Ed began practicing law in 1984 and is a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5* attorney. Ed has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2011 and a Best Lawyer in America from 2015-2019 . Ed represents clients in complicated commercial disputes. He has successfully prosecuted and defended professionals, including lawyers and accountants, in dozens of cases and represented multiple clients in cases involving financial fraud and securities issues. His diverse experience includes shareholder derivative actions, civil employment litigation, and state and federal racketeering claims. Ed has extensive experience in real estate litigation matters, including claims brought by bank and lending institutions against real estate developers and contractors, as well as claims made by and against general contractors and subcontractors.
Ed’s undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance and economics, along with his active management role in a family business, allows him to relate to his business clients’ needs and concerns. He is a trusted advisor to a host of business clients who turn to him for advice and counsel on matters from day-to-day transactions to dispute resolution. While Ed is a believer in conflict resolution through methods other than costly trials, he is known to be a relentless advocate for his clients in situations where trial is necessary or inevitable.
Now with 40 attorneys in its Phoenix office, Burch & Cracchiolo was founded in 1970. The firm’s lawyers are leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, commercial litigation, construction, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy & reorganization, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, labor and employment, insurance defense, personal injury litigation, real estate law, zoning and land use and taxation. Serving corporate, governmental and individual clients throughout the Southwest and nationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is known for outstanding and cost-effective representation that emphasizes client objectives. The firm has offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Orange County, California. In order to better serve clients nationally and internationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is a member of Primerus, an international alliance of 170 law firms from 120 cities around the world.