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May Lu

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
2525 East Camelback Road, Seventh Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-255-6032
Fax: 602-255-0103
Email: May Lu
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Closely Held Business, Business/Corporate
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese-Mandarin
Attorney Profile

May Lu serves the transactional needs of businesses and their owners by assisting them with business formations of limited liability companies and corporations, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations (such as conversions and domestications), recapitalizations, succession and exit planning strategies, general business planning, joint venture agreement, owner agreements such as operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, and shareholder agreements, and other commercial agreements.  She also provides guidance to businesses concerning business divorce, disputes among owners, and related fiduciary duties.  In addition, May assists clients with regulatory and governance issues related to the U.S. Small Business Administration and other federal, state, and local programs.

May has been selected for the past two years by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Corporate Law.  She also has been recognized as one of the Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars since 2012 in the area of mergers and acquisitions. She is actively involved with the Short Form Model Acquisitions Agreement Joint Task Force of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Middle Market and Small Business Committees ("MMSB") of the American State Bar's Business Law Section.  She has been appointed one of the Vice-Chairs of MMSB for a 3-year term beginning in September 2020. 

May's commitment to giving back to the community includes her involvement on the Board of Directors and as President of ACLU of Arizona and in volunteering with the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Business Legal Assistance Program, for which she was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer.  She is also an alumna of the 2011-2012 Class of the Bar Leadership Institute sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona. Additionally, after serving as the President of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association, she remains on the Board of Directors.

Upon graduation from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, May served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence F. Winthrop, of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.  While in law school, May was an Intern Prosecutor for the Pima County Attorney's Office and a Law Clerk for the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County.  May was also a Managing Editor of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Prior to law school, May's interest in assisting businesses motivated her to attend Arizona State University and its Barrett Honors College on a National Merit Scholarship to study economics, international business, and Spanish.

About May Lu

First Admitted: 2008, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.tblaw.com/attorneys/may-lu/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President (2021-Present), Pro Bono General Counsel (2015-2021), and Member of the Board of Directors of ACLU-Arizona (2014-Present)
  • Volunteer Presenter for U.S. Small Business Administration's Boots to Business Program (2015-Present)
  • Member of Global Chamber Phoenix (2017-2018)
  • Member of Small Business Leadership Council of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (2012-2016)
  • Volunteer for Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Business Legal Assistance Program (2011-2015)
  • Volunteer for Arizona State University’s Epps Consulting Forensic Accounting Program (2010-2012)
  • Coach and Mentor for Chaparral High School’s Mock Trial Team (2000-2011)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section (2008-Present), Mergers and Acquisitions and Middle Market and Small Business Committees, Vice Chair of Middle Market and Small Business Committee (2020-2023)
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association - Member of the Board of Directors (2014-Present), Co-Chair of the Arizona Collaborative Bar (2015-2016), Secretary (2016-2018), Vice President (2018-2019), President (2019-2020), Immediate Past President (2020-2021)
  • State Bar of Arizona - Bar Leadership Institute Panel (2021-Present); Arizona Attorney Magazine Editorial Board (2013-2018); Business Section (2009-Present), Conversion and Merger Subcommittee (2013-2014); Bar Leadership Institute (2011-2012); Certified CLE Presenter through the CLE Institute (2014); Co-Chair of 2017 Convention (2016-2017); Member of 2018 Convention Committee (2018-2019)
  • Member, Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors, Arizona Chapter (2017-Present)
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Member (2020-Present)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member (2008-Present)
  • The M&A Source, Member and Co-Chair of Online Education Committee (2014-2016)
  • Member of Association of Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter, Young Dealmakers (2015-2021), Arizona Women in Business and Leadership Group (2016-2021)
  • Member, Arizona Exit Planning Institute (2017-2019), EPI AZ Owner Engagement Program (2018)
  • Member of Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court (2007-2012)

Educational Background

  • Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, B.S. Economics, Minor in Spanish, International Business Certificate, Summa Cum Laude, 2004

Transactions

  • Representation of sellers in sale of restoration service company to its employees, 2020
  • Representation of sellers who own recycling businesses to a publicly-traded acquirer, 2021
  • Representation of a landscape business in sale to strategic buyer, 2021
  • Representation of buyer in acquisition of a metal design and manufacturing company, 2021
  • Representation of risk managing consulting company in sale to a publicly-traded acquirer, 2020
  • Representation of a company with carpet collection and sorting business and industrial non-recyclable waste services collection and hauling business in two separate sales to publicly-traded acquirers, 2020
  • Representation of a boutique law firm in sale to strategic buyer, 2020
  • Representation of a biotechnology firm in sale to an international strategic acquirer, 2019
  • Representation of equine and canine cooling and recovery products company in sale to strategic buyer, 2019
  • Representation of nationwide value-add manufacturer and supplier of branded glass products in sale to a private equity group, 2019
  • Representation of seller in sale of streaming services company to a private equity group, 2018
  • Representation of insurance agency in acquisition of two insurance, consulting and brokerage services companies, 2017
  • Representation of misting systems manufacturer in sale to private equity group, 2017
  • Representation of healthcare compliance company in sale to private equity group, 2017
  • Representation of home health agency in sale to strategic buyer, 2016
  • Representation of valve distribution company to a private equity group, 2014
  • Representation of accounting and billing software company with national installation base to a private equity group, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • presentation to middle market intermediaries regarding representations and warranties in transaction documents, Co-Presenter, Same As It Ever Was? -- Reps and Warranties in the Time of COVID and Beyond, The M&A Source, Middle Market Intermediaries, 2021
  • panelist discussion to law students regarding difference between transaction and litigation practices, Panelist, Transactional v. Litigation: Which Is Best for You? , Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, 2021
  • webinar presentation to middle market intermediaries about preparing a company for a sale, Co-Presenter, Is My Deal "For Real"?!! Early Stage "Deal Hygiene" to Scrub the "Wannabees" from the Worthy Deals, The M&A Source, Middle Market Intermediaries, 2021
  • panel discussion to women law students interested in transactional law, Panelist, Women in Transactional Law Panel, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Women Law Students Association, 2021
  • presentation regarding the new Arizona LLC Act and fiduciary duties, Chair and Moderator, Fiduciary Duties After the New Arizona Limited Liability Company Act and In re Sky Harbor Hotel Properties, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, 2020
  • presentations regarding business divorces and dissolutions, Co-Presenter, Linking Up and Breaking Up Are Hard to Do -- Especially For Law Firms, State Bar of Arizona , 2020
  • presentation to solos and small firm attorneys reformation formation of business entities, Co-Presenter, Business Formation and Entities, State Bar of Arizona's The Solo Practitioner & Small Firm Institute, 2020
  • webinar regarding the CARES Act and PPP loans, Co-Chair, COVID-19: Key Insights to the State and Federal Assistance Programs and Timely Tips from the Trenches--Practical Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Uncertain Times, State Bar of Arizona, 2020
  • presentation regarding types of business entities, Co-Presenter, Ready, Set, Go! - Choosing the Right Business Entity for Your New Practice, State Bar of Arizona, 2020
  • Presenter, Honey, I Shrunk the Documents: Developing "Best Practices" for Purchase Agreements that Get Deals Done!, State Bar of Arizona, 2017
  • use of informal negotiation and mediation to attempt to resolve disputes prior to litigation or arbitration, Co-Author, A Business Lawyer's Suggested Approach to Drafting ADR Language, Arizona ADR Forum, 2013
  • Co-Author, Letters of Intent: An Increasingly Valuable Tool in an Uncertain Economy, Greater Phoenix Attorney at Law Magazine, 2011
  • Author, The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: Analysis of The Seven Defenses to Oppose Enforcement in the United States and England, Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law, 2006

Honors/Awards

  • , The Best Lawyers in America-Corporate Law (2022), The Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • , The Best Lawyers in America-Corporate Law (2021), The Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • In appreciation of May's generous service to The M&A Source as Online Education Chair, 2016 M&A Source Service Award, 2016
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer, 2011
  • , National Merit Scholar, 2000
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Office Location for May Lu

2525 East Camelback Road
Seventh Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Last Updated: 9/22/2022

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