Martin R. Galbut

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Galbut Beabeau PC
 | 6720 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 305
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: 602-955-1455
Fax: 602-955-1585
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Martin R. Galbut is the founding partner of the Galbut Beabeau, P.C., law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nationally recognized as one of the top business lawyers in the country, Mr. Galbut has more than 48 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to both plaintiff and defendant clients alike throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Business litigation
    • Securities law litigation and arbitration
    • Outside general counsel
    • Banking and finance
    • Labor and employment law
    • Corporate governance
    • Intellectual property
    • Antitrust matters
    • Real estate law
    • Environmental law
    • Health care law
    • Regulatory issues
    • Family office services

    As an attorney, Mr. Galbut has gained a reputation for his tenacity and aggressiveness during litigation as well as impeccable ethical standards and unwavering commitment to those he serves. Honored for his professionalism and service, he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with the organization's Platinum Client Champion Award as well as consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America in ten categories of practice.

    Moreover, Mr. Galbut has received Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year award for Banking and Finance and Corporate Governance Law for several years, and he holds a Legal Leaders designation as well as listings in the Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America. He has also received perennial designation as among the leading trial lawyers in Arizona from The Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix Magazine, AZ Business Magazine, AZ Big Media and Arizona Executive Magazine.

    A 1968 top graduate of Northwestern University, Mr. Galbut obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1971. He holds his license to practice in Arizona and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    He has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics related to his practice areas, and he has served on the Governor’s Task Force on Urban Air Quality and the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission. He has also served as chair of the Arizona State Air Pollution Control Hearing Board, and he has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers (FINRA), and the American Arbitration Association.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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    Practice Areas
    • 30%Securities Litigation
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Antitrust Litigation
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Martin Galbut

    Admitted: 1972, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • Martindale-Hubbell®, Platinum Client Champion (2014–2021); Client Distinction Award (2016)
    • America's Most Honored Lawyers Top 1%, The American Registry (2020)
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating (1984–2021)
    • The Best Lawyers in America (2001–2021)
    • Southwest Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer (2006–2020); Top 50 Arizona Lawyer (2012)
    • Top Attorneys In Arizona, Phoenix Magazine, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in America, Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance (2019), Phoenix Lawyer of the Year — Corporate Governance Law (2015, 2017)
    • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Banking and Finance in Phoenix, 2019
    • Top Attorneys of the Southwest, Phoenix Magazine, 2019
    • Top Attorneys in the Southwest, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Top Attorneys In the Southwest, The American Registry, 2020
    • Legal Leaders, Top Rated Litigators (2015, 2017, 2018)
    • Best Lawyers in America for Business/Commercial Litigation, 2001 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • The Best Lawyers in America for Securities Law, 2007 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Banking & Finance Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2001 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Corporate Compliance Law, 2013, 2015-2018
    • Best Lawyers, Corporate Governance Law, 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Best Lawyers, Securities Litigation, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
    • Phoenix Magazine, Southwest Top Lawyers and Top Lawyers 2017 - 2018
    • Corporate Counsel's "Best Lawyers: Business Litigation"
    • AZ Business Magazine, The Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona (2012, 2016, 2018)
    • AZ Big Media, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona (2017–2018)
    • Arizona Executive Magazine, Legends of Law (2017)
    • Top Rated Litigators, Legal Leaders, 2017
    • Who's Who in the World
    • Who's Who in America (2015)
    • Who's Who in American Law
    • Arizona's Business Leader's Magazine, Top 4 Arizona Attorney - Securities/Finance (2014)
    • America's Most Honored Professionals (2014, 2020)
    • Top Rated Lawyer, Labor & Employment, 2013
    • Best Arizona Attorneys, Arizona Republic, 2012
    • Top Lawyers, AZ Business Magazine, 2012
    • The Phoenix Business Journal, Leading Lawyers and Best of the Bar (2005, 2006)
    • Best of the Bar - Securities Law and Business Litigation, 2005
    • Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
    • Pre-eminent Lawyers in America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers/FINRA
    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
    • Commercial Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair, Arizona State Air Pollution Control Hearing Board
    • Arbitrator and Mediator, State Bar of Arizona, Section on Securities Regulation
    • City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission, 1984 - 1989

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Frequent panelist, Professional Conferences on Securities, Commercial Real Estate, Intellectual Property Law, and ADR (Mediation and Arbitration)
    • Lecturer, Moderator, State Bar of Arizona's continuing Education programs
    • Guest Speaker, Cable Television's "Law-Talk"

    Educational Background:

    • Orgy of the Arts, Founder (1964-68)
    • Kosmeryl Scholar, 1971
    • Faculty Research Assistant (1969-70)
    • Clarion Dewitt Hardy Debate Scholar (1964-71)
    • P.A.G.C. Awards for Highest Scholarship (1964-66)
    • Northwestern University, B.A. cum laude, 1968 
    • Law Review, Editor (1970-71)
    • Student Who Had Contributed the Most to the Intellectual Life of Northwestern University (first recipient), 1968
    • Russell Sage Grant, 1970
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    Office Location for Martin R. Galbut

    6720 N Scottsdale Rd
    Suite 305
    Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    Phone: 602-955-1455

    Fax: 602-955-1585

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