Corporate Services

No matter the trajectory your business follows, we provide the legal services to help you realize opportunities at each phase of your business. Our corporate attorneys focus on ways to build and protect investments in your people, operations and brand by managing a variety of complex legal, transactional and regulatory issues involved in starting, expanding and managing your enterprise. We serve clients, ranging from major international corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups.

We take complex deals from negotiation to completion and handle the due diligence and documentation necessary to ensure you are making the best business investments.

We are here to support and protect your business interests every step of the way.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our team has extensive experience in stock and asset purchases, mergers, divestitures, reorganizations and other financial transactions for purchasers and targets of all kinds, including institutional and entrepreneurial clients, public and private corporations and investment groups.

Our attorneys help clients structure transactions to maximize corporate and partnership tax provisions related to entity formation, pricing, complex contracts, and indemnities.

Corporate Finance and Securities

Our firm has a nationwide financing practice that excels at developing and implementing sophisticated financing structures. Commercial loan transactions include credit lines, bridge loans, secured and asset-based loans, structured financing and securitizations, equity finance and public finance. We have extensive experience in state and federal securities law and represent clients and numerous other issuers, underwriters and venture capital investors in securities transactions including:

  • Public and private offerings of debt and equity securities
  • Debentures and preferred stock financing transactions for seed capital
  • Angel financing
  • Private placements
  • Venture capital and initial and secondary public offerings

This area of practice also includes compliance with federal securities laws and regulations affecting the issuance of securities, as well as regulatory compliance.

Corporate Formation and Governance

Our attorneys have particular strength and experience in structuring a variety of operational entities and develop specific corporate and tax structures aligned with client business strategy. We assist with designing a broad array of corporate entities from start-up ventures to international mergers and acquisitions, complex joint ventures and tax exempt organizations. We then help business owners stay compliant with the fiduciary and oversight duties of public and private entities, such as:

  • Board of Directors composition and compliance
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Executive compensation disclosure requirements
  • SEC disclosure regulatory compliance and investigations
  • Financial reporting
  • Document retention
  • Ethics codes

Taxation

The firm's tax attorneys provide counseling in the full range of federal, state and local tax issues that vitally impact business operations. We have the experience to evaluate complex transactions and apply the latest laws and regulations toward obtaining tax benefits and incentives, while reducing tax exposure. We manage tax disputes before state and local administrative agencies, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax or superior court, the courts of appeals and the Supreme Court. Tax services include.

  • Corporate and individual income tax
  • Multistate sales and use tax
  • Property tax
  • Audits and appeals
  • Tax controversy and litigation

International Business

We help clients successfully navigate the many legal, logistical, regulatory and operational considerations involved in conducting successful trade and international business, offering legal support related to:

  • Structuring and forming businesses
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Operational and import/export issues
  • Foreign tax credits
  • Tariffs and duties
  • Offshore investment
  • International arbitration and mediation

Business Transactions

Bryant D. Barber
Bryant D. Barber
Partner
Phoenix
bbarber@​lrrc.com
602.262.5375 / vCard
Pat Derdenger
Pat Derdenger
Partner
Phoenix
pderdenger@​lrrc.com
602.262.5315 / vCard
Scott D. DeWald
Scott D. DeWald
Partner
Phoenix
sdewald@​lrrc.com
602.262.5333 / vCard
Joel C. Fry
Joel C. Fry
Partner
Denver
jfry@​lrrc.com
303.628.9547 / vCard
Jason C. Furedy
Jason C. Furedy
Partner
Phoenix
jfuredy@​lrrc.com
602.262.5322 / vCard
Kevin M. Kelly
Kevin M. Kelly
Partner
Denver
KKelly@​lrrc.com
303.628.9514 / vCard
David P. Kunstle
David P. Kunstle
Partner
Colorado Springs
dkunstle@​lrrc.com
719.386.3014 / vCard
Laura A. Lo Bianco
Laura A. Lo Bianco
Partner
Phoenix
LLoBianco@​lrrc.com
602.262.5793 / vCard
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Partner
Las Vegas
smactaggart@​lrrc.com
702.474.2646 / vCard
H. William Mahaffey
H. William Mahaffey
Partner
Colorado Springs
wmahaffey@​lrrc.com
719.386.3005 / vCard
Donald G. Martin
Donald G. Martin
Partner
Las Vegas, Reno
dmartin@​lrrc.com
702.474.2610 / vCard
Kevin Olson
Kevin Olson
Partner
Phoenix
kolson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5721 / vCard
Mark D. Patton
Mark D. Patton
Partner
Tucson
mpatton@​lrrc.com
520.629.4456 / vCard
Heidi K. Short
Heidi K. Short
Partner
Phoenix
hshort@​lrrc.com
602.262.0237 / vCard
Jeffrey J. Steffen
Jeffrey J. Steffen
Partner
Las Vegas
jsteffen@​lrrc.com
702.474.2680 / vCard
Jan A. Steinhour
Jan A. Steinhour
Partner
Colorado Springs
jsteinhour@​lrrc.com
719.386.3008 / vCard
Matthew C. Sweger
Matthew C. Sweger
Partner
Phoenix, Tucson
msweger@​lrrc.com
602.262.0287 / vCard
James R. Walker
James R. Walker
Partner
Denver
jwalker@​lrrc.com
303.628.9510 / vCard
Peter R. Wand
Peter R. Wand
Partner
Phoenix
pwand@​lrrc.com
602.262.5305 / vCard
Karen L. Witt
Karen L. Witt
Partner
Denver
kwitt@​lrrc.com
303.628.9586 / vCard
Tyler J. Carrell
Tyler J. Carrell
Of Counsel
Phoenix
tcarrell@​lrrc.com
602.262.5326 / vCard
Kami Schvaneveldt Galvani
Kami Schvaneveldt Galvani
Of Counsel
Phoenix
kgalvani@​lrrc.com
602.262.5324 / vCard
Bobbie  J. Collins
Bobbie J. Collins
Associate
Colorado Springs
bcollins@​lrrc.com
719.386.3016 / vCard
Molly  A. Magestro
Molly A. Magestro
Associate
Phoenix
mmagestro@​lrrc.com
602.262.0847 / vCard
Jason R. Simon
Jason R. Simon
Associate
Tucson
jsimon@​lrrc.com
520.629.4442 / vCard
Kyle D. Swartz
Kyle D. Swartz
Associate
Phoenix
kswartz@​lrrc.com
602.262.5719 / vCard

Litigation

Michael D. Plachy
Michael D. Plachy
Partner
Denver
mplachy@​lrrc.com
303.628.9532 / vCard

Other Publications

07/22/2016
Benefits of the 2016 Arizona Business Entities Competitive Omnibus Act
Legislation enables electronic meetings and easier written shareholder consents and corrects common issues affecting Arizona corporations and partnerships