Our Team

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Meet The Attorneys

Craig Cherney, Esq.

Craig Cherney is a different kind of attorney. He truly listens and solves problems rather than merely identify risks.  When possible, Craig also seeks to resolve cases early, and quickly so that the marital estate can be preserved for both spouses and the children.

 

Craig is also a unique talent for a family law dispute. Craig brings complex real property, business and financial expertise to family law matters enabling him to offer clients a tremendous strategic advantage. Craig has testified in multiple cases as a real estate expert witness.  He provides a unique perspective to complex issues like asset valuation, asset recovery, disposition and sale of real property, division and valuation of of business partnerships, determining present value of future income streams and locating hidden assets or income often implicated in family law disputes.

 

In law school, only the top graduates are offered the privilege of working for a federal judge. Craig was one of the few, to clerk for not just one federal judge after law school, but two active federal judges. Clerking for a sitting federal judge is the toughest training an attorney can get, bar none. Having participated in countless federal court trials, Craig’s writing skills are razor sharp. This exceptional writing ability complements his skills in the family law courtroom where he seeks the highest and best result obtainable by law.

 

Craig was first admitted to practice law 19 years ago and is actively licensed in three states: Arizona, California and Nevada. Mr. Cherney will bring strong and reliable legal skills to your case, and he will not back away from a highly contested matter if required.  He will fight to preserve and obtain your share of the marital estate.

 

 

Jonathan Ibsen, Esq.

Jonathan Ibsen is well versed in bankruptcy, litigation, family and business law and is licensed in Arizona and New York.

 

Jon has represented debtors, official committees of creditors, secured creditors, receivers, landlords, trade creditors, buyers and sellers of distressed assets, boards of directors Chapter 7 trustees, and individuals in sophisticated matters throughout the United States.

 

Jon’s representations have encompassed a wide variety of industries, including: real estate, brokerage, retail, healthcare, energy, telecommunications, sports and entertainment. His bankruptcy experience transcends a broad cross of section of services including: counseling and advising clients, the commencement of bankruptcy cases and the confirmation of plans of reorganization or liquidation. He has also negotiated DIP financing credit facilities and cash collateral agreements, drafted and negotiated plans of reorganization and disclosure statements, litigated adversary proceedings and contested claims, and represented his clients in arbitrations, mediations and appeals.

 

Mr. Ibsen brings years of Big Law Firm experience directly to you in a boutique law firm setting.  Jon’s exceptionally strong court room skills can mean the difference between winning and losing the merits of your case.

 

 

Scott J. Richardson

Scott Richardson decided to become a lawyer as a result of a high school career day. He earned his business degree from DePaul University in 1970 and his law degree from the DePaul College of Law in 1974.

 

Beginning his legal career at a major Chicago law firm as a “court boy”‘ he worked his way up to equity partner in the span of a few years. Moving to Arizona in 1986, Scott has practiced insurance law and administrative law in Arizona for 30 years. An AV Preeminent rated attorney (signifying that the lawyers’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, professional achievement and ethical standards), he has developed the reputation as one of the foremost attorneys in insurance law including coverage issues, not only in Arizona but across the nation.

 

Scott also continues to work extensively in Administrative matters including pest control, landscape contracting, and a myriad of other agencies in Arizona. He is the former chair of the Administrative Law section of the State Bar of Arizona, and serves as Counsel and lobbyist to the Arizona Pest Management Association and the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association. In addition, he has authored numerous articles and books related to the pest-control and landscape industry. He also teaches courses approved for credit by the Pest Management Division of the Department of Agriculture.