Peter R. Wand

Peter R. Wand

Partner
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602.262.5305 office
602.734.3752 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Peter R. Wand is a partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Health Care, Tax, and Trusts and Estates practices and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Tax practice.

In his health care practice, Peter represents providers, practice groups, hospitals, health care systems, and ancillary service providers. He regularly assists clients in negotiating and documenting physician recruitment arrangements, physician employment agreements, and a variety of hospital-practice group contracts, including service line / co-management agreements, call coverage agreements, medical director agreements and professional service agreements. Peter also advises clients on a wide array of health care regulatory matters involving fraud and abuse, anti-kickback, physician ownership and referral, and HIPAA’s privacy and security rules. Peter has substantial experience advising health care clients with respect to the formation of multi-specialty and single specialty physician groups, corporate finance and governance issues and transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Peter was recognized as a Rising Star in the 2012-2017 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers®.

Peter’s tax practice is focused on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. In this practice, Peter helps employers design and manage qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation programs, including equity-based incentive compensation programs (i.e., stock options, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock and restricted stock) governed by Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. Peter regularly works with employers, auditors, actuaries, accountants, financial advisors and other plan fiduciaries to ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Peter has considerable experience representing employers before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor in connection with the correction of 401(k) plan errors governed by the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System.

In his estate and tax planning practice, Peter helps his clients identify and implement their tax and estate planning goals, utilizing the instruments and techniques best suited to each client’s needs, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, donor advised funds, family limited partnerships and private foundations. In his time at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Peter has also developed substantial experience helping young professionals and new parents plan for the unexpected in a tax-efficient and uncomplicated manner. Peter also counsels clients on a variety of matters related to the taxation of distributions from qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. Peter has been recognized by AZ Business Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the category of Trusts and Estates.

Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Peter worked for United States Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona and United States Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. During his time in Washington, D.C., Peter also served as a legal extern to the United States Senate, Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology & Homeland Security.

Peter also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and as member of the Saint Mary’s Catholic High School Advisory Board.

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Presentations

  • Presenter, Executive Compensation - How to Spot Mistakes...and Get Them Fixed, Society for Human Resource Management, April 2014
  • Presenter, ERISA Compliance for Plan Sponsors, Auditors and Fiduciaries, Financial Executives International - Arizona Chapter, April 2014
  • Presenter, Trends in Equity-Based Incentive Compensation, Association of Corporate Counsel - Arizona Chapter, November 2013
  • Presenter, HIPAA Privacy and Security - 2013 Compliance Update, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, November 2013
  • Presenter, Employee Benefit Plans – 10 Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Arista Wealth Management / Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., October 2013
  • Presenter, Estate Planning Fundamentals, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, October 2013
  • Presenter, ERISA Compliance – Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Society of Human Resource Management, May 2013
  • Presenter, Trends in ERISA Compliance, Arizona Association of Health Underwriters, February 2012
  • Presenter, Estate Planning for Corporate Executives, Association of Corporate Counsel – Arizona Chapter, December 2012
  • Presenter, ERISA Compliance for Health and Welfare Plans, Association of Corporate Counsel – Arizona Chapter, October 2012
  • Presenter, Estate Planning Basics for In-House Counsel, State Bar of Arizona – In-House Counsel Committee, May 2012
  • Presenter, Employee Benefits in M&A Transactions, State Bar of Arizona – Business Law Section, April 2012
  • Presenter, ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA Compliance for Health and Welfare Plans, Society of Human Resource Management, April 2012
  • Presenter, Employee Benefit Plans – Compliance Update, Southern Arizona Association of Health Underwriters, February 2012

Other Publications

Distinctions

  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - Health Care, Employee Benefits and Estate Planning, 2012-2017
  • President of Bobcats Senior Honorary - University of Arizona
  • Phi Beta Kappa - Member - University of Arizona
  • Dean’s List - Georgetown University Law Center
  • Global Teaching Fellow - Georgetown University Law Center
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyer - Estates and Trusts

Other Info

Education

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, 2004, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Arizona
Montana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Arizona Supreme Court