March 31, 2011

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC expands its Corporate and Health Care Law practices with the addition of Shareholder Anne Kleindienst to its Phoenix office. Kleindienst will advise health care clients, and large and small businesses, on corporate and finance matters. Kleindienst is known for providing assistance to businesses and healthcare providers, including hospital systems, behavioral health and long term care facilities, and physician groups, on a broad range of business and finance matters.

“Anne is a great addition to our growing firm,” said Phoenix Office Managing Partner Edward F. Novak. “We are pleased to have a corporate attorney with her experience in health care law to assist the firm’s clients. She brings a demonstrated commitment to the community as well as the ability to provide sophisticated legal services. This is a perfect pairing for our team.”

Kleindienst has extensive experience in business formation and counseling, mergers and acquisitions, corporate debt finance transactions, equipment leasing and financing transactions, representation of issuers, borrowers and indenture trustees in tax-exempt bond financings, franchising and trademark registration and licensing matters.

“I’m very excited to be joining a firm of this caliber,” said Kleindienst who is a Phoenix native. “Polsinelli Shughart offers me a platform to better serve my clients and further develop my practice. In addition, the firm’s national presence provides my clients vast resources and a talented team of attorneys.”

Kleindienst is an AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell lawyer and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for five years in a row in Corporate Law and 16 years in Franchise Law. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining, Polsinelli Shughart, Kleindienst was a shareholder at the law firm of Fennemore Craig, P.C. She also serves as the general counsel to the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and as a board member on the Arizona Investment Council. She is also the past chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona.

She earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Kleindienst joins Polsinelli Shughart during an unprecedented time of growth for the firm. Recently, the Phoenix office relocated to the new 27-story CityScape high-rise downtown. The move is a result of the explosive growth of the Phoenix office which increased by more than one-third last year to 60 attorneys today.

Kleindienst is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Health care business transaction and state licensing issues
• Corporate and tax-exempt financing
• Business formation and acquisitions

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Phoenix Marketing Manager Molly Edwards, 602-650-2338,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.