Kenneth D. Downey

Kenneth D. Downey

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520.629.4442 office
520.622.3088 fax
One S. Church Avenue
Suite 700
Tucson, AZ 85701

Ken Downey is an Associate in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Business Transactions practice group. Clients turn to Ken for representation pertaining to mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions.

Ken has experience in business transactions including corporate formation, stock subscriptions, stock purchase agreements, LLC operating agreements, and applying for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. He also has experience in Intellectual Property due diligence.

Representative Matters

  • Researched exemptions to Foreign Direct Investment reporting requirements in connection with multi-million dollar energy company acquisition
  • Drafted stock subscriptions, stock purchase agreements, and corporate authorizations in eight founder private stock issuance
  • Drafted LLC operating agreement with copyright control provisions in the event of default
  • Drafted for-profit corporate formation documents in preparation of private stock issuance
  • Drafted non-profit corporate formation documents in preparation of 1023-EZ application for federal tax exempt status

Related Publications

  • Author, “Self-Executing Assignment of Rents Clauses,”  The Transactional Lawyer, December, 2014
  • Author, “The Marginal Usefulness of an Express Representation of Corporate Authority,” The Transactional Lawyer, February, 2014
  • Author, “The Enforceability of an Assignment of Bankruptcy Voting Rights,” The Transactional Lawyer, October, 2013


  • Gonzaga School of Law - Law Review, Associate Editor, 2015
  • CALI Excellence Awards - Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Medal of Excellence, 2015

Other Info


J.D., summa cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2015
B.B.A., summa cum laude, University of San Diego, 2010