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...Marc Lieberman is a partner in the Scottsdale, Arizona office of the national law firm of Kutak Rock LLP, and in this capacity, serves as outside general counsel to most of Arizona's public pension plans.Mr. Lieberman
has prosecuted and defended numerous actions for his
pension plan clients, and has prevailed in 53 of the 56 cases tried for just one of these clients.Several public pension plan administrators have called him the "most knowledgeable public pension lawyer in Arizona."Mr. Lieberman is a member of the Kutak Rock National Pension Practice Group, which represents plans across America in matters as diverse as class-action defense, statutory drafting and interpretation, plan design, fiduciary and governance claims, administrative and employee disputes, tax compliance and securities matters, real estate and joint venture investment, appellate battles, and federal, state and local lobbying efforts.He
is admitted to practice in Arizona and the District of Columbia.A Certified Real Estate Specialist, Mr. Lieberman also has extensive experience defending or prosecuting complex real estate disputes.
Last year, he
managed to have one 12-count multimillion dollar lawsuit dismissed by way of four separate motions for summary judgment.He
also obtained one of the largest settlements ever obtained by mediation in a securities case.And he
has documented over $1.5 billion dollars of real property transactions for his
pension clients.Mr. Lieberman
is very active in his
presently serves on the Arizona Commission for Judicial Performance Review
, which is responsible for evaluating the performance of Arizona's judges.He formerly served as president of the Biltmore Kiwanis Club, the Scottsdale Phoenix Executive Association and Chair of the Arizona Hate Crimes Task Force, which was responsible for enacting Arizona's first hate crime laws aimed at levying harsher sentences on those committing crimes for discriminatory reasons.He previously served as Chair of the Arizona Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and its Civil Rights Committee and is the Recipient of the Arizona Attorney General's Civil Rights Award.Mr. Lieberman
is also the National Winner of the Moeller Prize for his
writing on First Amendment issues.He
has just published his
first novel, The Translator.He formerly served as Judge Pro Tem on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals.He
has authored the following books and articles on the law:
[Lieberman] exemplifies all that is right and honorable about the practice of law.He
combines the highest standards of legal competency with a professional and courteous demeanor. ...The City's officials were impressed not only by Marc's knowledge of the law, but also by his
demeanor and the character with which he
represented the City. ...He
is unfailingly courteous and a vigorous advocate.The City Attorney's Office appreciated the respect he
showed to the in-house attorneys throughout the appeal process."
- Fredda BismanFormer Scottsdale City Attorney
[Lieberman] became so trusted by the bank to handle all of our Arizona real estate matters that Regency
granted him a power of attorney to sign on our behalf on certain real estate documentation, a power he
retains to this day."
[Lieberman] has successfully represented Fairbanks
[Capital Corp.] for nearly six years in a wide variety of litigation.We have always found his
skills to be of the highest caliber.He
has consistently displayed an interest in promoting our best interests, even when to do so meant the best solution was to settle the matter and thereby deprive his
firm of the substantial fees attendant to continuing litigation.Marc
has consistently prevailed on our behalf because he
doesn't engage in wasteful, often unproductive posturing.Marc
argues intelligently and authoritatively in support of Fairbanks
' position. ...
[has] represented our office admirably since 1986. [He has] enabled our office to successfully make over $1 billion in real estate investments, without a loss of any principal, and [has] prosecuted over 53 cases on our behalf, winning over 96% of such actions. [Marc's firm] handles all matters we assign them in an extremely timely fashion, and their written work product is even better than the large law firms that formerly represented us."
exemplary work in the legal community and on behalf of the ADL, Marc
[Lieberman] has had a profound impact in improving our State's quality of life in ways that promote respect for the law, support our constitutional principles and acceptance of diverse viewpoints in a pluralistic society."
is one of those rare lawyers that combine excellent legal skills with sincere care and concern for his