Michael N Widener

Michael N Widener

Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C.
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • Arizona, Tennessee
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My practice focuses largely on representing small businesses and startup companies, although I have represented major subsidiaries of publicly-traded companies such as Kroger Co. and the Hillman Group. I also have represented a number of financial institutions such as GE Capital Corporation, Colonial Bank, National Bank of Arizona, Western Alliance Bank and, more recently, Tennessee Commerce Bank. My smaller clients have benefitted from my counseling through their entire life cycles from formation through the moment they have been acquired or have filed bankruptcy, and I have represented executives in their companies' transitions to their children. More specifics on my practice are available at www.bffb.com/attorneys.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Of Counsel (Former Shareholder and Director)
Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C.
- Current
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
University of Arizona
Honors: Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review
Activities: Vice Magister, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
M.S. (1974) | Library & Information Science
Honors: Beta Phi Mu honorary, Downs Faculty Award as Outstanding Graduate
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1972) | English
Honors: Degree awarded 'With Distinction'
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Professional Associations
Arizona Town Hall
- Current
Activities: Panel Chair for several Town Halls
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Maricopa County Justice Museum & Learning Center
Founding Director
- Current
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Phoenix Sister Cities
Member, Former Committee Chair and Board Member
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Local Regulation of Drones in Lower Airspace
Bost. U. J. Sci. Tech. Law
Tactical Urbanism V2
8 Drexel Law Review
Shared Spatial Regulating in Sharing Economy Districts
Seton Hall Law Review
Specialist in Real Estate Law
Board of Specialization, Arizona State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Social Science Research Network Electronic Library
Selected Works of Michael N. Widener
Terra Incogito
Contact & Map
2325 East Camelback Road
Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Toll-Free: (800) 847-9094
Telephone: (602) 274-1100
Fax: (602) 274-1199
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