Downtown Phoenix Partnership 'Visionary Award' 2009
Bryan Cave Partner Neil Irwin received the Downtown Phoenix Partnership Visionary Award, the highest honor given, Feb. 1 at the organization’s 16th annual DREAMR awards program in Phoenix, AZ. DREAMR stands for Downtown Revitalization Effort Awards of Merit and Recognition. The awards luncheon recognizes those who have had a part in revitalizing the downtown Phoenix area either through new commercial development, urban residential opportunities or activity in the arts and entertainment community.
Irwin was a founding member of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership and chaired the Board of Directors for nearly 20 years, prior to stepping down earlier this year. He oversaw countless advancements in the organization and downtown’s revitalization, playing a key role in both the revitalization of downtown and the development of the partnership. During his tenure, downtown Phoenix gained a new sports venue, convention hotel, an expanded Convention Center, establishment of a biotech and medical complex and the ASU Downtown Campus, several new commercial and residential high rises and connectivity with the City’s light rail operation.
Irwin has practiced business law for more than 35 years with a special emphasis on transactional matters for many private and public companies. At Bryan Cave, Irwin currently represents both private and public companies as well as high net worth individuals in a variety of activities ranging from the purchase and sale of assets and businesses to managing litigation in multiple jurisdictions. Representative clients include public companies involved with vehicle rentals, healthcare, alternative energy and technology; private companies involved in various entrepreneurial endeavors including real estate projects; and many other diverse business interests.