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Phone: (602) 603-1521

99 East Virginia Ave., Ste. 220

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Maureen Beyers

Current Employer:

Beyers Farrell PLLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Appellate ✔ Automotive
✔ Banking & finance ✔ Class Actions
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander) ✔ Employment
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Franchise
✔ Health Care ✔ Insurance
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Lemon Law
✔ Licensing ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Non-profit Organizations ✔ Partnerships
✔ Pharmaceuticals ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Real Estate ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Software
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
✔ Torts ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes

Experience:

Since 1995 Maureen has served as an arbitrator and chairperson in hundreds of arbitrations throughout the United States, involving a variety of business disputes, many of which presented complex commercial issues.

Work History:

Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin
Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin
Associate, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, New York Office
Associate & Partner, Osborn Maledon, Phoenix Arizona
Partner, Beyers Farrell PLLC, Phoenix Arizona
Member, Beyers Law PLLC, New York and Arizona

Cases:

Commercial Torts: fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, Lanham Act violations, federal and state securities laws, interference with business relations, defamation, trade secrets, and accounting malpractice

Franchise: breach of contract, licensing, encroachment, termination, good faith and fair dealing, liquidated damages, injunctive relief, non-renewal, statutory claims, tortious interference and intellectual property issues

Healthcare: payor-provider disputes, post-merger disputes, patient claims

Cannabis: joint venture and post-merger disputes, earn-out disputes, disputes between owners

International: international contracts, commercial torts, investor-state disputes. One of few arbitrators in the United States qualified as a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Insurance: directors & officers, general liability, property/casualty, life/health/disability, fiduciary liability, mortgage, professional liability, reinsurance, errors and omissions. Experience with the following types of issues: coverage, bad faith primary/excess, exhaustion of policy limits, toxic tort and hazardous waste, first and third party coverage, multiple towers, occurrence, interrelated wrongful acts, endorsement interpretation

Securities: class actions, churning, unauthorized trading, unsuitable trading, and shareholder disputes. Recognized as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (Phoenix) in Securities Litigation 2015 & 2020

Business Entity Disputes: joint ventures, limited liability companies, mergers, acquisitions, sale of business, sale of assets, freeze-out, corporate governance, post merger/acquisition compliance issues, and shareholder/member disputes, including medical and dental practice disputes and dissolutions.

Class Actions: securities, consumer and employment

Contracts: property, leases, software licensing, aviation, advertising, secured transactions, and real estate

Intellectual Property: licensing and infringement of trademark disputes, including Lanham Act violations and unfair competition

Employment: wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination

Training:

Cybersecurity Awareness Training for AAA Panelists, 2020; ABA Arbitration Institute (2020); New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting (2017, 2019); ABA Dispute Resolution Annual Conference (2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019); Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference (2019, 2020); CIArb, Arbitration of Disputes with Foreign Sovereigns and Sovereign-Owned Entities (2018); Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference (2016); American College of e-Neutrals, Arbitrating In A Digital World (2016); AAA, Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation and Strategy Conference (2016); AAA, Panel Dynamics: Staying on Course When Things Don’t Go as Planned (2015); Mediator Boot Camp: Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law (2014); AAA, Principled Deliberations (2014); AAA, Developments In Arbitration Law: Disclosure, Vacatur, Sanctions, and Arbitrator Authority (2013); AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference (2012); AAA, Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing (2011); Prescriptions for Payor Provider Disputes: Implementing the New AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Arbitration Rules (2011); CIArb, International Arbitration Training Program (2010); ABA, Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute (2009); AAA, Current Issues in Employment Arbitration (2009); AAA, Alternative Investments Meet Alternative Dispute Resolution (2009); Arizona State Bar, Private Arbitration Update (2009); Arizona State Bar, Private Arbitration Update: Basic/Advanced Arbitration Practice (2008); Arizona State Bar, Best Practices in Securities Arbitration (2007); AAA, Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (2006); AAA, Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (2005); AAA, Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (2004); AAA, Arbitrator Update (2001); AAA, Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues (2001); AAA, Commercial Arbitrator Training (2000); FINRA Chairperson Training (1997); FINRA Arbitrator Training (1995); AAA, Introductory Arbitrator Training (1995).

License:

New York Bar
Arizona Bar

Awards:

Best Lawyers®, Phoenix Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, 2017
Best Lawyers® in Arbitration (2012-2020)
Best Lawyers® in Mediation (2018-20)
Southwest Super Lawyers: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2012- 2020)
Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona, and Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona (2015-2020)

Panels:

American Arbitration Association-Multiple panels
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator
International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution-Multiple panels
Resolute Systems
National Arbitration and Mediation
DeMars & Associates
FINRA

Associations:

Co-Chair: ABA, ADR Section, Women in Dispute Resolution Committee (2018-19)
Chair: State Bar of Arizona Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2017-18)
New York Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Member
ABA Forum on Franchising Member
ABA Business Law Section Member
ABA Litigation Section Member

Education:

Fordham University School of Law
SUNY-Oneonta

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