Martin R. Galbut

Martin R. Galbut


Galbut Beabeau

Recognized since 2001

Scottsdale, Arizona

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Real Estate

Litigation - Securities

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Corporate Compliance Law
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Martin R. Galbut brings decades of counseling and litigation experience to the firm. He combines a distinct blend of corporate, securities, banking, real estate, antitrust, intellectual property, and finance counseling and litigation experience with tenacious thoroughness and unmatched client service. Martin represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of cases involving securities, banking and finance, labor and employment, corporate governance, intellectual property, antitrust, real estate, environmental, regulatory, and health care matters.

Martin is widely regarded as one of the leading business attorneys in Arizona. His excellence has been recognized as such on many occasions by The Best Lawyers in America®, Southwest Super Lawyers®, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Legal Leaders, AZ Business Magazine, The Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Executive Magazine, and AZ Big Media. He was named Best Lawyers 2019 Phoenix Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Banking and Finance; 2017 Phoenix Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Governance Law; and 2015 Phoenix Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Governance Law.

Because of his extensive experience and broad background across the wide range of legal practices areas implicated in running a successful business, Martin has the unique ability to provide fractional general counsel services in a manner that takes into account all relevant considerations – monetary and otherwise.

Martin's efficacy as an attorney and reputation for providing counsel in an ethical way have engendered great respect for him within the Arizona legal community. This respect is recognized by, among other things, his receipt of the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards) for the last 36 years (1984–2020).

Martin has been a lecturer and moderator for the State Bar of Arizona’s continuing education programs and a frequent panelist at professional conferences on securities, commercial real estate, and intellectual property law. He has also published numerous articles and seminar materials in the areas of securities law, commercial real estate litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Appointed by the Governor of Arizona, Martin served on the Governor’s Task Force on Urban Air Quality. Appointed by the Mayor of Phoenix, Martin served on the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission. For several years, Martin also chaired the Arizona State Air Pollution Control Hearing Board. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Martin graduated from Northwestern University in 1968. He earned his law degree cum laude from Northwestern University Law School in 1971, where he was an Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review, a Clarion DeWitt Hardy Scholar, a Francis S. Kosmerl Foundation Scholar, and a recipient of the first 'Student Who Contributed the Most to the Intellectual Life of Northwestern University' award.

In addition to the law, Martin’s passions are his family, international travel, landscape painting, and collecting art and antiques. In 2019, he won First Place in Painting in the Arizona Bar’s Creative Arts Competition. Martin won this same award in two prior years. His works were most recently featured in the Arizona Attorney magazine in May 2019.

PRACTICE AREAS

Business Litigation, Outside General Counsel, Family Office Services

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Commercial arbitrator, American Arbitration Association Arbitrator, NASD?FINRA Mediator, State Bar of Arizona (Section on Securities Regulation)

HONORS AND AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America® (2001–2021)

  • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year — Banking and Finance (2019)
  • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year — Corporate Governance Law (2017)
    Phoenix Lawyer of the Year — Corporate Compliance Law (2015)

Southwest Super Lawyers®, Super Lawyer (2006–2021); Top 50 Arizona Lawyer (2012)Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rating (1984–2021)Martindale-Hubbell®, Platinum Client Champion (2014–2021); Client Distinction Award (2016)Martindale-Hubbell®, Judicial AV Preeminent (2021)AZ Big Media, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona (2017, 2018)AZ Business Magazine, The Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona (2012, 2016, 2018)Top Attorneys in the Southwest (2020)Legal Leaders, Top Rated Litigators (2015, 2017, 2018)Arizona Executive Magazine, Legends of Law (2017)Who's Who in America (2015)America's Most Honored Lawyers Top 1% (2020, 2021)America's Most Honored Professionals (2014, 2020)Arizona's Business Leader's Magazine, Top 4 Arizona Attorney - Securities/Finance (2014)Arizona Republic, Best Arizona Attorneys (2012)The Phoenix Business Journal, Leading Lawyers and Best of the Bar (2005, 2006)

Contact & Links

Location

  • 6720 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 305
    Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Education

  • Northwestern University , J.D. Cum Laude, graduated 1971
  • Northwestern University, B.S., graduated 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona

Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association - Commercial Arbitrator
  • NASD/FINRA - Arbitrator
  • State Bar of Arizona - Lecturer and Moderator

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Galbut Beabeau
Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Corporate Compliance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Phoenix (2019)
  • Corporate Governance Law, Phoenix (2017)
  • Corporate Compliance Law, Phoenix (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Special Focus

  • Arbitration
  • Capital Markets
  • Class Actions
  • Enforcement
  • Fraud
  • Investment Management
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory

Awards:

  • US News & World Report- 2022 Best Lawyers in America
  • AVVO, Superb Attorney Rating, 2019
  • The American Registry- Top Attorneys In the Southwest, 2020- America's Most Honored Lawyers, 2020, 2021- America's Most Honored Professionals, 2020, 2021- America's Most Honored Lawyers Top 1%, 2020
  • Best Lawyers, recognized every year 2011 through 2019
  • Phoenix Magazine - Top Attorneys in Arizona, 2019 - Top Attorneys of the Southwest, 2019 - Southwest Top Lawyers, 2018 - Top 100 Lawyers, 2018 - Top 100 Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys in the Southwest, 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyers (Legal Leaders), Labor and Employment, 2018Top Rated Lawyers (Legal Leaders), Litigation, 2018
  • Arizona Executive Magazine, Legends of Law (pages 14-17), 2017 AZ Business, The Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, 2017Top Lawyers 2017, Phoenix MagazineTop Rated Lawyers (Legal Leaders), Top Rated Litigators, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Client Champion, Platinum Distinction Award 2019, 2020, 2021 - Client Distinction Award 2016 - Highest Possible Rating in Litigation Law, AV Preeminent Rating, 2019, 2016 - Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, AV Preeminent, 2021, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2021- Judicial Edition AV Preeminent Rating, 2015- AV Preeminent Rating, 1982-2013 (30 Years)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 (Tenth Year of Selection), 2021
  • Top Rated Lawyers (Legal Leaders), 2015 Who’s Who in America, 2015
  • Top Valley Lawyers, North Valley Magazine, Business, 2014America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2014Your Best Attorney in America, 2014Arizona Business Leaders, 2014Super Lawyers, Business and Securities Litigation, 2014Top 50 Arizona Lawyers, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2012Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2013Top Rated Lawyer, Labor & Employment, 2013Best Arizona Attorneys, Arizona Republic, 2012Top Lawyers, AZ Business Magazine, 2012Leading Lawyers, The Phoenix Business Journal,2006Best of the Bar- Securities Law and Business Litigation, 2005Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003

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Martin R. Galbut, Phoenix "Lawyer of the Year" for Business Law 2017


by Nicole Ortiz

Galbut & Galbut's Martin R. Galbut on his storied career in business law.

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