Elizabeth A. McFarland Attorney at Law Sedona, Arizona
Elizabeth A. McFarland Attorney Profile
ELIZABETH A. McFARLAND, Sedona, Arizona Sole Practitioner 2002 to present
Wills, trusts, formation and maintenance of corporations, LLCs and partnerships, commercial transactions, general business law, and appeals. Lead counsel for a group of property owners in a case resolving competing claims by government entities and landowners to water rights in the Imperial Valley.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECURITIES DEALERS Arbitrator 2004-2007
Arbitrate disputes between customers and stock brokers.
Practiced complex, commercial litigation and appeals in state and federal courts across the country, second-chairing civil trials, and performing all aspects of civil discovery and motions practice. These cases involved issues like fraud, breach of contract, joint venture disputes, premises liability, wrongful termination of employment, promissory estoppel, 10b5 violations, the 1940 Investment Company Act, corporate governance, legal malractice, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Acted as lead counsel in a Winstar case before the United States Court of Federal Claims from 1998 through 2001. Clients included: corporations, banks, holding companies, entrepreneurs, a political party, and landlords. Opponents included entities like: TRW, KPMG, the UAW, Siemens, law firms, and the federal government.
Advised clients in corporate, banking, and transactional work.
Managed civil litigation of commercial transactions, employment disputes, and family law; and performed estate planning and probate.
Team taught California community property law.
Selected as one of six students to consult with the government of Estonia regarding the legal framework for its transition from communism to capitalism and from rule by law to rule of law. Worked with Estonian representative to draft antitrust decree and legislation, both of which were subsequently enacted.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor Awarded February, 1993
Summer study abroad at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Dean’s List (1991-92).
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, 1991-92 editor, 1990-91 staff. Published Elizabeth Whitaker, Comment, The Schengen Agreement And Its Portent For Immigration In Europe, 6 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 191 (1992); Note, Czechoslovakia Links Economic And Immigration Policies, 5 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 571 (1991).
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Arts Political Science Awarded December, 1987 (including one year of graduate level economics course work at the University of Italy at Padua, with all instruction in Italian)
College Honors, Dean's List, Chancellor's Scholar, UCLA Alumni Scholarship, Hazel Severy Scholarship, Phi Mu Flying Carpet Scholarship, and Association of American University Women Scholarship.
UCLA Intercollegiate Sailing Team (1983-86).
Northern Arizona Healthcare, Board of Directors
Arizona Community Foundation for Sedona and the Verde Valley, Board of Advisors
Former Board Director for Verde Valley Medical Center
Former Arizona State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
Former Cornville Community Association’s Trails Committee member
Former Wills For Heroes service provider to first responders in Yavapai and Coconino Counties