2002)


Can the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Override Express Contract Terms? -- Arizona State Bar Business Law Section, The Arizona Business Lawyer (November 2002)


The Unsuspecting Franchise -- Presentation to Maricopa County Bar Association Corporate Counsel Division (February 2002)


Elements of the Agreement - Documenting the Transaction -- Speaker at CLE International Seminar "Buying and Selling a Business" (November 1999)


The Party Platform:  Disclosure Duties in a Contentious World -- Co-Presenter, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising (October 1996)

Past Employment

  • Polsinelli, P.C. (Phoenix, Arizona office)
    • Of Counsel, 2017 - 2019
    • Shareholder, 2011 - 2016
  • Fennemore Craig (Phoenix, Arizona office)
    • Shareholder & Director, 1999 - 2011
  • Jennings, Strouss and Salmon (Phoenix, Arizona office)
    • Partner, 1987 - 1999
    • Associate, 1982 - 1986
  • Brownstein Zeidman and Schomer (Washington, D.C,)
    • Associate, 1979 - 1982