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Randal T Evans

Business Attorney at Mesa, AZ

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM 16 years
    Arizona - AZ 24 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Randal

Learn Randal’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    I work with organizations on board governance, executive compensation, succession planning and executive transitions, joint ventures, strategic growth initiatives, and other organizational development matters.

    25 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Work with startups to determine best form of entity, discuss whether a nonprofit or privately-owned business (or both) would be most appropriate, help with business planning and other organizational development aspects of the startup process.

    25 years

  3. Mediation
    Mediation services and conflict coaching, particularly in the areas of corporate governance, board-executive communications, organizational leadership, executive management, business disputes, and philanthropic giving.

    6 years

  4. Public finance and tax exempt finance
    Advise and represent nonprofit organizations on a range of organizational development matters, including financing, fund development, grants, charitable giving, endowments, and management of institutional funds.

    25 years

  5. Tax
    Assist organizations with tax aspects of organizational development and operations, including organizational structure and choice of entity, fund development, executive compensation, board governance, and other matters.

    25 years

  6. Trusts

    25 years

In every engagement, I bring a passion for connecting with people, a keen eye for detail, and a deep commitment to helping others create and achieve their goals.

After earning my undergraduate degree in philosophy and music (trumpet performance), I attended law school focusing on business and tax law and community development while also completing more than 20 hours of graduate-level urban planning courses. I spent the first decade of my legal career in large national and international law firms. I established up my own law practice in 2010 and later established a separate consulting firm focused on organizational development.


Evans Law, PLC
2929 N Power Road Ste 101
Mesa, AZ, 85215


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Posted by Stephanie | December 2, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Consultation
Our organization had a consultation with Randal and Melissa. They were very professional and courteous. They were most understanding of our situation and their experience with similar circumstances provided a means that will direct us toward our objective. Looking forward to their continued guidance in resolving our issue.
Posted by John | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solving Executive Salary Compensation Packages
Randy has continually demonstrated his knowledge and understanding of Executive Salary Compensation Packages. He has outstanding listening skills, confirmed by his taking time to understand our organization's complex needs and its related problems. Solving various difficulties, adjacent to our core problem, included his suggesting creative alternatives plus advising us of incremental information resources for similar cases We found he is quick with response time, while at the same time, providing well researched and honest answers. Furthermore; his answers are easy to understand. Last but not least, Randy has an easy going personality and is a very nice person to know...he never gave the image of a so called "hired gun" as I experienced with other attorneys. John H., Director and Treasurer, $11 million non-profit organization.
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Posted by Vicky | February 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Randal Evans
We were asked to perform a compensation study to determine the compensation for our CEO and asked Randal for his assistance. Without his help we would have been struggling with were and how to find the information needed. Randal was extremely helpful in pointing us in the right direction and advising on how to compile and use this information to aid in our research. His knowledge of non-profit law has been invaluable to our research and we could not have completed our study in such a timely manner without his help and input. I would most certainly recommend him to any organization needing help with a compensation question.
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Posted by Mary | February 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Randy - a Great Counselor and Advocate!
Randy has been a great counselor and advocate for our nonprofit. He’s exceptionally knowledgeable, highly organized and communicates very clearly. He is also very kind and compassionate. He has lead our board and staff into an comprehensive look at our nonprofit and helped us direct our energies into a place of solidly moving forward with a plan and purpose for the short term and long term future. He constantly went above and beyond what we expected, both in his generosity of time and his ability to help us focus in on what is most important for our work and future. Randy is a outstanding lawyer who would made a tremendous impact on the work of any nonprofit.
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Work Experience

  • Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Lewis and Roca, LLP
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen
  • 1998 - 1998
  • The Regional Institute
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • State University of New York, Buffalo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of New Mexico
  • B.A.
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. v. Ariz. Dep't of Revenue, 224 Ariz. 254
  • Appellate court affirmed the ruling of Arizona Tax Court (in favor of taxpayer on 2 of 3 issues)
  • Ariz. Dep't of Revenue v. Cent. Newspapers, Inc., 222 Ariz. 626
  • Appellate court affirmed Tax Court's judgment
  • Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. v. Ariz. Dep't of Revenue, 2005 Ariz. App. LEXIS 175 (Unpublished Decision)
  • Appellate court upheld ruling of the Arizona Tax Court
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  • Chartered Advisors in Philanthropy
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP)
  • 2017 - Present
  • The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Society for Nonprofits
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Subcommittee on Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Business Law Section Executive Council
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Committee on Nonprofit Organizations
  • 2016 - Present
  • BoardSource
  • Member; Certificate of Nonprofit Consulting
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Business Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Tax Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax, Business Law Sections
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tax Law Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2016 - 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Budget Officer
  • 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Secretary, Executive Council
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Valley Lawyer, Tax Law
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers, Tax Law
  • AZBusiness
  • 2009


  • Taxation of Exempts
  • Intermediate Sanctions and Section 501(c)(3)
  • 2008
  • Exempt Organization Tax Review
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) Avoids Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) by Investing Through Foreign Corporation
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Nonprofit Conference: IRS Form 990 Sticking Points
  • Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)
  • 2017
  • Annual Nonprofit Conference
  • Arizona State and Local Sales Taxation for Nonprofits
  • 2017
  • NBI Seminars
  • Nonprofit Board Governance and Liability
  • 2016
  • Arizona Society of CPAs Annual Not-For-Profit Conference
  • Losing Your Tax-Exempt Status
  • 2016
  • Annual Not-for-Profit Conference
  • Arizona State and Local Sales Taxation for Nonprofits
  • 2013
  • ACF Professional Education Series
  • Exit Strategies for Charitable Vehicles
  • 2012
  • The New IRS Form 990
  • The New Form 990 in a Nutshell: Preparing for an Efficient and Effective Filing
  • 2009
  • Keeping Exempt Organizations in Compliance
  • Introduction to Exempt Organizations; Maintaining Exempt Status; Unrelated Business Income; Intermediate Sanctions
  • 2009
  • ASWA SW Regional Conference
  • Corporate Governance and other Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations in the Revised IRS Form 990
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Tax Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is top-notch attorney for issues involving non-profit corporations, Indian law, state and local tax and general business matters. His character is impeccable and his clients always come first. I would not hesitate to refer him to any of my clients."
Tax Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is a highly qualified attorney in business and tax matters. He does work for both for profit and nonprofit organizations. He has expertise in matters of corporate governance. I would turn to Randy if a client was having a tax issue or needed assistance forming a nonprofit organization or private foundation."
Tax Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Randy on a non-profit client and was very impressed with his work. More importantly, Randy didn't limit his role to pure legal work but used his experience with other clients to guide our client."
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Mesa Business Lawyer Randal T Evans
Randal T Evans
Business Attorney
Mesa, AZ
Licensed for 24 years