Bob Lord, Arizona Business and Tax Attorney

Robert J. Lord

Arizona Business & Tax Attorney

30 Years of Arizona Law Experience

In addition to Bob’s expertise in business and tax law, he was one of six lawyers who drafted the Arizona limited liability company statute. Bob represents a wide range of businesses, ranging in size from small businesses to publicly traded corporations.

Bob has served as an instructor for the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. He presented seminars on numerous topics and previously served on the adjunct faculties of the Arizona State University College of Law, Western International University, and Scottsdale Community College. Bob served for four years as a disciplinary hearing officer for the Arizona Supreme Court. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Phoenix Civil Service Commission and as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Justice Courts. He previously served as a board member for the Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association. Bob also ran for U.S. Congress in the Third District of Arizona in the 2008 election.

Education

  • University of Maryland (B.S., 1977)
  • University of Maryland (M.B.A., 1979)
  • George Washington University (J.D., 1983)
  • New York University (L.L.M., 1987)

Bar Admissions

California 1983, New York 1985, Maryland 1985, United States Tax Court 1985, Arizona 1985

Bob Lord, Arizona Business and Tax Attorney

Specialty Areas of Practice

Taxation & Tax Disputes

We handle tax controversies, at all administrative and judicial levels.

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Business Planning

We assist clients in tax matters related to the formation and ongoing operation of their business.

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Entity Creation

We assist in choosing the business entity that is most advantageous in their situation.

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Pre and Post Marital Agreements

We counsel many of our clients regarding appropriate pre-marital or post-marital agreements.

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Business Acquisitions & Sales

We assist clients both in the purchase and sale of businesses.

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Estate Planning & Probate

We assist with the preparation of simple wills and living trusts to sophisticated estate tax planning and asset protection vehicles. 

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Client Testimonials

  • “From the simple to the most complex transactions, I’ve looked to Bob to assist with the negotiation and drafting of LLC operating agreements. His attention to detail, broad knowledge on corporate tax issues and his ability to prioritize and expedite have consistently yielded great results for me.”
    David Dewar, Principal
    Mode Apartments
  • “Bob offers the perfect blend of an outstanding legal mind with a common sense approach toward tax, legal and estate issues. His uniquely refreshing approachable style of practice and humble personality provide a comfortable and easy environment to address any legal problem. Bob’s legal advice is a product of his strong intellect, vast experience and reasonable perspective, which has consistently led to positive experiences and excellent results for us.”
    Howard Luber, President
    Southwest Skin Specialists, LTD
  • “Bob's knowledge of tax and estate law combined with his intelligence, quick mind and superior negotiating skills has provided exceptional outcomes for us. Employing a straightforward communication style with prompt responses, Bob approaches challenges from multiple angles, analyzing all possible solutions before forming a strategy and moving forward. His counsel has been invaluable to us over the past five years.”
    Victoria McCarty
    McCarty Enterprises, Inc.

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