Laura A. Lo Bianco

Laura A. Lo Bianco

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602.262.5747 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Ms. Lo Bianco brings over 20 years of experience to her role as a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions group. With a focus on corporate law and transactional matters, she advises clients in the areas of business counseling; the formation of organizations, including non-profit, tax-exempt organizations and limited liability companies; mergers and acquisitions; and compliance with the law and best practices. 

Ms. Lo Bianco also advises various tax-exempt entities, such as private foundations, public charities, schools, support organizations and other entities that are tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code. She also guides clients through mergers and acquisitions; the purchase, sale and lease of real property; and with the negotiation of contracts.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Valley of the Sun United Way, Board Member
  • Desert Botanical Garden Foundation, Board Member
  • Arizona State Bar, Member
  • Business Law Section of the Arizona State Bar Association, Executive Council Member, 2006-2014
  • ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Innovation, Former Instructor, Nonprofit Management Institute
  • Phoenix Public Library Foundation, Former Board Member

Representative Matters

  • Represented acquisition of assets of public charity by another public charity.
  • Represented school in sale of assets to private entity.
  • Represented numerous public charities and private foundations in obtaining tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Represented public charity in merger with another public charity.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of multiple entities in the real estate development business, transaction value of $70 million.
  • Represented borrower in restructuring of debt with multiple lenders.
  • Represented shareholders of closely-held businesses in governance and management matters.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of condominium complex.
  • Represented sellers in multi-state high-end restaurant business.
  • Represented public charity in divestiture of a portion of activities.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of business relating to providing electrical products and services to heavy industry.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of business relating to manufacture of product and provision of services to oil and gas industry.

Related News

Laura A. Lo Bianco Joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie in Phoenix
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has added Laura LoBianco as a Partner in the Phoenix office


  • Speaker, "Representing Churches and other Charitable Religious Organizations - Practical Tips and Issue Spotting for Outside Counsel," SBA McAuliffe CLE Center, 11/07/2018
  • Panelist, "Sustaining Your Social Enterprise: Busting the Myths," U.S. Trust, 10/16/2018
  • Presenter, Nonprofit Board Boot Camp, American Nonprofit Academy, 2018
  • Speaker, “The Legal Role,” Boardroom Basics/Business on Board, Nonprofit Training for Arizona Business Professionals, ongoing
  • Speaker, "Fundraising Through Cause Marketing and Related Activities," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Nonprofit Seminar Series, 01/26/2017
  • Speaker, "Strong Boards Lead to Effective Organizations," ASU Lodestar Center 24th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies, 10/2016
  • Speaker, "Points from a Grantmaker's Perspective," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, 05/2016
  • Speaker, "Managing Risk Through Good Governance," Jewish Community Center Executive Conference, 02/2016
  • Speaker, "Lobbying and Election Year Representation of Nonprofits," Arizona State Bar, 01/2016
  • Speaker, "Let's Talk About Fundraising – The Legal Side," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, 10/2015
  • Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Operations: Activities that Jeopardize Tax-Exemption," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, 01/2015
  • Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Operations: Protection of Information," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, 10/2014
  • Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Operations: Engaging Your Board," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, 09/2014
  • Speaker, "What Nonprofit Directors Need to Know: Legal Responsibilities and Best Practices," National Business Institute, 08/2013
  • Speaker, "Gift Acceptance Policies: What They Can Do for You, and What They Can't Do for You," Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona, 06/2013
  • Speaker, "Nonprofit Directors: Overview of Legal Responsibilities and Best Practices," MyLaw CLE, 06/2013
  • Speaker, "Tax-Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish," National Business Institute, 11/2012
  • Speaker, "Establishing and Maintaining a 501(c)(3)," National Business Institute, 06/2012
  • Speaker, "What Directors of Nonprofits Need to Know," National Business Institute, 05/2012
  • Instructor, ASU Lodestar Nonprofit Management Institute Class, 03/2012
  • Speaker, "Nonprofit Fundraising Law," National Business Institute, 02/2012
  • Speaker, "Obtaining and Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status," Lorman Education Services, 02/2012



  • The Best Lawyers in America - Corporate and Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2013-2020
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Business/Corporate, Nonprofit Organizations - Top 25: 2019 Women Arizona Super Lawyers List, 2016-2019
  • AZ Business Magazine - AZ Business Leader, Nonprofit Law, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year - Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV/Preeminent Attorney Rating

Other Info


J.D., cum laude, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1996
B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 1993

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1996

Court Admissions

Arizona Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit