Krisanne S. Cunningham

Krisanne S. Cunningham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP
 | 3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 1200
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: 702-732-9099
Fax: 702-732-7110
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (50%),
  • Tax: Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Krisanne S. Cunningham is a Managing Partner at Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP. Her broad-based transactional experience spans 20 years and includes mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, business and corporate governance, securities law 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 and reviewing contracts and other documents, including operating agreements, merger agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, stockholders’ agreements, management agreements, employment agreements and distribution agreements. Krisanne regularly advises boards on corporate governance issues and is especially well-versed in Nevada LLCs and joint ventures. She also works with entrepreneurs and start-up companies, from the time they begin to raise capital and grant incentive equity compensation through the point of an eventual sale. Krisanne is currently the Chair of the Tax Section of the Nevada Bar and was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2018).

    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.  As an undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, Krisanne graduated summa cum laude as an Accountancy Major and was Co-President of Beta Gamma Sigma (College of Business Honorary Society).

    Krisanne is an AV Preeminent Peer Review rated (5.0 out of 5.0) attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2018. Krisanne has been named as one of "Nevada’s Legal Elite" by the Nevada Business Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), based on votes from her peers (she was the top vote-getter in Southern Nevada in 2016). She was also named one of the Valley’s Top Lawyers (Business Law) by Desert Companion Magazine and a Top Tax Attorney by Vegas, Inc. and has a 10 (out of 10) Avvo rating.

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

    About Krisanne Cunningham

    Admitted: 2003, Nevada

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rrsc-law.com/krisanne-s-cunningham/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Preeminent Peer Review AV Rating (5.0 out of 5.0), Martindale Hubbell, 2015
    • Named one of Nevada's Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2014
    • Named one of the Top Tax Attorneys, Vegas, Inc., 2013
    • 10.0 out of 10.0 Avvo rating, 2016, Avvo, 2016
    • Elected as a Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2018
    • Named a Graduate Tax Scholar, Georgetown Law Center 2014-15 Tax LLM program, 2014
    • Named one of Nevada's Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2013
    • Roger and Madeleine Traynor Prize (for best written work by a graduating student), University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
    • Named one of Nevada's Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2017
    • Named one of Nevada's Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2016
    • Named one of Nevada's Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2015
    • Named one of the Valley's Top Lawyers (Business Law), Desert Companion Magazine, 2014
    • Top vote-getter for Southern Nevada (on the cover of the magazine), Nevada Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2016
    • Named one of Nevada's Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Nellis Support Team, 2018
    • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, 2018
    • Chair, Tax Section, State Bar of Nevada, 2016
    • State Bar of Georgia, 2000
    • Chair, Tax Section of Nevada State Bar, 2018
    • Member of the ABA Business Law Section Women's Business Roundtable (Nevada), 2018
    • State Bar of Nevada, 2003
    • Nominated to be a Member of the ABA Business Law Section Women's Business Roundtable (Nevada), 2017
    • District of Columbia Bar, 2001
    • Volunteer, Office of Military Legal Assistance (Nevada Attorney General), 2018
    • Clark County Bar Association, 2018
    • Chair, Tax Section, State Bar of Nevada, 2017
    • State Bar of Virginia, 2014

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Co-President, Beta Gamma Sigma (College of Business Honorary)
    • Board of Directors (Executive Committee), Nellis Support Team, 2012018
    • Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Tax Review
    • Advisory Board, Veteran's Village, 2014
    • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, 2018
    • Director, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
    • Volunteer, Office of Military Legal Assistance (Nevada Attorney General's Office), 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Educational Background:

    • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. (Accountancy), summa cum laude, 1997
    • Georgetown Law Center, L.L.M (masters of laws) in Taxation, with Distinction, 2015
    • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000

    Industry Groups

    • Construction
    • Gaming
    • Hotel Resorts
    • Life Sciences
    • Medical Devices
    • Real Estate Development
    • Technology
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    Office Location for Krisanne S. Cunningham

    3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
    Suite 1200
    Las Vegas, NV 89169

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    Last Updated: 4/13/2020

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