GARY BACHMAN, a program manager in the Pima County community development and neighborhood conservation department, received a 2014 Housing Hero Award from the Arizona Department of Housing. Bachman has been an advocate for affordable housing and community development planning in Southern Arizona for nearly 30 years, including the last 20 as a manager of CDNC programs. Most recently he was the chief architect of a coalition that received a $22 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Among other projects, he was the lead author of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1998.
William Becker, D.D.S., M.S.D., was awarded the Gold Medal from the national American Academy of Periodontology in San Francisco earlier this month. The award recognizes outstanding service to the academy and contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and dental implants. In 2008, Becker was awarded the Master Clinician Award by the AAP. Becker is in private practice in periodontics and dental implants with his brother, Burton Becker, D.D.S.
Scott H. Gan, shareholder with Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C., has been selected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as the next bankruptcy judge to serve in Tucson. Gan has been practicing law for 34 years. As a graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, his career began in the Pima County Public Defender’s office. He then moved into private practice before joining Mesch, Clark & Rothschild in 1986, establishing himself as an appellate and bankruptcy attorney. He has been a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute since 1997 and is a Master of the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inns of Court.
Seven Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C. lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers for 2015: Emery Barker, Douglas Clark, Mel Cohen, Richard Davis, Michael McGrath, Fred Petersen and Lowell Rothschild.
Seven Fennemore Craig lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015: Benjamin W. Bauer, Sherry Janssen Downer, Barney M. Holtzman, John E. Kofron, Erwin Kratz, George Krauja and Nancy J. March.