Zach R. Fort

Zach R. Fort

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., 2014)

Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A. 2011)


Contact

Call: (480) 776-3437
zrf@kflawaz.com
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Practice Areas and Experience

Zach Fort focuses his practice in complex litigation, where he represents business and individuals  involved in a wide range of disputes. He also represents clients in all areas of legislative and governmental affairs.  Zach’s commercial litigation practice includes working with companies, boards of directors, and individuals  to resolve disputes with shareholders, employees, vendors and competing businesses.  He has experience in many types of business disputes, including the enforcement of purchase/sale agreements, real estate, construction, borrower default, insurance claims, and internal investigations.  He also represents employers in all areas of employee disputes, including claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Zach also advises and represents individuals in a variety of disputes, including claims arising out of real estate contracts, landlord/tenant relationships, employment agreements, and inquiries by state and federal agencies.

Zach’s legislative and governmental affairs practice includes advising political candidates, prospective candidates, and political committees on all aspects of state and federal election law.  He has advised state and federal candidates through every stage of a political campaign, from preparing to run for office to post-election challenges.  He advises political committees on compliance with state and federal campaign finance law, including the intricacies of registration, spending, and reporting requirements.


Representative Cases and Clients

  • Defended former outside directors of publicly-traded pharmaceutical company against multi-million-dollar claims brought by a former company executive
  • Defended former business owners against breach of contract claims brought by purchaser of company’s assets
  • Defended global manufacturing company against claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud brought by former investor and business partner
  • Defended an individual against a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation involving alleged insider trading
  • Represented national payment processor in responding to federal agency subpoenas related to customers’ activities
  • Represented multiple home buyers in claims against sellers who failed to disclose material modifications made to their homes prior to entering into purchase/sale contract
  • Defended candidate for United States House of Representatives in federal post-election challenge brought by candidate’s opponent
  • Represented local political committee in litigation opposing a state ballot initiative
  • Represented the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors for publicly-traded company in conducting an internal investigation related to one of its executives
  • Defended national car rental company against breach of contract and fraud claims brought by former customer

Professional Experience

  • Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Phoenix, Arizona, Associate (2014-2017)
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Extern to Hon. David G. Campbell (2013)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Judicial Extern to Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw (2012)

 


Education

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., 2014)
  • Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
  • Highest Pro Bono Distinction
  • Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, (B.A., Broadcast Journalism, magna cum laude, 2011)
  • President’s Scholar
  • Dean’s List
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona

Community Involvement​

  • PONY Champions League Baseball
  • District of Arizona Veteran’s Court
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phoenix Alumni Chapter

Personal

Zach was born in Florence, Alabama, but calls Arizona home after 19 years in the Valley of the Sun.  He and his wife, Christine, live in Central Phoenix with their mischievous puppy, Griffin.  Zach is an avid sports fan and also enjoys traveling, coaching youth baseball, and Christine’s baking.


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Zach R. Fort

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., 2014)

Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A. 2011)


Contact

Call: (480) 776-3437
zrf@kflawaz.com
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