Otto S. Shill, III

Attorney in Mesa, AZ
Otto Shill is a shareholder at JacksonWhite P.C. His practice focuses on complex business issues and transactions including business and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, employee compensation, benefits, contracts, employer regulatory issues, government contracting and business and wealth succession and estate tax planning.

Bar Admissions: Otto was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1985 and in Texas in 1991. He is also licensed to practice in the United States Tax Court and United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Education and Honors: Otto is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and holds an L.L.M. in Taxation from Boston University. He served as an author and editor for the Boston University Journal of Tax Law in 1987.

Professional Activities and Experience: Otto is an active member of the Employee Benefits Committee (Executive Compensation Subcommittee) of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation. He is active in the community having served as the president of the Board of Directors of the United Food Bank in Mesa, Arizona. He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors for the Mesa YMCA, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Falcon Field Tenants and User's Association. Otto is also a member of the Mesa Downtown Rotary Club. Otto has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell.

Personal: Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Otto was a shareholder in the firm of Goulding & Shill, P.C. practicing tax, business, estate planning and labor and employment law. Otto is married to JoAnna and has five children. He enjoys flying, aircraft construction, computers and bicycling.

Otto was featured in the August 2009 edition of AOPA PILOT Magazine.

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Areas of Law

  • Taxation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation
  • Government Regulation
  • Government Contracts
  • Occupational Safety and Health


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1985, Arizona
1991, Texas
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Boston University

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association (Member, Employee Benefits Committee, Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Taxation Section).

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Otto S. Shill, III
 40 North Center Street, Suite 200,
Mesa, AZ 85201


JacksonWhite P.C. (Mesa, Arizona)

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