In the 2009 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers, we profiled real estate and finance attorney Marc R. Lieberman of Kutak Rock in Scottsdale, Ariz. Lieberman has swam with sharks, raced motorcycles, climbed Kilimanjaro and negotiated over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions. An excerpt:
In his position at Kutak Rock in Scottsdale, he serves as outside counsel to four of Arizona’s six public pension plans, which include the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan and the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan. He represents plans that help more than 50,000 judges, legislators, elected officials, police officers, firefighters and other public workers in the state collect on their pensions. He also gives counsel to fund managers on what to do if government officials come knocking. And he figures they will.
“At some point, there’s going to be a real strong movement to get the public pension funds to lend money to enable the government to operate,” he says. “The trustees of the plans owe their dues to the members. The trustees would resist any effort to raid the plans or take money away from the plans if to do so would impair the health of the plans.”
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