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Krisanne S. Cunningham

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

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  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 20 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 23 years
    Georgia - GA 23 years
    Virginia - VA 9 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About Krisanne

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Krisanne draws on her broad-based transactional experience and business background to provide practical legal advice at every stage of the business life cycle, from formation to eventual exit.  Krisanne’s career spans 16 years with a practice that includes business, tax and securities law, corporate governance, estate planning and non-profit organizations. Krisanne regularly negotiates and manages sophisticated M&A transactions, including deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and advises on structuring those transactions in a tax efficient manner. Krisanne has extensive experience drafting contracts and other documents, regularly advises boards on corporate governance issues and is especially versed in Nevada and Delaware LLCs and joint ventures. She also works with entrepreneurs and start-up companies as they raise capital.  Krisanne is currently the Chair of the Tax Section of the Nevada Bar.

Krisanne spent her first years out of law school at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now, WilmerHale) at their Washington, DC headquarters. While there, Krisanne worked with Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest non-profit organizations in the Country.

Krisanne graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Madeleine and Roger Traynor Award and was Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Tax Review. She also received an L.L.M. (masters of law) degree in Taxation from the Georgetown Law Center, where she was a Graduate Tax Scholar and graduated With Distinction.

Krisanne is an AV Preeminent Peer Review rated (5.0 out of 5.0) attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and was named one of Nevada’s Legal Elite by the Nevada Business Magazine (2013, 2014 and 2015), based on votes from her peers. She was also named one of the Valley’s Top Lawyers in business law by Desert Companion Magazine and a Top Tax Attorney by Vegas, Inc. and has a 9.9 (out of 10) Avvo rating.

Krisanne is licensed to practice in Nevada, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Georgia.

Location

Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP
3800 Howard Hughes Pkway
Suite 1200
Las Vegas, NV, 89169

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Posted by David | May 10, 2014
Amazing Business Attorney
Krisanne is amazing; she formed my new business and has provided trusted legal advice for years. Krisanne has an incredible ability to communicate difficult concepts in a clear, concise and understandable manner. She is knowledgeable, thorough and responsive. The best attorney I've ever worked with!

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP
  • 1900 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP Law Offices
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Of Counsel
  • Holland & Hart
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Jones Vargas
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Wilmer Hale
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD
  • 2000
  • University of Notre Dame
  • B.B.A.
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sale of Technology Company
  • Split-Off Transaction of Real Estate Development Company
  • Tax-Free Sale of Distribution Company
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Associations

  • Nevada Bar Tax Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Securities Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • GP Solo Small Firm Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Business Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Business Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Tax Section
  • 2003 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Tax Section
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Tax Section
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tax Section
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nevada's Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • With Distinction LLM Graduate
  • Georgetown Law Center
  • 2015
  • Dean's List (LLM)
  • Georgetown Law Center
  • 2015
  • Nevada's Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Graduate Tax Scholar
  • Georgetown Law School LLM Program
  • 2014
  • Nevada's Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Valley's Top Lawyers
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • a Top Tax Attorney
  • Vegas, Inc.
  • 2013
  • Nevada's Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • CALI Award -- Estate and Gift Tax
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2013
  • Roger and Madeleine Traynor Award
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • 2000
  • Pro Bono Award
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • 2000
  • Arthur Andersen Award
  • University of Notre Dame
  • 1996
  • Notre Dame Scholar
  • University of Notre Dame
  • 1993
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Law Blog
  • What is an Accredited Investor?
  • 2014
  • Law Blog
  • Do I Need a Nevada Business License?
  • 2014
  • Virginia Tax Review
  • Repeal of Federal Estate and Gift Tax: Will it Happen and How will it Affect our Progressive Tax System?
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nevada Society of CPAs
  • 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges and Other Real Property Transactions
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Nevada LLCs
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Choice of Entity
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Business Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Krisanne for several years. While Krisanne and I worked together, first at Hale Lane Peek Dennison & Howard and then at Holland & Hart, I had the opportunity to see Krisanne in action. I found her to be a highly skilled attorney who is easy to work with, and my clients who have worked with Krisanne had the same opinion. I would not hesitate to refer clients with corporate, tax, or M&A legal needs to Krisanne, and therefore I enthusiastically endorse her."
Business Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no hesitation in endorsing Krisanne. I used to work with Krisanne at one of the larger firms here in Las Vegas. Krisanne is incredibly intelligent, talented, and has an attention to detail necessary for handling complicated matters. I am completely comfortable referring any business matters to Krisanne and can rest assured that she will take great care of my referrals."
Business Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Krisanne is an exceptionally bright and talented attorney. I’ve worked with her many times and know her to be hard working, responsive and thorough. She is an extremely skilled business, corporate, and tax attorney, as well as pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her."

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Las Vegas Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer Krisanne S. Cunningham
Krisanne S. Cunningham
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 23 years