Business ownership can feel overwhelming. As business owners ourselves, we understand the challenges you face. Our team of advisors can help guide you through the hard decisions which define your business' future. We all have experience in fields outside of law, from technology and agriculture to education and construction. Let us help you avoid hidden risks and keep you on track for financial success.
Buying or selling a small business does not have to be difficult. The key to success is avoiding hidden risks which may not become clear until after the deal is done. Whether you are new to this process or an experienced business flipper, our team's broad knowledge and experience outside of law can help you control your risks and get your deal closed smoothly.
Farming is special. The risks you face, your cash flow, your real estate and equipment, financing, and succession planning are all unique to agribusiness. Fortunately, our partner Nisha Noroian is a life-long farmer from a family of agribusiness pioneers dating back over a century. Her knowledge and experience will help you make the best decisions to control risk, protect your assets, and secure your enterprise for future generations.
Preserving your wealth for future generations is a challenge which requires clear vision and strategic thinking. More than just estate planning, successful wealth transfer and long-term asset protection is a process of continuous management and attention, growing and sheltering your wealth through the decades. Let our team's knowledge help you provide for your family's future.
Poulton & Noroian serves the legal needs of individuals and businesses in Arizona and California. With four attorneys from diverse professional backgrounds, our firm offers legal representation in a variety of areas. We advise clients and resolve disputes involving small business ownership, agribusiness, asset protection and estate planning, construction, real estate, commercial landlord-tenant, and contracts.
Senior Partner Karen Poulton was born and raised in the Akron, Ohio area. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in special education and a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology. She earned a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Florida, and became a professor at the University of Nebraska before attending law school. Karen is licensed to practice law in seven states. She is a career litigator who has represented clients ranging from national banks and mining companies to rural farmers and municipalities.Read More
Managing Partner Mike Poulton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Engineering, majoring in Construction Management with minors in Physics and Business. While at UNL, he worked as a physics research technician designing and building lab apparatus for the Polarized Electron Group, including lasers, electronic instrumentation, and high vacuum electron beam equipment.
Before attending law school he worked as Project Engineer for a national commercial construction contractor here in Phoenix. Mike is a metalworker, ham radio operator, and outdoorsman in his spare time. As a professional pyrotechnician, he conducts public fireworks displays several times each year, including the City of Chandler's annual July Fourth show. Read More
Partner Nisha Noroian was born and raised in the small Southern California town of Blythe. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture Business with an emphasis in agricultural policy and law. Nisha is a third-generation farmer. In addition to practicing agribusiness and asset protection law in Arizona and California, she is a manager of her family's Nish Noroian Farms in Blythe. Read More
Associate Kristin Penunuri was raised in a family of engineers and scientists here in Phoenix. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology magna cum laude from the Barrett Honors College at ASU. After working in bio-research, she earned her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. As a litigator and transactional lawyer, Kristin's strong analytical skills and science-based logical reasoning help her reach the correct results from complex information. Read More
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