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Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

Partner| Las Vegas|Reno


Robert Anderson has more than four decades of experience advising private companies on federal income tax, merger and acquisitions and related corporate law and governance issues. He has extensive experience with both the tax and operational issues of limited liability companies and partnerships.

Bob assists clients on matters related to tax and business law issues that arise during the formation, operational phases and on exit strategies of a business. Bob is well regarded for his knowledge and experience in structuring complex transactions to satisfy the needs of both buyers and sellers in a tax efficient manner. He also represents companies actively pursuing sell-side transactions in sales to both strategic and financial buyers. This has included selling to both public companies, private companies and private equity funds. Bob also assists clients with ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) and, New Markets Tax Credit financings.

His entrepreneurial experience includes organizing a bank with others, raising capital for the bank and serving as a board member of two banks and on the board of a publicly traded bank holding company.

Bob has co-authored numerous materials for CLE presentations on federal income tax law, drafted acquisition agreements, and advised companies on exit strategies.

Bob has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Boyd School of Law, where he taught Business Planning, and has been a guest speaker at both the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and in the MBA program at the University of Nevada, Reno. He served as the chairperson of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Nevada (2010-2012), the president of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Nevada Society of CPAs (2010-2012) and served as a board member of the Nevada State Board of Accountancy (2010 – 2018). Bob is a former member of the Nevada Capital Investment Company and currently serves on the Exit Planning Institute steering committee.

Bob currently serves as the Chairman of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and its 1,300 members.

Bob is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Nevada and practiced as a CPA for more than six years.

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  • Represented owners of a family corporation with over 700 employees, six facilities in three states and $130,000,000 in sales to a publicly traded company
  • Represented entertainment sound and light company in a sale to a Private Equity Fund
  • Represented a large sand and gravel company in a sale to a public company
  • Represented multiple owner health care entity in a sale to PE fund strategic buyer
  • McGeorge School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 1983)
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1976)
  • University of Florida (B.S., Business Administration, 1973)
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
    • Business Law Section
  • “Financing Your Business or Project,” Panelist, Nevada Business Magazine’s Business First Breakfast Series, Las Vegas, NV (March 2016)
  • "LLC or Inc.? – Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business," Co-Speaker, National Business Institute, Las Vegas, NV (December 2011)
  • "Tax and Business Implications of Healthcare Reform," Speaker, Holland & Hart Breakfast Briefing (December 2011)
  • "The Anatomy of the LLC," Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar, Las Vegas (December 2011)
  • "The Anatomy of the LLC," Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar, Reno (December 2011)
  • "Selling a Manufacturing Company, and Mergers of Non-Profit Organizations," Co-Speaker, Alliance of Professional Associations, Chicago, IL (August 2011)
  • "Commercial Real Estate Workouts: Navigating the Tax Obstacle Course," Speaker, NSCPA Southwest Tax Conference, Las Vegas, NV (December 2009)
  • "Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option," Speaker, Las Vegas (December 2009)
  • "Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option," Speaker, Reno (December 2009)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Tax Law (1989-2019)
    • Southern Nevada Lawyer of the Year, Tax (2011, 2012)
  • Legal Elite - Top Southern Nevada Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2016)
  • Best Corporate Lawyers in Nevada, Corporate Counsel Magazine, Profile (2006)
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Current Chair
  • Henderson Development Authority, Board of Directors
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Former Chair, Current Director
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce IMPAC Committee Former Chair, Board Member (2009 -)
  • Nevada Succeeds, Board Member
  • Exit Planning Institute, Steering Committee Member and Founding Member
  • DRI Research Park, Board of Directors (Retired)
  • The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Board of Advisors (Retired)
  • Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, Board of Directors, Former Chair, Current Board Member
  • Sierra Angels and Vegas Valley Angels, Founding Member
  • Southern Nevada Chapter of the Nevada CPA Society, President (2010-2012)
  • Nevada CPA Society, Board Member (2010-2012)
  • Southwest Tax Conference, Planning Committee (2010-2012)
  • Global Solar Summit for Henderson, Nevada, Planning Committee (November 2011)
  • Nevada Corporate Investment Company, Board of Directors (Retired)
  • Nevada State Board of Accountancy, Board of Directors (Retired)
  • Holland & Hart, Partner (2008-2013)
  • Hale Lane Peek Dennison Anderson & Pearl (1996-2008)
  • Anderson & Pearl (1984-1996)
  • Nevada
  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Tax Court