Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, P.L.L.C. is a minority-owned law firm founded as Rusing & Lopez, P.L.L.C in July, 1992 by Stanford Law School classmates Mick Rusing and Pat Lopez. Oscar Lizardi joined the firm in 2000, and Timothy J. Reckart joined in 2010, both adding to the wide breadth of experience of the firm’s lawyers and its business-savvy approach to assisting the firm’s clients. With their combined experience, along with the legal expertise of the other attorneys in the firm, the firm has provided over two decades of effective and efficient representation of clients in a wide range of legal matters. In 2011, the firm’s name was changed to “Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, P.L.L.C.”
The firm remains committed to its core philosophy of maintaining an environment that attracts dynamic clients and talented lawyers. With its unwavering commitment to satisfying the needs of clients, the firm regularly meets or exceeds its clients’ expectations. Its practice areas encompass a wide range including: (1) Commercial Litigation (Employment Defense, Professional Malpractice Defense, Insurance Defense, Real Estate Litigation, Insurance & Insurance Coverage Litigation, Class Actions, Intellectual Property Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Appellate Representation, Mesothelioma & Asbestos); (2) Business Transactions & Counsel regarding Agriculture; Business Formation & Contracts; Employment Law Advice; Financing; Immigration Law; Technology & Emerging Companies; (3) Bio-Sciences & Pharmaceuticals (Intellectual Property Development; Licensing and Joint Ventures; Formation and Venture Financing); (4) Commercial Real Estate and Finance (Construction Law; Land Use; Litigation); (5) Gaming and Native American Law; (6) Mergers & Acquisitions; (7) Government Contracts.
Attorney Timothy J. Reckart’s commercial and corporate practice focuses on the formation and financing of emerging-growth companies and intellectual property transactions. He has drafted and negotiated hundreds of licenses, and regularly represents clients in a variety of legal matters, among them entity formation, capital structure, venture capital and private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, product distribution agreements, equity incentive plans, pharmaceutical supply and quality agreements, clinical trial agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Reckart’s broad experience, including his 22 years as General Counsel for technology-based enterprises, suits him to serve emerging companies as their outside general counsel. Mr. Reckart is a member of the Washington, DC Bar and the Arizona Bar, is registered to practice as a patent attorney before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and is a Certified Licensing Professional by the Licensing Executive Society. He holds a law degree and an MBA from Stanford University, a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from MIT. He is also “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated” through the Martindale Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ Process and was named as a Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by Martindale-Hubbell
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