Arizona Supreme Court grants first ABS licence

Law company Elevate has been granted an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) license by the Arizona Supreme Court, making Elevate and its affiliated law firm, ElevateNext, a single entity.  This makes Elevate the first non-lawyer-owned law firm in the United States.

In 2020 Arizona became the first state to remove the prohibition of non-lawyers owning law firms after decades of ethics rules across the country banning this practice.

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