Because COVID-19 shutdowns have affected so many businesses, Guidant is partnering with Arizona Veterinary Medical Association to provide a webinar addressing HR laws, leases and building loans. Jim Kuzmich will moderate the one-hour webinar, with Lamar Hawkins addressing how to deal with landlords and lenders and Phil Glasscock providing an overview of HR laws affecting employers.

An allied member of AZVMA, Jim has assisted veterinarians in the sale and acquisition of their practices for years as well as providing them with advice on all transactional matters. He has also written articles for AZVMA’s newsletter, so Guidant was a natural choice when AZVMA sought to educate veterinarians and technicians about the implications of COVID-19 on their businesses.

Jim advises small and mid-sized businesses on both the challenges and growth opportunities that owners experience throughout numerous transitional phases. A valued advisor during the acquisition or sale of a company as well as navigating business partnerships, he has assisted startup companies facing a myriad of legal issues, including entity formation and structure, commercial leasing, intellectual property protection, and general operational matters.

Lamar, one of the leading voices in Arizona regarding bankruptcy law, focuses on all phases of commercial and consumer debt workout and bankruptcy services including Chapter 11 reorganization, Chapter 7 liquidation, financial workout negotiation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy-related tax issues. Attuned to the complexities of bankruptcy code, he advises both buyers and sellers with significant bankruptcy sales and secures favorable financial resolutions for his clients through out-of-court workouts.

Phil, who has more than 35 years of experience in business transactions, litigation and estate planning, approaches business representation differently than many other attorneys. He typically starts with ascertaining the client’s exit strategy and other long-term plans so that all efforts are designed to achieve lasting success. In addition to negotiating business deals in the U.S., Phil has been tapped to oversee deals in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Japan, Korea, China, Sweden, Germany and Russia.