Affirming that the Yakama Nation’s treaty right to unburdened travel is a federally protected activity, an administrative law judge ruled that Arizona’s interference with that activity is preempted by federal law.

Only three other tribal treaties in the United States have “right to travel” provisions, and the Yakama have been uniquely vigilant in defending it. For more than one hundred years, the Yakama have continuously and successfully defended their treaty rights in state and federal court.

See e.g., US v. Winans,

25 S. Ct. 662 (1905) (fishing rights reserved in the treaty pre-empted Washington’s enforcement of a trespass law against
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Frazer Ryan is listed among “

50 Arizona Businesses to Watch

” released January 21 as part of

Az Business

magazine’s “AZ Big 100” coverage.

“Arizona is filled with brilliant minds and innovative companies,” the publisher noted in its release. “That’s why we created the AZ Big 100.”

Frazer Ryan is one of three law firms included in the 50-company list, which includes such major entities as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Banner Health, Cox Communications, HonorHealth, Hospice of the Valley, Intel, National Bank of Arizona, Petsmart, and the University of Phoenix.

“For our mid-size law firm to be recognized on the
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Phoenix Business Journal,

December 8, 2022

Frazer Ryan has been named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 2022, ranking #1 in the small company category (50-99 employees).

The Firm received the #1 ranking in its first year of competition. Winners were announced at the “Best Places to Work” awards ceremony and luncheon held on December 8.
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By opening an OCLAT investment account and shifting assets to it equal to their desired tax deduction, Millennials create both a triple tax-advantaged retirement account that can grow exponentially over time and a giving-engine that donates increasingly more to charity, usually over 20-30 years. This tax deduction strategy, perhaps most famously associated with Jackie Onassis (see

related article

by Jonathon Morrison), is IRS-approved and has many benefits that make it attractive to high-earning Millennials, including a high-funding limit (30% of annual income) and charitable giving, retirement savings and generational wealth transfer components. Specifically:

  • The individual funding the OCLAT receives a

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Mr. Smith demanded in writing the prompt release of the unredacted police report. The Town declined, and, in May 2021, Mr. Smith sued the Town, seeking to compel it to comply with Arizona’s public records statutes.

At trial, Mr. Smith argued that, because the shooter was not a victim for purposes of disclosure law (as the County Attorney had declined to prosecute), Mr. Smith was not required to establish that the public interest in disclosure outweighed the shooter’s right to privacy. (A 1984 decision, in

Carlson v. Pima County,

places a burden on public entities to presumptively disclose information unless
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Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP, a leading Phoenix-based law firm that is consistently voted as one of BestCompaniesAZ’s “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona,” is seeking a full-time Director of First Impressions.

This position is responsible for greeting clients, answering the telephones, maintaining supply inventory and placing the supply order, and hospitality duties such as keeping the conference rooms tidy and setting up for meetings.

This person should be able to lift at least 25 lbs. This is a perfect position for a student. The working hours can be from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Frazer Ryan Goldberg
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Qualifying charitable contributions give you control over how a portion of your state income tax dollars will be used.

As 2022 rapidly comes to an end, you might be considering some of the special Arizona charitable donations that generate a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona return.

Here is some basic information (for tax year 2022) on some of those special donations. Happy year-end tax planning!

You may claim a dollar-for-dollar Arizona tax credit for making contributions to a certified School Tuition Organization to create scholarships for K-12 students attending private schools.

  • Contributions for the 2022 tax year can

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