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Nicole Maroulakos Goodwin is the Managing Shareholder of the Phoenix Office. Nicole is a problem solver whose practice emphasizes corporate governance disputes, financial services litigation, real estate litigation, post-acquisition disputes, health care litigation, and franchise litigation. She has represented public and private corporate clients in state and federal trial and appeals courts, as well as before administrative tribunals and arbitration venues. Nicole is a counselor and advisor on exposure and litigation alternatives for clients that range from Arizona-based businesses to large national clients.

Nicole has first chair experience litigating fiduciary duty claims involving directors, officers and shareholders of corporations, and members of limited liability companies. She has represented clients in matters resulting in obtaining preliminary and final injunctive relief.

Nicole also has substantial experience in creditors' rights litigation, including the representation of clients in contested receiverships, provisional remedy proceedings, fair market value hearings, and all manner of loan enforcement actions.

In addition, Nicole has advised clients concerning antitrust issues raised by private plaintiffs, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. A trained mediator who has served as a faculty member for the firm’s mediation training curriculum and mediated numerous matters as a Judge Pro Tempore, Nicole is also available to mediate select commercial matters.


  • Business litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Health and life science litigation
  • Financial institution services and loan enforcement litigation
  • Low income housing tax credit litigation
  • Antitrust, trade regulation and franchising
  • Probate litigation


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2023
    • "Lawyer of the Year,"Litigation - Antitrust, Phoenix, 2023
    • Litigation - Real Estate, 2021-2023
    • Litigation - Antitrust, 2022-2023
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2023
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017 and 2022
  • Listed, Az Business Leaders, Management, 2020, 2022
  • Named, Arizona Capitol Times, "Woman Achiever of Arizona," 2019
  • Listed, AZ Business Magazine, 2018-2022
    • Listed, "Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona," 2019-2022
    • Listed, "Most Influential Women in Arizona Business," 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2022
    • "Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arizona," 2014-2015, and 2018-2022
    • "Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona," 2014-2015, and 2018-2022
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Recipient, President's National Meritorious Service Award, Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), 2014
  • Greenberg Traurig Leader Named to Phoenix Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ 2016 Class, GT Law Alert, August 10, 2016
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 4.8 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Adjunct Professor, Persuasive Speech, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, 2011-Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court, Present
  • Chair, Southwest Autism Resource and Research Center (SARRC), Board of Directors
    • Chair, Community Breakfast, 2013-2014
  • Family Law Court Advisor, Maricopa County Superior Court, 2010-Present
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona Fee Arbitration Committee, 2016-Present
  • Board Member, Arizona Attorney magazine, Board of Editors, 2008-2014
  • Commissioner, Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, 2008-2014
  • Member, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s Transition Team, 2012
  • Fellow, The American Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law
    • Managing Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
    • Recipient, Raymond del Tufo, Jr. Award for Highest Scholastic Average in Constitutional Law
  • B.A., College of William and Mary
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2002-2003
  • Arizona
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey