Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Robert Anderson

Attorney in Las Vegas, NV
Robert Anderson has over three decades of experience advising private and public companies on federal income tax and merger and acquisition matters. He has extensive experience with both the tax and operational issues of limited liability companies.

Bob assists clients on matters related to tax and business law issues that arise during the formation and operational phases of a business. He represents companies in both roll-up transactions and in assessing outright sale versus IPO exits. 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 buy-side acquisitions and those sought by publicly traded companies and private equity funds. Bob also assists clients with ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans), New Markets Tax Credits and Nevada New Markets Job Credits.

His entrepreneurial experience includes organizing a bank with others, raising capital for the bank, 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, drafting acquisition agreements, and advising companies on exit strategies.

Bob has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Boyd School of Law, where he taught Business Planning, and is 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) and the president of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Nevada Society of CPAs (2010-2012). Bob currently serves as a board member of the Nevada State Board of Accountancy and is a former member of the Nevada Capital Investment Company.

Bob is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Nevada.

Representative Presentations & Publications

• 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)

Professional Recognition & Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Tax Law (1989-2016)
•Southern Nevada Lawyer of the Year, Tax (2011-2012)
•Best Corporate Lawyers in Nevada, Corporate Counsel Magazine, Profile (2006)

Community Involvement

•DRI Research Park, Board of Directors (Retired)
•The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Board of Advisors
•Nevada Blind Children's Foundation, Board of Directors, Chair
•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
•Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
•Henderson Development Authority, Board of Directors

Other Professional Experience

•Holland & Hart, Partner (2008-2013)

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• Mar 26

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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Emerging Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
  • Tax-General Federal
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in Nevada
United States Tax Court
Supreme Court of Florida
United States District Court, District of Nevada
Supreme Court of Nevada
Law School Attended
University of Florida College of Law
Class of 1976

McGeorge School of Law
Class of 1983
University Attended
University of Florida
Class of 1973
Business Administration
Birth Information
Born in 1950
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1950
Associations & Memberships

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Clark County Bar Association
•Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants
•American Bar Association
•Tax Section
•Business Law Section

Representative Transactions
Representative Transactions: Mergers & Acquisitions; Represented publicly traded holding company in the sale of all of its interest in a contract drilling and services company for approximately 180 million; Represented publicly traded holding company and managed due diligence process in connection with the acquisition of roughly 80% of the membership interests in one of the United States' largest beef processing companies, for a net aggregate cash purchase price of approximately 868 million; Represented subsidiary of publicly traded holding company in connection with its approximate 86 million acquisition of vineyards and a winery in Sonoma County, California; Represented private medical information technology-based solutions company in the sale of its assets for approximately 500,000 shares (plus structured milestone payments) of the purchaser's stock; Represented client in the sale of all of its shares for approximately 50 million to one of the Intermountain West's largest data centers; Represented publicly traded manufacturing company in the sale of its subsidiary which produced a broad range of drive axles, transfer cases and other specialty products for the commercial industry for approximately 35 million; Represented publicly traded manufacturing company in connection with its approximate 22 million acquisition of a forged aluminum wheel manufacturing company located in South Carolina; Represented publicly traded holding company in the sale of all of its interest in a Barbados start-up telecommunications company for approximately 30 million; Represented publicly traded holding company in the sale of its minority interest in a telecommunications company located in the Caribbean for approximately 28 million; Represented publicly traded manufacturing company in its sale of its farm equipment division which designed, manufactured and sold assembled tillage, seeders, pulverizers, field cultivators and other equipment used for field preparation and crop management for approximately 10 million; Represented publicly traded holding company in its sale of various business units of a master planned resort community in the Florida panhandle for approximately 6 million; Represented publicly trade manufacturing company in the sale of its subsidiary which manufactured and supplied commercial vehicle components for approximately 9 million; Assisted private company providing forage products and related services in the sale of its assets for approximately 3 million; Represented private company in connection with its approximate 7 million acquisition of designer, fabricator and distributor of specialty metal products; Represented one of the largest Intermountain West emergency vehicle and equipment companies in expanding its footprint and acquiring a regional emergency vehicle outfitter; Represented private fitness industry client in connection with its acquisition of running shoe designer, developer and manufacturer; Represented private movie theatre group in acquisition of 11 multiplexes; Banking and Finance; Assisted and advised national banking association on direct loans and loan purchases from other institutions relating to the U.S. Small Business Administration's 504 Loan Program; Assisted in advising and representing bank with respect to compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements governing its merger with a foreign-state bank and acquisition of a foreign-state branch; Advised private bank holding company in regards to the establishment of out-of-state retail branches and a subsequent reorganization and merger with other banking entities; Assisted and advised provide of consumer financing solutions for franchised automobile dealerships in obtaining various term loans and a 30 million and 150 million revolving lines of credit; Private Placements; Assisted private fund in preparing offering documents and private memorandum in connection with 8 million offering; Assisted client in formation and structuring of real estate investment fund and advised on securities and other applicable regulations; Corporate Governance; Advised nonprofit organizations with respect to necessary actions regarding board and member meeting notices, proper meeting structure and procedures and other governance matters; Advised multiple private companies' boards of directors, audit committees and governance committees in connection with board and committee structure, appropriate internal and external audit procedures and other corporate governance issues; Advised multiple private companies' board of directors and executives in regards to conflict of interest transactions and issues and applicable proper governance protocol and procedures; Advised multiple private companies with respect to dissenting shareholder rights and proper procedure and protocol relating to tender offers and squeeze outs and freeze outs of minority shareholders; Other; Represented and assisted various public and private companies and individuals in connection with aircraft transactions, including issues relating to the acquisition, leasing and registration of the aircraft, the tax efficient structuring of the acquisition, ongoing aircraft management under Parts 91 and/or 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations and other FAA regulatory matters; Advised 501(c)(3) client in regards to entity structure, individual state solicitation registration requirements, securities issues and joint venture arrangements with both tax-exempt and taxable organizations; Advised and assisted 501(c)(3) client in regards to its incorporation and filing of federal and state applications pertaining to tax exempt status and charitable solicitations

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Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Hughes Center, 3883 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 1100,
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5958
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Robert Anderson
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Hughes Center, 3883 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 1100,
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5958

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Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (Las Vegas, Nevada)