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Membership Meeting and CLE - LIVE at Gainey Ranch Golf Club

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 11:45 AM until 1:15 PM
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 Gainey Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85258

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Paige A Martin
Registration Questions
Luncheon Meeting
Registration is required before Friday, February 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Please read entire confirmation email!

Please DO NOT MAIL CHECKS FOR THE LUNCHEON. Either pay in advance on the website via credit card or bring a check or cash (exact change appreciated) to the luncheon. Note: We charge $5 MORE than what the website lists to pay by check or cash at the luncheon, even if you pre-registered.

Non-members who pay via credit card will be charged a convenience fee by our website provider ($2.00 for a charge up to $50; $3 for over $50 up to 250).

Please arrive by 11:45 to check in at the registration desk. The program begins promptly at noon.

We cannot guarantee special meal requests made after the registration deadline.

This program will NOT be recorded or live streamed.
Cancellation Policy:
We cannot give a credit for cancellations after the registration deadline. After the deadline, we give Gainey a guarantee, and we pay for your meal whether you attend or not.
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Please register by Friday,  February 4, 2022 at NOON

Private equity and hedge fund transactions now comprise, on average, 11% of all institutional portfolios.  For many institutions, these so called “alternative investments” comprise more than 25% of their assets.  What are these “alternative” investments, and why are they so popular with institutional investors? And since they seem to be so attractive to professional money managers, how can you, as a retail investor, access them?

Marc has served as outside general, investment and fiduciary counsel for many large statewide public pension plans throughout the United States.  He has also represented numerous public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurers and banks in connection with their alternative investments.  Several administrators of state-wide pension systems have recognized him as one of “the most knowledgeable and experienced public pension lawyer in this State.”

A Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, Marc regularly documents real estate investments of his clients. Currently, those investments include office buildings, health spas, master planned communities, hotels, golf courses, shopping centers, convenience store/gas stations, restaurants, historic renovations, raw land and condominium towers throughout the United States, amounting to more than $1.5 billion. He has also documented scores of land banking transactions and, to date, he and his Group have negotiated over $6 billion in private equity and hedge deals, documenting between $100 million and $300 million of these transactions monthly.

Marc currently serves as a member of the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. He is a former member of the Arizona Judicial Review Performance Commission, past Chair of the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Arizona, a former Judge Pro Tem on the Arizona Court of Appeals, and past Chair of the Editorial Board of Arizona Attorney Magazine. He is a frequent lecturer on investment related issues, and has written numerous articles on investment topics.  He received the Scottsdale Bar Association Award of Excellence in 2021.

In addition to the various public plans, Marc has represented numerous private pension plans in ERISA litigation, and obtained the first published decision in the Ninth Circuit that awarded a plan its fees against a benefit claimant, something unheard of in benefit cases. He recently obtained one of the largest defense verdicts in the United States for the year ending January 31, 2017, defeating a $200 million claim and obtaining a $4.9 million defense award. 

*The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour towards your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.0 hours of professional responsibility.




When registering, please type in your choice of REGULAR entrée or VEGAN entréeAll the food (except the butter for the rolls) is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Regular Entrée: Lemon artichoke chicken breast, broccolini and quinoa 
Vegan Entrée: Quinoa with roasted vegetables and grilled tofu
All meals served with rolls and butter, green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and double fudge chocolate cake with fresh berries.

Share the fun!  Invite a friend to experience the networking, social and educational opportunities of the Scottsdale Bar Association!  Current members may invite a prospective member to attend an upcoming lunch for free.  Here are the rules:
1.  The guest must be eligible for membership in the Scottsdale Bar Association.  See, click on Membership Information, then Membership Categories.

2.  The guest cannot be a former Scottsdale Bar member.

3.  The guest cannot have attended lunch for free in the past.

4.  The member must attend the luncheon with the guest.
5. The member must register him/herself for the luncheon, then contact Paige Martin at with the guest’s name and email address, and choice of regular or vegan meal, so that she can register the guest.  Member registration and the request for guest registration must be completed before the registration cut-off on the Friday before the luncheon, at noon.

6.  The member can only invite one guest to any luncheon.

7.  The member is responsible for following up with his/her guest after the luncheon to invite the guest to join Scottsdale Bar.

8.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to limit the number of guests attending each luncheon.







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