Our Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Thompson•Krone, P.L.C. provides practical Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services on a case-by-case basis. These services include acting as Mediator, Arbitrator, Umpire, Settlement Judge and Special Master. Our ADR team is continually educating themselves in the newest and best ADR techniques and issues to bring a total package to the parties seeking an alternative solution to their problems. Our attorneys understand both the litigator’s and decision maker’s point of view, which helps make them uniquely qualified to address all parties ADR needs.

Business, Finance & Corporate Law

THOMPSON•KRONE’s attorneys are business lawyers who look for business solutions to business problems. Our lawyers have practical real world business experience not just legal experience. Our attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and understand both small and large business needs and concerns. Whether you are a small one person show or a large multinational corporation THOMPSON•KRONE can help your business in the following areas:

  • Corporate/Company Organization
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employee Issues
  • Franchising
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • New LLC and Corporation Formation
  • Venture Capital Financing

Commercial Law

THOMPSON•KRONE’S attorneys are highly skilled and well versed in all aspects of Commercial Law. This area of law encompasses a wide range including all forms of business transactions and litigation. This a passion for our attorneys and our services include transaction and litigation from the simplest collection matter to highly complex multimillion dollar transactions. The areas of Commercial Law encompassed in our practice include:

  • Commercial Collections
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Disputes Among Partners
  • Emerging Business Services
  • Franchising and Licensing
  • Venture Capital Transactions

Complex Commercial Litigation

THOMPSON•KRONE’S attorneys have the business experience necessary to analyze the best strategies for litigation arising out of complex commercial transactions. We understand transactions and take the time to learn the details of how our clients’ businesses really works. With our practical business background we can aggressively assert our clients’ claims and defenses in Court. Our position is simple: we litigate to win. We have prosecuted and defended actions in the following venues:

  • The Arizona Court of Appeals
  • The Arizona Superior Court – in every County in the State
  • The Arizona Supreme Court
  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State and Federal Courts located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Missouri and Georgia on a pro hac vice basis
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court
  • The United States District Court

Construction Law

THOMPSON•KRONE’S lawyers are among the best and most experienced construction lawyers anywhere. Their knowledge of the construction industry from a practical and real world level is second to none. There is no group of lawyers anywhere with more knowledge in the field of Construction Law. Our lawyers practice in the following areas:

  • Bankruptcy Creditor Claims
  • Claim Analysis and Preparation
  • Construction Defects Claims and Defenses
  • Contract Preparation, Review and Administration
  • Insurance Risk and Coverage
  • Licensing and Registration Regulation and Requirements
  • Lobbying and Legislation
  • Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Lien Claims and Defenses
  • Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation of Disputes
  • Miller Act Claims and Defenses
  • Municipal Financing
  • New Business Structures
    • Limited liability Companies
    • Corporations
    • Partnerships
    • Joint Ventures
  • Prosecution and Defense of Design Professional Malpractice Claims
  • Registrar of Contractors Claims and Defenses
  • Surety Claims and Defenses

Elder Law

THOMPSON•KRONE’S responds to the needs of our elderly clients and those with special needs, focusing on end-of-life concerns in the context of probate (guardianship/conservatorship) and enforcing a person’s final wishes through powers of attorney, advanced directives, and living wills. To this end, some of our attorneys have been the past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for Arizona (2011) and participate at Court Appointed Counsel on guardianship and conservatorship cases in Pima County.

As a compliment to the firm’s comprehensive estate planning, we consider issues relating to one’s estate that involve the need to plan or obtain entitlement benefits such as Medicaid as it is administered in Arizona through ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care Services), Social Security, and the Department of Veteran’s Administration. Thus, our attorneys achieve a client’s objectives in the following areas:

  • Cremation and Burial Directives
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Medical Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives
  • “Miller” Trusts as used in Medicaid/ALTCS
  • Planning Strategies for Entitlements

Employment Claim Defense

THOMPSON•KRONE’S Employment Claim Defense attorneys know how unfounded claims by disgruntled employees can destroy the goodwill business owners work so hard to create. Our employment team works with clients to help them avoid workplace situations that can lead to claims by employees. If a claim is made, we vigorously defend our clients as necessary in court or administrative proceedings. We practice in the following areas of employment claims:

  • Employee Handbook Drafting and Review
  • Enforcement of Non-competition and Anti-piracy Agreements
  • Harassment Claims
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Wage Claims
  • Wrongful Termination Claims

Estate Planning

THOMPSON•KRONE diligently works with families to understand and achieve their estate planning goals. Whether it is the desire to avoid probate during a period of incapacity or after death, protecting one’s estate from creditors, divorces, and family disputes, or working to reduce potential tax liability on estates with significant assets, we understand that not everyone’s planning will look the same. Accordingly, this requires not only identifying essential goals, but often times incorporating elder law, business and corporate exit strategies as is required. We consider a team approach the best way to review and plan for larger estates whereby all trusted advisors are involved in the process respective to their area of expertise. Thus, our estate planning team achieves our client’s goals in the following areas:

  • Business Exit Strategies Including Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Durable and Springing Powers of Attorney for Property
  • Health Care Powers of Attorneys and Advanced Directives
  • Last Wills and Testament
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Beneficiary Deeds
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Other Non-Probate Transfers

International Law

THOMPSON•KRONE’S International law attorneys are well versed in the international business and cross border transactions with real world experience. Our team has years of international business experience not just legal experience and understands how best to apply this experience to our clients’ needs.

Our International law attorneys represent United States based clients abroad and International clients in the United States in the following areas:

  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Export Controls
  • Letters of Credit and Trade Financing
  • Real Estate and Investment

Medical Law

THOMPSON•KRONE’S Medical Law attorneys work with physicians, dentists, clinics, laboratories, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers and other medical providers in the formation and management of their practices. The medical fields are highly regulated and our Medical Law attorneys assist medical providers navigate through the red tape. The recently enacted health care legislation is going to bring many changes to the way medical providers do business with each other and with third party payers and THOMPSON•KRONE•GIBSON will be there to assist medical providers adapt to those changes. We work with medical providers in the following areas:

  • Business and Practice Management Issues
  • Employee Issues
  • Formation and Management of Professional Corporations (PCs) and Professional Limited Liability Companies (PLLCs) and Other Entities
  • HIPAA and Stark law Issues
  • Implementation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Licensing and Regulatory Issues

Probate Administration and Litigation

THOMPSON•KRONE skillfully navigates with families the intricacies of probate and trust administrations. Whether the work involves the transfer of assets, handling creditor claims, or resolving family disputes through litigation and alternative dispute resolution, our team balances protecting our client’s interest while considering the path of least resistance. In addition, we assist Arizona licensed Fiduciaries and families in handling the complexities of guardianship and conservatorship. Thus, our probate administration and litigation team provides representation in the following areas:

  • Death Probates
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Probate Litigation
  • Representing Creditor Claims
  • Small Estate Probate Administrations

Professional Liability

THOMPSON•KRONE’S professional liability team defends professionals in all cases where a breach of professional obligations or professional duties are called into question. Our lawyer’s previous professional experience is invaluable to understanding the business of the professional as well as the law involved in their defense. Our professional liability defense areas include:

  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Architect Malpractice
  • Engineering Malpractice
  • E&O Claims
  • D&O Claims

Real Estate Law

THOMPSON•KRONE’S Real Estate and Commercial Financing team has extensive experience in all aspects of the Real Estate and Real Estate Lending fields. Our attorneys are well versed in all areas of both Real Estate Transactions and Real Estate Litigation. This experience and knowledge helps our clients weave their way through the labyrinth of complex issues in the Real Estate world. The Real Estate team has the ability to focus on and resolve creatively issues for our clients in the following areas of Real Estate law:

  • Commercial Finance
  • Condominium Law
  • Corporate Lending
  • Easements
  • Environmental Law
  • Farm and Ranch Projects
  • Financial Institution Regulation
  • Lender Liability Defense
  • Loan Recovery, Restructuring and Foreclosure
  • Master Planned Communities and Subdivision Projects
  • Municipal Sports and Entertainment Facilities
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Residential and Commercial Leasing
  • Water Law
  • Zoning and Land Use

Trust Administration

THOMPSON•KRONE understands the complexities of trusts and the need for skillful administration. Our team represents Trustees is fulfilling their fiduciary obligations and beneficiaries in enforcing their rights and interests in revocable and irrevocable trusts. Often trusts require Court intervention to declare one’s rights, obtain instruction for a Trustee, or to approve a modification or early termination. We are prepared to handle litigation involving trusts and the claims of creditors. Thus, our trusts administration and litigation team provides representation in the following areas:

  • Accountings and Distributions to Beneficiaries
  • Administering Simple, A-B , and Community Trusts
  • Non-Allocation and Court Supervised Settlement Agreements
  • Representing Creditor Claims Against Trusts
  • Resignations, Substitutions, and Certifications of Trustees
  • Revocations and Amendments