Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, P.L.L.C.

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi  provides trusted and experienced counsel. We take the time to understand every client’s objectives. RL&L attorneys are open minded strategists, results driven and fiscally conscientious. We advise and represent businesses and business owners on matters concerning complex and commercial litigation, employment matters, real estate and land use, financing, immigration, business transactions, contract negotiations and drafting,  and general business advice. Our national intellectual property practice provides counsel concerning intellectual property development, venture capital financing and funding, licensing, pharmaceutical and medical device development and manufacturing, and educational institution technology transfer.


Tucson, AZ

6363 N. Swan Road, Suite 151, Tucson, AZ 85718

Person of contact: Tim Reckart

Scottsdale, AZ

16427 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Person of contact: Kate Frenzinger

Practice Areas

  • ADR/Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
    • Asset-Based Financing
    • Bankruptcy and Credit Restructuring and Workouts
    • Collections and Foreclosures
    • Commercial and Industrial Lending and Financing
    • Debt Placements
    • Litigation
    • Private Banking Transactions
    • Private Equity & Fund Transactions
  • Construction
    • Construction Contracts
    • Consulting Agreements
    • Litigation
    • Mechanics and Materials Lien Law
  • Corporate
    • Corporate Governance
    • Internal Investigations
    • Records Retention
  • Corporate, M&A & Securities
    • Asset Purchases, Stock Purchases, and Leveraged Buyouts
    • Corporate Governance
    • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
    • Master Services and Supply Agreements
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Private Placements
    • Recapitalizations, Restructures, Spin-Outs, and Divestitures
    • Venture Capital and Early-Stage Financing
  • Defamation
  • Gaming
  • Immigration
    • Corporate Immigration Compliance
    • Employment-Based Visas and Immigration Matters
  • Insurance
    • Construction
    • Environmental and Toxic Tort
    • Extra Contractual/Bad Faith
    • Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Product Liability
    • Professional Liability/E&O/D&O
  • Intellectual Property
    • Copyright
    • IP Agreements/Licensing
    • Litigation
    • Other Transactions
    • Patents
    • Software Distribution Agreements
    • Trademark
  • Labor & Employment
    • Arbitration
    • Class Actions / MDL
    • Compliance
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    • ERISA
    • Immigration / I-9 Compliance
    • Leave and Pay Acts (e.g. FLSA / FMLA / Service Contracts Act / Davis Bacon Act / Walsh-Healey)
    • Litigation
    • Trade Secret
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Administrative
    • Class Action
    • Construction
    • Consumer and Product Liability Litigation
    • Corporate/Commercial (Shareholder Derivative Suits, Securities, FINRA, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, etc.)
    • Criminal (White Collar)
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)
    • Environment, Energy and Resources
    • Estate/Trust Law
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual Property (Patent/Trademark)
    • Malpractice
    • Personal Injury (Torts, Premises Liability, Toxic Torts)
    • Professional Liability
    • Real Estate
    • Restaurant Retail & Hospitality
  • Native American
  • Private Equity
  • Private Funds
  • Products Liability
    • Automotive
    • Food/Beverage
    • Litigation
    • Medical/pharmaceutical
    • Retail
  • Real Estate/Commercial Transactions
    • Acquisitions, Leasing, and Dispositions
    • Commercial Leases
    • Development
    • Eminent Domain
    • Environmental - Regulatory Compliance and Review
    • Land Use Planning and Entitlements
  • Securities
    • Finance
    • FINRA Litigation
    • Litigation
  • Tax/Tax Credits
    • Representation Before IRS and State Tax Authorities
    • Tax Law Change
    • Tax Opinions
    • Tax Planning and Transactional Implementation
  • Technology Transactions
    • Acquisition and Licensing of Patents, Software, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
    • Enterprise Resource Platforms: Cloud/SaaS/PaaS Computing
    • Joint Ventures and Technology Development Agreements
    • Master Services Agreements
    • Master Supply Agreements
  • Utilities Regulation
  • Venture Capital

Firm Bio

RUSING LOPEZ & LIZARDI is a recognized leader in commercial litigation and business counsel. Our attorneys have worked in private practice, taught as law school faculty, and served in general counsel or in-house counsel roles. We are not only legal professionals but are businessmen and businesswomen ourselves. Celebrating over twenty-five years in business, RL&L’s experienced attorneys have been in the legal trenches and have earned a reputable presence within the legal industry.

RL&L was established in 1992 by Stanford Law School classmates Mick Rusing and Pat Lopez.  Their combined experience, along with the legal savvy of all the other attorneys who have joined them, has facilitated RL&L’s growth into the recognized leader it is today. The firm remains committed to its core philosophy of maintaining an environment that attracts dynamic clients, talented lawyers, and top-notch legal staff, enabling our firm to effectively and efficiently represent business clients and individuals in a wide range of legal matters. With an unwavering commitment to satisfying the needs of clients, we have been able to repeatedly meet and exceed the firm’s goals regarding premium legal service and our clients’ expectations.

RL&L has become home to some of the Southwest’s most accomplished attorneys.  Our attorneys have been named as The Best Lawyers in America© in 15 separate practice areas. Our firm is ranked a Tier 1 Law Firm by Best Lawyers®. For the 13th consecutive year, RL&L attorneys have been recognized as being the top lawyers in Real Estate, Business, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, and Civil Litigation by the national rating organization, Super Lawyers®.  Our attorneys have also received the Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating through Martindale Hubble ®.

Our attorneys practice in a wide range of areas falling under the general categories of Trial Work, Lending & Finance, Real Estate Transactions & Development, Business & Corporate Transactions, Labor & Employment Law, and Intellectual Property Transactions & Prosecution.