Meet the 2020 Phoenix Business Journal class of 40 Under 40

RLG Founder and President Jordan Rose was honored by Phoenix Business Journal as an inaugural member of the 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame in 2018. By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal Leaders are needed in tough times, and this year’s class of 40 Under 40 from the Phoenix Business Journal shows there is no short supply of those …

How Smart & Safe Arizona Act allows cities to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments, by Adam Trenk, RLG partner and director of cannabis, hemp departments

By Adam Trenk | Partner at Rose Law Group As the world starts to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, with the dispensing of medical marijuana deemed essential, recreational marijuana entrepreneurs are waiting in the wings for the legalization of marijuana in Arizona. The Smart & Safe Arizona Act (the “Act”) is on the ballot in November. This long-awaited legalization may finally come …

Supreme Court rules CFPB structure unconstitutional; RLG corporate attorney Shruti Gurudanti comments

By Mike Albanese | DS News The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional, but it can keep operating under new rules. “The CFPB’s single-Director configuration is also incompatible with the structure of the Constitution, which—with the sole exception of the Presidency—scrupulously avoids concentrating power in the hands of any single …

Arizona Gov. Ducey orders bars, gyms and theaters to close at 8 p.m. tonight; large gatherings restricted, school start delayed; RLG Founder Jordan Rose comments

By Maria Polletta | The Republic Facing mounting pressure to respond to Arizona’s ballooning COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday announced he would again shut down bars, gyms and theaters in Arizona. His forthcoming executive order, which also will cover water parks and tubing, is expected to take effect at 8 p.m. It will not affect churches or restaurants. “I …

Researchers propose health safety grading system for restaurants amid COVID

(Disclosure: RLG represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By Laura Gillespie | Houston Business Journal With restaurants initially shuttering amid the coronavirus pandemic — and then reopening, despite spiking cases — Rice University Texas Policy Lab epidemiologists in Houston are proposing creating a Covid-19 grading system akin to health department inspections. In a paper authored by E. Susan Amirian, Snejana Nihtianova and Megan …

HealthyVerify assists Phoenix Rising’s safe return to soccer

(Disclosure: RLG represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By Briar Napiar | The Republic Phoenix Rising FC General Manager Bobby Dulle admitted as such: A perfect way to return to sports doesn’t exist. COVID-19 can’t be defeated by pumping goals past a ‘keeper or by outrunning its defenses. For sports, where competition is its lifeblood and what captivates billions to be active across the world, …

EXCLUSIVE: Empire Group/Dodgers/White Sox gain zoning approval

EMC Camelback Ranch Rendering/The Empire Group (Disclosure: RLG represents this case and The Empire Group.) By Rose Law Group Reporter Staff Last night, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a general plan amendment and rezoning for the Empire Group to allow for 18 acres of high density residential at Camelback Road and Ballpark Boulevard adjacent to Camelback Ranch the home …

The Rose Report: Police powers and free speech [PODCAST]

On this episode, hosts Wafa Shahid, Dan Gauthier and Olen Lenets interview Rose Law Group partner Logan Elia about police powers and free speech in the aftermath of the events following George Floyd’s tragic death. This episode is split into two parts given the importance and gravity of the topic. The first part covers police powers and the second part covers free speech. Elia provides thoughtful analysis on various …

Districts, parents still unsure how to safely reopen Arizona schools

By Chance Dorland | Cronkite News PHOENIX – Guidelines for how Arizona school districts can safely reopen for the fall have been released, but at least some parents – and teachers – are questioning how safe it will be. Administrators also wonder how to pay for implementing the changes. Ayanna Johnson, who teaches third grade at Monte Vista Elementary School …

High court ruling ‘a win, but tomorrow is not a guarantee’

Farah Eltohamy and Ellie Borst | Cronkite News via Indian Country Today PHOENIX – For almost three years, Phoenix resident Jennifer Rodriguez Garcia said she has lived with the fear immigration officials will deport her to a country she has never known and separate her from her 2-year-old daughter. Until Thursday. “Today I can breathe again,” Rodriguez Garcia said, after …