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Meet the Guidant Team

Our attorneys offer a wide-range of practice areas and experience, each dedicated to providing their clients with excellent service and reliable advisement.

Gary Smith, Esq.

Gary Smith focuses on commercial matters, construction, real estate, cannabis, and administrative law. He has authored numerous books and two legal treatises on construction law. In addition, he’s a leading voice in Arizona cannabis law, serving as the founder and current president of the Arizona Cannabis Bar Association. Read more…

Sam Saks, Esq.

Sam Saks has experience in commercial and tort litigation, including partnership issues, breach of contract, and commercial transactions. He has also negotiated millions in settlements for clients involved in personal injury cases, earning a reputation for pursuing insurance companies for bad faith delay and denials of coverage. Read more…

James A. Kuzmich, Esq.

James Kuzmich is a trusted and tenacious attorney with a focus on entertainment law, corporate law, intellectual property, and business transactions. He has helped business owners navigate transitions and is familiar with the specific needs of professional creatives. Read more…

D. Lamar Hawkins, Esq.

Lamar Hawkins focuses his practice on all phases of commercial and consumer debt and bankruptcy services. He has an extensive understanding of bankruptcy planning, local rules, procedures and tax issues, guiding clients through each step of these processes. He has also assisted in the reorganization of several business entities.
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J. Phillip Glasscock, Esq.

Phillip Glasscock has more than 35 years of experience in business transactions, litigation, and estate planning. He also offers expertise in company acquisition, sales, distribution, employment, and joint venture contracts. He is a retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Read more…

Stockton Banfield, Esq.

Small and mid-sized businesses turn to Stockton Banfield for advice on the challenges and growth opportunities owners experience through their many transitional phases. Stockton assists businesses in every stage of development, including entity formation and structuring… Read more…

Alexander J.N. Karam, Esq.

Alexander Karam focuses his practice on commercial litigation and corporate law, helping small- to mid-sized businesses with complex legal hurdles, transitions, and growth opportunities, all while minimizing risk. He’s also among the few lawyers engaging in Arizona-specific cannabis and hemp litigation and business counseling.
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