Jeff Matura is a founding shareholder of Barrett | Matura. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, municipal and governmental law, cannabis law, and insurance law. He is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer-review rating an individual lawyer can receive. He has also received the Super Lawyer designation and is recognized as a Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Arizona. In his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Matura represents private and public companies in a variety of matters, including contract disputes, fraud claims, employment issues, insurance disputes, and other business-related issues. Mr. Matura works closely with in-house counsel on all business matters, and often serves as the first person to call when a company lacks its own established in-house legal department. Mr. Matura is also the head of the firm’s cannabis law practice group. In this capacity, he advises licensed entities, dispensaries, cultivators, operators, individuals, investors, publicly-traded companies, and others regarding compliance with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, the Adult Use Marijuana Program, and other rules and regulations regarding medical and adult use cannabis. He also provides counseling on mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures, contracts, policies and procedures, and licensing issues that arise with the growing, production, and sale of medical and adult use cannabis. With respect to mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Matura has advised clients in transactions totaling more than $300 million. When disputes arise, Mr. Matura also handles litigation matters involving all aspects of medical cannabis, including disputes involving the Arizona Department of Health Services. In his municipal and governmental law practice, Mr. Matura represents towns, cities, counties, fire districts, water districts, and other special taxing districts throughout Arizona. Mr. Matura defends these municipalities against civil rights claims, employment disputes, housing matters, discrimination and retaliation claims, police enforcement issues, and other contested actions. Mr. Matura serves as the town or city attorney for several municipalities, works closely with a Town or City Manager, and often appears before a Town or City Council to provide advice on pending matters and updates on important laws. Mr. Matura also has specialized knowledge and experience regarding the Civil Rights Act, the Arizona and Federal Fair Housing Acts, reasonable accommodation requests, law enforcement disputes, and public records requests. Mr. Matura also testifies before the Arizona State Legislature to provide input on behalf of clients on proposed legislation that could impact municipalities. In his insurance law practice, Mr. Matura represents international and national life insurance companies, property and casualty companies, and other insurers. He often represents these insurers against first-party breach of contract and bad faith lawsuits, analyzes claims and medical payment issues, and advises insurers on their business needs and compliance with Arizona insurance laws. ? Mr. Matura handles disputes from their inception through trial. He has completed numerous jury trials in federal and state courts. He has also completed more than 50 administrative trials before various regulatory and administrative bodies throughout Arizona. Mr. Matura has also presented arguments and assisted on appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.